Dwadwęnagá:da:t Language Centre

The Woodland Cultural Centre Language Department and Resource Centre is dedicated to strengthening, revitalizing and maintaining First Nations Languages, locally, regionally, and nationally.

The Language Department has actively worked for over 35 years with language speakers, learners, Knowledge Keepers, and teachers to produce community resources in our languages. We aim to support grassroots language programs in our communities, and across the Confederacy.

Please note that due to renovations, the Language Resource Centre is currently closed for Public Access.

Kids Perform in Events

Jyeya’da:t agǫgweda:se:’ a’ehsrǫ:ni nęgyęh gaya’da:’
Kianna eya:sǫh Powless deyehsęna:’se:
Ahsęh sga̱he’ (13) niyago̱hsríyagǫh
Ohswe:gę’ gyagohdęgyǫ:. Nya:węh Kianna!

(Translation: Department logo designed by Kianna Powless Age 13 from Six Nations, thank you Kianna!)

Language Centre

Mobile Listening Station

Cycle of ceremonies speeches & songs (First Nations only are allowed access)

For inquiries and consent form, please contact:

Language & Cultural Coordinator: Kaniehtenhawi Deer
Email: krdeer@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Cycle of Ceremonies

Language Literature

Wadewayéstanih: A Cayuga Teaching Grammar – Book

Wadewayéstanih: A Cayuga Teaching Grammar – Book

O:gweh GoGa: Language and Colouring – Set of Five Books

O:gweh GoGa: Language and Colouring – Set of Five Books

Far More Than One Thousand Verbs of Cayuga

Gonǫ́hǫnyǫhk (Thanksgiving Address) by Huron Miller DVD

NEW! Gayogoho:no” (Cayuga) e-Dictionary
App for iPhone, iPad, Android FREE

This app contains the words that are in the Cayuga dictionary Froman, Frances, Alfred Keye, Lottie Keye, and Carrie Dyck. 2002. English-Cayuga/Cayuga- English Dictionary. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press.

Coming Soon – Keep an eye out for these new volumes in Gayogoho:ng’ (Cayuga)!

Android
ios

Hodinohsho:ni Language Resources

Word of the Day

Learn how to pronounce different words from all Six Nations

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Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council Inc.

Learn more about the Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council Inc.

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Hodinohsho:ni Language Resources

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Buy Language Department T-shirt

Additional Resources:

  • Ędwa’nigǫhǫsgǫk “We Will All Have Clear Minds” Cycle of Ceremonies Workshop series in partnership with OSTTC
  • Beginner & Intermediate Cayuga Grammar Class in partnership with Dwadewayęsta’ Gayogo̱hǫ:nǫ’
  • Listen & Hear Our Voices Digital Workshops Series
  • “Protecting Their Stories” 1st Language Speaker Video Interviews
  • Word of the Day (Cayuga, Mohawk, Onondaga, Tuscarora)
  • Cayuga & Mohawk Speaking time (Limited spots)
  • Language & Cultural Consultations

Please contact Kaniehtenhawi Deer krdeer@woodlandculturalcentre.ca to have your language resources linked here!

Contact Information

Language & Cultural Coordinator Phone: 519-759-2650 ext. 235
General Language office: 519-759-2650 ext. 249

Additional Contacts:
Language & Cultural Coordinator: Kaniehtenhawi Deer
Email: krdeer@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

General Inquiries Email:
language@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Digitizer: Eiwaihe Powless
Email:
epowless@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Programming & Outreach Coordinator: Jessica Martin
Email: jmartin@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Cycle of Ceremonies Cultural Coordinator: Samantha Atkinson
Email: satkinson@woodlandculturalcentre.ca