Tribal Status

Our tribal nation is acknowledge by the State of New Jersey through both concurrent legislative resolution and statutes. Buy statute, our tribe has two permanent seats on the New Jersey Commission on American Indian Affairs.

In both the 2000 and 2010 United State Census, the Nanticoke-Lenape were acknowledged as separate American Indian TribalĀ  Statistical Area, and worked with the federal government in establishing specific census information for our tribe.

We are a voting member nation of the National Congress of American Indians, the oldest and largest political organization of American Indian Tribes in the United States.

Our tribal nation is a charter member of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET), which is an intertribal league of sovereign American Indian Nations continuing from the colonial era of the eastern and southern seaboard of the continental United States.

We are members of the United League of Indigenous Nations, which is an international treaty organization of indigenous sovereign nations working to promote indigenous rights and governmental development.