Media cover signing of MOU between UMaine, Penobscot Nation
WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of Maine and Penobscot Nation. During a ceremony at the Hudson Museum, UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis signed the MOU formalizing their collaborations in the past decade to help manage the tribe’s cultural heritage. “I see the MOU as the beginning, and it will evolve and involve more people and more aspects of both the university and Penobscot Nation over time, and I think we can look forward to benefiting the communities in the entire state of Maine in years to come,” President Hunter said. Officials said among the goals of the agreement will be integrating the tribe’s perspective into research processes and implementing Penobscot language on signage on campus, WABI reported. The Associated Press also reported on the signing, citing WABI’s story. Maine Public, Portland Press Herald and The Seattle Times carried the AP report.