Penobscot Nation

kkʷey (hello), and welcome to the home of the Penobscots
"...the oldest continuous government in the world..."


Tribal News


Upcoming Health Dept. Closures

All Staff meetings:
Wednesday, July 18
Wednesday October 3

Dental department will be closed:
Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 24 for provider vacation and remodeling 


Election Dates

A Primary Election will be held for Tribal Chief and Tribal Council on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and will be held at the Nicholas H. Sapiel Building, Indian Island, Maine, polls will open at 9:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM.

The General Election will be on Saturday, September 08, 2018.

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 and phone call requests are not allowed. Requests can only be made by fax (207-827-1136) or regular mail.

2018 Ballot Request


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Penobscot Nation
Penobscot Tribal Rights and Resources Protection Board

The Penobscot Tribal Rights and Resources Protection Board (PTRRPB), serves as the governing body responsible for review and oversight of all research conducted by non-tribal members involving Penobscot Nation cultural resources, including the Nation’s history, customs and beliefs and their expressions in all forms, people, and Penobscot community intellectual rights. The Board shall be the lead entity to develop and guide the Penobscot Nation’s research agenda.

If you are intrested in joining this board please fill out an application at the Chief's office.

Board Application



OPEN BURNING PERMITS: Permits are issued by the Penobscot Nation Department of Public Safety for all Trust Territories. Permits must be issued in accordance with all applicable fire regulations. A permit may be revoked: A-during a period of high forest fire danger. B- Where a nuisance condition is created. C- When permit conditions are not followed. Open Burning Permit Terms 1- Burning must proceed with all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of fire and must not create any nuisance* conditions. 2-Burning must follow all criteria listed on the permit. Public Safety Personnel are legally responsible to ensure all safety criteria are followed. Permits are for recreational fire pits and are not intended for the burning of construction materials. Permittees are responsible to check the fire danger level for day and the area they will be burning and proceed accordingly. Any person who engages in outdoor burning that is prohibited by statute or who fails to comply with the conditions of the permit shall have their permit revoked and could be subject to a criminal offense.


June 29... 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
June 30... 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
July 1... 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
July 9,10... 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
July 11, 12... 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
July 27... 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
July28, 29... 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM



Public Notice


DROP-IN Center Discussion Night!
Senior Meal Site
Monday, July 23, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Please join us on Monday, July 23rd at the Senior Meal Site for a Drop-In Center Discussion Night from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Our goal is to establish a drop-in center that provides community members a supportive environment and social activities during times when other support services are not available and further supports recovery and empowerment.

We would like to use this discussion night to hear from the community on what they would like to see for social activities and programs for the drop-in center, or just come for some coffee and light refreshments and social activities.

We welcome all and again this is an informal opportunity for us to get together and hear from our community.


Penobscot Nation Prevention Team



Now Offering Pharmacy & Nutrition Home Services

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Contact (207)-817-7426

Abbey McCarthy (Diabetes Coordinator)
Ledor Teekate (Pharmacy student)

• Assist you in developing affordable, delicious, healthy meal plans within cost.
• Assist you in learning to use your cooking appliances, (ie blender, food processor, grill, oven/stove/cook top).
• Assist you in creating your own healthy, personalized, well stocked food pantry.
• Assisting you with meal planning to improve diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol.
• Providing food challenges to help to like to learn new foods.

• Assist with pill box setup and helping you get into a routine with taking your meds.
• Assist you with reducing your pill burden and pill burnout
. • Medication review:
•Purpose of the medication
•Special directions
•Medication storage


Wabanaki Confederacy T-Shirts
are now on sale.


You can pick them up at the Cultural & Historic Preservation Department or the Museum. Available in Youth sizes and Adults Sm-XXL. White, Gray, Black, Red, Yellow, and Blue. Wəliwəni!



Penobscot Nation Youth Program

The Penobscot Nation is participating in the Summer Food Service Program! Meals will be provided to all youth without charge and are the same for all youth regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be provided at a first come first serve basis, at the Penobscot Nation Youth Program in the Sockalexis Hall 16 Wabanaki Way Indian Island, Maine 04468. We will be Serving Breakfast and Lunch Monday-Friday on our days of operation! 

Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am
Lunch 11:30-12:30pm