Narragansett Chief Sachem: 'Imposter' tribal council trying to seize power
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Narragansett Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas is calling out several of the tribe’s members who have filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to uphold Thomas’ impeachment.
Thomas, who has been the chief of the tribe for nearly two decades, sent out a statement calling on the “Imposter tribal council to end their political charade.”
“It is quite disheartening to see this very small group of dissident members defying their own tribal court system in a misguided attempt to seize power from the lawfully constituted tribal government,” Thomas said in the statement. “Unfortunately these dissident members have attempted to perpetrate a fraud on their fellow tribal members, as well as the media and the general public.”