Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa is extremely grateful for all the support that several local agencies have provided since our founding in 1999. This help has allowed dozens of people to become speakers. This has led to the establishment of the Mohawk Longhouse at Grand River and the Everlasting Tree School, not to mention an increasing number of children being raised to speak the language. The Mohawk language at Grand River is much stronger now, thanks to the help we have received from:
The elected Six Nations Council has funded Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa directly (and indirectly through the Six Nations Language Commission) since 2007. Their website link is here.
The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council of Chiefs has provided bursaries allowing students to attend Onkwawenna’s adult immersion program since 2014. The link to their website is here.
The Six Nations Community Development Trust is an independent community agency that disperses a portion of Ontario government gaming resources to the community. The Trust has funded Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa directly (and indirectly through the Six Nations Language Commission) since 2008. Their website link is here.
Grand River Employment and Training was the first organization in the community to support our language initiatives beginning in 1998 and for many years it was our sole source of funding. The link to their website is here.
The Six Nations Language Commission was established in 2007 to revitalize all six Iroquoian languages. With funding from the Six Nations Council, the Commission funds adult immersion programs. Their website link is here.
McMaster University is partnering with Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa to study each other’s second-language teaching method techniques.
The National Research Council is partnering with Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa to develop an app that will produce 37,500 verbal descriptions in Kanyen’keha of everyday events. The app is called Kawennonnis (the word-maker).
The Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development funded Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa during the 2018-19 fiscal year for two projects: 1) to research and plan a 3rd Year Program and 2) to revise the on-line program.
The University of Western Ontario began accrediting Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa in 2007. Students who successfully complete the First or Second Year Program at Onkwawenna receive university credit upon subsequently enrolling at Western.