Report finds poor treatment of New Jersey Indians

A report delivered to New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) on Wednesday cited "lingering discrimination, ignorance of state history and culture, and cynicism" in the treatment of Indian people.

New Jersey is home to several Lenape tribes. None have federal recognition and the report recommends that state develop a stronger relationship with the tribes.

The report said Indian people suffer from discrimination in education, employment and housing. It also said Lenape Indians have been subject to environmental discrimination due to pollution of their lands.

Corzine created the New Jersey Committee on Native American Community Affairs after state police killed a Ramapough Lenape man in April 2006.

Get the Story:
Report blasts treatment of Ramapoughs (The Bergen Record 12/20)
Press Release: Committee on Native American Community Affairs Presents Report to Governor Corzine (NJ Gov 12/19)

Get the Report:
New Jersey Committee on Native American Community Affairs Report (December 19, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation -

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