Mediation could begin Wednesday, between two factions of the Narragansett Indian Tribe. The Departments of Justice and the Interior, as well as the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are helping oversee the mediation.
The two groups are at odds over leadership of the tribe. Tribe member Chastity Machado is part of the group looking to oust Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas. Machado said she believes there is widespread corruption in the management of tribal funds.