Nya:wëh Sgë:nö’!

                                      “I am thankful you are well!”

Welcome to the Onöndowa’ga:’ Gawë:nö׳ (Language of the People of the Great Hills) website!  This website is intended to promote everyday Seneca language.

All language content contained within this website is conversational and chosen for its usefulness in everyday life.

Please send all comments, suggestions, or inquires to: james.crane@sni.org             

                       Allegany Language Department Mission Statement
                                (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.


                                                   Aeyögwaehwënö:ste:g Ögwawëniyo:h

              "We should cherish our beautiful language"