November: Native American Heritage Month

November 17th, 2020

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of the first inhabitants of the United States.

Today, the State of New Jersey recognizes three tribes:  Ramapough Lenape Nation, Powhatan Renape Nation, and Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation.

The tribes reside within a vast area known as Lenapehoking containing the Delaware, Millstone, Raritan and other watersheds in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware that was historically inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape people.

This November, please take the time to learn about Native American indigenous cultures, including the Lenni-Lenape people, the original stewards of land and water in our region. Check out the resources below to learn more about some of the indigenous people in this area.

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation

Ramapough Lenape Nation

PBS Native American Heritage Month

More About Native American Heritage Month

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