2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:36:05 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, TRIBES: Navy surplus land, Aquidneck Island, RI
Indian Affairs renews bid for Navy land for Narragansetts

Richard Salit
Providence Journal (RI)
February 23, 2010

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, one month after announcing that it would cease pursuing 260 acres of surplus Navy land on Aquidneck Island for the Narragansetts, now says it will revive its bid to acquire the properties at no charge on behalf of the local tribe.

The move, one in a series of starts and stops in disposing of the land, throws yet another potential roadblock before community plans for the coastal properties.

"The tribe is anxious to acquire the property ... because the land is within the tribe's aboriginal territory and the acquisition would enable the tribe to provide services, job training, and jobs to tribal members in the surrounding area," Larry Echo Hawk, the bureau's assistant secretary, wrote in a letter stamped Feb. 2 and received by the Defense Department on Friday.


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