(We cherish our language.)
The mission of the Allegany Language Department, Ögwaiwanösde’ Ögwawënö’—we cherish our language, is to promote conversational Seneca language use at the Seneca Nation. To increase the use of the Seneca language throughout the Nation, the department works with fluent/highly proficient speakers to train apprentices for long-term, professional positions, as conversational Seneca language teachers for early childhood, community, departmental, school-district, and/or college level Seneca language and culture classes. Apprentices shall train to work as revitalization, documentation, translation, and resource development specialists. In addition to training language professionals, the department houses a Digital Seneca Language Specialist to assist in the development of web-based learning/teaching tools, hands-on instructional materials, and the audio-visual content required by Seneca language learners and teachers both on and off-territory.
Ja:no’s—Janine Bowen, Allegany Language Director (716) 945-1790 ext. 3171
Jimmy Crane, Digital Seneca Language Specialist, (716) 945-1790 ext. 3173
Be sure to check out senecalanguage.com and watch Seneca conversations on video, or listen to songs and follow along with transcripts.
Nya:wëh Sgë:nö’ Swagwe:göh!
We:sö’ degwano:nyö’ swatsi’wa:ha’ ne:’ ogwë’ö:we:ka’ agwadeyësta’!! (Thankful for you all for watching and learning our ways.)
The hadiksa’shö’öh are back to school, Ari watched the Black Widow, Brennen tells us about "Remember the Removal" Remembrance walk, And Sam talks abut the happenings at the Cultural Center.
Please see attached for this month's Seneca Language Newsletter.
We have a mingle with our elders, we talk about the Smoke Dance Contest, Ari talks about the movies, Brennen tells about the Newtown singers giveaway, and Lexi tells us about the bake sale/bake contest on Indian Hill.
Nya:wëh Sgë:nö’ Swagwe:göh!! This newscast we are talking about the Gowanda mural project, Samsoche Sampson, March reading month and our friends from Dewadiwënohsnye’s Gënjohgwa’ come and visit. Don't forget Brennen's joke.