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The next Treaty Signing will take place in August 2014. Visit this page for updates.



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The 2010 Treaty Signing took place at the Penn Museum
University of Pennsylvania on August 21st, 2010.

The event included invited speakers, the formal signing of the treaty, the passing of the wampum to Penn Museum,
as well as drumming and musical performances by Native American musicians. View agenda.

Since the opening of the exhibit at Penn in 2008, over 1400 people have shown their support of the Treaty by submitting their signatures at the exhibit. We are grateful for such an enthusiatic show of support!

Those people who are committed to being formal Treaty Signers, Please fill out and return the form below.

2010 Treaty of Renewed Friendship pdf

Once we receive this form, you will be formally added to the Treaty. 2010 Treaty signers are listed below.

Wanishi for your friendship and support!


Treaty Of Renewed Friendship

In the spirit of Chief Tamenend, and in the spirit of William Penn,

We the undersigned do openly recognize the Lena'pe Indian tribe as the original inhabitants of eastern Pennsylvania. We acknowledge the Lena'pe people as the indiginous stewards of their homelands and also as the spiritual keepers of the Lena'pe Sippu, or Deleware River...

And we do hereby commit to actively supporting our Lena'pe sisters and brothers in whatever way we are able to, for a term of four years, helping to maintain the cultural identity of Pennsylvania, Deleware, New Jersey and Southern New York.

We will support the Lena'pe people in one or more of the following ways:

  • Hosting cultural/educational programs
  • Creating support for a Lena'pe cultural center
  • Assisting in Lena'pe language revival projects
  • Assisting in displays / exhibits of Lena'pe culture
  • Helping the Lenape people to obtain and/or protect sacred land sites
  • Encouraging updated curriculum in public schools
  • Attending Lena'pe functions
  • Volunteer service and support
  • Distributing Information
  • Financial Assistance

We also recognize that this treaty is good for a term of four years. August 24th 2002 until August 24th 2006, at which time a new treaty may be entered into.

May these partnerships serve to heal the past, give direction for today, and brighten the future as we move forward, learning from the mistakes of some of our local forefathers, and may we together, bring to light the cultural and geographical significance of Pennsylvania, preserving this natural history for all of our children.

May the creator of all things embrace us as we move ahead.


Treaty Signers 2010
(updated August 22, 2010)

Note: If you signed the Treaty at Penn Museum on August 21st and do not see your name below, please contact depaul@ptd.net. Either your signature was illegible or you did not sign the contact information sheet. wanishi!



