Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Marks Recognition Anniversary
Ian Fein

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Marks Recognition Anniversary


When the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) broke ground on a
community center building in the spring of 2004, tribal leaders
envisioned it as an important gathering place, and said young members
would be shooting hoops inside the new gymnasium by the end of the

Three years later, the building is still unoccupied, sitting
half-finished on tribal lands.

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How Wampanoag Woman Found The Right Words: We Still Live Here
Peter Brannen

For more than a century on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, the words of the Wampanoag were not their own.

“It was prophesied that language would go away from here for a time,” Jessie Little Doe Baird intones at the opening of filmmaker Anne Makepeace’s documentary We Still Live Here. “When the appointed time came, if the people here decided that they wanted to welcome language home then there would be a way made for that to happen.”

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