Department of Trust Responsibilities

The Department of Trust Responsibilities is located in:
Room 213 – North Wing
Nicholas Sapiel, Jr. Building
12 Wabanaki Way
Indian Island, ME 04468


Real Estate/Rights Protection
The Penobscot Nation Department of Trust Responsibilities (DTR) was created in the 1970’s to insure that the Tribal Government and its Tribal members’ trust property rights are protected. The Department provides the necessary administrative and technical services to manage the real estate of the Penobscot Nation and its members on the Nation’s Trust, Reservation and Fee lands. The Department investigates and records all historical, genealogical, heir-ship and other legal records and documents to establish and maintain rights within these areas.

Census
The Department serves as a historical, genealogical and heir-ship reference for Tribal members, the Tribal government and the general public. The Department provides the necessary administrative and technical services to manage the enrollment and membership needs of the Penobscot Nation. The Department investigates and records all historical, genealogical, heir-ship and other legal records and documents to establish and maintain rights within these areas.