Spotlight Award: Lenape Center
SLA-NY would like to recognize the Lenape Center's leadership in sharing the historic and continued erasure of Lenapehoking, as well as its work with NYC-area museums and public libraries to foster a better understanding of Lenape culture and the land on which such institutions are located.
The SLA-NY Awards Committee would also like to thank the Lenape Center for continuing to work with us to lead a workshop for our own members, as well as allowing us to share with our sister communities also residing in Lenapehoking.
Lenape Center has the mission of continuing Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland through community, culture, and the arts.
Since 2009, Lenape Center based in Manhattan and led by Lenape elders has created programs, exhibitions, workshops, performances, symposia, land acknowledgment, and ceremonies to continue our Lenape presence. We push back against our erasure and seed the ground with Lenape consciousness for the next generations. Lenape Center is working towards the creation of a physical culture center.
The Lenape Center proudly acknowledges that the Lenape diaspora includes five federally recognized nations in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. Lenape Center does not speak for these nations and recognizes they have active thriving tribal governments that speak for themselves.
Please learn more about the Lenape Center here