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State MITSC Commissioner Joan Nass takes her oath of office administered by Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.
The event took place during the MITSC meeting held April 30, 2014 at Bowdoin College.
MITSC News Release Commission Says State Can Keep Elver Season Open Without Harming Tribal Self-Determination
Today the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission (MITSC) released a letter addressed to the Marine Resources Committee joined by all of its former elected Chairs urging the legislators to reject changes proposed in LD 1625, An Act To Clarify the Law Concerning Maine's Elver Fishing License, that would undermine contested Tribal salt-water fishing rights and strain tribal-state relations. Continue Reading...
MITSC Urges Marine Resources Committee As It Considers Elver Legislation to Support Agreements Between Tribes & State That Affirm Wabanaki Self-Determination, Avoid Legislating in the Area of Unceded Aboriginal Reserved Rights
In a 1/23/14 letter to the Marine Resources Committee, the MITSC urges State Legislators to reject changes proposed in LD 1625, An Act To Clarify the Law Concerning Maine's Elver Fishing License, that could impinge upon Tribal self-determination and strain tribal-state relations. Continue Reading...
MITSC Asks Gov. LePage to Change Elver Project from a Potentially Punitive to Educational Initiative
The MITSC calls on Gov. LePage in a 12/20/13 letter to transform the Elver Project initiative billed as an effort to detect welfare fraud into an educational campaign to increase understanding among people receiving public assistance of all income reporting requirements and responsibilities. Continue Reading...