Little Compton Historical Society
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
7:00 PM Business Meeting
7:15 PM Annual Speaker
Little Compton Community Center
Our Mother Tongues:
Reviving the Wampanog Language
Jennifer Weston, Founding Trustee of the Wôpanâak Language Immersion Charter School and the Interim Director of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Language Department will discuss current efforts to revive the Wampanoag language. Ms. Weston’s talk will touch on the ways English education in the Colonial Period led to the loss of the language and the ways that Wampanoag people in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are working to bring it back. Weston will show excerpts from the award-winning 2011 documentary WE STILL LIVE HERE: Âs Nutayuneân, which explores the reawakening of the Wampanoag language after many generations without fluent speakers, a film that she helped research and co-produced. A question and answer period will follow.
Please Note: This year the Annual Meeting will be held at the Little Compton Community Center.
Free and Open to the Public
Refreshments will be served.
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