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Suit: Tribe chief refused to leave role after impeachment


NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island’s Narragansett Indian Tribe is suing its chief sachem of nearly two decades, alleging he refused to give up his position following his impeachment last month, which stemmed from reports he may be a Florida resident.

The lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday seeks a court order forcing Matthew Thomas to surrender his position.

Thomas tells The Providence Journal he’s “rolling with the punches.” He says a previous tribal court ruling involving a disputed election is being ignored.


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