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#1 Mar-03-2009 02:44:pm

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Lenape Nation of Pa Current Events!

I figured they deserve a thread here since they are so darn busy.


Seeking funding for the language program at Swarthmore
http://www.swarthmore.edu/x25343.xml


Students in Shelley DePaul's (center) Introduction to the Lenape Language course.
   
Swarthmore students are the first to take a collegiate-level course in the indigenous language of Pennsylvania. The goal, according to linguistics instructor Shelley DePaul, is not only to give students a working knowledge of the structure of Lenape, but also to engage them in efforts to revitalize the endangered language, especially among the Lenape people. more

"We have 12 students in the class and it's a great joy to me to hear them speak in the language," says DePaul, the director of the Language Program for the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. "It's crucial to note that there are only three proficient speakers in our community at present, and no other speakers in Pennsylvania that I am aware of. At the completion of this course, there will be 12 more."

If funding is secured, DePaul says she hopes to continue with an additional course in the fall in which students would have field opportunities to help teach the language to members of the community, as well as to work on translations, documentation, linguistics, and development of further language materials. "The students in the class are already involved in creating valuable language resources," she says. "I cannot overestimate the vast contribution that this undertaking on the part of Swarthmore has made to the revitalization of our language." 

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And I just received this in email:
> Dear Friends Treaty Signers,

> It is once again time to begin to plan for the 2010 Rising
> nation River Journey.  The purpose of this email is to
> begin to form the committee for this event.
> The Lenape Nation Council has asked me to supervise the
> forming of the Committee and to report progress back to the
> Council.  We would like to have participants
> in various places along the river to help organize
> campsites, meals, and publicity for those areas.   We
> would like to include members from our current Treaty
> Signers who might be able to help with these issues as well
> as to plan cultural/educationa l activities related to
> their particular organizations along the sojurn.
> This year we would once again like to extend the journey
> all the way to Cape May.  I have cc'd Richard McNutt
> who is in contact with our friends and associates in the
> Cape May area.  Richard, could you please forward this
> email on to Uri Ridgeway and/or pertinent members of the
> Nanticoke Tribe as well as any of our friends and associates
> in Cape May who might want to become involved or join our
> committee?

> The River Journey is what has brought so many of us
> together as partners over the last eight years and has been
> our most successful undertaking to accomplish the
> educational and caretaking goals that we all hold in common
> and dear.  Making the journey a success and extending the
> opportunity to others who may want to join us on the river
> or benefit from cultural programs along the way is a vast
> project, and we would benefit greatly from participation and
> input from all of you and any contacts you suggest.

> The Lenape Nation Council wishes to extend our deep
> gratitude for the partnerships forged with all of you in the
> past and to extend our sincere commitment to continue in the
> same manner in the future.  We look forward to forming a
> committee of partners to work together to make the next
> river journey and Treaty signing a success.

> Please contact me with your thoughts and suggestions,

> Shelley DePaul
> Lenape Nation Council
[Phone Number removed by me]

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#2 Mar-03-2009 03:07:pm

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Re: Lenape Nation of Pa Current Events!

I note that "fluent speakers" has been downgraded to "proficient speakers," now.  They're heading in the right direction.

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#3 Mar-03-2009 06:06:pm

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sschkaak wrote:

I note that "fluent speakers" has been downgraded to "proficient speakers," now.  They're heading in the right direction.

Still lying though! yikes


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#4 Mar-03-2009 06:09:pm

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Re: Lenape Nation of Pa Current Events!

NanticokePiney wrote:

sschkaak wrote:

I note that "fluent speakers" has been downgraded to "proficient speakers," now.  They're heading in the right direction.

Still lying though! yikes

Well, it doesn't say they are proficient Lenape speakers, it only says: "It's crucial to note that there are only three proficient speakers in our community at present...", that is more accurate, considering the education level that about sums it up.....tongue

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#5 Mar-04-2009 01:51:pm

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http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/eve/1052688629.html

3/14: Lenape Nation Event (Cecilian Center for Earth, Arts and Spir)

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Date: 2009-02-27, 10:31AM EST



On Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 am to noon,
Shelley de Paul , education coordinator of the Lenape Nation in PA and the Chief of the Lenape Nation will present two hours of interactive cultural education. The event is open to the public and is intergenerational. Cecilian Center is located at 100 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119. A free will donation or $10 per household is recommended.Please RSVP to plooney36@verizon.net.

