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Navy rejects transfer of surplus property to Narragansett Tribe

Filed Under: Environment | Trust
More on: bia, land-into-trust, military, narragansett, rhode island
   


Artist's rendering of proposed redevelopment on Aquidneck Island. Image from Aquidneck Island Planning Commission

The U.S. Navy doesn't want to transfer surplus land to the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island

The Bureau of Indian Affairs requested properties on Aquidneck Island on behalf of the tribe. But the Navy said the BIA did not want to accept them “as is” and wouldn't accept environmental and legal responsibility, The Newport Daily News reported.

Aquidneck Island is part of Narragansett territory.

Get the Story:
Navy rejects attempt to get surplus land for tribe (AP 8/21)

Related Stories:
Narragansett Tribe eyes trust status for former Navy property (06/05)
Tribes interested in surplus Navy properties (4/10)


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