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Land Acknowledgment, First Nations of New York, Native American Histories: Local Organizations

Land acknowledgment guide and historical resources.

map showing Canarsie and Lenape in area including LIC 

 Learn more: On This Site: Indigenous Long Island.

  -Canarsie ; Munsee Lenape

  See for other locations.

Organizations in New York City

Nonprofit organizations

Native Americans in New York City

Native Languages

From Wikitongues, 01 April 2018 [VIDEO - 00:003:06] "This video was recorded by Latonian Dunson and her language partner Yankee, between the US states of Delaware and Ohio. Nanticoke and Lenape, also known as Unami, are the heritage languages of the Nanticoke and Lenape peoples of North America. Though both languages had suffered extinction by the turn the of the 21st century, the Nanticoke and Lenape communities are engaged in lively processes of language reclamation today. Latonian, a heritage Nanticoke speaker, and Yankee, a heritage speaker of Lenape, are taking an active role in these initiatives. Their work is an example of how language activists can leverage the Internet to document, share, and revive their mother tongues for future generations."

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This LibGuide was based on History Unbound: First Nations of New York, South Central Regional Library Council . The compilation of these resources was made as part of the History Unbound Project. History Unbound, the workshop and website, is a project of the South Central Regional Library Council and is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University. Thanks also to Jean Amaral at Borough of Manhattan Community College for sharing what was learned at a land acknowledgement workshop led by a Lenape organization. 

MLA Citation: "First Nations of New York" LaGuardia Community College Library Research Guides. LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. Last Date Updated. Date Accessed.

We welcome any additions or corrections: contact Ann Matsuuchi,, LaGuardia Community College Library

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