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#6 Mar-04-2009 01:53:pm

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yikes neutral  tongue

http://www.ssjphila.org/CCEAS.html
Cecilian Center for Earth, Arts and Spirit

Leni Lenape Nation*
For over 10,000 years the area now known as Pennsylvania
has been the homelands of the Lenape tribe. The Lenape people
have survived displacement and upheaval. The very fact
that they are still here is significant.…We are in a time of
renewal, and a time of great change. Our ancestors left many
teachings for us to learn by and to share with others. Those
teachings often focus on respect and commonality among all
living things. It is often said that we cannot know our future
if we do not know our history. The history, and story, of our
people is a long and winding story that continues into the
present day.
Family Friendly Event

March 14 and April 18 from 10:00 am to noon.

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#7 Mar-04-2009 07:55:pm

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yikes   Are they bringing the pirate with them??? I like pirates......


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#8 Mar-06-2009 08:07:am

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http://www.tabunited.org/news.php?issue … 5ea5727874

Lenape Ceremony and Treaty Signing

Our morning worship service on Sunday March 15 will be a Lenape Blessing Ceremony that Tab will host in partnership with members of the Lenape Nation. The service will include traditional Lenape music, prayers in the Lenape language, and storytelling from the Lenape tradition. Chief Bob Red Hawk, one of the few people in the country who learned the Lenape language as a child, will be our special guest. Following the service, during Tab.edu, there will be an additional time of sharing and learning about the Lenape culture

At the February meeting, our council voted for Tab to become a signatory to the Treaty of Renewed Brotherhood with the Lenape Nation. You can learn more about the Lenape tribe and the treaty at their website.

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#9 Mar-06-2009 08:48:am

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neutral Uh....

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#10 Mar-06-2009 08:44:pm

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tree hugger wrote:

neutral Uh....

Uhhhhhh???? yikes LEARNED LENAPE AS A CHILD?????  this bull**** is outta control............


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#11 Mar-06-2009 09:59:pm

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Wow! I guess they are really starting to believe their own press...


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#12 Mar-07-2009 06:36:pm

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Suckachsinheet wrote:

Wow! I guess they are really starting to believe their own press...

"Text book" pathelogical liars. The  problem is "papered" educators and scholars are falling for it. neutral


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#13 Mar-07-2009 10:07:pm

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Wasn't it Hermann Goering who posited "If you say it long enough, people begin to accept it as fact"? Apparently the LNP has been spouting this crap so long that it has become part of the popular mythos in eastern PA. From my perspective the story changes periodically, but maybe that is more along the lines of "the frog in the beaker" methodology.


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#14 Mar-13-2009 02:49:pm

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Dear Friends,

http://www.goodsear ch.com/

GOOD SEARCH  - You can now make donations to the Lenape Nation for free by using "Good Search" as your search engine. Just enter "Lenape Nation, Easton Pa" in the box entitled "Who do you goodsearch for?" (you should only have to enter this once) and you will donating to our organization every time you search the internet!   If enough people are kind enough to donate using this charitable search engine, it may be possible to finance the Rising Nation River Journey and other cultural and language programs through this means alone!

Wanishi in advance for your kind donation!
Please pass this along...

shelley

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#15 Mar-13-2009 03:12:pm

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Anybody else need some dough for their boating and camping holiday?  (You know--while I got my wallet out.)   neutral

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#16 Mar-13-2009 03:14:pm

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sschkaak wrote:

Anybody else need some dough for their boating and camping holiday?  (You know--while I got my wallet out.)   neutral

HAY Sschkaak!! Ya know, since you offered.....cool

Got to give it them this is much easier than that crazy little thing called, ummmm, errrrrr, oh ya WORK!!!!!!

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#17 Mar-13-2009 05:33:pm

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I could use a camping get away too sschaak. tongue

I am always amazed at the levels they go to.  I doubt many people will be going for this at least. It would be funny if they used the search engine to find some interesting things about the LNP though. wink

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#18 Mar-13-2009 08:34:pm

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lenape wrote:

Got to give it them this is much easier than that crazy little thing called, ummmm, errrrrr, oh ya WORK!!!!!!

yikes    WORK???????    lollollollol


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#19 Mar-16-2009 01:40:pm

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I could use a camping get away too sschaak. tongue

I am always amazed at the levels they go to.  I doubt many people will be going for this at least. It would be funny if they used the search engine to find some interesting things about the LNP though. wink

They used it to get here. lol neutral

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#20 May-03-2009 09:19:am

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http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/c … bined.html

‘The story of their lives is combined’
  By: JAMES MCGINNIS
Bucks County Courier Times

The Lenape honor the eagle because it flies higher than any other bird. But tribal tradition also holds that two people, truly in love, can reach even greater heights.

On the banks of the Delaware River Friday, the Lenape performed a ritual rarely seen in the last 200 years.

A Bensalem couple was married in the thousand-year-old tradition of the Native Americans. It was the ceremony of “wikingen” and “aholan,” Lenape for marriage and love. Performing the ceremony outside Pen Ryn Mansion, the Chief of the Lenape Nation Bob Red Hawk told Shanna and Drue Cunningham that they were now two wings of a beautiful creature.

If one of those wings was injured, the bird would not fly. As part of the tradition, the couple stood on a buffalo skin. One on side of the wedding party, sage burned from a smoking bowl.

On the other side, tobacco smoke rose into the air. The chief had a staff made of curved cedar wood tied together with the feathers of turkey and Red-tailed Hawk. The couple sipped bitter tea, symbolizing the troubles that come in any marriage.

The groom presented his bride with deer meat. The bride gave him cornmeal. The tribe presented them both with wampum.

“To us, this was the way to make a treaty,” Red Hawk said. “This is the way to make a solemn promise.

“This wampum is used because it opens the ears and frees the tongues so that people will speak from their heart,” Red Hawk continued. “Five of these beads represent Drue’s wheel of his life. Five of these beads represent the wheel of Shanna’s life.

“They are now one string, showing that now the story of their lives is combined.”

Wedding rituals are rare for the tribe, which only claim about 300 members of blood descent, the chief said. The Lenape Nation agreed to perform Friday’s ceremony after several years of support and friendship with the Mills family.

The father of the bride, Jim Mills, said the family used to own property near the rapids of the Delaware River in New Hope. It was a place the tribe considered especially important for rituals.

Shanna Cunningham said she never thought twice about having her wedding performed in Lenape tradition. “It was just part of our life growing up,” the bride said. “So I kind of forgot to tell people, and even my bridesmaids didn’t know until yesterday.”

Tradition aside, the bride didn’t want to get deer meat on her white dress. So the venison was presented to her in a plush purple bag. There also was no peace pipe, a tradition for native rituals.

Red Hawk lives in Wisconsin and has come to the area to cocurate a special exhibit on Lenape culture and legend. The exhibition “Fulfilling a Prophecy” continues through September at the Penn Museum, located at 3260 South St. in Philadelphia.

The tribe is also celebrating a rebirth of its language. While there are still fears that much of the language and tradition could be lost, Lenape is now being taught as a language course at Swarthmore College in Delaware County.

James McGinnis can be reached at 215-949-3248 or jmcginnis@phillyBurbs.com.

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#21 May-04-2009 08:07:pm

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"On the banks of the Delaware River Friday, the Lenape performed a ritual rarely seen in the last 200 years."

Probably, never seen prior to 1990 or so!

Buffalo skin?  Sage?  Purple bag of venison?  1,000 years old?  Lenape?

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#22 May-05-2009 10:13:am

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There are photos on the story link.

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/c … bined.html

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#23 May-05-2009 10:28:am

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There are photos on the story link.

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/c … bined.html

Change that neutral to neutralneutralneutralneutral

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#24 May-05-2009 12:53:pm

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sschkaak wrote:

"On the banks of the Delaware River Friday, the Lenape performed a ritual rarely seen in the last 200 years."

Probably, never seen prior to 1990 or so!

  Purple bag?

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#25 May-06-2009 02:51:pm

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“wikingen” and “aholan,” Lenape for marriage and love.

I was not going to say anything because the "language errors" of all of this is tiny compared to the rest of the BS, but for what it is worth:

"wikinge", or "wikinde" is Northern Unami for the verb form "to marry", the noun form which they were trying to grasp would be wikingewagan, or wikindewagan - "marriage" (southern unami uses a different word, with a very different meaning, at least in practice)

"aholan", likewise, is the verb form "to fall in love", this too would be aholtowagan - "love", in the noun form

(now I will duck behind my desk and await Sschkaak to correct me  big_smile)

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