Presentation on Wampanoag Language – Sunday, March 3, 4 pm

Presentation on Wampanoag Language Sunday, March 3, 4 pm

  Mae Baird, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, will present a program on the Wampanoag language this Sunday, March 3, 4 pm at the Waquoit Congregational Church. The title of her presentation is Wampanoag Language: Reclamation, History, and Continuity.”

          Baird serves on the board of the directors of the Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project, whose mission is to return language fluency to the Wampanoag Nation as a principal means of expression.

“Language not only expressed our thoughts and feelings, but also our traditional ways of life,” Baird said. “Through language reclamation, indigenous people are strengthening ancestral ties and ensuring the cultural education of the next generation.”

Baird’s presentation is sponsored by the Waquoit Congregational Church and No Place for Hate-Falmouth. It is free and open to the public. The church is located at 15 Parsons Lane on the corner of Route 28 in E. Falmouth.