Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa

Admissions

Eligibility &  Priorities

First Intake

To be considered for the first intake, applicants must not have attended Onkwawenna in the past and must:

1) live or work on the Six Nations Reserve

    and

2) be at least 18 years old and less than 30 years old

    and

3) pass the admissions test before June 1, 2016.

Notifications of who has been selected for the first intake will be sent on June 1.

Second Intake

To be considered for the second intake, applicants must not have attended Onkwawenna in the past and must:

1) be at least 18 years old and less than 50 years old

     and

2) pass the admissions test before July 1, 2016.

Notifications of who has been selected for the second intake will be sent on July 1.

Third Intake

People who have attended Onkwawenna in the past are eligible to be accepted in the third intake and they must:

1. be at least 18 years old and less than 50 years old

     and

2. pass the admissions test before August 1, 2016.

Notifications of who has been selected for the third intake will be sent on August 1.

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In the event that there are more qualified applicants than there is space available on any intake date, preference will be given to people who:are Six Nations band members

  1. live or work at Six Nations
  2. are from other Rotinonhsyonni communities
  3. are younger
  4. have small children
  5. attend longhouse

For more information, the e-mail address is: onkwawenna@gmail.com. The telephone number is (519) 445-1250.

Admissions Test

Prospective students must pass an admission test to be eligible for admission.

Applicants are required to know how to translate the following list of forty words, from English-to-Kanyen’kéha and Kanyen’kéha-to-English. The test is oral, not written. Applicants must receive a score of 100% to pass the test and be eligible for admission. They must answer all questions correctly and immediately.

 

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/kenonwes.mp3″] kenòn:we’s = I like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/wakenonwes.mp3″] wakenòn:we’s = it likes me[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/senonwes.mp3″] senòn:we’s = you like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/sanonwes.mp3″] sanòn:we’s = it likes you[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ranonwes.mp3″] ranòn:we’s = he likes it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rononwes.mp3″] ronòn:we’s = it likes him[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yenonwes.mp3″] yenòn:we’s = she likes it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yakononwes.mp3″]yakonòn:we’s = it likes her[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/kanonwes.mp3″] kanòn:we’s = it likes it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yononwes.mp3″]yonòn:we’s = it likes it[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/teninonwes.mp3″] teninòn:we’s = you & I like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yonkeninonwes.mp3″] yonkeninòn:we’s = it likes two of us[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yakeninonwes.mp3″] yakeninòn:we’s = s.o. & I like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yonkeninonwes.mp3″] yonkeninòn:we’s = it likes two of us[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/seninonwes.mp3″] seninòn:we’s = you two like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/seninonwes.mp3″] seninòn:we’s = it likes two of you[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ninonwes.mp3″] ninòn:we’s = two Ms like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rotinonwes.mp3″] rotinòn:we’s = it likes them Ms[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/keninonwes.mp3″] keninòn:we’s = twoFs like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yotinonwes.mp3″] yotinòn:we’s = it likes them Fs[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/tewanonwes.mp3″] tewanòn:we’s = you all & I like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yonkwanonwes.mp3″] yonkwanòn:we’s = it likes all of us[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yakwanonwes.mp3″] yakwanòn:we’s = they & I like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yonkwanonwes.mp3″] yonkwanòn:we’s = it likes all of us[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/sewanonwes.mp3″] sewanòn:we’s = you all like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/sewanonwes.mp3″] sewanòn:we’s = it likes all of you[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ratinonwes.mp3″] ratinòn:we’s = they Ms like it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rotinonwes.mp3″] rotinòn:we’s = it likes them Ms[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/kontinonwes.mp3″] kontinòn:we’s = they Fs likes it[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yotinonwes.mp3″] yotinòn:we’s = it likes them Fs[/one_half_last]

 

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/konnonwes.mp3″] konnòn:we’s = I like you[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/takenonwes.mp3″] takenòn:we’s = you like me[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rinonwes.mp3″] rinòn:we’s = I like him[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/etshenonwes.mp3″] etshenòn:we’s = you like him[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/khenonwes.mp3″] khenòn:we’s = I like her[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/shenonwes.mp3″] shenòn:we’s = you like her[/one_half_last]

 

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rakenonwes.mp3″] rakenòn:we’s = he likes me[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yonkenonwes.mp3″] yonkenòn:we’s = she likes me[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yanonwes.mp3″] yanòn:we’s = he likes you[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yesanonwes.mp3″] yesanòn:we’s = she likes you[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rononwes.mp3″] ronòn:we’s = he likes him[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ronwanonwes.mp3″] ronwanòn:we’s = she likes him[/one_half_last]

[one_half]……………………….[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/shakononwes.mp3″] shakonòn:we’s = he likes her[/one_half][one_half_last][sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://onkwawenna.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/yontatenonwes.mp3″] yontatenòn:we’s = she likes her[/one_half_last]

A hard copy of the list can be downloaded here.

Note:

You will note that several words on the above list have more than one meaning:

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Study Tips

Note that the list has three sets of words with different coloured prefixes. The words with red prefixes express the relationship of people-to-objects (someone-to-something). The words with blue prefixes express the relationship of objects-to-people (something-to-someone). And the words with the purple prefixes express the relationship from person-to-person (someone-to-someone).

Make a set of flashcards using these words, with English on one side and Kanyen’keha on the other. Say the Kanyen’keha words aloud as you write them out.

Study and learn the first five red-prefix words first (singles). Then study and learn the second five red-prefix words next (duals). And then study and learn the last five red-prefix words (plurals). Do the same for the blue-prefix and purple-prefix words.