Culture and Education

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is constantly expanding how we bring our cultural knowledge to our Wampanoag and island communities. Some of the ways that we've facilitated cultural knowledge sharing are through delivering in-class cultural presentations at Island schools, disseminating crafting kits and instructional materials to Wampanoag tribal members, and collaborating with Sassafras Earth Education to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Martha's Vineyard, and much, much more. 

How We Engage with Our Communities

In The Classroom

The ACC works with local schools to provide special cultural presentations (life ways, transitional period, stories), special tours of the Homestead with content accessible to the age, and with the creation of special Wampanoag history curricula.

Via Zoom 

The ACC uses Zoom to create space for Wampanoag tribal members to gather and share cultural knowledge and tribal history. This is one way that we ensure the continuation of generational wisdom.

Through Art

The ACC hosts a number of Artisans Markets throughout the year. This provides opportunities to teach young people traditional methods like hand-drilling wampum, or weaving sinew into sturdy line for a necklace or bracelet.  

If you are interested in becoming a partner in outreach or are looking to find out more about who the ACC partners with to make Culture and Education Outreach happen click the button below or hit the "Community" button in the menu.

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