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

photo courtesy of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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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