(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.
Program updates, tasty recipe & a traditional story are featured in this edition of the newsletter.
Hosted by the Seneca Language & Culture department & the Native Roots Artists Guild, open to all teens.
Bring a dish pass and your latest bead project! The group is currently working on beaded urns. All beaders are welcome!