UMaine News

BDN reports on Penobscot River Sovereignty Rally

The Bangor Daily News reported that Darren Ranco, a Penobscot and chairman of the University of Maine Native American Programs, spoke at the Penobscot River Sovereignty Rally on Sunday. The U.S. Court of Appeals recently ruled 2–1 in favor of the state of Maine that the river surrounding the tribe’s reservation islands, including Indian Island, is not part of the tribe’s territory. An estimated 200 tribal members and supporters gathered at the Bangor Waterfront to say their fight for sovereignty is not over, according to the paper.