Narragansett Indian Tribe tries to block subpoena of tribal leader


The Narragansett Indian Tribe is asking U.S. District Court to find that its sovereign immunity shields it from subpoenas against the tribe or its leaders that would require testimony about “internal tribal matters.” The tribe is trying to block the subpoena that would require Tribal Councilman Randy Noka to take the stand in a child-custody trial ordered by the state’s high court.