The Aquinnah Cultural Center's mission is to preserve, interpret, and document the Aquinnah Wampanoag self-defined history, culture and contributions past, present and future.
The purpose of the Aquinnah Cultural Center Inc. as a non-profit organization is to develop and maintain the Aquinnah cultural center that can support diverse tribal activities. We envision the cultural center to be a space that can support the ongoing exploration of Wampanoag culture. This vision is about creating a special place to express our beliefs and lifeways as living Wampanoag people as well as providing a place where visitors can learn about our cultural heritage.
Aquinnah tribal members hold a cultural vision to return to original Wampanoag lifestyles and values, with a modern lifestyle layered upon the traditional. To accomplish this, it is important to educate or share through teaching Wampanoag material culture and traditions while the center is being developed. This intergenerational focus and the integration of culture with everyday life are critical for strengthening the continuity of Wampanoag culture. The Aquinnah Cultural Center Inc. secures funding to provide programs supporting the cultural goal of revitalizing tradition by involving whole families in ongoing programs.
As a first step to launching programs of cultural learning, a long-range strategic plan was completed to guide the on-going development of the Aquinnah Cultural Center. The Aquinnah Cultural Center Board revised their strategic plan most recently in 2005.