The Ogweho:weh Advisory Group (OAG) working in collaboration with Six Nations Language Commission, Six Nations Life Long Learning Task Force, Grand River Employment and Training and McMaster University, Indigenous Program, are hosting the Six Nations Language Summit on March 24th-25th, 2023 at the Six Nations Community Hall.
Our theme is Our Home, Our Languages, Our Future, which is significant because a number of Haudenosaunee languages have less than 100 First Language speakers left and it’s important for our community to come together to discuss strategies, concepts and ideas to ensure we are keeping our languages alive for the coming generations.”
Working with community based partners such as Six Nations Language Commission, Grand River Employment and Training and McMaster University, Indigenous Studies Program, they have committed resources (funding and people) to host this event.
The Local Organizing Committee is planning on hosting a Social on Friday March 24th, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Six Nations Community Hall to renew friendships and relationships, share our social songs and dances and invite the Six Nations people to participate.
The Six Nations Language Summit will feature Haudenosaunee speakers, break-out workshops, youth presentations and facilitators leading discussions on how to revitalize our language and way of life.
We invite the community, organizations, businesses and individuals who are committed to ensuring our languages stay alive.
If your organization is interested in getting involved, they can contact Kevin Sandy, Summit Coordinator at 226-922-9097 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Dwadwęnaga:da:t Language Department, please click here. We need your support to fulfill our vision of 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.