, 2023-01-20 09:45:00,
The Lenape Indian tribe of Delaware has become more visible in recent years, especially after it received official state recognition in 2016.
But the long-running dispute over who leads the tribe – and who can call themselves part of the tribe – has only recently come into the public eye.
Three people currently claim to be the chief of the Lenape Indian tribe in Delaware.
The most recent addition to that list is Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen. Although Christiansen is a prominent figure—he first joined the Dover City Council in 1983—the first public announcement of his new role as president was only a passing remark at the start of a poorly attended virtual meeting of the Delaware Commission on Human and Civil Rights.
It came from Doris Cooper, a commissioner and member of a group that calls itself the Lenape Tribal Council. Her comment raised no questions from her fellow commissioners.
Those in the Christiansen circle, including the crew of …
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