"Cover Story" piece profiling Barry Dana, 42, of Indian Island, the newly electe
"Cover Story" piece profiling Barry Dana, 42, of Indian Island, the newly elected governor of the Penobscot Nation. Dana also founded a Wabanaki outdoor cultural center on the bank of the Kennebec River above Skowhegan where he teaches school children the old ways the elders once taught him. The Penobscots think of themselves as a separate people with a culture based on the belief that they have a unique relationship with the river whose name they bear. On Jan. 24 of this year, the tribe invited the public to the reservation for the first time to talk about water issues. Along with the Maine Rivers Coalition, the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Houlton Band of Maliseets and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Penobscots sponsored a conference called "Bringing Rivers Back to the People." With a sidebar focusing on a Freedom of Access lawsuit brought against Maine's Native American tribes by several paper companies who want the tribes to turn over internal river water-quality documents.
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Shetterly, Susan Hand, ""Cover Story" piece profiling Barry Dana, 42, of Indian Island, the newly electe" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5083.