Published On: October 7, 2021Categories: Employment, Language, News

Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Language Programming & Outreach Coordinator


Location:                      Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON

Position:                       Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Programming & Outreach Coordinator

Department:                  Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre

Hours:                          37.5 hours per week

Rate of Pay:                  $18.00 per hour (7.5 hours per day)

Closing Date:                October 20, 2021, 4PM



The Woodland Cultural Centre Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre is seeking one highly motivated individual to take a lead role in building community-based language programming, and assist in the implementation of the project grant “Dwadwenaga:dat-We Raise Up Our Words”.


The Ǫgwehǫweh/Onkwehonweh Programming & Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the Language & Cultural Coordinator.


Basic Job Description:


  1. Develop and oversee the creation of language resource material in the six languages of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy working alongside the Language & Cultural Coordinator.
  2. Work alongside the Education Coordinator to develop an introductory level Haudenosaunee languages workshop dedicated to bridging the knowledge gap. Consultation with Woodland’s support communities Six Nations of the Grand River, Wahta Mohawks and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
  3. Coordinate the recording of the first language speakers in the Six Nations community.
  4. Work with Faithkeepers and community stakeholders to help develop policies and protocols for the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre.
  5. Support the building of resources in the Cayuga and Mohawk languages that will assist teachers in using the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) assessment tools.
  6. Assist in the establishment of the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre and the management of the Longhouse-based collections as a resource for Longhouse Speakers.
  7. Work with Faithkeepers, community members, staff, and visitors to ensure appropriate access to the language recordings and resources in the Dwadwenaga:dat Language Centre.




  • An in-depth knowledge of Longhouse Protocols, Speeches, and Haudenosaunee cultural practices, including Ganǫhǫnyǫhk, Gei: Niyoihwa:ge:, and Gaihwi:yo.
  • Be orally proficient and literate in at least one Ǫgwehǫ:weh language, as the collection is centered around oral recordings in the Cayuga and Onondaga languages.
  • Have a basic knowledge of language learning methodologies and linguistics.
  • Experience in language leadership, teaching, project coordination, and program development.
  • Ability to develop and implement community collaborations.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.




All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, a sample of writing in an Ǫgwehǫ:weh Language on the topic of their choice, and three references.


Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.


Closing Date: October 20, 2021, at 4:00 pm



If interested, please send a cover letter and resumé with references to:


Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2


Administrative Assistant

(519) 759-2650






Please Note:

  • Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview
  • Police Record Check and copies of education will be required at the time of Offer of Employment


Download Job Description PDF Here


Nia:wen/Thank You


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