Support Wabanaki Soveriegnty

A message from Maulian Bryant, Penobscot Nation Tribal Ambassador,
President of the Wabanaki Alliance Board of Directors

Dear Supporter of Wabanaki Sovereignty,

On February 26 at 10 am, the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on LD 2007 — the bill to restore the Wabanaki Nations’ inherent rights to self-determination.
In order to right the State of Maine’s denial of Wabanaki sovereignty, we are asking for your help. The Wabanaki Alliance is gathering as much written testimony as possible in support of this bill. Demonstrating robust support throughout Maine will make an impact on the legislators we need to sway, without drawing out the hearing for too long with hours of in-person testimony.
Will you write testimony in support of fairness and justice for the Wabanaki? It could take just a few minutes and we’ll walk you through the process.
Click here to pledge to submit written testimony in support of LD 2007. We’ll email you again to make sure you have what you need to submit your testimony and answer any questions you may have along the way. In the meantime, check out our LD 2007 Take Action Toolkit!

Passing this bill will help the Wabanaki tribes access federal opportunities to expand environmental protections, increase access to health care, respond to natural disasters, foster job creation and economic development, protect safe drinking water, and much more.
Thank you so much for using your voice to make an impact.

The renewed effort to expand tribal sovereignty is explained
in a recent BDN article here.
You can find printouts of this BDN article on the table in the Gathering Place.