Saturday, February 19, 2011

Good News for the New Jersey Lenape

Just saw this posted somewhere: Legislation to have New Jersey officially recognize the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians, Ramapough Lenape Indians and Powhatan Renape Indians as American Indian Tribes was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

It goes on to say that the bill "would allow the three tribes to establish eligibility for federal education, job training and housing benefits and protection for the sale of artwork, qualify for public and private grants, protect the ability to engage in traditional religious practices, preserve and protect burial sites and artifacts and ensuring that handicrafts made by tribal members may be sold as “Indian made.” Could be a very good thing. Maybe someday, Pennsylvania?

No comments :