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Chiefs Message

Dear Tribal Citizens,

I am writing with a heavy heart to let you know that the Tribe’s petition to the United States Supreme Court to hear our appeal of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision on the river case was denied today. As you are aware, we have been involved in a decade long legal battle with the State of Maine over its assertion that our reservation is made up solely of the islands in the river and that we have no rights to the waters surrounding them.  We pursued legal action to protect the Tribe’s territorial, cultural and spiritual connections to the river.

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Covid-19 Booster

Last week, the CDC authorized an additional COVID booster for specific patients. Although a patient may have received any COVID vaccine for their primary series, second booster doses MUST be an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). Starting Thursday, April 7, patients may schedule for a second booster dose if they . . .

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Indian Island residential spring cleanup will commence on May 2, thru May 13. Please do not place everything in one big pile. Place wood, metal and bulky waste in separate piles. Materials must be placed curbside on or before 7:30 a.m. on the weeks of May 2nd and May 9th. . . .

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MUD SEASON GATES as of March 11, 2022

As of March 11th, 2022 Alder Stream Mattamiscontis &T2R8 (South Branch Lake Area) – Matagamon  The Boy Scout Road Gate  – Closed T1R6 (Grindstone) – Gate on Route 11 – Unknown Carrabassett Valley Williamsburg (KI Tract ) – Unknown

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Zoom Tai-chi Classes

Tai-chi, known as “Meditation in Motion,” is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for health benefits. It promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements practiced in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai-chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for . . .

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Dear Citizens and Staff, I am pleased to announce that the Penobscot Nation employees will be returning to tribal offices to provide services during regular business hours (8am to 4:30pm) as set forth below beginning Monday, March 21st.   In consultation with our Health Department staff and federal partners, we determined . . .

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Health Center Closure

The Penobscot Nation Health Dept. will be closed Wednesday, March 23, for our quarterly staff meeting and trainings. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the main line @ (207) 817-7400 with any questions.

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Community members and Tribal employees,

I’m happy to announce the fitness center will open on March 21st. The hours of operation will remain the same. Monday through Thursday 9-130 and 3:30-630pm Fridays 9am-1. With COVID still am issue we will be taking precautions at the Fitness Center. Spray bottles of disinfectant will be provided for everyone. . . .

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