Indigenous Voices 11/21/06

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Guests: The Honorable Judge Gary Growe, Chief Judge at the Penobscot Nation; The Honorable Judge Rebecca Irving, Chief Judge at the Passamaquoddy Reservations in Sipayik and Indian Township

Topic: Tribal Courts in the State of Maine

How does the tradition and culture play a role in the hearing and adjudication of these cases? What roles do the tribal courts play in criminal and civil cases? What about cases involving non-tribal members?