Penobscot Nation

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Tribal News

Tribal Closing Notification

We will make a decision on any closure by 6:30 am and have it posted on our website and Tribal Administration Facebook page Facebook Link. We also notify channels 2,5 and 7. The police department should only receive calls if you cannot access any of these outlets.

Thanks everyone


The Penobscot Nation Department of Natural Resources is seeking help in collecting white-tailed deer samples to test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD has been detected in the Province of Quebec in recent years. Although the Province was quick to respond to the detection of CWD, Alder Stream is the closest Tribal Land to this area. To protect the health of our deer herd we need to make an effort by surveilling for this disease.

Any hunter that harvests a deer in Alder Stream that is 1.5 years or older (buck or doe), the DNR would like to collect the head or a lymph node to test for CWD. If you do not plan to keep the head and you are willing to supply it for testing we ask that you drop the head off at the DNR office on Indian Island soon after harvest or freeze the head at home and we can pick it up from you. If you plan to keep the head for a mount we can collect a lymph node sample that will not damage the mount. Biologist, Ben Simpson, will travel to you in order to collect this sample. If you have a sample for us or if you have any questions please call or email Ben Simpson at:

Office: 659-1267
Cell: 817:7363

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Public Notice


Effective August 1, 2019, Hannaford Pharmacy will no longer bill the Penobscot Nation Health Dept. for patient prescriptions

Patients will need to pay out of pocket for any prescription filled at a Hannaford pharmacy and submit the receipt to PNHD for reimbursement

PNHD is currently contacting other local pharmacies to identify a replacement in the Old Town area

Prescriptions from Miller Drug will still be billed to PNHD on behalf of patients

Received a Bill from Affiliated Labs? Please contact the Health Department!

The Penobscot Nation Health Department is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the system that communicates between our facility and the off-site laboratory.

This malfunction may result in patients receiving bills from Affiliated Laboratory for their lab services.

If you receive a bill for your services, please contact the Health Department at (207) 817-7400 to let us know. We can resolve the bill with Affiliated Laboratory for you.

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 

December 2019
After Care Area Supports

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.