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Bylaws: Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission
March 17, 2014

MITSC letter to the Marine Resources Committee LD 1625
MITSC's January 23, 2014 letter to the Marine Resources Committee regarding LD 1625, An Act To Clarify the Law Concerning Maine's Elver Fishing License.
January 23, 2014

MITSC 12/20/13 letter to Gov. LePage the Elver Project
The MITSC expresses multiple concerns about the Elver Project.
December 20, 2013

MITSC supplemental filing with the UN Special Rapporteur Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya
MITSC responded to a 7/17 letter from UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya seeking supporting information for a 5/16/12 letter. The MITSC submission focuses on the evidence of structural oppression of the Wabanaki Tribes within the State of Maine due to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act and Maine Implementing Act.
August 8, 2013

MITSC testimony on LD 1399 An Act To Provide the Micmacs with Certain Rights for Hunting, Fishing
The testimony of MITSC Executive Director John Dieffenbacher-Krall before the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee on May 9, 2013 in support of LD 1399 An Act To Provide for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs Certain Rights Regarding Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Management.
May 9, 2013

MITSC testimony on LD 308 An Act To Require the Attorney General To Consult with Tribes on MICSA
The testimony of MITSC Chair Jamie Bissonette Lewey provided to the Judiciary Committee on April 4, 2014 in support of LD 308 An Act To Require the Attorney General To Consult with Federally Recognized Indian Tribes before Issuing an Opinion on Federal Legislation Affecting the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980.
April 4, 2013

MITSC Analysis of LDs 72, 748 and 584
The MITSC analysis of LD 72 An Act To Open the St. Croix River to River Herring, LD 584 An Act To Provide for Passage of River Herring on the St. Croix River in Accordance with an Adaptive Management Plan, and LD 748 An Act Regarding the Passage of River Herring on the St. Croix River.
March 25, 2013

MITSC testimony on LD 72 An Act To Open the St. Croix River to River Herring
The testimony of MITSC Chair Jamie Bissonette Lewey on LD 72 An Act To Open the St. Croix River to River Herring given before the Marine Resources Committee March 25, 2013.
March 25, 2013

MITSC testimony on LR 1046 2014 - 2015 Biennial Budget
The testimony of MITSC Commissioner John Banks given to a joint public hearing of the Appropriations and Judiciary Committees on March 15 concerning the proposed allocations for MITSC in fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
March 15, 2013

MITSC testimony on LD 394 An Act To Add Members of the Micmacs to MITSC & Corresponding State Seats
The testimony of MITSC Executive Director John Dieffenbacher-Krall before the Judiciary Committee delivered March 5, 2013 in support of LD 394 An Act To Add Members of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs to the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and Add Corresponding Members for the State.
March 5, 2013

MITSC testimony on LD 64 An Act To Place Land in Centerville in Trust for the Passamaquoddy Tribe
The testimony of MITSC Chair Jamie Bissonette Lewey delivered before the Judiciary Committee on March 5, 2013 in support of LD 64 An Act To Place Land in Centerville in Trust for the Passamaquoddy Tribe
March 5, 2013

MITSC Testimony on LD 140 An Act To Create a Wabanaki Seat on the Bd of Criminal Justice Academy
The testimony of MITSC Executive Director John Dieffenbacher-Krall given on March 4, 2013 in support of LD 140 An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
March 4, 2013

MITSC testimony LD 45, An Act To Include a Representative of the Micmacs in the House of Reps.
The testimony delivered by MITSC Executive Director John Dieffenbacher-Krall to the Judiciary Committee on February 19, 2013 in support of LD 45, An Act To Include a Representative of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in the House of Representatives.
February 19, 2013

MITSC Report to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary
The PowerPoint presentation of MITSC Chair Jamie Bissonette Lewey to the Judiciary Committee presented February 14, 2013.
February 14, 2013

MITSC Positions on Natural Resources Management & River Herring Restoration to the St. Croix
The policy position statement adopted by MITSC at its October 17, 2012 meeting concerning the restoration of river herring in the St. Croix Watershed.
October 17, 2012

The Maine Implementing Act Through the Lens of UNDRIP MITSC Presentation to NAISA 6/4/2012
The PowerPoint presentation given by MITSC Executive Director John Dieffenbacher-Krall to the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association June 4, 2012.
June 4, 2012

