North Shore Community College (NSCC), along with NSCC’s Multicultural Society and Environmental Club, will host Wampanoag author/ historian Linda Coombs–program director of the Aquinnah Cultural Center. The public is invited to this free event that will be held on Thursday, December 7, 12:30pm on both the Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road, room DS119 and in the Lynn Campus gym, 300 Broad Street.
Coombs, who will be speaking from the Danvers Campus, will introduce and answer questions on the film “We Still Live Here / ÂS NUTAYUNEÂN,” which will be simultaneously shown on both campuses. “WE STILL LIVE HERE” movingly tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country.
A member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), Coombs has worked for nearly three decades with the Wampanoag Indigenous Program at Plimoth Plantation, including 15 years as the program’s associate director. She is the author of children’s books and many historical essays illustrating and documenting Native American culture from a Native American perspective. Valued for her expertise in regional Native American history, Coombs is a frequent consultant on scholarly and educational projects.
Coombs serves as program director of the Aquinnah Cultural Center, continuing to educate the public about Wampanoag history, culture, and other contributions.