N.J. tribe faces fines for building tepees, report says

MAHWAH — The town has denied a Native American tribe’s permit application to hold religious and cultural gatherings on its land, NorthJersey.com reported.

The Ramapough Lenape Nation’s 130-acre piece of land off Halifax Road may only be used for public open space, agricultural, single-family homes and municipal facilities, the town’s engineer Mike Kelly wrote in a letter to the tribe, according to the publication.

The property, designated as a conservation zone, is currently being used as a place for public assembly. It has an area with tepees, tents and a canvas cabin, Kelly said in his letter, NorthJersey.com reported.

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Source: NJ.com Bergen

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