AUGUSTA, ME – MARCH 2: Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis, speaks at a hearing on Thursday March 2, 2017 in the Judiciary Committee room in the State House in Augusta. Chief Brenda Commander, Houlton Band of Maliseets, Chief Edward Peter-Paul, Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Chief William Nicholas, Indian Township Passamaquoddy reservation, Chief Ralph Dana, Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy reservation,listen in the front row. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)

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