With gratitude, NJSACC acknowledges the Lenapehoking (Lenni-Lenape) and the sacrifices of the Lenape people, culture and ancestral homeland in New Jersey, for which we all have been able to thrive. NJ has been the ancestral homeland to the Lenape for over 14,000 years and were forcibly removed and displaced by European colonizers, resulting in a historic diaspora. Some tribal and First nations, officially recognized by the state and federally, maintain communities that still thrive today, located throughout North America, NJ and the greater mid-Atlantic region.