  • Paola Bacchetta - Berkley, CA
  • Michele Belluomini - Philadelphia, PA  
  • Robin Bridgewater - Hillsborough, NJ
  • Evonne Turner Byfield - Freehold, NJ  
  • Beryl Candido - Glenside, PA
  • Frances Canupp - Philadelphia, PA
  • Bill Chambres - Elkins Park, PA
  • Joan Chambres - Elkins Park, PA
  • Judith Cisneros - Philadelphia, PA
  • Mike Comfort - Norristown, PA
  • Betsy Cullen - West Chester, PA
  • Neil Cullen - West Chester, PA
  • Melanie G. Dante - Lancaster, PA
  • Christine Darby - Moorestown, NJ
  • Amitanshu Das - Philadelphia, PA
  • Ms Teresa Deni - Philadelphia, PA
  • Marlyn J. DeWitt - Saugerties, NY
  • Catherine Duggan - Philadelphia, PA
  • Trent Robert Eisenhart - New Cumberland, PA
  • Laura Frank - Elkins Park, PA
  • Marsha M. Fulton - Livingston, MT
  • Bruce Gerber - Philadelphia, PA
  • Sharon Gerber - Philadelphia, PA
  • Joyce Goldberg - Holland, PA
  • Phil Goldberg - Holland, PA
  • Jewell Gregory - Glennview, IL
  • Lorna Hainesworth - Randallstown, MD
  • Ray Harshbarger - Clifton Heights, PA
  • Allison T. Hedges - Philadelphia, PA
  • LTC Edward S. Henning AVS (RET) - Easton, PA
  • Donna M. Hodorowski - Philadelphia, PA
  • Jean Hodorowski - Philadelphia, PA
  • Dagmar Hoell, Kimberton, PA
  • Kathleen V. Hogan, Esq - Haddon Township, NJ  
  • Roberta E. Hoose - Berwyn, PA
  • Penny L. Hummel - Palmyra, PA
  • Valerie R. Hutton - Philadelphia, PA
  • Niholas C. Horvath - West Chester, PA
  • Frank T Innes Jr. - Philadelphia, PA
  • Anita Juni - Paoli, PA
  • Aileen Kennedy - West Chester, PA
  • Donna Marie King - Tucson, AZ
  • Marian Cuff-Sayores King - Tucson, AZ
  • Mayo A. King - Philadelphia, PA
  • Nina Monique King - Bishee, AZ
  • Daniel Kline - Philadelphia, PA
  • Valerie June Kolaga - West Chester, PA
  • Pam Kosty - Havertown, PA
  • James Christopher Lang, Chester Co., PA
  • Jennie M. Lawston - Elkins Park, PA
  • George LeClercg - Newark, DE
  • Jeanne LeClercg - Newark, DE
  • Terri List, Philadelphia - PA
  • Brenda Macaluso - Kennett Sq, PA
  • Marcus Macaluso - Kennett Sq, PA
  • Jessica Makin - Philadelphia, PA
  • Hugh McCammon - Equinunk, PA
  • Rachel McCammon - Equinunk, PA
  • Tannis V. McCammon - Equinunk, PA
  • John McVeigh - Upper Black Eddy, PA
  • David Minderhout - Bloomsburg, PA
  • Cora Pinhak - Havertown, PA
  • Joseph Pinhak - Havertown, PA
  • William Pinhak - Havertown, PA
  • Richard Prestholdt - Bridgewater, NJ 
  • Denise Reich - New York, NY
  • Donald R. Repsher - Bath, PA
  • Alison Richardson - Philadelphia, PA
  • Renee Ridgeway - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Helen L. Ringgold - Elkins Park, PA
  • Joanne Robson - Warminster, PA
  • Dante Sandoli - Philadelphia, PA
  • Vivian Schatz - Philadelphia, PA
  • Cherie Schmoyer - Allentown, PA
  • Jeffery Schmoyer - Allentown, PA
  • C. Wahupa Scott White Eagle - Bensalem, PA 
  • Connie Shapiro - Downington, PA
  • Honey Shashaah - Bensalem, PA
  • Sharon Ann Shea - Philadelphia, PA
  • Dave Simon, NCSP - Bethlehem, PA
  • Jane Simon, NCSP - Bethlehem, PA
  • Suzanne Smulz - Phoenixville, PA
  • Michael R. Snowden - Glenside, PA
  • Jessica Steel - Cinnaminson, NJ 
  • Dr. Judith Storniolo - Drexel University
  • Carl Trinko - Bristol, PA
  • Mary Trinko - Bristol, PA
  • Nancy A. Wisser - Nazareth, PA

Treaty Signers 2006

  • Delaware Highlands Conservancy
  • Delaware River Keepers
  • Churchville Nature Center
  • Pack Shack Adventures
  • Marion Kyde: Vice President, Tinicum Conservancy
  • White Dog Cafe
  • John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
  • Cecilian Center for Earth Arts and Spirit
  • Shawnee Preservation Society
  • Pennsbury Society at Pennsbury Manor
  • NEPA Audubon
  • Arch Street United Methodist Church
  • Tri-State Unity Coalition
  • Bucks County Herald
  • Donald Repsher
  • Bristol Borough Community Partnership
  • Native American Alliance of Bucks County
  • Eric S. Labacz
  • Pompeston Creek Watershed Association
  • Tidewater Gateway Partnership
  • Equinunk Historical Society

Treaty Signers 2002

  • Delaware River Greenway Partnership
  • Musconeteong Creek Watershed Assoc.
  • Pompeston Creek Watershed Assoc.
  • Tinicum Conservancy
  • Phillipsburg River Outpost
  • Delaware River Keepers
  • Packshack Adventures
  • Roaring Creek Farm
  • United Methodist Church of Philadelphia
  • Unity Church of Sussex New Jersy
  • Pennsbury Manor
  • Bachman Public House
  • Equinunk Historical Society
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Churchville Nature Center
  • Silverlake Nature Center