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Narragansett Tribe mourns loss of matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove
Narragansett Tribe mourns loss of matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove (July 16, 2019)

Eleanor Spears Dove was a trailblazer for Native food and culture. She passed away just a couple of weeks before her 101st birthday.


Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet
Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet (May 16, 2019)

A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.


Brian Lightfoot Brown: The Narragansett legend who won the Boston Marathon twice
Brian Lightfoot Brown: The Narragansett legend who won the Boston Marathon twice (April 15, 2019)

Perhaps it's just a matter of time before another Boston Marathon victory will belong to Indian Country.


Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior
Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior (April 4, 2019)

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.


United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era
United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era (March 4, 2019)

'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?


Brian Lightfoot Brown: It's time to protect our tribal homelands
Brian Lightfoot Brown: It's time to protect our tribal homelands (September 28, 2018)

The Supreme Court's Carcieri ruling has created an unfair, immoral obstacle to many tribes.


Narragansett matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove prepares for big birthday
Narragansett matriarch Eleanor Spears Dove prepares for big birthday (July 17, 2018)

One of the oldest living citizens of the Narragansett Tribe, Eleanor Spears Dove, turns 100 on August 1.


Brian Lightfoot Brown: Remembering a Narragansett marathon legend
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Remembering a Narragansett marathon legend (April 16, 2018)

Ellison 'Tarzan' Brown deserves his name to become more of a household name, in the world, but even more so in Indian Country,


Brian Lightfoot Brown: Narragansett Tribe marks federal recognition milestone
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Narragansett Tribe marks federal recognition milestone (April 11, 2018)

If even for just a day, the Narragansett people could feel pride in knowing that they have come together in the past and gained a victory.


Narragansett Tribe withdraws controversial water supply agreement
Narragansett Tribe withdraws controversial water supply agreement (January 22, 2018)

The Narragansett Tribe has withdrawn from a controversial water supply agreement that was questioned by its citizens.


Narragansett Tribe plans lawsuit after being denied role in contested pipeline
Narragansett Tribe plans lawsuit after being denied role in contested pipeline (January 16, 2018)

The Narragansett Tribe is planning to go to court to fight a contested natural gas pipeline that crosses its ancestral territory.


Brian Lightfoot Brown: Grandmothers are the backbones of our tribal communities
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Grandmothers are the backbones of our tribal communities (November 9, 2017)

Myra Brown was brought up to understand the importance of family and of actively acknowledging her Narragansett heritage


Narragansett Tribe faces more questions about water deal with energy company
Narragansett Tribe faces more questions about water deal with energy company (October 10, 2017)

The Narragansett Tribe didn't just surprise its own citizens by agreeing to supply water to a controversial power plant in Rhode Island.


Narragansett Tribe faces opposition from citizens after signing water agreement
Narragansett Tribe faces opposition from citizens after signing water agreement (October 4, 2017)

Citizens of the Narragansett Tribe are opposing an agreement that calls on water from the reservation to be shipped to a gas-fired power plant in Rhode Island.


Brian Lightfoot Brown: Welcome to the oldest recorded powwow in North America
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Welcome to the oldest recorded powwow in North America (August 9, 2017)

Powwow is among the most common words associated with Native Americans but do you know its origin?


Brian Lightfoot Brown: The unsung Indian heroes of the Boston Marathon
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...