I have been blogging about NJ’s Sand Hill tribe for almost two years now and was fortunate to be at the Healing Turtle Island event that will be discussed today on Native America Calling from 1pm to 2 pm today. At that event Ron Holloway accepted the apology in lower Manhattan on behalf of all four Lenape tribes left:
The Delaware (now in OK), the Munsee (now in Canada), the Shinnecock (in NY) and the Sand Hill Band – the only Lenape tribe left in NJ. The story will also be carried on NPR. The stream is available here:
Acting Principal Chief Ron Yonaguska Holloway will be on the show with Robert Chase of the Collegiate Church as well as Carmen Ketcher of the Delaware tribe who was also present at the Healing Turtle Island Ceremony. It should be a really enlightening program which discusses the relationship between the Church and the indigenous tribes of NY and NJ over the centuries and where we go from here. Reverend Chase is actually descended from one of the very first Dutch families in what is now New York City.