Mashpee Wampanoag to host open house at language center

Plans for Wampanoag Language Immersion Charter School to be discussed

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announced Wednesday that they will host an open house at the Wampanoag Language Center between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, November 8.

Members of the tribe and the general public are invited to attend the event. At the open house, plans for community classes, teacher training and certification, language translations and curriculum development will be discussed, according to a release from the tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Jessie "Little Doe" Baird, Co-Founder and Director of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project and Vice Chairwoman of the Tribe will be in attendance.

2013 is the 20th anniversary of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project (WLRP) co-founded by Baird. Baird was the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award in 2000 for her work on the project.

In an email Baird sent to CapeCodToday.com earlier this year, she said the language center will also have a Public Charter Wampanoag Language Immersion School that is projected to open in 2015.

The Wampanoag Language Center is in Summerfield Park at 800 Falmouth Road, Suite 101B in Mashpee.


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