Penobscot Nation

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Tribal News


 Updated 06/30/2020


 State of Maine
Notice of Primary and Special Referendum Election and Penobscot County Referendum Election Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Penobscot Nation Penobscot Nation COVID 19
Reopening Plan Tribal Council 


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Registrations - 

Rapid renewal is now available for residents of Indian Island, vehicles can now be renewed by using the link below.  New vehicles must still be processed in the office.

Rapid Renewal

Residents can use this link to register their boats and ATVs:



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Penobscot Nation Health Center

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Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Education & Career Services Department

Housing Department

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Department of Trust Responsibilities


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: