Below is a call to action from Maria Girouard of the Penobscot Nation and member of our state committee.
The Maine Green Independent Party, in our platform, "supports the sovereignty of the indigenous people of Maine, including the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Nations in their defense of sovereignty and work with them to provide viable, cooperative economic ventures." The party has endorsed their efforts to protect both their sovereignty and river.
Dear Friends and Allies of the Penobscot River,
Maine Governor Lepage has escalated the river dispute between Penobscot Nation and state government by calling on our elected officials in Washington to "intervene" (...interfere...) in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to protect Penobscot fishing rights and ensure a clean, healthy river for all.
For those who feel compelled to help Penobscots and the beautiful River we all love, addresses for our Washington delegates are provided below. I encourage you all to raise your voices. They heard from LePage, now they should hear from the People.
Please feel free to share this communication far and wide to help sound the alarm about the looming threat of industrialization and accompanying territorial theft at the hands of state government.
There is a quote attributed to Elie Wiesel: "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." I implore you to please do something.... for the Water, for the Grandchildren.
Kci Woliwoni ("Great thanks")