Gary Moore leads former Sipayik chiefs Clayton Cleaves, Mark Altvater and Rick Doyle in a welcome dance.
Tribal members gather closely together during the ceremony.
Sakom Fred Moore (left) with Imelda Perley (center), grandmother from the Maliseet tribe and Leptanet Sakom Vera Francis (right).
Grandmother Joan Dana, left, speaks to the new chief.
Sen. Susan Collins was invited to the ceremony.
Vice-chief Vera Francis acknowledges her responsibilities while Unkechaug Chief Harry Wallace speaks to her.
Honoring past leaders.
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Pleasant Point in Perry held a traditional tribal ceremony on Aug. 9 marking the inauguration of its leaders.