Bring Lenape Tribal youth back to ancestral lands, the Lënapehòkink, within the Delaware River watershed and in portions of New York to cultivate tribal identity, cultural resilience, and provide career orienting experiences and pathways for Tribal youth. The partnership between three Federally-recognized Lenape Tribes will coordinate the youth immersion program, support 18 youth fellowship positions, develop a program framework, and create a long-term sustainability plan for the program.
NFWF Grant Profile
America the Beautiful Challenge
Project Title: Developing a Lënapehòkink Cultural Heritage Homelands Fellowship Along the Delaware River (DE, PA, NJ, NY)
Northeastern Delaware, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware River watershed, New York City, western Long Island, lower Hudson Valley, ancestral homelands of the three Lenape Tribes