Guide to the Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs records , 1977-1986


Rhode Island State Archives
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Published in 2009

Collection Overview

Title: Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs records
Date range: 1977-1986
Creator: Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs
Extent: 3.6 cubic feet other
Abstract: The Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs records contains information on the commission's efforts to investigate problems common to persons of American Indian heritage in Rhode Island.
Language of materials: English
Repository: Rhode Island State Archives
Collection number: 1996-68

Scope & content

The records of the Commission are primarily arranged by subject and include correspondence, annual reports, by-laws, meeting minutes, reference files, and documentation on activities with various federal and state agencies including The Bureau of Indian Affairs, The Rhode Island Indian Council (proposals and grants), and The Narragansett Tribe (needs assessment questionnaires, land claim settlement). Other records relate to various projects including the Narragansett Tribal Education Project, the South County Project, and the establishment of the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. Items are arranged into the following series:
  • Series 1. Subject Files, 1977-1986

Historical note

The Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs was created per Executive Order No. 39, December 7, 1976 within the Department of Community Affairs. Per Public Law 1985 Chapter 181 the Department of Community Affairs was disbanded and the Commission for Indian Affairs came under the jurisdiction of the Department of Human Services. The Commission disbanded as of July 1, 1987, but was officially abolished in 1995 per the Governor’s Executive Order (95-8) Abolition of Certain Executive Boards and Commissions. The Commission's purpose was to investigate problems common to persons of American Indian heritage who are residents of this State, both urban and rural. The Commission also provided assistance to Indian organizations and individuals in their dealings with agencies of federal, state, and local government and gaining access to social services, education, employment opportunities, health, housing, civil rights, and other services and programs and their funding.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access.
Use of the materials: Researchers are advised that express written permission to reproduce, quote, or otherwise publish any portion or extract from this collection must be obtained from the Rhode Island State Archives. Although the Rhode Island State Archives has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs records, 1996-68, Rhode Island State Archives.
Contact information: Rhode Island State Archives
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: Transferred from Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs in 1996.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Kate Telford.
Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Kate Telford 2009 March 18
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Inventory


Series 1. Subject Files
Box 1-3

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Acts (Local and Private Nature; Acts of Incorporation: United Electric Power Company
1926
Box 1, Folder 2 Agendas, Commission Meetings
1977-1981
Box 1, Folder 3 Agendas, Commission Meetings
1982
Box 1, Folder 4 Agendas, Commission Meetings
1983
Box 1, Folder 5 Agriculture, Department of, (Native American Programs)
1977-1978
Box 1, Folder 6 American Friends Service Committee: FY 1980, Budget Requests for Indians
1979-1980
Box 1, Folder 7 Annual Report
1977
Box 1, Folder 8 Annual Report
1978
Box 1, Folder 9 Annual Report
1979
Box 1, Folder 10 Annual Report
1980
Box 1, Folder 11 Annual Report
1981
Box 1, Folder 12 Annual Report
1982
Box 1, Folder 13 Annual Report
1984
Box 1, Folder 14 Apache Liquor Ordinances: Federal Register, Department of the Interior
undated
Box 1, Folder 15 Archaeological Dig, Massachusetts Public Laws: Ch. 713, An Act Relative to the Interment of Certain Persons; Chapter 659, An Act Relative to Certain Skeletal Remains
1983
Box 1, Folder 16 Block Grant information: Health and Human Services
1982
Box 1, Folder 17 Block Grant information: Memorandum
1981
Box 1, Folder 18 Bureau of Indian Affairs
undated
Box 1, Folder 19 By-Laws, Commission
1976 and 1978
Box 1, Folder 20 By-Laws, Commission (Model Form)
undated
Box 1, Folder 21 By-Laws and Executive Order, Commission
1976-1978, 1983
Box 1, Folder 22 Canada: Rights of North American Indians born in Canada
1978
Box 1, Folder 23 Census data: Narragansetts
Contents Note: Tribal List, 1881, Report of Commission on Narragansett Indians; Superior Court, C.A. No. 80-227, Narragansett Tribe of Indians, Narragansett Tribal Education Project, Inc., Rosalind Shumate, Harold Champlin, Harry M. Johnson Sr., Mark F. Dove, Roland C. Mars, Ferris B. Dove vs. Eric Thomas, Walter K. Babcock, George Herbert Hopkins, Ethel "Sis" Brown, Nancy Padrone, Helen Stanton, Hiawatha Brown, Keith Brown, Ella Thomas/Sekatau, and Mary Stanton Brown; Subject Report American Indians of New England Region by county, American Indian Census and Statistical Data Project, by Jim Red Corn, 1970 census Coastal Resources Management Council: Notice, 1985, Ninigret Pond project

