Penobscot Nation

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Tribal News



 Updated 11/24/2020


The Penobscot Nation Health Department will
be conducting another Community Testing Event:

Thursday, December 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm across from the Health Department




The Health Department will be hosting a series of Town Halls to discuss the recently approved COVID-19 vaccines as well as the Penobscot Nation's vaccine distribution plan. Please join us with your questions, comments, and concerns!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020      6:30-8:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 853 7846 2126

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020      3:00-4:30 pm

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Meeting ID: 813 5948 6943

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Candy Henderly


Penobscot Nation Health Department




Over the past couple of months the police department has handled several incidents involving the removal of manhole covers in the area of Bear Ridge Road and Oak Hill Road. The person or persons who are doing this may believe that it is just a prank, however it poses a serious risk to the community if a citizen was to fall into one of these openings.

If you know who may be involved in this, we ask that you report it to the police department or speak with the responsible person/s and advise them of the danger that this creates, when these covers are removed.

Let us all work together in keeping the community safe for everyone.





Applications and Guidelines for Emergency Economic Support Payments for Penobscot Citizens affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic will be mailed to all Penobscot Citizens on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Copies will also be available at Penobscot Nation Public Safety.


Applications can be submitted by:

Penobscot Nation
Department of Finance
12 Wabanaki Way
Indian Island, ME  04468

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Please submit applications as a PDF or Word document.
Picture files (.jpg, .png files etc.) will NOT be accepted.

Dept. of Finance Fax
(207) 817-7309

A brown drop box located at the entrance to the Finance Office At the Sockalexis Arena


Full details on the application process are included on the application itself; each Tribal Citizen will receive an application with instructions in the postal mail as well.

All applications need to be received by the Finance Department no later than January 15th, 2021 and will cover the time period of October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. All applications will be processed and paid in February 2021.



Penobscot Nation Plowing Services for Senior Driveways

Project Information Packet 


3 Webinars about Woodstove Use

Info for those involved with burning wood inside their homes.

Register Here


Health and Safety Checkpoint Protocol

Document Link


Penobscot Nation Penobscot Nation COVID 19 

Reopening Plan Tribal Council 


Document Link


The Penobscot Tribal Administration has been made aware of several cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state of Maine.

At this time, we have determined that this outbreak presents a clear hazard to the health and well-being of our people.

We, the Penobscot Nation Chief and Tribal Council, the duly elected representatives of our sovereign nation, do hereby declare a Public Health Emergency in our community.

With this proclamation, we activate all previously established emergency management and infectious disease containment plans. All of the resources at our disposal will be made available to minimize the impact of this threat and to restore the operations of our government to normal function as quickly as possible.

We direct our employees, representatives, and volunteers to exercise the utmost diligence in execution of their duties. We call upon all Tribal Citizens to comply with any necessary emergency measures and to cooperate with Public Health Officials in order to safeguard the health of our people.

Our thoughts and well wishes are with all the sick and we hope for their quick recovery. During this difficult time, we must pull together and strive for the safety and well-being of all.


Kirk E. Francis, Chief (and on behalf of the Tribal Council)

Penobscot Indian Nation



“In response to COVID-19, both USET and USET SPF are working diligently to do all we can in support of members, our org partners, and Indian country overall. Additionally, we are taking the necessary USET/USET SPF internal org specific steps and actions. As you have likely seen already, the majority of our information and communication is being centralized via this site: