Details on the case in Maine's 4th District Court in Calais, involving 12 Passam
Details on the case in Maine's 4th District Court in Calais, involving 12 Passamaquoddy men and one woman charged with violating the state's saltwater fishing laws. Judge John Romei last week postponed the trial until he could rule on a motion to dismiss the case. Tribal attorney J. Hilary Billings says the court has no jurisidiction over aboriginal saltwater fishing rights. The state claims the federal 1980 Indian Land Claims Settlement Act ended aboriginal saltwater fishing rights, while tribal leaders say the fishing rights were granted by the Creator. Details.
Fisheries, Indians of Maine Claims, Passamaquoddy Indians
DuBrule, Deborah, "Details on the case in Maine's 4th District Court in Calais, involving 12 Passam" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 6072.