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Aeyögwaehwënö:ste:g Ögwawëniyo:h

(We should cherish our beautiful language.)

The mission of the Allegany Language Department, Aeyögwaehwënö:ste:g Ögwawëniyo:h, 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.

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