Notable work "We Shall Remain"
|Name Jessie Doe|
Awards MacArthur Fellowship
|Born November 18, 1963 (age 52) (1963-11-18) |
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Residence Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States
Language preservationist jessie little doe baird 2010 macarthur fellow macarthur foundation
Jessie Little Doe Baird (also Jessie Little Doe Fermino, born 18 November 1963) is a linguist known for her efforts to revive the Wampanoag language. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010.
- Language preservationist jessie little doe baird 2010 macarthur fellow macarthur foundation
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She has a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied with Dr. Kenneth L. Hale. Jessie resides in Mashpee, Massachusetts. According to Wampanoag prophecy, a Wampanoag woman would leave her home to bring back the language and "the children of those who had had a hand in breaking the language cycle would help heal it."
In 1993, Baird began teaching the Wôpanâak language at tribal sites in Mashpee and Aquinnah.
She is featured in a PBS documentary on language revival, "We Still Live Here – Âs Nutayuneân", directed by Anne Makepeace.
She also serves as the Vice-Chairwoman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council.
In 2017, Jessie Little Doe Baird received an honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences from Yale University.