2014 ANNUAL MEETING

Little Compton Historical Society

Annual Meeting

Wednesday,  August 13, 2014

7:00 PM      Business Meeting

7:15 PM      Annual Speaker

Little Compton Community Center

 

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Featured Speaker

Jennifer Weston

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.

To learn more, visit these websites:

www.wlrp.org

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/we-still-live-here/

http://www.mashpeewampanoagtribe.com/human_services