Friday, November 19 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
jessie little doe baird is a citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Linguistic Director for the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project. She is the mother of five and was born and lives in Mashpee and Aquinnah. jessie is the Co-founder and Director of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project that began in 1993. This is a Cooperative endeavor between Mashpee, Aquinnah, Herring Pond and Assonet communities. The aim of the project is to reclaim Wôpanâôt8âôk as a spoken language. There were no speakers of the language for six generations.