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When it comes to tribal rights, I’m baffled by the people in power in Maine


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Cyril Francis is a Passamaquoddy tribal citizen and life-long resident of Sipayik.

Frustrated, hopeless, sick and tired.

These are the feelings I experience whenever I watch and listen to the state of Maine Judiciary public hearings and work sessions in Augusta. Specifically, the hearings that affect the Indigenous people of Maine. Those bills are: LD 1626, LD 906, and LD 585. Each and every time there are votes on these bills, some representatives and senators vote in the negative.



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