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Barry Dana

Barry Dana is former Chief of the Penobscot Nation in Maine. He has spent the last two decades promoting the traditions of Maine’s indigenous nations and helping his people regain control of their culture and ancestral lands. In recent years, Dana has battled powerful paper companies and their allies in state government in an effort to stop toxic dumping in the Penobscot River, on which his people have depended for food and medicinal plants for 10,000 years. Dana is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor's degree in education and an associate's degree in forest management.