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IN A STATEMENT THURSDAY, Brown University announced a $5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will fund efforts to catalog, photography and establish a professional inventory of the school's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology collection prior to a yet-to-be-determined relocation to Providence from Bristol. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown receives $5M to prep Haffenreffer Museum for a move to...

PROVIDENCE – Preparation for a planned move from Bristol to Providence for the Brown University Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology was announced Thursday after the...
FAMILY-OWNED: Pier Ice Plant in Narragansett was founded June 15, 1966, by owner Robert Shumate, above, and his father, Lawrence. Robert Shumate is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe. He says he was lucky to grow up in a family that owned its own business. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

For R.I.’s indigenous people, good jobs and prosperity are often out...

For 51 years, Robert Shumate said he has been “keeping South ­County cool.” Owner of Pier Ice Plant in Narragansett and a Narragansett Indian Tribe...
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

Land trust agreed upon by Pokanoket, Brown for Bristol land

PROVIDENCE – After 37 days of encampment on Brown University land in Bristol, the Pokanoket Native American group and Ivy League university have agreed...
THE POKANOKET NATION is marching on the Brown University convocation Tuesday afternoon. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Pokanoket nation set to march on Brown

PROVIDENCE - On the 17th day of its encampment of Brown University-owned land in Bristol, the Pokanoket nation will march in protest of the...

Bristol encampment continues after Pokanoket refuse Brown offer

PROVIDENCE – Twelve days after more 50 members of the Pokanoket nation occupied a 375-acre plot of land currently owned by Brown University in...

Tribe, Ivy League Brown debate law, morality

On Aug. 20 approximately 50 members of the Pokanoket nation, an indigenous group that claims ties to Colonial-era Wampanoag leader King Philip, or Metacom,...

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