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Welcome to the Lenape Nation Web Site

 

""""For over 10,000 years the area now known as Pennsylvania has been the homelands of the Lenape tribe. The early recorded history of Pennsylvania is deeply rooted in the relationship between the Lenapes and the Europeans who settled here. There has been a rich exchange in culture, as well as early and continuing conflicts between those ways of life. As with all triumphs and tragedies, it continues to require thoughtful reflection. The Lenape people have survived displacement and upheaval. The very fact that they are still here is significant.

Today the Lenape Nation is active in the revival of tradition and community. For decades the Lenapes have been teaching in the public and private school systems and continue today to offer a very unique and insightful view on the culture and history of Pennsylvania, to all age groups. The Lenape Nation encourages partnerships among people and organizations in the Commonwealth, in order to foster cultural, historical and environmental education and preservation, and in many cases, a "re-education." Today the Lenape Nations enjoys a formal partnership with over 17 organizations who are committed supporters of the tribe.

We are in a time of renewal, and a time of great change. Our ancestors left many teachings for us to learn by and to share with others. Those teachings often focus on respect and commonality among all living things. It is often said that we cannot know our future if we do not know our history. The history ,and story, of our people is a long and winding story that continues into the present day. """"

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Lenape Nation Information Packet

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WHAT'S NEW ON OUR WEBSITE!

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Rising Nation River Journey Update

The itinerary for the 2014 River Journey is now posted here.
(updated July 19, 2014)

Please note major change to our itinerary as of July 19th!
We will gather on August 1 AT THE SAME LOCATION THAT WE ARE STAYING AT ON AUGUST 2ND! Not at OxBow Campsites!

More details regarding departure/arrival times, camping, educational programs, speakers, etc., are being updated daily. Keep checking back!

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As Crow Flies Counterclockwise

An exhibition by Pato Hebert, Mellon Creative Resident, in collaboration with Shelley DePaul, Chief of the Lenape Nation and Instructor of Lenape Language at Swarthmore College

April 10 - August 29, 2014
Magill Library, Haverford College

sponsored by the Haverford College Libraries

download flyer

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Please make note of our new mailing address:

PO Box 43
Saylorsburg, PA 18353

 

Dear Friends, We are beginning to get back on our feet at the Lenape Nation Cultural Center in Easton, slowly but surely, and we will reopen beginning April 5th. However we still do have a shortage of staff so please check here before planning a visit to make sure we are open that particular weekend. We will post any closings here. Wanishi.

The Lenape Nation cultural center will be closed this Sat. June 21

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If you have verifiable Lenape Ancestry and would like to enroll in the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania you can download our enrollment form here.
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A Tribal Resolution of the
Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
Affirming the United Nations Declaration
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

WHEREAS, The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania are the indigenous peoples and caretakers of this Land, and

WHEREAS, the Tribal Council of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania acting on behalf of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, and

WHEREAS, The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania recognizes the effort and international recognition that the United Nations General Assembly has shown by its adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 13 September 2007, believing that the principles and the Articles of the Declaration are also embraced by the members of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania affirms its inherent right of self-determination, therefore be it

RESOLVED that the Council of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania hereby recognizes and affirms the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by the United Nations Council on September 13, 2007 as a minimum expression of the indigenous right of the members of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.

CERTIFICATION
Passed and approved by the Council of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania on the 15th day of June, 2011 at the Tribal Office and Headquarters in Easton Pennsylvania by a unanimous vote of it members.

 

 

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