1774
Box 1, Folder 24 Coastal Resources Management Council: Notice, 1985, Ninigret Pond project
1985
Box 1, Folder 25 Colorado Commission
undated
Box 1, Folder 26 Commission Achievements
1983
Box 1, Folder 27 Commission Achievements: Correspondence
1976-1978
Box 1, Folder 28 Commission Achievements: Correspondence
1979-1980
Box 1, Folder 29 Commission Achievements: Correspondence
1981-1982
Box 1, Folder 30 Commission Achievements: Correspondence
1983-1984
Box 1, Folder 31 Commission Consultant Workshops, Paula D. Jennings
1981
Box 1, Folder 32 Commission Profiles, Commissioner Work Book
1980
Box 1, Folder 33 Commission - State Indian List
1981
Box 1, Folder 34 Commissioners - Correspondence
1981-1982
Box 1, Folder 35 Commissioners, Miscellaneous: List of Commissioners, term expiration; corres., executive orders
1976
Box 1, Folder 36 Community Affairs
1982
Box 1, Folder 37 Community Relations Task Force/Gerontology
1980
Box 1, Folder 38 Connecticut Indian Affairs Council
1978-1983
Box 1, Folder 39 Council of Energy Resource Tribes, CERT
1981
Box 1, Folder 40 CSA Tribes: Constitution and By-Laws of the Narragansett Tribe of Indians as amended July, 1981
1981
Box 1, Folder 41 "Definition of an Indian"
1980
Box 1, Folder 42 Director's Memos -Nancy V. Bordeleau file
1985-1986
Box 1, Folder 43 Director's Memos - Paulla D. Jennings
1982
Box 1, Folder 44 Education, Department of
1981-1984
Box 1, Folder 45 Eight Northern Pueblos Employment Assistance Contract
1977
Box 1, Folder 46 Emergency Energy Assistance Program
1979-1982
Box 1, Folder 47 Energy
1981-1982
Box 1, Folder 48 Energy Assistance Program- Preliminary Draft
1981
Box 1, Folder 49 Environmental Management, Dept. of
undated
Box 1, Folder 50 Executive Order No. 39, 1976; Correspondence
1981
Box 1, Folder 51 Federal Agency Review: United Sates Department of Agriculture Report
1981
Box 1, Folder 52 Federal Agriculture/Agencies
1978-1981
Box 1, Folder 53 Federal Indian Services; Policy Resolution # 1,Treaties and Trust Responsibilities
1976
Box 1, Folder 54 Federal Regional Council of New England, Executive Order, Goals, OBJ
undated
Box 1, Folder 55 Federal Regional Council of New England, Indian Task Force
1981-1982
Box 1, Folder 56 Federal Regional Council of New England, Indian Task Force
1983
Box 1, Folder 57 Film Collaborative/Dennis Mahoney
1982
Box 1, Folder 58 Fiscal Reports, Tribal and Council, Rhode Island Indian Council, Inc.
1979-1980
Box 1, Folder 59 Genealogy, Individual History Chart: Paula Dove Jennings (Completed Forms)
1979
Box 1, Folder 60 General Laws (Title 28, Ch. 294, 1909 and Ch. 250) relating to Indian Meeting House
Box 1, Folder 61 Governor's Office
1978-1982
Box 2, Folder 1 Governors' Interstate Indian Council (GIIC)
1976-1981
Box 2, Folder 2 Grant Application Requests, Funds for Longhouse Completion
1977
Box 2, Folder 3 Hazard School - Black and N. American Cultures/Carol Grandin
1982
Box 2, Folder 4 Home Energy Assistance Program, Preliminary Draft
1981-1982
Box 2, Folder 5 Housing and Urban Development, Dept. of
1979-1980
Box 2, Folder 6 Hunting and Fishing Legislation (Montana et. al., vs. United States et at)
1981
Box 2, Folder 7 Indian Child Welfare Act-(National Indian Child Conference)
undated
Box 2, Folder 8 Indian Economic Development
undated
Box 2, Folder 9 Indian Education Act
undated
Box 2, Folder 10 Indian Federal Food Programs
