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The Growing List of Reasons to Amend The Maine Indian Jurisdictional Agreement

This article contends that the unusual jurisdictional structure created by the 1980 Settlement was problematic and ineffective from the outset and should be fundamentally amended in accordance with the basic concepts of federal Indian law.

Sea Run: A Study Regarding the Impact of Maine Policies on the Quality and Quantity of Traditional Tribal Fish Stocks and Sustenance Practices

MITSC has recently completed and published a new special report, Sea Run, which addresses the impact of Maine policies and activity on the quality and quantity of traditional tribal fish stocks and sustenance lifeways practices, spanning from the time of first contact between Europeans and the Wabanaki Nations to the present day. This report provides a broad overview of actions and inactions by the State of Maine, whether those actions/inactions were based on express policy, informal policy, or on decisions simply not to have any policy at all. The report includes specific recommendations for implementation that are intended to promote discussion and cooperative action.

The Wabanaki Studies Law: 21 Years After Implementation.

Twenty-one years after the Maine Legislature passed a groundbreaking law requiring all schools to teach Maine K-12 students about Wabanaki territories, economic systems, cultural systems, governments and political systems, as well as the Wabanaki tribes’ relationships with local, state, national and international governments, four organizations are releasing a report analyzing the law’s implementation thus far and suggesting ways to improve compliance at the state and local level.

Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act: Final Report

This is the final report (in PDF format) from the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act.

O'Toole/Tureen 1971 Law Review Article- State Power and the Passamaquoddy Tribe: A Gross National Hypocrisy?

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Seminal law review article that describes the history and legal arguments that eventually formed the basis for the Maine Indian Land Claims.