2 NJ Tribes Get Recognition Reaffirmed By State

By Sophia Morris (March 19, 2019, 3:10 PM EDT) -- New Jersey has affirmed its official recognition of the Powhatan Renape Nation and the Ramapough Lenape Nation through settlement agreements that acknowledge the tribes have been recognized by the state since 1980, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said Monday.

Under the settlements, the state will not deny the official status of the tribes and will revoke any past denials. The tribes, meanwhile, had to disclaim an interest in casino gaming and accept that official recognition does not equate to a grant of gaming rights to the tribes.

"Tribal rights are significant rights, and we are glad that, through good...

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