“Welcome, Englishmen”

Guest speaker Paula Peters is a politically, socially and culturally active member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and owner of SmokeSygnals Communications.

As an independent scholar and writer of Native, and particularly Wampanoag history, she is a producer the traveling exhibit “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History” and is currently engaged in The Wampum Belt Project in search of the lost treasures of Metacom including an effort to restore the art and tradition of wampum making among her people. She is the executive producer of the 2016 documentary film Mashpee Nine and author of the companion book. She lives with her extended family in Mashpee and travels internationally to speak and educate on the true Wampanoag story.