(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.
This month features program updates, traditional story & seasonal recipes.
Seneca Language newscast for April 19th 2021.
We talk about the free little libraries, vendor day, beach clean up, Godzilla vs Kong, And Brennen tells a joke.
Stop down and get a gift for your mom before Mother's day! For more info, call: 716-532-4900 ext. 5120.
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.