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Chief Perry of the Lenape Nation

Sachem Maqua - Chief Dwaine Perry serves as “Ngeckeeyiiee”, or “Chief”, and “Sachem”, to the Ramapough Lenape Nation, The aboriginal people of New Jersey.

In his capacity as Chief, he has availed his many assets and resources in the areas of Community Economic Development.

Recently, he has traveled to the Himalayas, South America and Throughout Turtle Island, building and/or renewing Government to Government relations. He proudly represented his Nation, at symposiums and networks locally and nationally to develop joint community and sustainable growth projects.

He currently resides at his childhood home, in the Ramapough Lenape’ “Deer Clan” community of Hillburn, New York. In residence is his wife, Pat. He is the father of two daughters, Susan, and Leah, and Grandfather to a beautiful Granddaughter Madison Hubbard.