VIDEO: Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe Suing NJ State Officials
BRIDGETON - New Jersey state officials are being sued by a local Native American tribe who say they just want to be recognized. The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe, based in Bridgeton, is asking for official state recognition. Without it, the tribe’s wares, which include rattles, jewelry, and drums like the one pictured, can’t be marketed as authentic Native American-made. And because of that alone, the tribe says they have lost over a quarter million dollars in revenue. Official state recognition would restore that label, as well as Native American-specific scholarships, grants, and federal funds.
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