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Mashpee Student Qualifies for State Seal Test for Wampanoag Biliteracy

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For over 150  years, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, also known as the People of the First Light, didn't speak their language. They lost it in the mid-19th-century through religious conversion, laws against the use of the language, and mainstream education.

Recently, I spoke with Judith Urquhart and her daughter Alyssa Harris about the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project.