Nii ndushiinzi Nzukeew Maqua. Naawalootamun Wundakw Atoh Ramapo Munsee Lunaape.
You have landed on the Ramapo Munsee Lunaape website. You may have often seen it spelled as *Ramapough, or, *Ramapoo and regardless of the spelling it is pronounced Raa-maa-poe. It translates as Sweet Water, which was mistakenly
interpreted as sloping rock.
Our homeland once extended from Western Connecticut to Eastern Pennsylvania, and from the Northern bank of the Raritan River North to Albany N.Y.
Today we barely control our ancestral home in the Ramapo mountains, encompassing a mere 7 mile radius. We remain nestled in the foot hills of the Ramapos, on the NY/NJ border known famously as the Ramapo Pass. This regional land redout
is the heart of the Ramapo Mountains, and the heart of the Ramapo people.
Today we have been deeply blessed by the Hudson River Presbytery with a seminal act of reciprocity. The Presbytery has aligned with the principles of reciprocation returning land and property, that we may experience a safety of renaissance
with in our culture.
For this we are eternally grateful to the Hudson River Presbytery.
Xwat Anushiik;Great Thanks ..!!
As you explore our growing networks, please do so with the awareness that we are here to form a unified approach for addressing native concerns inherent to our survival and the Native way of Life. A way of life which unifies all of
us in the urgent need to, work together to save our water and in deed our planet and our humanity. Our network is an ongoing expansion of Cultural and Community events, Land and Water preservation, expanded Gallery showings and Ceremonial
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