Task Force Report Calls For Sweeping Changes To Maine Tribes' Relationship To State Government
|Gov. Janet Mills announces a posthumous pardon of attorney Donald Gellers, who worked with the Passamaquoddy tribe, as Passamaquoddy Tribal Rep. Rena Newell (left) and Passamaquoddy Vice Chief Darrell Newell look on.|
The nearly 300-page report details conflicts that have arisen over competing interpretations of the settlement act. It also lays out how the act has resulted in Maine tribes being treated differently than most of the nation’s native Americans, with limited powers of self determination.