Po Metacom Camp
From the Po Metacom Camp:
On Sunday, August 20th, 2017, the Pokanoket Nation launched an encampment at Potumtuk in Bristol, Rhode Island to reclaim their sacred land from Brown University. Members of the Tribe along with allies set up camp on the land with the goal of having Brown University give back the land to the Pokanoket Nation. This encampment has been named the Po Metacom Camp.
Brown University does not have an Aboriginal Title to the land, because King Philip’s ancestral line has never signed over their right to the land. This territory was “donated” to Brown University by the Haffenreffer family in the 1950’s. The tribe has gone to the courts to make known their legal standing and the Pokanoket Nation’s rightful land ownership; the Tribe has a lawsuit seeking pending against the town of Bristol and the State of Rhode Island and has issued Public and Constructive Notices to the town of Bristol. In 2015 the Pokanoket Tribe raised the Pokonoket Flag declaring their right to the land. Response to their communications has been delayed for too long.
More information on their website:
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE CAMP:
Apply to join the camp: bit.ly/PoMetacomCamp
Send supplies to the camp: http://a.co/ilt6Cnv
Donate to the camp: www.youcaring.com/pometacomcamp