By Will Weatherly on August 12, 2018
He may not have the Democratic Party’s endorsement, but Laufton Ascencao, running for state representative in District 68 (Bristol, Warren), knows exactly how to win races despite tall odds. He told me one of his first political litmus tests was during his time in Pittsburgh in 2013. There, while doing college organizing for the Obama […]
Posted in Bristol, Elections, Featured, State House | Tagged Andrew Tyska, Bristol, Elections, Energize RI, Kenneth Marshall, Laufton Ascencao, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Maryellen Goodwin, Moira Jayne Walsh, warren, Working Families Party | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 26, 2017
“In closing, the Pokanoket Tribe wishes to once again extend our most sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all who have and continue to support our efforts to repatriate the ancestral lands of Potumtuk.”
Posted in Bristol, Civil Rights, Featured, Indigenous Americans, International News, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged American Indian Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, Brown University, NAGPRA, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Organization of American States American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Pocasset Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket, Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket Tribe, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, United States Constitution | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 25, 2017
On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Brown University and the present-day Pokanoket Tribe members encamped since Aug. 20, 2017, on property in Bristol, Rhode Island, signed an agreement regarding the land.
Here’s the agreement:
Posted in Activism, Bristol, Education, Featured, Indigenous Americans, International News, News, Rhode Island | Tagged Aquinnah, Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, Brown University, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Mount Hope Farm, Mt. Hope, Po Wauipi Neimpaug, Pocasset Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket, Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket Tribe, Pometacom Camp, Russell Carey, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 7, 2017
Brown contends that the Pokanoket encampment “is impeding the ability of museum employees and others to enter the property and conduct their work,” while the Pokanokets are beginning to question the idea that Brown is negotiating in good faith.
Posted in Activism, Bristol, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, History, Indigenous Americans, International News, Rhode Island | Tagged Aquina Tribe, Assonet Tribe, Brown University, Gay Head Tribe, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s Collections Research Center, Mashpee Tribe, Mt. Hope, Po Metacom encampment, Po Wauipi Neimpaug, Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket Tribe, Potumtuk, Wampanoag | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 6, 2017
“I know that Brown will do the right thing,” said Sagamore Po Wauipi Neimpaug of the Pokanoket Nation.
Posted in Activism, Bristol, Featured, History, Indigenous Americans, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Brown St Park, Brown University, Hope High School, Mt. Hope, Po Wauipi Neimpaug, Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket Tribe, Potumtuk, Providence Police | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on August 26, 2017
Po Metacom Camp issued three responses Friday evening to a Brown University letter that challenged the legitimacy of the Pokanoket Tribe.
Posted in Activism, Bristol, Civil Rights, Featured, History, Indigenous Americans, Justice, National News, News, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged American Aborigine Tribal Trusts, Brown University, FANA, FANG Collective, Federation of Aboriginal Nations of America, Hague Trust Treaty, King Philip’s War, Mashpee, Mashpee Wampanoag, Metacom, NAIS, Narragansett Tribe, Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, Neesu Wushuwunoag, Po Metacom Camp, Po Wauipi Neimpaug, Pokanoket Nation, Rhode Island Indian Council, Wampanoag, Yale University | Leave a response
By Bob Plain on August 25, 2017
The steering committee for Brown University’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative is advising people dig deeper into the Pokanoket encampment/protest in Bristol, saying the Pokanoket people are not a federally or indigenously recognized Native American tribe. “While there is a long history of erasure and forced assimilation of Native peoples in the Northeast, meaning […]
By Steve Ahlquist on August 21, 2017
“We’ve done everything possible to engage the powers that be in Rhode Island and they do not want to talk to us so this is the next step in trying to reach out. They’ve acted as though we are an invisible people. This was the only means left open to us.”
Posted in Activism, Bristol, Civil Rights, Featured, National News, News, Photos, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Brown University, Gray Fox, Metacomet, Po Waupi Neimpaug, Pokanoket Nation, Pokanoket Tribe, Ray Watson, Running Bear | 1 Response
By Bob Plain on August 20, 2017
More than 50 Native Americans and their allies occupied waterfront land in Bristol on Sunday for what they called “a long term encampment,” saying the gorgeous spot overlooking Mt. Hope Bay belongs to the Pokanoket Tribe, not Brown University. “We as aboriginal citizens have been denied our birthright to our family’s land, our sovereignty rights, […]
Assembly leadership needs to see a big threat to status quo before protecting reproductive rights say legislators
By Steve Ahlquist on July 30, 2017
“Until such a time [that House leadership] feels as though the law as currently exists in the state of Rhode Island [is under threat] there really isn’t that real sense of urgency to codify [Roe v Wade at the state level],” said Representative Kenneth Marshall.
Posted in Bristol, Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, National News, News, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged Dominick Ruggerio, donald trump, Erin Lynch Prata, James Seveney, Kenneth Marshall, Michael McCaffrey, Nicholas Mattiello, Reproductive Health Care Act, RHCA, Rhode Island Right to Life, Roe. v. Wade, Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court, Warren Wollschlager | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 1, 2017
“Women should run because they need to hear our voices at the the table,” replied A’shanti Gholer of Emerge America, “There are 520,000 elected offices in this country, women constitute less than a third of them. We want to make sure all voices are heard so women can see what we can do when we’re elected in a community to fix it.”
Posted in Arkansas, Bristol, California, Cumberland, Elections, Featured, Inequality, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, National News, Newport, News, North Providence, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island, South Kingstown, State House, Virginia, Warwick, Washington, West Virginia, Women | Tagged A'shanti Gholer, Dawn Euer, donald trump, Donna Personeus, Emerge America, Emerge RI, hillary clinton, Jill Barkley, Lippitt House Museum, Moira Walsh, muslim, Rhode Island National Organization for Women, RI NOW, Somali, Tracey LeBeau, Women's March | Leave a response
By Bob Plain on April 19, 2017
It’s known as lunch shaming. Students are subjected to special, sometimes embarrassing, treatment because their parents didn’t pay the school lunch bill.
Posted in Bristol, East Greenwich, Education, Featured, Portsmouth, South Kingstown | Tagged Bristol, east greenwich, lunch shaming, portsmouth, ride, school lunch, south kingstown, warren | 4 Responses
By Michael J Simpson on March 1, 2017
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has been using taxpayer money to lobby local municipalities into accepting template legislation to prohibit cannabis use.
Posted in Bristol, Chariho, Featured, Johnston, Middletown, Narragansett, News, Portsmouth, South Kingstown, Tiverton, West Greenwich | Tagged apra, ccess to Public Records Act, Joee Lindbeck, Middletown Planning Board, Peter Kilmartin, politifact, Providence Journal, Regulate Middletown, Regulate Rhode Island | 3 Responses