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“Walls came down, bridges were built, inspiration was shared, challenges were tackled, hope was renewed because people who care took the time to come together to have meaningful conversation. Thank you […] for creating the environment to make this possible. We are stronger together.”
– Doug Goulding, Chief Serving Officer at NCS Paterson and the Paterson Health Initiative
Image: Guiding Question for Paterson’s Call to Collaboration
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation has offered this Land Acknowledgement for those who seek to honor the Lenape people and their territory preceding an event in Lenapehoking, also known as New Jersey:
“The land upon which we gather is part of the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, called “Lenapehoking.” The Lenape People lived in harmony with one another upon this territory for thousands of years. During the colonial era and early federal period, many were removed west and north, but some also remain among the continuing historical tribal communities of the region: The Nanticoke LenniLenape Tribal Nation; the Ramapough Lenape Nation; and the Powhatan Renape Nation, The Nanticoke of Millsboro Delaware, and the Lenape of Cheswold Delaware. We acknowledge the Lenni-Lenape as the original people of this land and their continuing relationship with their territory. In our acknowledgment of the continued presence of Lenape people in their homeland, we affirm the aspiration of the great Lenape Chief Tamanend, that there be harmony between the indigenous people of this land and the descendants of the immigrants to this land, “as long as the rivers and creeks flow, and the sun, moon, and stars shine.”