undated
Box 2, Folder 11 Indian Health Service
undated
Box 2, Folder 12 Indian Housing
undated
Box 2, Folder 13 Indian Religious Freedom Act/Grave Sites
undated
Box 2, Folder 14 Indian Testimony - Select Committee on Indian Affairs - relating to Indian Council)
undated
Box 2, Folder 15 Indian Water Rights
undated
Box 2, Folder 16 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - pertaining to Narragansett Tribal Education Project Inc.
undated
Box 2, Folder 17 Jojola, Stephen, resident of Isleta Pueblo Reservation, New Mexico, file of
1981
Box 2, Folder 18 Kingstown Village - Historic District
undated
Box 2, Folder 19 Maine - Department of Indian Affairs
undated
Box 2, Folder 20 Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs
undated
Box 2, Folder 21 Mashpee-Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council
undated
Box 2, Folder 22 Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs
undated
Box 2, Folder 23 Media Project Grant - Harold Champlin
undated
Box 2, Folder 24 Michigan Indian Affairs Commission
undated
Box 2, Folder 25 Monthly Reports, Commission for Indian Affairs
1977-1980
Box 2, Folder 26 Monthly Reports, Commission for Indian Affairs
1981-1982
Box 2, Folder 27 Monthly Reports, Commission for Indian Affairs
1983
Box 2, Folder 28 Narragansett - Land Claim - Correspondence
undated
Box 2, Folder 29 Narragansett - list of events and council member lists
undated
Box 2, Folder 30 Narragansett - Membership Roll
1979
Box 2, Folder 31 Narragansett - Tribal Recognition
1983
Box 2, Folder 32 Narragansett - Tribal List
undated
Box 2, Folder 33 Narragansett By-Laws
undated
Box 2, Folder 34 Narragansett Concerned Citizens Committee
undated
Box 2, Folder 35 Narragansett Electric Company - Archeological - Cooperative Agreement
undated
Box 2, Folder 36-37 Narragansett Land Claim
undated
Box 2, Folder 38 Narragansett Land Claim- Correspondence
undated
Box 2, Folder 39 Narragansett Land Management Corporation
undated
Box 2, Folder 40 Narragansett Tribal Council
undated
Box 2, Folder 41 Narragansett Tribal Council Membership Roll - Mailing Lists
undated
Box 2, Folder 42 Narragansett Tribal Council [Annual] August Meeting Materials
1980
Box 2, Folder 43 Narragansett Tribal Council-Senate Resolutions, Petition for Federal Recognition and Biennial Report
undated
Box 2, Folder 44 Narragansett Tribal Education Project Inc.
undated
Box 2, Folder 45 Narragansett Tribal Education Project Inc. - Proposals
undated
Box 2, Folder 46 Narragansett Tribal Education Project Inc. - Correspondence
undated
Box 2, Folder 47 Narragansett Tribalal Legislation
undated
Box 2, Folder 48 Narragansett Tribe - Federal Acknowledgement
1983
Box 2, Folder 49 Narragansett Tribe - HEAP
1983-1984
Box 2, Folder 50 Narragansett Tribe - Longhouse Proposal - "Top"
undated
Box 2, Folder 51 National Congress of American Indians Convention - American Indians and Alaska Natives
undated
Box 2, Folder 52 National Tribal Chairmen's Association - Denver Institute
undated
Box 2, Folder 53 Native American Equal Opportunity Act
undated
Box 2, Folder 54 Native American Programs
1982
Box 3, Folder 1 Nebraska Indian Affairs
undated
Box 3, Folder 2 New England Power (Nuclear Plant) - Correspondence
undated
Box 3, Folder 3 New Mexico Indian Affairs Office
undated
Box 3, Folder 4 North American Indian Museums Association (NAIMA)
