Paul Thibeault - Managing Director

Paul Thibeault graduated from Bowdoin College and UC-Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. He has had a long career as a legal advocate and non-profit manager with a community-based approach. As an attorney he has a wide range of experience in civil and criminal cases in State, Tribal and Federal courts and administrative agencies. Paul has spent most of his legal career in Indian Legal Services, primarily at Pine Tree Legal Assistance and in northern Minnesota. Paul has an extensive background in Federal Indian Law and strong familiarity with the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement. 

From 2015 to 2017 Paul worked in Whiteclay, Nebraska as part of a coalition of Indian and non-Indian advocates who battled on multiple fronts to end the horrific abuses against Lakota people that were happening as the result of massive liquor sales and lack of law enforcement just across the state border from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

April Nicholas - Administrative Assistant

My name is April Nicholas, I am from the Passamaquoddy & Maliseet Nation. I have two beautiful children and an amazing husband.  I appreciate the finer things in life like walks on the beach, cooking and spending time with my family. 


I have been working for the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission since December of 2018. I was given this opportunity to be a part of something that truly means something.  It feels good to know that with this job comes knowledge and history all tied into one.