Penobscot Nation

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

The Forestry staff is developing a new timber sale in the Mattamiscontis area south of Moose Ridge Road in the Deer Wintering Area. The attached map shows the approximate location of the sale.  If you would like more information or have questions on this sale, please contact me at 817-7339, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or stop by my office.

Map of Deer Yard Sale

NOTICE: Penobscot Nation Business Interruption Grant Program Open
Applications are now being accepted for the Penobscot Nation Business Interruption Grant Program. Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2021, covering the period beginning 10/1/20 and ending 9/30/21. For more details on the program, please see the attached program guidelines and application.
There are three ways to apply:

Email: send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once submitted you will receive an automatic reply confirming your submission. SAVE THIS EMAIL as proof as your submission. Please ensure all attachments will be legible when printed. DO NOT send picture files (jpg., png. etc.) as these will not print or scan legibly for audit purposes. Adobe Scan is free app available for smartphones on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and will convert pictures taken with your smartphone to PDF files.

Fax: to (207) 817-7309. Please set your fax to print a confirmation page and SAVE THE CONFIRMATION PAGE as proof of your application submission. If you are unable to print a confirmation please call us at (207) 817-7311 so we can confirm receipt of your application.

Physical copies will be accepted on Mondays from 12 Noon - 4:30PM and Thursdays 8AM to 4:30PM at the Finance Office. Ring the doorbell at the entrance and one of our staff will meet you to take your application and give you a card stamped with the received date, SAVE THIS CARD as proof of your application submission. If you cannot make the times listed above please call us at (207) 817-7311 to schedule a time to drop your application off. Applications placed in the drop box used for interdepartmental mail will not be accepted.

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES  BUSINESS INTERRUPTION GRANT APPLICATION

Thank you

Penobscot Nation Department of Finance

Hello Everyone-

Spring is upon us and that means the ticks are out.  It’s looking like this season is going to be a bad tick year (conditions must be right for them).  I wanted to send out this pamphlet with some information on ticks and Lyme disease.  This info will help you protect yourself while you are spending time outside. 

-Avoid tick-infested areas.  Walk in center of trails to avoid contact with overgrown grass, brush, and leaf litter at trail edges.

-Use insect repellent.  Spray repellent containing a 20% concentration of DEET on your clothes (especially pants, socks, and shoes).

-Perform daily tick checks.  Always check for ticks after being outdoors, even in your own yard.

As someone who spends a lot of time in the woods I feel that doing those daily tick checks is most important.  Ticks need to be attached to your skin for at least 24 hours before they transmit any bacteria so you have time to remove them.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Stay safe and enjoy the outdoors,

Ben Simpson

Tribal Wildlife Biologist

Information Pamphlet

“ The first ever Native Amercian Secretary Deb Haaland (Department of Interior) speaks to Penobscot Citizens on the importance of Vaccinations in her visit to the Penobscot Nation”

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

Dear Community Members,

This Notice is to inform you there is currently a Program through Q Link. This Program can help you with getting a cell phone for free monthly or very low monthly rates, discounts on internet and a free tablet for $10.00 to pay for shipping.

Internet Discounts and the Tablets are through the EBB Program from Federal Funds due to Covid 19.  Discounts for Internet for People living on Tribal Lands is $ 75.00 dollars a month for those who qualify.

Tablets are 1 per household. Exceptions if multiple families live in the Household.

To Qualify you must receive at least one of the following:

SNAP (Food Stamps)

Medicaid (Maine Care)

VA Benefits

TANF

SSI/SSD

Go to www.QLink.com to see if you qualify.  Documents will need to be sent in for verification.

Any Questions Please Contact

Heather Lincoln at the Health Dept.

207-817-7480