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Mahwah Demands Tribe Remove Teepees From Ceremonial Land

The Ramapough Lunaape Nation's ceremonial grounds are in Mahwah.
The Ramapough Lunaape Nation's ceremonial grounds are in Mahwah. Photo Credit: Facebook: Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp

MAHWAH, N.J. – Mahwah Township filed a complaint in Bergen County Superior Court this week demanding that the Ramapough Lenape Nation immediately remove prohibited structures from their ceremonial land off Halifax Road, NorthJersey.com reports .

In the complaint, the town is calling for the tribe to “cease and desist all use of the property that is in violation of Mahwah’s current zoning ordinance,” according to the article.

Township officials claim the land is being used as a campground, with teepees, tents and canvas cabins, which violates zoning law, the story says.

Ramapough Chief Dwaine Perry said he does not consider tepees to be structures, and the tribe does not plan to take them down, the story says.

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