We’re Celebrating Land Rematriation
At Gathering Ground we envision an equitable and just society where people, organizations and communities take action that leverages and lifts up leadership, assets, and opportunities present in – and for – the benefit of communities. This is exactly what happened when the 63 Acres of land were rematriated to the Native American Advancement Corporation, managed by members of the Nanticoke Lenape people, this September after a long process of community activism and collective action.
When we read about this historical moment, we knew we had to share this with our community as a testimony of what collective action can do right here in New Jersey. We celebrate with those who have put in so much effort to make this rematriation possible, including partners such as NJ Green Acres, NJ Conservation Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and Open Space Institute.
As residents of New Jersey it is important that we understand the land that we live on and the people to whom this land originally belonged. Returning the land to its original owners is a significant step in the right direction, and one that resonates us and the vision we hold at Gathering Ground for moving toward a more just and equitable society
Connect with the Cohanzick Nature Reserve and learn more:
Rematriation – Native American Advancement Corporation
To learn more about Rematriation:
Rematriation podcast with Joy Harjo
Don’t forget! We’re two weeks out from our last Communities in Conversation of 2023!
During the upcoming session on Wednesday, November 29th at 9:30am, we ask the following questions:
“What organizational equity issue are you trying to solve and where do you need a partner, or an alliance or access to certain kinds of resources (knowledge, capital, etc)? Where are you stuck?”