We have some fun events happening this summer: Vendor Day at the CCC, Pete and Mike Jones has an event coming, and the word on the Erie County Fair. Also our youth Baseball and softball leagues. Nya:wëh to the families letting us use your photos.
(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.
Features a traditional story, department updates & a seasonal recipe.
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.
Novice Low/Very Beginner Conversational Seneca Class
Via Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MzA1OTExMzA3NjFa?cjc=bxtd7n6
This is an intro level course, and you can complete the work at your own pace. In order to attend, click on the Google Classroom link listed above. Ja:no’s Bowen, the instructor will post video lessons and assignments weekly. The class just began in this format, so videos will be posted weekly starting on Monday, August 24, 2020. You will need a computer, smart phone, or tablet with an activated microphone, and internet service. You will need the following materials to assist you with your work:
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Novice Mid - High Level Conversational Seneca Class
Fridays at 10 AM via Skype.
Study is mandatory!
This class requires completion of the course materials covered in the Novice Low/Very Beginner Conversational Seneca Class on Mondays (or the equivalent).
You must take a small speaking assessment to participate in this class.
For more information, contact Ja:no’s Bowen @janosjaninebowen via Skype.