First Light co-facilitator and MCHT Senior Project Manager Ciona Ulbrich was invited by Rob Levin, of the Maine Land Conservation Attorneys Network (MLCAN), to talk to network members about considering changing or using new legal tools to secure and formalize Wabanaki access to land for cultural uses on May 14, 2021.  With greater awareness and education about these options, more organizations and agencies as well as landowners may consider using these use agreements or making changes to existing conservation tools, and more of Maine’s land could become accessible for traditional Wabanaki uses.  This was an initial conversation that we hope will be continued as these ideas and tools are improved, and experience is gained.

Conversation with Attorneys involved in Land Conservation around Maine