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Change of Address
If you need to submit an address change please contact:
Angie Brown, Trust Fund Clerk (207) 817.7311
Eligible Voting Members of the Penobscot Nation
On February 19, 2019, a Caucus Meeting was held to nominate candidates for: (2) vacant Tribal Council seats, and (1) School Board seat. Attached are the minutes of that meeting and the Caucus Rules that were approved.
A Primary Election will be needed for Tribal Council and will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Nicholas H. Sapiel Building, Indian Island, Maine, polls will open at 9:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. The Special Election will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 with the polls opening at 9:00 AM and closing at 8:00 PM.
Below please find a request form if you wish to use it to request an absentee ballot, only one request per form is accepted. Please note e·mail requests are not accepted. Requests can only be made in person,
On March 18, 2019 Tribal Council set the agenda for the Annual General Meeting, the agenda items going forward to Public Hearing are: (Items 6 and 7 were omitted from the agenda)
1. Amend tribal law to include Tribal Citizen Rights (Develop a working committee to develop Citizen Tribal Rights and bring back to Annual General Meeting of 2020)
2. Code of Ethics for Tribal Council (Develop a working committee to define the ethics, to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting of 2020)
3. Drug Testing for Elected Officials
4. Election Law Amendments
5. Fish & Game Amendments, Chapter 1, Section 100
6. Rights of the Penobscot River
The Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 6:00 PM. Sockalexis Arena.
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 01, 2019 at 9:00 AM, Sockalexis Arena, this meeting will also include an informational session dealing with tribal annual financial audits, budgets and statements.
If you like to review the documents before the meeting(s), the information will be made available at the Tribal Clerk’s office.
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.
Contact the Health Department (207) 817-7400 or to schedule services please call : (207) 631-0524
Penobscot Nation Health Department
I wanted to let you know that we are bringing back Dr. Becker from January 3 – May 7 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.