Today marks Native American Heritage Day!
To acknowledge the Lenni-Lenape as the original people of the land we think of today as the Delaware River Watershed and their continuing relationship with their territory, Philadelphia Water Department historian Adam Levine interviewed local artist Meg Lemieur and Trinity Norwood, a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation in southern New Jersey.
Norwood served as the key liaison to the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation for the Alliance for Watershed Education Art Project, Lenapehoking~Watershed.
Norwood and Lemieur recently partnered to create a map of the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, called Lenapehoking, with a focus on the waterways, native wildlife, and Lenape culture. Check out this post about the project on Adam’s newly revamped site, WaterHistoryPHL.org:
More: Play ‘Aqua Marooned!’
Aqua Marooned! is a new game that explores nature using quick wit, physical activity, and creative invention. Created as part of the Lenapehoking~Watershed art project from the Alliance for Watershed Education, you can pick up your free pack of cards and start playing right at our Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive Center!