Luke Pollard, the MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, is glad to see that Wompanaog nation is still able to play a crucial role in the Mayflower 400 programme. Luke has the honour of serving as Co-Chair of the APPG of the Mayflower while this programme continues.
Luke Pollard MP said this with the rescheduling of the Wampum tour:
“The virus has caused significant disruption to all our lives and that has included the programme for Mayflower 400. In remembering the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth to America we must tell the full story of the voyage.”
“Part of the story that is often left out is the story of the Wompanoag nation of American Indians who encountered the Mayflower pilgrims when they landed in America. I am pleased that the Wompanaog nation have been full partners in the design of the Mayflower 400 programme and it is vital, even with the COVID-19 disruption, that their story is told in full.
“I’m really pleased that the Mayflower organisers have been able to reschedule the Wampun belt tour so part of that story can start being told properly.”