N.J. Indian tribe gets court's OK to keep fighting for legal recognition

TRENTON — An appeals court has ruled that the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Trial Nation can move ahead with its lawsuit over state recognition.

The decision, issued this week by a three-judge panel, reverses a lower court ruling and allows the tribal nation to continue with its civil rights action against the state Attorney General.

“We are deeply grateful and prayerful for the Appellate Court’s carefully considered decision,” said tribal Co-Chief Mark Gould about the ruling.

The Appellate panel wrote that it was reversing the earlier Superior Court ruling “because we find the court applied the wrong legal standard and incorrectly failed to …read more

Source: NJ.com Salem

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