Friday, November 2, 2007

Narragansett Sachem Re-elected

Feather News

The Narragansett Tribe re-elected Matthew Thomas as Chief Sachem on October 27. Thomas received 306 votes and the only challenger, Paulla Dove Jennings, recieved 145 votes.

Jennings publically disagreed with the Narragansett Tribe´s decision to remove people from their tribal rolls. About 140 members who could not prove they descended from ancestors listed on an 1880 tribal census were recently removed from the rolls.