David Vanderhoop of Sassafras Earth Education hosted the innaugural event. Ray Ewing

Monday, October 11, 2021

Members of the Wampanoag tribe from Aquinnah, Chappaquiddick and Mashpee gathered at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Monday afternoon to observe the Vineyard’s first Indigenous Peoples Day.

Hosted by David Vanderhoop of Sassafras Earth Education, the afternoon began with drum and vocal music by the Black Brook Singers, followed by speeches in the Wampanoag language Wopanaak, and English.


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