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Brian Lightfoot Brown: The unsung Indian heroes of the Boston Marathon
Opinion | Sports
Brian Lightfoot Brown: The unsung Indian heroes of the Boston Marathon (April 17, 2017)
The invisibility of Native athletes is common in major events like the Boston Marathon.

Narragansett Tribe files lawsuit over failed transfer of historic sites
Environment | Law
Narragansett Tribe files lawsuit over failed transfer of historic sites (April 4, 2017)
The state of Rhode Island refused to transfer the land until the tribe waived its immunity and accepted state jurisdiction.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: One last victory for the Narragansett Tribe
Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: One last victory for the Narragansett Tribe (March 27, 2017)
It had been three months since the Narragansett Tribe had been ambushed and decimated at the Great Swamp in modern day Rhode Island.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people
Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people (December 20, 2016)
Today the Narragansett continue to battle against challenges to the validity of our place in society and our place in what was once our homeland alone.

Narragansett Tribe locked in dispute over longtime chief sachem
Law | National | Politics
Narragansett Tribe locked in dispute over longtime chief sachem (December 12, 2016)
Tribal members say they impeached Chief Matthew Thomas after 20 years in office.

Members of Narragansett Tribe stage protest against leadership
Politics
Members of Narragansett Tribe stage protest against leadership (January 19, 2016)
The tribe received a $350,000 grant to enhance its justice system but some critics say the tribe still doesn't have its own court.

NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill
Law | National | Politics | Trust
NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill (January 14, 2016)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, goes beyond a clean fix of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Leader of Narragansett Tribe maintains second home in Florida
Politics
Leader of Narragansett Tribe maintains second home in Florida (December 11, 2015)
The tribe requires elected leaders to live in Rhode Island or within a 50-mile radius.

Chief from Narragansett Tribe faces questions about residency
Politics
Chief from Narragansett Tribe faces questions about residency (December 10, 2015)
Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas obtained a driver's license and registered to vote in Florida, according to an investigation by a Rhode Island station.

Members of Narragansett Tribe protest ouster of council leaders
Politics
Members of Narragansett Tribe protest ouster of council leaders (December 8, 2015)
Six council members who won election more than a year ago were removed from office last week.

New England tribes concerned about multi-state gas pipeline
Environment
New England tribes concerned about multi-state gas pipeline (November 12, 2015)
The tribes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island want to make sure ceremonial stone landscapes are not damaged or destroyed.

Member from Narragansett Tribe won't face federal prosecution
Law
Member from Narragansett Tribe won't face federal prosecution (April 28, 2015)
The U.S. Attorney's Office decided not to pursue the case, which could have led to a negative ruling about the status of the tribe's reservation.

Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session
National | Politics
Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session (February 26, 2015)
Contract support costs, the Violence Against Women Act and Supreme Court litigation were some of highlights from the second day of the meeting in Washington, D.C.

Member of Narragansett Tribe contests federal prosecution
Law | National | Trust
Member of Narragansett Tribe contests federal prosecution (February 17, 2015)
Troy Lake Simonds is accused of stabbing another tribal member at the powwow grounds on the reservation.

Narragansett Tribe works to identify off-shore ancestral sites
Education | Environment
Narragansett Tribe works to identify off-shore ancestral sites (February 10, 2015)
The tribe wants to protect burial grounds and other sites that could be affected by wind energy projects.

Member of Narragansett Tribe charged for assault after powwow
Law
Member of Narragansett Tribe charged for assault after powwow (September 8, 2014)
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Troy Lake Simonds, 26, stabbed a fellow tribal member in the back and in the chest.

Narragansett Tribe renews request for surplus military property
Trust
Narragansett Tribe renews request for surplus military property (September 5, 2014)
The properties are located on Aquidneck Island, which is part of tribal territory

Navy rejects transfer of surplus property to Narragansett Tribe
Environment | Trust
Navy rejects transfer of surplus property to Narragansett Tribe (August 21, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been trying to obtain properties on Aquidneck Island for the tribe.

John Christian Hopkins: How I became a writer at a young age
Opinion
John Christian Hopkins: How I became a writer at a young age (August 18, 2014)
John Christian Hopkins on how he became a writer at a young age on Narragansett tribal territory in Rhode Island.

Narragansett Tribe investigates stabbing at powwow grounds
Law
Narragansett Tribe investigates stabbing at powwow grounds (August 11, 2014)
A 37-year-old man was reported to be in serious condition after being stabbed at the powwow grounds.

Julianne Jennings: Narragansett scholar Ella Sekatau passes on
Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Narragansett scholar Ella Sekatau passes on (June 11, 2014)
Julianne Jennings pays tribute to Ella Wilcox-Thomas Sekatau, a member of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island who passed away in April at the age of 85.

Narragansett Tribe eyes trust status for former Navy property
Law | Trust
Narragansett Tribe eyes trust status for former Navy property (June 5, 2014)
Properties are located on Aquidneck Islands, in ancestral territory.

Law Article: Summary of recent court rulings in Indian Country
Law
Law Article: Summary of recent court rulings in Indian Country (May 12, 2014)
Attorneys discuss recent federal court decisions affecting tribes and individual Indians.

John Christian Hopkins: Tribute to Narragansett running legend
Opinion | Sports
John Christian Hopkins: Tribute to Narragansett running legend (May 6, 2014)
John Christian Hopkins shares the story of his uncle, Ellison Brown, a member of the Narragansett Tribe who was a running legend.

1st Circuit tells Narragansett Tribe to comply with grand jury
Law
1st Circuit tells Narragansett Tribe to comply with grand jury (February 25, 2014)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island can't assert sovereign immunity in a federal grand jury proceeding, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals said.

Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court decision cheats Indian Country
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Supreme Court decision cheats Indian Country (November 11, 2013)
Peter d'Errico discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Ex-housing director of  Narragansett Tribe  sentenced for theft
Law
Ex-housing director of Narragansett Tribe sentenced for theft (October 4, 2013)
The former director of housing for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island was sentenced for stealing federal funds.

Narragansett  Tribe wins decision in suit from former attorney
Law
Narragansett Tribe wins decision in suit from former attorney (September 10, 2013)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island has won a decision in a lawsuit that was filed by a former attorney.

Historic Narragansett Tribe village protected from development
Environment
Historic Narragansett Tribe village protected from development (August 9, 2013)
The state of Rhode Island has purchased a historic Narragansett Tribe village to protect it from development.

Narragansett Tribe seeks dismissal of lawsuit by former lawyer
Law
Narragansett Tribe seeks dismissal of lawsuit by former lawyer (August 8, 2013)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former attorney.

Letter: Justice elusive 10 years after Narragansett  Tribe raid
Opinion
Letter: Justice elusive 10 years after Narragansett Tribe raid (July 24, 2013)
Letter writer says justice remains elusive for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island, 10 years after the state's raid of the reservation.

Narragansett Tribe observes 10th anniversary of  state's raid
National
Narragansett Tribe observes 10th anniversary of state's raid (July 15, 2013)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island held a ceremony this Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the state's raid of the reservation.

Narragansett  Tribe to observe  10th anniversary of state's raid
Law | National
Narragansett Tribe to observe 10th anniversary of state's raid (July 11, 2013)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island will hold a remembrance ceremony this Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the state's raid of the reservation.

Former housing director for Narragansett Tribe pleads guilty
Law
Former housing director for Narragansett Tribe pleads guilty (May 21, 2013)
The former director of housing for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island has pleaded guilty for stealing federal funds. Rosilyn W. Brown, 63, admitted that she took more than $100,000...

Narragansett leader  alleges racial bias  in smoke shop case
Law
Narragansett leader alleges racial bias in smoke shop case (January 24, 2013)
A leader of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is seeking to reverse his conviction on charges related to the state's July 2003 raid of the reservation. Hiawatha Brown, a...

Narragansett Tribe is expecting  to be without power for 'weeks'
Environment | National
Narragansett Tribe is expecting to be without power for 'weeks' (October 31, 2012)
The Narragansett Tribe in Rhode Island has been hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Power is out on the reservation, located near the coast. It could be weeks before electricity is...

Narragansett Tribe aims  to improve  relationship with governor
National | Politics
Narragansett Tribe aims to improve relationship with governor (October 18, 2012)
The Narragansett Tribe met with Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) on Tuesday in his first official visit to the reservation since taking office in January 2011. Chief Matthew Sachem...

Randy Noka: Narragansett Tribe fights arrogance and ignorance
Opinion
Randy Noka: Narragansett Tribe fights arrogance and ignorance (August 10, 2012)
"This is in response to Aug. 1 editorial titled, “How about that tribal housing?” The editor portrayed the Narragansett Tribe as being only focused on having a casino, inferring that...

Editorial: Narragansett Tribe wastes time on land-into-trust fight
Opinion
Editorial: Narragansett Tribe wastes time on land-into-trust fight (August 2, 2012)
"Congress acted and the Supreme Court ruled, but neither makes a difference to members of the Narragansett Tribe who want to build a casino on their land in Charlestown. And...

Narragansett Tribe looking to talk land-into-trust with governor
Trust
Narragansett Tribe looking to talk land-into-trust with governor (July 24, 2012)
The Narragansett Tribe wants to discuss land-into-trust issues with Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I). The tribe lost the right to follow the land-into-trust process as a result of the U.S. Supreme...

Narragansett Tribe marks ninth anniversary of violent state raid
Law | National
Narragansett Tribe marks ninth anniversary of violent state raid (July 13, 2012)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island will mark the ninth anniversary of the state's violent raid of the reservation at a ceremony tomorrow. State troopers stormed the reservation, arrested tribal...

Tribes lobby lawmakers on high-priority issues in Washington
National | Politics
Tribes lobby lawmakers on high-priority issues in Washington (October 14, 2011)
Dozens of tribal leaders were in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby lawmakers on three major issues: the budget, land-into-trust and violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. The...

Tribes press for fix to land-into-trust ruling    at nation's capitol
Law | Politics | Trust
Tribes press for fix to land-into-trust ruling at nation's capitol (June 27, 2011)
The National Congress of American Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes hosted a rally at the U.S. Capitol to lobby for a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court...

1st Circuit rules for state in dispute over Narragansett site
Environment | Law
1st Circuit rules for state in dispute over Narragansett site (June 1, 2011)
A developer can't sue the state of Rhode Island in federal court for stalled work at a site that the Narragansett Tribe wants to protect, the 1st Circuit Court of...

Rhode Island governor opposes fix to land-into-trust decision
Law | Politics | Trust
Rhode Island governor opposes fix to land-into-trust decision (April 11, 2011)
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) opposes S.676, a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The bill ensures that all tribes, regardless of the...

Narragansett Tribe concerned about plaque for state's founder
National
Narragansett Tribe concerned about plaque for state's founder (March 22, 2011)
The Narragansett Tribe has seen ups and downs in its relationship with the state of Rhode Island but a proposed plaque to founder Roger Williams should focus on the positive,...

Former housing director of Narragansett Tribe indicted for theft
Law
Former housing director of Narragansett Tribe indicted for theft (March 1, 2011)
The former housing director for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island was indicted on an embezzlement charge. Rosilyn M. Brown is accused of stealing at least $5,000 in Department of...

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