Tribe sees hope in recent UMass poll

MATTHEW THOMAS, chief sachem of the Narragansett Indian Tribe discusses last year's attempt to gain gambling rights for the tribe. /
MATTHEW THOMAS, chief sachem of the Narragansett Indian Tribe discusses last year's attempt to gain gambling rights for the tribe. /
Narragansett Indian Tribe Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas used the results of a University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth poll of Rhode Island residents to reiterate his commitment to overturning the “Chafee Amendment.” The amendment, to the 1996 Omnibus Appropriations Act, prohibits the tribe from conducting gambling on its own land. “We are extremely grateful that the people of…

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