Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Issue: Environmental and Social Justice
Program Topic: The Maine Indian Tribal State Commissions’ Special Report on Passamaquoddy Fisheries Rights.
Key Discussion Points:
a) Today we look at the Maine Indian Tribal State Commissions’ Special Report on Passamaquoddy Fisheries Rights.
b) The Commission, per it’s charge examined the 1980 Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act and the Maine Implementing Act, has concluded the state has violated theses acts rather then adhere to them, when they passed laws effecting the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the saltwater fishery, without the participation and approval of the tribe.
c) Today we speak with the co-author of the report and chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission, Jamie Bissonette Lewey.
A) Jamie Bissonette Lewey, chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission, co-author of the report : ” Assessment of the Intergovernmental Saltwater Fisheries Conflict Between Passamquoddy and the State of Maine”