Passamaquoddy Tribe

Tailinh Agoyo

For the first time in Maine, an openly transgender person has been elected to public office. Geo Neptune was elected to the school board in Indian Township.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public File

Molly Neptune Parker, a Passamaquoddy elder and master basketmaker, died Friday at the age of 81.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Members of the Passamaquoddy tribe say they are grateful to Gov. Janet Mills for her posthumous pardon of former tribal attorney Don Gellers, who was convicted of felony possession of six marijuana cigarettes 50 years ago. 

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Nearly 130 years ago, an anthropologist visited Calais and recorded songs, words and stories from members of the Passamaquoddy tribe. For years, these field recordings, some of the oldest in the world, were largely hidden from public view.

Project Aims to Keep Maine Tribe’s Land from Washing Away

Feb 3, 2018
Bridget Brown / Bangor Daily News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to spend $3 million next year to save Passamaquoddy Tribe land in Down East Maine from shoreline erosion.

LEWISTON, Maine - The former chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point says he was recalled in a special election earlier this month because he was cracking down on a widespread opioid problem on the reservation. 

Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation Chief
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

A year ago, the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe pulled their tribal representatives from the Maine Legislature in protest of being marginalized by state government for decades.

Tribal Leaders: Tensions with State High

Nov 15, 2015

    PLEASANT POINT, Maine (AP) _ The chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point says his tribe's rift with Maine officials is deeper than it has ever been and he's skeptical of the state's willingness to negotiate earnestly with Native Americans.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Senators Susan Collins and Angus King say the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs have been awarded more than $237,000 to plan for climate change.

A.J. Higgins / MPBN

AUGUSTA, Maine - Three of Maine's Native American tribes have officially severed their relationships with the state, a day after two of the tribes called their representatives home from the Legislature.

The tribes have clashed with Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration over management of tribal waters, fishing quotas, gaming and other issues.

LePage infuriated Native Americans elders last month when he rescinded a 2011 executive order promoting the special relationship between the state and the tribes.

A.J. Higgins / MPBN

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes today withdrew their representatives from the Maine Legislature, citing frustration with what they say has been the state's continued failure to recognize the sovereign rights of native peoples.