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From The Chief



Happy New Year!!

Kirk E. Francis, Chief

Penobscot Nation





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Public Notice


Just a reminder that with the exception of Public Safety the Tribal Offices will be closed on the following date:

Monday, January 15, 2018  - in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Have a nice and safe holiday!

The Finance Office will be closed this Friday, January 12th from 11:30AM to 2:30PM

DATE: WEDNESDAY, January 17, 2018
TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PLACE: Nick Sapiel Building, 12 Wabanaki Way, Penobscot Nation, Indian Island, ME
TRAINING: 9:00 - 12:00 Trauma Responsive Services

Audience: Penobscot Nation Child Protection Staff, Law Enforcement;
Healthcare; Advocates and invited guests

REGISTRATION: FREE - Registration Space is Limited so register ASAP

For More Information Contact Wabanaki Women’s Coalition
Jane Root, Executive Director 207-538-0858 - OR-
Donna Brown, Outreach Coordinator 207-322-6604


Information Wanted!!!
The following two items were located in the river along with (2) purses that were stolen from two tribal
employees. If anyone recognizes who these items may belong to, PLEASE contact the
Public Safety Department at 817-7358

Lost Items 12.05.17

Available Housing Assistance Programs for Tribal Members

The following programs are available to assist tribal members with help in buying a home, acquiring emergency rental assistance, and fixing emergencies that threaten health and safety in privately owned homes. To apply for these programs a short application is required along with documentation of income. For information on these programs and to apply for rental housing please call 817-7370.

Closing Cost Assistance Program

This program is designed to assist low-income Penobscot Nation Tribal members in the acquisition of financing for safe and affordable housing. Anyone interested in applying can pick up an application at the Housing Department or you may call 817-7370 and an application will be sent to you.

Emergency Rental Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) is a program offered by the Housing Department. This program is a last resort, which will provide assistance to help low income Penobscot Tribal Members avoid eviction or find housing in an emergency situation. The maximum one-time only amount is $800.00 which can be utilized for a security deposit or rent.

Emergency Home Improvement Program

The Tribal Emergency Hip program is available through the Housing Department. This program was designed to help low income home owners with emergencies that: 1) are of recent origin, 2) threaten health and safety and, 3) can’t be paid for without assistance. Applicants must be low income to qualify.