- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Three of Maine’s four Indian tribes are no longer recognizing the authority of state officials, lawmakers, and courts to “define … sovereignty or culture or interfere with … self-governing rights.”

Leaders of the Penobscot, Micmac and Passamquaoddy tribes signed a document Wednesday declaring their effort to self-govern one day after they withdrew representatives from the Legislature. The tribal leaders acknowledged that the move is largely symbolic.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1AzX5DH ) reports that the tribes have called on the federal government to intervene in disputes with Gov. Paul LePage over the meaning of the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980.

LePage’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide