Native American http://ripr.org en Narragansetts Remember Smoke Shop Raid 10 Years Later http://ripr.org/post/narragansetts-remember-smoke-shop-raid-10-years-later <p>Sunday marked the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Narragansett Smoke Shop raid --- an event that turned into a brawl in which tribal members and state troopers were injured.&nbsp; The tribe marked the occasion at the former site of the smoke shop in Charlestown.</p><p></p><p>Ten years may have passed since dozens of state troopers stormed the Narragansett smoke shop in Charlestown, but hard feelings remain.&nbsp; At a 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary event Sunday, tribal members denounced what they still consider an excessive use of force.&nbsp; Randy Noka is tribal ambassador:</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:26:44 +0000 Flo Jonic 18431 at http://ripr.org Narragansetts Remember Smoke Shop Raid 10 Years Later Wampanoag draw attention to plight of aboriginal Canadians http://ripr.org/post/wampanoag-draw-attention-plight-aboriginal-canadians <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Members of the Wampanoag Tribe gathered at Kennedy Plaza Tuesday to protest in solidarity with the indigenous people of Canada.<br><br>About 50 Wampanoags did a circle dance in front of Providence City Hall to show their support for Theresa Spence and her people.&nbsp; She’s chief of Canada’s Attawapiskat tribe and has been on a hunger strike since December 11th over the Canadian government’s history of broken treaties.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:29:41 +0000 Flo Jonic 7386 at http://ripr.org Wampanoag draw attention to plight of aboriginal Canadians