This document describes the Houlton Band’s process of developing a tribal state agreement. Highlighting the history of genocide on the Maliseet in Maine and the state’s history of ignoring ICWA legislation, ┬áthe article briefly describes how the state and the Maliseet Band signed a formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which lead to the development of an ICWA-mandated child protective team for Maliseet children.

Author: Harvard University
Date: 2006