MITSC letter to UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya
The Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission filed a letter with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya in response to his general request for information as part of his official visit to the US in 2012.
May 16, 2012

Testimony of Jamie Bissonette Lewey in Support of Bonnie Newsom for UMaine System Bd of Trustees
The testimony of MITSC Chair Jamie Bissonette Lewey in support of the nomination of Penobscot Nation citizen Bonnie Newsom for a seat on the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.
June 2, 2011

MITSC testimony LD 1456 An Act Regarding the Right of Native Americans to be Issued Hunting, Fishing
The MITSC testimony presented to the Inland Fisheries and Wilflife Committee on LD 1456 An Act Regarding the Right of Native Americans to be Issued Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses.
May 9, 2011

MIA in 2011 A legislative analysis of bills conferring aboriginal rights to the Wesget Sipu
The MITSC testimony presented concerning LDs 270, 427, and 1456 before the IF&W Committee.
May 9, 2011

MITSC PowerPoint Presentation to Judiciary Committee LD 427
MITSC PowerPoint presentation to the Judiciary Committee given April 26, 2011.
April 26, 2011

MITSC testimony LD 427 An Act To Extend Same Priveleges to Wesget Sipu as Other Maine Tribes
The MITSC testimony given 4/26/2011 to the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary.
April 26, 2011

Testimony on LD 651 An Act to Improve Tribal-State Relations
MITSC written testimony provided to the Judiciary Committee on LD 651 An Act to Improve Tribal-State Relations.
March 17, 2011

Testimony of John Dieffenbacher-Krall Concerning Appropriations Proposed for MITSC FYs 2012 & 2013
MITSC Executive Director John Dieffenbacher-Krall provided testimony to a joint public hearing held by the Appropriations and Judiciary Committees concerning LD 1043, An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
March 15, 2011

Report MITSC ME Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary 2/10/11
The PowerPoint presentation Jamie Bissonette Lewey presented to the Judiciary Committee on February 10, 2011.
February 10, 2011

August 5, 2010 letter from Jamie Bissonette Lewey to Mr. Thomas Birmingham, Chair, RSU 12
Jamie Bissonette Lewey, Chair of MITSC, wrote to Thomas Birmingham, Chair, RSU 12, asking the School Board to stop using the mascot redskins at Wiscasset HS.
August 5, 2010

Testimony Concerning a Proposal to Change the Legal Status of Certain Penobscot Nation Land in Argyl
MITSC testimony on a portion of LD 445, An Act To Improve Tribal-State Relations, pertaining to the section changing certain Penobscot Nation land located in Argyle from trust to reservation status.
February 4, 2010

Testimony of John Dieffenbacher-Krall Concerning the Appropriation Proposed for MITSC in FY 2011
MITSC Executive Director John Dieffenbacher-Krall added additional information to the testimony provided by MITSC Commissioner Diana Scully on LD 1671, An Act Making Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011
January 8, 2010

August 26, 2009 letter from Paul Bisulca to Col. Philip Feir, Co-Chair, IJC St. Croix Watershed Bd
MITSC Chair Paul Bisulca informed Col. Philip Feir, Co-Chair, International Joint Commission St. Croix River Watershed Board, of the Commission's fishery responsibilities in the St. Croix Watershed.
August 26, 2009

Briefing of the Maine Legislature Senate Chambers 1/17/08
Paul Bisulca, MITSC Chairman, Paul Thibeault, Pine Tree Legal Assistance Attorney, and MITSC Executive Director John Dieffenbacher-Krall address the Maine Legislature in the Senate Chambers about the state of Wabanaki-Maine relations.
January 17, 2008

Briefing of the Maine Legislature House Chambers 1/25/07
MITSC Chairman Paul Bisulca, Pine Tree Legal Assistance Attorney, and John Dieffenbacher-Krall, MITSC Executive Director, address legislators and staff gathered in the Maine House of Representatives.
January 25, 2007

Rules: Fishing on Waters
Administrative Rules promulgated by the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission regulating fishing on Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Nation waters.
July 1, 2002

MITSC Position on Applicability of Maine's Freedom of Access Act
MITSC's statement on litigation pending as of February, 2001, on the applicability of Maine's Freedom of Access Act to the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribes.
February 8, 2001

Enabling Legislation: Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission
June 30, 1983

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