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Language & Wellness Conference

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Join us in person on March 28 at the Six Nations campus to celebrate Indigenous Languages Day 2024 for a full day of exploring wellness in language learning. The conference will cover presentations related to language and wellness, teaching techniques, hands-on workshops, and a keynote speaker panel of knowledge holders and language speakers discussing the connection between language and wellness. 

Swag bags, door prizes, and a catered lunch will be provided.


9:00 am – 9:10 am Ohèn:ton Karihwatéhkwen by Colin Benedict & Opening Remarks 

9:15 am – 10:15 am “Utilizing the Root Word Method” by Shelby Bomberry

10:15 am – 10:30 am Ǫgwehǫwéhne̱ha: sadwęnǫ́:dahk / Satáti ne onkwawenna'ón:we / Speak in the Original language

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Language & Wellness Keynote Panel

  • Moderator, Shelby Bomberry, will pose questions to our panel of language speakers and knowledge holders regarding the connection between wellness and language. 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Catered Lunch 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshops:

  1. Medicines by Lindsey Brooke Johnson
    Location: Oneida/Tuscarora Room
  2. Collections Awareness: Language Resources by Deyohahá:ge Indigenous Knowledge Centre
    Location: Onondaga Room
  3. Meta-Cognitive Awareness: Create a Practical Language Learning Plan by Goihwae Henry
    Location: Seneca Room 
  4. Planting by Shelby Bomberry
    Location: Mohawk
  5. Health Terminology in Kanyen’keha by Kahontiyoha McQueen
    Location: Grand River Room

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Ǫgwehǫwéhne̱ha: sadwęnǫ́:dahk / Satáti ne onkwawenna'ón:we / Speak in the Original language

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm “Onkwehonwenéha né:’e Onkyonhéhkwen: Teaching and Learning Language as a Path of Healing” by Otsistohkwi:yo Melissa Elliott

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Ohèn:ton Karihwatéhkwen by Colin Benedict & Closing Remarks


2160 4th Line Road
Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0

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