RadioActive 7/29/21: Penobscot River Case Decision, Efforts to Reform Settlement Act, Opposition to Mining & NECEC, Rally for Wabanaki Sovereignty

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Today we speak with Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis on the latest court decision against the Tribe in the historic Penobscot River Case, a modern day territorial taking by the State of Maine and a threat to the Tribe’s cultural existence in its sustenance fishing waters.

We also look at current legislative efforts to reform the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act to recognize Wabanaki Tribes sovereignty as equal to other Tribes within the United States,

And we look at Penobscot Nation’s opposition to mining in Maine, and the Central Maine Power corridor, the so-called New England Clean Energy Connect.

This Sunday, August 1st, Tribal leaders and activists will hold a Rally for the Penobscot River and Wabanaki Sovereignty from 230- 6pm at the Bangor Waterfront Park, on the Penobscot River.

Guest: Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis

Today’s program was co-produced by WERU FM/RadioActive and Sunlight Media Collective.
Sunlight Media Collective co-producers/host included Lokotah Sanborn, Dawn Neptune Adams and Meredith DeFrancesco.

Sunlight Media Collective, documents and presents issues affecting Indigenous people from Wabanaki perspectives, highlighting the intersection between environmental justice and Tribal sovereignty.