Land trust agreed upon by Pokanoket, Brown for Bristol land

BROWN UNIVERSITY and the Pokanoket Native American tribe have agreed to move a portion of land the tribe has occupied for a month in Bristol into a preservation trust to allow for access by the tribe and other Native American tribes with historical claims on the land. / PHOTO COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY
BROWN UNIVERSITY and the Pokanoket Native American tribe have agreed to move a portion of land the tribe has occupied for a month in Bristol into a preservation trust to allow for access by the tribe and other Native American tribes with historical claims on the land. / PHOTO COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE – After 37 days of encampment on Brown University land in Bristol, the Pokanoket Native American group and Ivy League university have agreed to place the contested property in a preservation trust, according to a Monday statement from Brown. The agreement, which was signed on Sept. 21, requires the Pokanoket to cease their encampment…

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