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Zoom Helped Me Connect With My Tribal Heritage

For one writer, an online language class provided a gateway to understanding his own roots

A large rock marks the entrance to the Wampanoag Tribe’s tribal land on Martha’s Vineyard. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

I first learned Wôpanâak at my tribal summer camp on Martha’s Vineyard in the late ’90s. Before we went outside to chase each other through the woods or across the beach, my cousins and I sat cross-legged in a circle in the tribal…

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Joseph V Lee

Joseph V Lee

Aquinnah Wampanoag writer in New York.