Native America Calling
3:08 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Returning the Voice of a People

Fri. 11/25 11a: Most Natives believe that once their language dies, so does their culture. The Wampanoag of Massachusetts have revived a language that had not been spoken in over 100 years. 

Uncovered documents written in their language have allowed the Wampanoag to have their first fluent speaker in more than seven generations.

Can their methods work for other tribes in danger of losing their language?

Guests are Jessie “Little Doe” Baird (Wampanoag), Founder & Director/Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project, and Ann Makepeace, Director/Producer of the PBS documentary “We Still Live Here.”