Safety of the Community
Forced Removal of Undesireable Persons (Banishment):
Banishment Rules – pdf document
View list of Banished Individuals (photos etc)
The Tribe has the responsibility to protect its citizens. Safety and protection is the highest priority. The tribe has ordered the forced removal or banishment of certain non-tribal members from tribal land in order to protect tribal citizens. This action of forcibly removing persons from tribal land is a sovereign tribal matter. The Passamaquoddy Tribe has historically used forced removal/banishment as a means of social control and punishment. This custom assists the Tribe in addressing a number of socially deviant and criminally dangerous activities including domestic violence . The safety and restoration of order in the tribal community are paramount. Any violations that disrupt the safety of Passamaquoddy members, families and community will not be tolerated.