kkʷey (hello), and welcome to the home of the Penobscots "...the oldest continuous government in the world..."
Eligible Voting Members of the Penobscot Nation
A Caucus will be held for the purpose of filling two vacancies on Tribal Council and one vacancy on the School Board due to resignations.
We will be taking nominations to fill the following seats:
(2)Tribal Council Seats (Both terms expire on 09/30/2020) (1)School Board Seat (Term to expire on 09/30/2019)
The caucus meeting will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Sockalexis Arena at 6:00 PM.
On February 5th, 2019 @ 3:00 P.M. there was an elver lottery of two elver permits. Congratulations to the winners drawn, the results are as follows:
Permit#1- Steven Paul
Permit#2- Brett Loring
Alternate#1- Mike Connolly
Alternate#2- Shannon Sapiel
Alternate#3- Gavin Francis
Alternate#4- Nicole Hines-Fields
Alternate#5- Reese Hildreth
Carol Dana is working on a bilingual book of Gluskape stories that haven't been in print for 100 years, since Frank Speck published "Penobscot Transformer Tales" in 1918. This new book will invite people back to the Penobscot language, and offer English translations that people young and old can enjoy. For more information, visit this link:
Penobscot Nation Health Department
I wanted to let you know that we are bringing back Dr. Becker from January 3 – April 3 to provide services here at the Health Department. We are currently experiencing a high volume of acute cases. This is leading to quite a few patients being referred out for walk-in/urgent care, and our provider schedules are booked out well into January. Because peak flu season is approaching as well, we made the decision to bring on an additional provider to help with the workload. We received really positive feedback from both patients and staff regarding his previous work here, and he is excited to return. I am building his schedule for January today, and we should be able to start pre-booking him next week.
As always, please reach out with any questions/comments/concerns.
Candy Henderly Director Penobscot Nation Health Department
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.