(Submitted by Heidi Johnson) The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Federation’s summer camp will be held from Monday July 29 to Friday August 2, 2013. At this time, we have thirty enrolled children between the ages of seven and fourteen. During camp children learn the Lenape language, traditional Lenape dancing and pow-wow dancing, the history of the tribe, as well as, Lenape traditions and stories. This camp is one of the many ways that the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Cultural Retention Committee helps to keep our traditions alive for the next seven generations.
On June 14th, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, each of our three confederated tribes (The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware, the Nanticoke Indian Tribe) became signatories on the United League of Indigenous Nations Treaty. This is an historic occasion for our three tribes, to be in league with sovereign indigenous nations from around the world. Our tribes joined over 80 other indigenous nations in the ULIN.
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Since the formation of the Confederation of Sovereign Nanticoke-Lenape Tribes, which began as an intertribal union between our tribe and the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware, there remained one additional tribe which was needed to make the confederation complete, the Nanticoke Indian Tribe of Delaware. Our three tribes share common bloodlines and history. In May 2011, the Nanticoke unanimously voted at their regular tribal meeting to become full members of the confederation. This completes our union. We wholeheartedly welcome our relatives into our Confederation!