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Tribal News

West Enfield NOI August 2019

I have attached the important notice about the relicensing of the West Enfield dam, and the upcoming Scoping meetings at which the people are able to discuss their concerns directly with the regulatory agency. This is a very important step and will help protect Tribal interests and the river, if people show up to participate!

Thanks!! 

Daniel E. McCaw
Fisheries Program Manager

West Enfield NOI August 2019

CAUCUS MEETING
JUNE 25, 2019
6:00 PM

Chief Francis opened the Caucus meeting at 6:00 pm, with a moment of silence for deceased members and our ancestors.

CAUCUS RULES

Chief Francis read the caucus rules and also the new addition to the Election Law, Drug Testing, Section 2.6.

Motion #1 Motion made by Steven Paul, seconded by Carole Binette to approve the Caucus Rules as read by Chief Francis. Vote: Unanimous Motion Carries

NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD (3 SEATS)

1. Edwina Mitchell, nominated Carole Binette, seconded by Steven Paul
2. Steven Paul nominated David Sapiel, Sr., seconded by Carole Binette
3. Steven Paul nominated Naomi Neptune, seconded by Carole Binette

Motion #2 Motion made by Steven Paul, seconded by Carole Binette to cease nominations for School Board. Vote: Unanimous Motion Carries

ADJOURN

Motion #3 Motion made by Carole Binette, seconded by Jan Paul to adjourn at 6:05 PM. Vote: Unanimous Motion Carries

 

Absentee Request for the School Board Election

ATTENTION HUNTERS

THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IS COMPILING A LIST OF HUNTERS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HUNTING FOR TRIBAL MEMBERS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT FAYE LAWSON @ 817-7331 OR 817-7319.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

Public Notice

CHANGE TO OFF SITE PHARMACY SERVICES

Effective August 1, 2019, Hannaford Pharmacy will no longer bill the Penobscot Nation Health Dept. for patient prescriptions

Patients will need to pay out of pocket for any prescription filled at a Hannaford pharmacy and submit the receipt to PNHD for reimbursement

PNHD is currently contacting other local pharmacies to identify a replacement in the Old Town area

Prescriptions from Miller Drug will still be billed to PNHD on behalf of patients

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FFY 2020-2022 CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND PLAN

The Department of Social Services and the Penobscot Indian Children’s Center are seeking comments on the provision of child care services as outlined within the proposed CCDF Plan.

There will be a public hearing for this purpose on August 20, 2019, from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm, at the Senior Meals Site in the Penobscot Nation Health Department building, located at 23 Wabanaki Way on Indian Island.

If you are unable to attend, you may submit written comments regarding the plan to the Penobscot Indian Children’s Center until 1:00 p.m. on August 27, 2019.

You may also email your comments to Naomi Neptune at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please feel free to call Naomi with any questions at (207)817-7462.

Received a Bill from Affiliated Labs? Please contact the Health Department!

The Penobscot Nation Health Department is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the system that communicates between our facility and the off-site laboratory.

This malfunction may result in patients receiving bills from Affiliated Laboratory for their lab services.

If you receive a bill for your services, please contact the Health Department at (207) 817-7400 to let us know. We can resolve the bill with Affiliated Laboratory for you.

Penobscot Nation Health Department Is Now Offering Addiction Aftercare Transportation

Addiction treatment can often require aftercare support for continued recovery. In order to help community members in recovery access these vital services, the Health Department will now be provide aftercare transportation for anyone eligible for Indian Health Services. Transportation services will be available 12:30-9:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday in the Greater Bangor Area. A calendar of local aftercare events will be posted on the Health Department website monthly.

Questions?

Contact the Health Department (207) 817-7400 or to schedule services please call : (207) 631-0524 

August 2019
After Care Area Supports

Penobscot Nation Youth Program

The Penobscot Nation Youth Program is looking for donations to help increase and enhance activities and programs for the youth. The youth are the foundation of our future and needs our help and support to create positive opportunities that will only strengthen our community. There are many ways to help: monetary donations, donations of supplies, and a donation of time with the youth.  You can invest in many things in life and you may win some and lose some, but when you invest in the youth you win every time. The youth needs your help more than ever and every little bit helps.

Please contact John Neptune at 207-659-3490 or Brittney Fields at 207-217-1906 to let us know how you would like to help.  A payroll deduction form has been attached, if that is a way you would like to support the youth of this community.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!