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Penobscot Nation

Information and Resources for The Oldest Government in the Western Hemisphere

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Message from the Chief

Dear Tribal citizens, I hope you and your families are doing well.  It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you that two tribal members have recently passed away.  Earlier this week Alice Day (Polchies) passed and just this morning Maureen Hammond (Attean) has also died.  In addition, services are scheduled for Ruth Johnson (Attean) on Sunday, June 4th.   Out of respect for these tribal members and their families, we are rescheduling the General Meeting until Saturday, June 24th.  We thank you for your understanding and please join us in sending our heartfelt condolences to these families during . . .

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Our Mission is to work in unison with the Tribal Council and our Administration to protect Penobscot People, culture and our territory by the wise exercise of our Sovereign Powers; to promote prosperity and success for all of our people through the creation of economic and cultural opportunities while always maintaining the highest level of integrity; and to preserve our cultural values entrusted to us by our ancestors in order to pass them along to our children.

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The Penobscot Nation includes 17 departments and many sub programs within those individual departments. Please click on the links below to explore what the Penobscot Nation provides for services for our citizenry.