Tribe Banks On Syrup For Sweet Relief From Poverty

Tribe Banks On Syrup For Sweet Relief From Poverty

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Maple-syrup_from_trees-CC-djwtwo-flickrThe members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have already turned to the sky for help, creating a wind farm. But it’s the 60,000 acres of forest they own near the Canadian border that will be the first to deliver the tribe from poverty.

Not only do they hope to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine, they want the sweet commerce to bring hope and stability to a tribe with soaring joblessness and poverty, said Indian Township Chief Joseph Socobasin.

(READ the AP story via the Portland Press Herald)

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