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Class I Teacher Mikala Forrester presents at the United Nations on behalf of her tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoag.

Representing Her Tribe at the United Nations

During the 2019 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Class I Teacher Mikala Forrester presented about the language revival in her tribe, The Mashpee Wampanoag. After 400 years of silence, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation reclaimed their language, Wôpanâôt8âôk, and opened an immersion Montessori school in 2016 called Mukayuhsak Weekuw (The Children’s House). Ms. Forrester reports, “I presented to a room of Indigineous people from around the world, all at varying stages of language survival. It was such an incredible experience to learn from people across the globe who have such similar experiences with their Indigeneity to my own.”