undated
Box 3, Folder 5 North Carolina Indian Affairs Commission
undated
Box 3, Folder 6 North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission
undated
Box 3, Folder 7 Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission (OIAC)
undated
Box 3, Folder 8 Personnel Records - Statement of Duties
undated
Box 3, Folder 9 Procurement Under Buy Indian Act: Federal Register and Public Law 95 - 608, An act to Establish Standards for the placement of Indian children in foster or adoptive homes, to prevent the breakup of Indian families, and for other purposes
1978
Box 3, Folder 10 Public Parks (Department of) - Correspondence
undated
Box 3, Folder 11 Reference Listing of New England Indian Representatives
1983
Box 3, Folder 12 Revenue Sharing, Office of (U.S.Treasury Department)
undated
Box 3, Folder 13 Rhode Island Block Grants
1981-1982
Box 3, Folder 14 Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission
undated
Box 3, Folder 15 Rhode Island Indian Cooperative (RIIC) and Weatherization Program
1982
Box 3, Folder 16 Rhode Island Indian Cooperative (RIIC)
undated
Box 3, Folder 17 Rhode Island Indian Cooperative Inc. Firewood Project
undated
Box 3, Folder 18 Rhode Island Indian Council - Community Development Corporation (CDC)
undated
Box 3, Folder 19 Rhode Island Indian Council - Correspondence relative to grant monies and wood project
undated
Box 3, Folder 20 Rhode Island Indian Council - Grants
undated
Box 3, Folder 21 Rhode Island Indian Council Inc.
undated
Box 3, Folder 22 Rhode Island Indian Council Inc. - (Indian Deaths in Rhode Island Report)
1968/1978
Box 3, Folder 23 Rhode Island Indian Council Inc. Cooperative - Corporation Papers and By-Laws
undated
Box 3, Folder 24 Rhode Island Indian Council Inc. Cooperative - Correspondence
undated
Box 3, Folder 25 Rhode Island Indian Council Proposals
1983
Box 3, Folder 26 Rhode Island Indian Council Proposals
1982
Box 3, Folder 27 Rhode Island Indian Council, Inc. (Wood Co-op Mailing List)
undated
Box 3, Folder 28 Rhode Island Indian Council, Inc. Emergency Crisis Intervention Program
undated
Box 3, Folder 29 Rhode Island Legislation
undated
Box 3, Folder 30 Roger Williams Park - NEH Self Study Planning Grant - Narrative Report of Accomplishment
1983
Box 3, Folder 31 Roger Williams Park Museum
undated
Box 3, Folder 32 Roger Williams Park Museum - Correspondence
undated
Box 3, Folder 33 South County Project - Correspondence
undated
Box 3, Folder 34 South County Project - Semi Annual Performance Report, Folklife Project, Draft Proposal to NEH
undated
Box 3, Folder 35 South County Project Grant - Narrative Report of Accomplishment
1983
Box 3, Folder 36 State Boards and Commissions (Biographical Information)
undated
Box 3, Folder 37 State Indian Commisions, Governors' Representatives and/or contact persons in Indian Affairs
undated
Box 3, Folder 38 Tomaquag Indian Museum - Proposal
1986
Box 3, Folder 39 United States Senate - Committee on Indian Affairs - bill copies
undated
Box 3, Folder 40 University of Rhode Island PowWow - programs, meeting minutes, correspondence
1981
Box 3, Folder 41 University of Rhode Island PowWow - programs,correspondence, newsletters, financial rpt (copy)
1980
Box 3, Folder 42 Utilities - Narragansett Electric - Indian Burial Sites
undated
Box 3, Folder 43 Workshop Meeting for Indian Commissioners - Outline and notes
1980