People's Light currently resides on Lenapehoking, land of Lenape.  The Lenape are among the Indigenous Nations of First Contact with Europeans, and one of the oldest continuous democracies on Earth.  

According to Lenape, this land belongs to the Creator, yet it was given to Lenape to possess and steward.  It was and continues to be their homeland to look after, as many nations of Lenapehoking are still here.  And while Lenape have always welcomed people from all over the world to their shores, that invitation comes with the responsibility to treat everyone and everything on this land with respect.  

W’anishi. Thank you. 

Written in consultation with Ryan “Opalanietet” Pierce, member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribal nation.


Further Reading & Resources


Carlisle Indian School Project

Coalition of Natives and Allies

Indigenous Peoples Day Philly



Native Land (map)

American Indian College Fund

Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center

Cultural Survival 

First Nations

First Nations Environmental Justice 

Native American Heritage Association

Native American Rights Fund 

North American Indigenous Center