Seneca Language

Aeyögwaehwënö:ste:g Ögwawëniyo:h

(We will cherish our beautiful language.)

The Aeyögwaehwënö:ste:g Ögwawëniyo:h program functions as an adult Önödowa’ga:’ Gawë:nö’ learning program. Using Second Language Acquisition theory and the Master-Apprentice method, program participants will develop functional knowledge of Önödowa’ga:’ Gawë:nö’, including its grammar, structure, proper use, and most importantly, how to converse in the language.

Along with developing participants into functionally fluent Seneca speakers, the program will provide learners with training and learning experiences in culture, history, and lifeways of the Seneca people.

The goal of this program is to help apprentices become effective Seneca language and culture teachers.  

Seneca Arts and Learning Center

25 Center Street

Mail to: PO Box 231

Salamanca, NY 14779

Ja:no’s—Janine Bowen, Allegany Language Director,

Be sure to check out and watch Seneca conversations on video, or listen to songs and follow along with transcripts.