Indigenous Voices 08/15/06

Hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco
Topic: The Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement, focusing on the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission
An overview of the Maine Indian Land Claims and the settlement that occurred in 1980. The new tribal/state initiative to address the gray areas still at issue in the implementation of the settlement act. A discussion on the issues of alternative dispute resolution processes, the definition of “internal tribal matters”, and the parameters of tribal sovereignty vs. “municipality”.
Guests: John Diffenbacher-Krall, Executive Director of Maine Tribal State Commission; Tim Love, former Tribal Governor of the Penobscot Nation and negotiator of the Maine Indian Land Claims; John Banks, Director of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Nation and member of the Maine Indian Tribal/State Commission

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