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Governor’s Task Force on Human Rights


December 1968

The report of the Task Force on Human Rights created by Governor Ken Curtis on July 10, 1968.
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A Compilation of Laws Pertaining to Indians. State of Maine.


January 1973

A compilation of the laws pertaining to the American Indians in the State of Maine compiled from the Maine Revised Statutes of 1964 and amendments through 1972, the Constitution of Maine, and current resolves and private and special laws.
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Federal & State Services and the Maine Indian


December 1974

A report of the Maine Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights prepared for the information and consideration of the Commission.
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At Loggerheads – The State of Maine and the Wabanaki Final Report of the Task Force on Tribal-State Relations


January 1997

The report of the Task Force on Tribal-State Relations created by the 117th Maine Legislature.
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Impact of Maine Civil Laws on the Wabanaki


December 1997

The first of three reports by the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission pursuant to Resolves 1997, Chapter 45, authorizing the Commission to undertake a systematic review of the civil laws of the State of Maine over a period of four years and their impact on the Wabanaki.
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Impact of Maine Civil Laws on the Wabanaki 1998


December 1998

The second of three reports by the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission pursuant to Resolves 1997, Chapter 45, authorizing the Commission to undertake a systematic review of the civil laws of the State of Maine over a period of four years and their impact on the Wabanaki.
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Impact of Maine Civil Laws on the Wabanaki: 1997 – 2000


December 2000

The final report by the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission pursuant to Resolves 1997, Chapter 45, authorizing the Commission to undertake a systematic review of the civil laws of the State of Maine over a period of four years and their impact on the Wabanaki.
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Final Report of the Tribal-State Work Group


January 2008

The report of the Tribal-State Work Group created by Resolve 2007, Chapter 142.
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MITSC Letter to Mr. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


May 16, 2012

The letter of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission in response to the Special Rapporteur’s request for submissions to inform his country visit and subsequent report on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in the United States.
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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya The Situation of Indigenous Peoples in the United States of America


August 2012

The report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, with information pertaining to the situation in the State of Maine on page 36.
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Email, Paul Stern, Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Maine Attorney General, to Carol Woodcock, State Office Representative, US Senator Susan Collins


November 14, 2012

An email explaining the Maine Office of the Attorney General’s assessment of the applicability to the Tribes in Maine of the Stafford Act amendments, S. 2283, legislation eventually adopted that would allow Tribes to access federal disaster aid directly from the Federal Government rather than relying on state governors to make a declaration.
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Congressional Record, Vol. 158, No. 165, Colloquy, US Senator Susan Collins and US Senator Jon Tester


December 20, 2012

A colloquy that took place between US Senator Susan Collins and US Senator Jon Tester concerning the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and how possible adoption of the Act might affect the jurisdictional relationship between the Tribes in Maine and the State of Maine.
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MITSC Letter to US Senator Susan Collins


March 26, 2013

MITSC wrote to Senator Collins March 26, 2013 concerning her actions on the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act during the fall/winter of 2012 and to remind her of MITSC's role.
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MITSC Letter to Mr. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


August 8, 2013

The letter of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission in response to the Special Rapporteur’s invitation to provide supplemental information following his 2012 country visit and subsequent report on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in the United States.
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Assessment of the Intergovernmental Saltwater Fisheries Conflict Between Passamaquoddy and the State of Maine


July 2014

The MITSC examination of the saltwater fisheries conflict between Passamaquoddy and the State of Maine published in July 2014.
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Wabanaki: A New Dawn



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