Profile of Barry Dana, chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation. Dana is one of an
Profile of Barry Dana, chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation. Dana is one of an estimated 2,000 Penobscots, some 450 of whom live on Indian Island. Dana is a graduate of the University of Maine, and from 1985 until 1999, he taught Penobscot culture and language at the Indian Island Elementary School . In 2000, he was elected tribal chief. Donna Loring, the Penobscot Nation's representative in the Maine House of Representatives, calls Barry intelligent, creative, energetic and practical. A consummate outdoorsman, he and his wife, Lori, are ardent canoeists, dog-sledders, and cross-country skiers. Respect for the natural world of Maine informs most of his political opinions and attitudes. With a discussion of the Maine Indian Land Claim Settlement of 1980, and the proposed casino development in southern Maine. Details.
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Beem, Edgar Allen, "Profile of Barry Dana, chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation. Dana is one of an" (2003). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 1492.