Chief Dwaine Perry
Sub-Chief Vincent Mann
Deer Clan Chief – Still Pending
Turtle Clan Chief – Still Pending
Wolf Clan Chief – Charlene De Freese
Paterson Turkey Band Chief – Johny Bragg
Staten Island Martens Band Chief – Richard De Groat Thomas, Joseph Mathis (2) Candidates
Waywayanda Band Chief – Floyd Hicks
RAMAPOUGH LENAPE NATION
- Be a member in good standing & on the current Tribal Roll
- Minimum 5 years of positive involvement in tribal life
- Proven Community Relations, Public relations and team building skills, ability to do public speaking
- Be at least (45) forty-five years old on date of election
- Must be able to commit a minimum of (30) thirty hours per week conducting tribal business on site
- Minimum (5) five years management/administrative experience, to include; Budgets, payroll interpret monthly state, tribal and local policy
Polls will be Good Shepard Church in Ringwood, Brook Church in Hillburn and the Tribal Building in Mahwah.
Polls will be open from 10am – 3pm.
ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION DAY
PRESERVING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
American Indians lived in the Ramapo Mountains for thousands of years prior to the coming of European settlers and THEY ARE STILL HERE. Indian settlements have been documented though the Highlands region by archaeological excavations most recently within the basin of the nearby Monksville Reservoir and at the Springhouse Rock Shelter in Sloatsburg, N.Y.
Bring your Native American artifacts and have them identified and authenticated by Ed Lenik, archaeologist and author of several books on the Ramapough Mountain Indians, rock art and Indians in Bear Mountain State Park, N.Y. Lenik will provide the public with a free authentication of artifact collections and answer questions about Indian culture history.
A Documentary called ” The Canary Effect”
Free Firewood contact the Tribal office, also free file cabinets call (201) 529-1171
Fears Of Contamination Plague Ringwood Mines, Surrounding Neighborhoods.
Click here for link
9:30 am – Coffee and Bagels
10:00 –Ramapough Indian Blessing: Vincent Mann, Sub Chief
Opening of the Conference by: Howard Horowitz and Geoff Welch
10:15 -Land Use and Stream Management Strategies for Reducing Flood Risks and Protecting Water Quality: Julie Moore, Water Resources Group Leader, Stone Environmental, Montpelier, Vermont
10:55 -The Blue Acres Program in New Jersey: Brandee Chapman, NJDEP
11:20 – The Darlington Schoolhouse Project: Ed Goodell, Executive Director, NY/NJ Trail Conference
11:50 – USGS Gaging Station Program in the Ramapo River Watershed: Chris L. Gazoorian – Hydrologist USGS NY Water Science Center, Troy, NY
12:20 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm – A Snake, a Skink, and Me: a New Alchemical Vision for the Ramapo Watershed: Kevin Dann, Independent Historian
2:00 -Update on the Ford Motor Company Paint Sludge Remediation in Torne Valley and Planting of a Ramapough Indian Medicine Garden: Walter “Chuck” Stead, Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator / Adjunct Professor, Ramapo College, Vincent Mann, Ramapough Sub Chief
2:30 – Environmental Justice Impacts of the Ringwood Superfund Remediation: RISE,The 2014 Environmental Assessment Course, Michael Edelstein, Professor
3:00 – The First Marked Nature Trail in the Country, Established on a Tributary of the Ramapo River in Tuxedo in 1925 by The Museum of Natural History: Sue Scher, Professor of Social Work Emeritus, Ramapo College
3:30 – Down and Dirty Suburban Environmental Action, Moving forward in creating ecologically sustainable suburban communities: Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel, Executive Director, MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.)
4:00 – The Ramapo River Near Hillburn, A Wordmap by Howard Horowitz, Ramapo College
4:20 – 5:00 – Reception
Presented by the Ramapo River Committee
and The Institute for Environmental Studies at Ramapo College
Orange Environmental Inc.
George L. Becker Jr. MD, CGF
Town of Ramapo, New York
The Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council
Free Event – Registration requested at:
email@example.com (845) 712-5220
We are hosting a HUGE trash clean-up Saturday! We will be hosting three in total in April to really make some progress cleaning up the illegal dumping there. MEVO’s Monthly E-mail will go out tonight.
You are all our biggest supporters so please if you could share this with your networks, employees, students, friends, and family it would mean a lot. We will have dumpsters, trucks, tractors and we will need a small army to really tackle this garbage. Please come volunteer!!!!
What: Stag Hill Trash Clean-Up
Where: 189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah NJ (Ramapough Lunaape Nation Community Center)
When: 09:00 – 10:00am
Why: To remove hundreds of tires, thousands of pounds of trash, and clean-up fifty years of illegal dumping on Stag Hill.
Bring: Clothes you can get dirty, lunch, water, tough shoes for walking on garbage, and a friend to volunteer with you!
RSVP: please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: Call 201-316-4888
(Partners on this project are: Ramapough Lunaape Nation, Mahwah Department of Public Works, Wells Fargo Bank in Mahwah, New Jersey, Quinnipiac University Alumni Association, and the Bergen County Department of Parks)
Attention All Ramapough Men and Women. WE know have an opportunity to lift up and move our people forward in a meaningful way.
To the Men who are strong enough to work within a society for our people
now is the time to step forward.
BRAVE HEARTS TO THE FRONT
To the Women who have held us and kept us so all might live
In A Real Good Way
We Say to you
NOW IS YOUR TIME
Let us gather now and become the people we prayed would come
SUNDAY APRIL 6TH 2014 AT 2pm
AMERICAN NATIVE DOCUMENTARY
The Ramapo College Masters in Sustainability Studies
In conjunction with the Ramapough Lenape Nation and director Steve Oritt and producer Corey Bobker
Proudly invites you to a screening of AMERICAN NATIVE
An approved documentary about the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation
Reception and panel discussion immediately following
Sharp Theater, Berrie Center, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Sunday, March 23, 2014
2:00 Welcome by Ramapo College, the Director and the Ramapough-Lenape Nation.
2:15 Screening of American Native
3:40 Panel discussion: Finding Identity in a Contested Landscape
Moderator, Professor Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology, Programs in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, RCNJ
Tribal Reflections on American Native:
Dwaine Perry, Chief of the Ramapough-Lenape nation
Vincent Mann, Sub-chief of the Ramapough-Lenape nation and Chief, Turtle Clan
Commentary on Finding Identity in a Contested Landscape:
Elizabeth Hoover, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of American Studies, Brown University and Schomberg Visiting Scholar, RCNJ
Walter “Chuck” Stead, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, RCNJ
Christine Grabowski, Ph.D. (Grabowski & Associates, LLC), Consulting Anthropologist on the Film
Closing Comments by Film Makers:
Steven Oritt, Director
Corey Bobker, Producer
5 p.m. Reception
Inquiries: Professor Michael R. Edelstein, email@example.com, 201 684 7745
The Tribal Roll will be closed for an indefinite period of time. . .
No new applications will be processed or accepted
No lose or updated Tribal Cards will be issued
No exceptions to any of the above
The Tribal Roll re-opening date will be posted on the website when the Council
re-opens it. Until then, please do not call the Tribal Building asking when
the Roll will re-open. The Office will not be able to answer the question.
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