NGO: Cultural Survival

I am on the Board of Cultural Survival,  They do remarkable work partnering with indigenous peoples to defend their lands, languages, and cultures.  I am filled with pride and admiration for Jessie little doe Baird, Mashpee Wampanoag tribal citizen and an advisor and partner to Cultural Survival.  She was recently honored by a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, popularly known as a "genius grant" for her extraordinary efforts to revive Wampanoag as a spoken language after it disappeared 150 years ago. As far as she knows, her 6-year-old daughter is the only child since the 19th century raised from birth to speak Wampanoag (or, in that language, Wôpanâak).  Amazing.