New grant will help preserve Haudenosaunee languages
Six Nations Polytechnic has been approved for an Ontario Trillium Foundation SEED Grant to fund Haudenosaunee language preservation.
$70,000 will be given to SNP over 12 months through to February 2017 — to help create more speakers of Haudenosaunee languages in the shortest period of time.
There are six Haudenosaunee languages spoken in the community and each are critically endangered.
Six Nation Polytechnic has a new three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Ogwehoweh Languages in Mohawk and Cayuga.
The degree program makes SNP the first Indigenous institute established under First Nations authority to offer a standalone degree.
Students who already completed the SNP’s diploma program were the first to begin taking the degree classes starting in January 2016.
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