On Sunday, August 20th 2017 the Pokanoket Nation launched an encampment at Potumtuk in Bristol, Rhode Island to reclaim their sacred land from Brown University. Over 50 members of the Tribe along with allies set up camp on the land with the goal of staying until Brown University gives back the land to the Pokanoket Nation. This encampment has been named the Po Metacom Camp.
Brown University does not have an Aboriginal Title to the land, given that Metacom’s ancestral line has never signed over their right to the land. The tribe has used the law and legal avenues to make known their legal standing and rightful land ownership of the Pokanoket Nation. Response to their communications have been delayed for too long.
Apply to stay at the Po Metacom Camp and support the Pokanoket Nation in taking back their sacred land.
The Camp has limited resources and staying at the Camp is by invitation only. The Po Metacom Camp is waging a peaceful struggle to reclaim sacred land and maintaining the camp is hard work. If you are accepted to stay at the Camp expect to put in work to support the Pokanoket Nation and act in a way that respects the sacredness of the land.
Please read over the policies and principles of the camp here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_TjvvMhbHa6gIt2VhV0k-8djlMQGfb35wMnbnN9JPzo/edit?usp=sharing