A Union of the Continuing Indigenous Communities of the Delaware Bay Region

This is the official website of the Confederation of Sovereign Nanticoke-Lenape Tribes.  Our union of the  historically and genealogically interrelated tribes of Nanticoke and Lenape people who have remained in the area of the Delaware Bay since ancient times.

This website was established to inform and educate both the citizens of member tribes and the general public about the mission and actions of this Confederation.

Visit Our Online Museum and Learning Center

To better educate the public to the continuing history and culture of our tribal communities, NanticokeLenapeMuseum.org was established as an online museum and learning center to share the history of the three Confederated Tribes. The expanding museum shares and preserves our culture and history, while also speaking to some of the concerns of the Confederated Tribes.

The Confederation Council

The Confederation is led by a council made up of the Principal and Secondary Chiefs of each of the member tribes and the councils / government officials of the member tribes.  The voting members of the Confederation Council are the tribal chiefs, while other tribal officials have a voice, but no vote.  Chairmanship of the council rotates between the Principal Chiefs of the member tribes.  In this way, each tribe has equal say in all decisions, which are made by a consensus of the voting Chiefs.

News and Information

  • Standing with Standing Rock CONFEDERATION COUNCIL RESOLUTION TITLE: STANDING WITH STANDING ROCK Resolution Number: CCR 2016-08-30 WHEREAS, the Confederation of Sovereign Nanticoke-Lenape Tribes, hereafter referred to as the “Confederation,” is chartered ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 2:32 PM by John Norwood
  • The First People of the First State Event
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 12:52 PM by John Norwood
  • Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Pow Wow June 11-12, 2016 at the Salem County Fairgrounds Open to the Public! Gates Open @ 10am / Grand Entry at 12 Noon Salem County Fairground, 735 Harding Hwy, Woodstown, NJ 08098 ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2016, 3:29 PM by John Norwood
  • 4th Annual Ladies Expo & Luncheon The Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc.'s 4th Annual Ladies Expo and Luncheon to be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2016, 11:09 AM by John Norwood
  • Unity Run
    Posted Sep 29, 2015, 2:42 PM by John Norwood
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