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Lenape Lifeways Presentation & Nature Walk

June 23, 1 pm3 pm.

Join the Ridgefield Park Environmental Commission to celebrate the local Lenape culture and contributions of Native Americans. Carla Messinger founder of the Native American Heritage Programs will lead a discussion that includes an introduction covering the Lenape family life, clothing, hunting, gardening, past and present contributions, and much more. As a descendant of the Lenape (Delaware) Indians (from Pennsylvania), who were the first inhabitants of eastern Pennsylvania, western New Jersey, and part of New York, Carla presents a true picture of early American Indian life, refuting stereotypes and developing an understanding of the Lenape peaceful, nature-centered lifestyle that could be of value to our competitive, ecologically troubled modern society. Following the presentation there will be a nature walk led by naturalist Stephen Quinn, Chairman of the Ridgefield Park Environmental Commission, that will focus on the the plants and animals found in the Nature Preserve that would have been utilized by the Lenape in everyday life.


E Grand Ave.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 United States