Cultural Preservation Office

Cultural Preservation

The mission of the Delaware Nation Cultural Preservation Department is to preserve the culture, language, history, ancestral lands, sacred sites, objects of cultural patrimony, materials, and objects possessing ongoing cultural significance to the Delaware Nation through education, communication and consultation with local, state, federal agencies and organizations in the Delaware Nation 17 state area of interest.

The programs under the guidance of the Department are: *Section 106 * NAGPRA * Princess Program * Culture Events * Language * Museum * * Library * Gift Shop * GIS/GPR

 

Title Name Contact Information
Department Director Tamara Francis-Fourkiller 1403
tfrancis@delawarenation.com
Director’s Assistant Kandess Botone 1404
kbotone@delawarenation.com
Section 106 Manager Jason Ross 1181 direct: 405-247-8903 jross@delawarenation.com
Clerk Raekel Maldonado-Burris 1182 rmaldonado@delawarenation.com
GIS/GPR Manager Corey Smith 1405
csmith@delawarenation.com
Culture Events Manager Thomas Ware III 1180 direct: 405-247-8901 tware@delawarenation.com
Library/Gift Shop Manager Gina Wooster 1196
gwooster@delawarenation.com
Archives Assistant Darren Hill 1407
dhill@delawarenation.com
Language Manager Dr. Nicky K. Michael maxkwe@yahoo.com
Language Asst/Instructor Lauryn French 1406
lfrench@delawarenation.com


Language Class

Mission: the preservation of the Lenape language through practice & use of innovations & modern language learning practices. The Language Program is open to all ages.

Instructor: Ms. Lauryn French, Language Assistant
Dates: TBD
Location: Delaware Nation Court House.

Subjects covered:

  • Greetings & Pronunciation
  • Common Phrases: Nouns, Numbers, & Colors

    For more info contact Lauryn French

    405-247-2448 or at
    lfrench@delawarenation.com


Princess Program

Mission: To represent the Delaware Nation at formal events, including traditional dances, parades, & public forums by a female youth who symbolizes the continued cultural legacy of the Lenape people while providing a positive role model in a continuously changing world.

2013 Delaware Nation Princess Sara Kionute



Section 106

Mission: to preserve the Delaware Nation cultural, historic, & sacred sites through communication & agreements with federal agencies & entities receiving federal monies for projects within the Delaware Nation sixteen (17) state area of interest.

Program Manager: Mr. Jason Ross
Projects Consulted on for 10/2013:
No. of Companies Consulted: States consulting with: 17
For more info: 405-247-8903 or jross@delawarenation.com



G.I.S ~ G.P.R.

Mission of the Delaware Nation Geographic Information System (GIS) is to provide accurate reliable geographic information through responsive and innovative GIS services

Program Manager: Mr. Corey Smith
Contact Info: 405-247-2448 x1405
csmith@delawarenation.com

Contact Information:
Delaware Nation
NAGPRA/Cultural Preservation
P.O. Box 825
Anadarko, OK 73005
Phone: 405-247-2448
Fax: 405-247-8905

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We, the Delaware Nation, whose aboriginal name is Lenape or Lenni-Lenape, also known as the Grandfathers, is the oldest known Nation in the Northern Hemisphere, aboriginally inhabiting the Eastern Seaboard of North America, the first indigenous Nation to treat with the United States of America (September 17, 1778, 7 Statute 13: Brotherton Reservation), consummating a total of one (1) treaty with the United States of America and descending from the Cape Girardeau Spanish Land Grant Area, invoking the guidance of the Almighty Creator with faith in the purposes of our Supreme Being, with pride in our ancient heritage and with the determination to promote, through our united effort, the general well-being of our Nation and to secure unto our Nation and Nation’s descendants the rights, powers and privileges provided by the laws of the Delaware Nation and the laws of the United States of America.