The Native Americans along with other minority groups have been needing representation and equal rights in this land for many decades. It was not until 1924 that Congress recognized Native American people as citizens. Also on August 13, 1978 Congress signed into law the "American Indian religious Freedom Act", this law gave the Native Americans the right to practice their religious beliefs.
Now along with other Native Americans we have begun the fight to preserve our culture. We are actively involved in the teaching of dancing, drumming, and Indian crafts to both young and old.
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians host an annual Pow-Wow which is open to the public. The Pow-Wow presents an opportunity for the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians and other neighboring Indian Tribes to display, practice, and share their skills acquired through their rich heritage.
The headquarters of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, Inc. is presently located at 18 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey. The office administers to the needs of Native Americans through housing, jobs, food, clothing, and education. Our Business hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday (closed on State and Federal holidays). Stop in and visit with us and browse through our gift shop if you find yourself in the area. The gift shop (Turtle Trading Post) features handcrafted items.