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The “Power of Prayer” Saves Ramapough Mountain Indian Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp

photo courtesy of the Ramapough Mountain Indians

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Mahwah NJ, the Ramapough Mountain Indians don’t have to pay more than a million dollars in fines.

On the the Facebook page for the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp , the name of the prayer site a member rejoiced by saying,”Power of prayer! These people are wonderful people! I’ve met them twice. They are strong and stand 10 feet tall! They walk in a good way and are very generous. Very humble. This is fantastic news! I’m happy for them! Great victory for the Ramapough People!  “

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New Jersey Acknowledges Historic Recognition of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation, Agrees to Pay Tribe $2.4 Million

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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today a settlement with the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation under which the State acknowledges it has officially recognized the 3,000-member Tribe as an American Indian Tribe since 1982.

In addition to affirming its historic recognition of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation, the State will pay the Tribe a total of $2.4 million under the settlement agreement.
The State has also agreed to formally notify all relevant state and federal agencies of the Tribe’s official recognition status.

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Bergen County Indian Wars temporary restraining vacated

teepees
June 20,2017
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Mahwah NJ, on Monday a judge vacated a temporary restraining order filed by Mahwah Township against the Ramapough Lenape Indians.

The restraining order was imposed on a 14-acre prayer ground the Ramapoughs at the edge of a housing development.

Mahwah officials claimed that the Ramapoughs are in voilation of zoning laws because of tents, teepees and other structures they erected on the site, which is within a conservation zone and flood plain.

In an opinion issued by Superior Court Judge Charles E. Powers, “the township has not demonstrated that the temporary restraints are required to prevent imminent and irreparable harm,” .