Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project

Date: August 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Presented by Jennifer Weston
at the Westport Public Library
408 Old County Road, Westport, MA

The Wampanoag Language is one of more than three dozen languages classified as belonging to the Algonquian language family. Through the processes of religious conversion, laws against the use of the language, mainstream education, and commerce, the Wampanoag language had ceased to be spoken by the mid-19th century. Through the joint collaborative efforts of members of the Assonet Band of Wampanoag, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah and the Herring Pond Band of Wampanoag, the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project aims to return fluency to the Wampanoag Nation as a principal means of expression. Jennifer Weston, WLRP Director/Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Language Department Director, will provide an overview of the program. And there will be an opportunity to learn some common Wampanoag words.
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