This is the federal Settlement Act as it appears in the United States Code. It includes two later amendments related to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseets. The Settlement Act as it was passed in 1980 is included in this section of the Library under the heading, "(Federal) Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980." The amendments relating to the Micmacs and the Maliseets may also be found separately in the MITSC Library.
This is the Maine Act that implemented the federal Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980. The Maine Act often is referred to as the "Implementing Act," distinguishing it from the federal Act, often referred to as the "Settlement Act." The federal Act may be found in this section of the Library under either of two titles: (Federal) Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 [Act as originally passed] or (Federal) Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act [Act with amendments relating to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseets.]
This report presents archival research on and analysis of the drafting of the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act (MICSA), a federal law enacted in October 1980 to settle land claims brought by the Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Indian Nation (collectively the “Tribes”). That federal law is one part of a settlement, which also includes the Maine Implementing Act (MIA), a Maine state law, and an agreement to purchase land. The research was sponsored by the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission (MITSC) and is part of its strategy to develop mutually beneficial solutions to the conflicts arising from the interpretation of the MIA and MICSA.