Legal aid on the way for local indigenous tribes

LEGAL DUO: Roger Williams University law students Raymond Two Hawks Watson, left, and Taino Palermo established the American Indian Student Law Association at the university last year. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
LEGAL DUO: Roger Williams University law students Raymond Two Hawks Watson, left, and Taino Palermo established the American Indian Student Law Association at the university last year. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
Raymond Two Hawks Watson’s adolescent identity crisis was more complicated than most. As a member, and now chief, of the Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe, his ancestry played a key role in his upbringing. But his tribe is not among the 574 American Indian tribes recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior. “You grow up wondering,…
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