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PBS will be featuring a special documentary on November 17th: “We Still Live Here.” This film is central to the story of Jessie Little Doe Baird, a Wampanoag Linguist who was a key component in reviving the Wampanoag language in this country. This is the first time a language with no native speakers has been restored.

Jessie Little Doe Baird and young student

Baird won a MacArthur “genius” award for her unprecedented work in bringing back her people’s language, which had not been spoken for over a century. “I was profoundly moved by this story and by Jessie herself,” said Anne Makepeace, the producer and director of “We Still Live Here.” [She] never ceased to amaze me with her earthy humor, her loyal friendship, and her fierce dedication to the work of reviving the language.”

“We Still Live Here” will air on PBS on November 17th. Click here to view a video sneak peek of the documentary.

To read the full article from PBS Newshour, please click here.

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Source: PBS Newshour