PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Native American tribe plans to lead a march to Brown University over land they say was illegally taken from them hundreds of years ago.
The Pokanoket (poh-kah-NOH’-ket) Nation said Monday that the demonstration will begin at Brown Street Park in Providence Tuesday and continue to the entrance of the main green at Brown.
The tribe and their supporters set up a long-term encampment last month to reclaim their ancestral home in Bristol that they say was illegally taken from them hundreds of years ago. University officials have said the school has owned the legal title for decades.
The Providence Journal reported Friday that the Ivy League school says a proposed agreement to end the encampment was rejected by the tribe. The tribe didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment on Monday.