Narragansett Indian Tribe seeks surplus R.I. Navy property

6/10/09

The Narragansett Indian Tribe has formally asked to acquire -- for free -- close to 400 acres of surplus Navy land on Aquidneck Island that local communities have spent years planning to redevelop. The Bureau of Indians Affairs, on behalf of the Narragansetts, submitted an application dated June 3 that requests the transfer of the Rhode Island property as part of the federal Base Realignment and Closure initiative, documents confirm.

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