Conversations with the Lenape: Community Group

Written by Regina Wenger on June 30, 2023

Emerging from a dialogue that started thirty years ago, local Mennonites and friends spent time recently engaging with our indigenous neighbors. The Mennonite Heritage Center hosted several events to facilitate these conversations:

March 2, 2023: Introduction to Conversations with the Lenape

March 11, 2023: The History of the Lenape in Pennsylvania

April 12, 2023: Hearing from the Lenape

April 25, 2023: Lenape Follow-Up Roundtable

As a continuation of these events, a community group is organizing to explore the possibilities for long-term relationships with our Lenape neighbors. Their tentative vision is:

– Community education around Indigenous and Lenape histories

– Mutual aid and fundraising for the Lenape to use as they see fit (e.g. travel expenses)

– Longterm relationships that promote friendship, hospitality, and mutuality between our respective communities

If you’re interested in participating in this local group, please fill out the form below:

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