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Re-established September 1993

Take Peace with You
2023 Plans


Events and Classes for 2023

Strawberry Festival returns: June 24, 2023

Kanatsiohareke's Strawberry Festival returns this year, with live performances, craft vendors, silent auction, strawberry drink and more. Mark your calendars for the festival on Saturday, June 24! Here's the Festival Flyer:




Indigenous Writing Retreat: June 5-9, 2023 (Mon-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm) Here's the flyer and registration form: 






Summer Language Classes:  July10-28 (details to come)


 Recent Events:

Spring Mohawk Language Classes: April 3-21, 2023

  Kanatsiohareke's Online Language classes returned this Spring:  3 one-week sessions (Beginners, Basic, and Basic Practice) - weekdays April 3-21, 5:30-8:30 pm.  Here are the Class Flyer and Registration Form:



Kanatsiohareke's Fall Festival, Nov. 22Thanks to everyone for all your great support during our 2022 Kanatsiohareke Fall Festival - whether in person at our benefit concert, joining online in our vendor market and auction, or contributing to the very generous donations we received. We raised over $9000 to help get Kanatsiohareke ready to hold on-site events and classes at the community again after our long shut-down.

Special thanks to Caffe Lena in Saratoga for hosting us on Nov 13 and for donating all the ticketing, stage crew, food service and logistic support we needed.  Great thanks to: Joe Bruchac,  as emcee, musician and story-teller that day; to Jimmy Wolf and his band; to story-tellers Kay Olan and Perry Ground, and to Tom Porter for sharing his wisdom with the traditional Opening and Closing Words.   And many thanks to all our volunteers who made the live show and the online events the great successes they were. 


 Niawen’kó:wa, everyone!

 - Kanatsiohareke's Board of Directors





May 2022 Update from Kanatsiohareke:

At the request of our residents, Kanatsiohareke is continuing to hold remote activities this Spring.  The Board of Directors will announce a change to this precaution when all feel it is safe to do so.

The first event on our schedule for this year is our Indigenous Writers' Retreat, which will be held remotely via Zoom, June 6-10. For retreat details and a registration form, see our Events & Workshops page.

Next are our annual Mohawk  Language classes - three 5-day courses for levels from Introduction to Basic Mohawk Practice, held July 4 - 22, 2022. These classes will be held via Zoom and are open to all, with more information and registration forms on our Language page.

Sept. 18, 2021 Update

Kanatsiohareke remains closed at this time, for the safety of residents due to the new variant of the Covid virus and its increased risk of infection even among those who are vaccinated.

In addition, the ongoing temporary closure of the Craft Store has been made permanent, due the increased expenses/losses associated with the Covid situation. Both the online and physical craft store are now permanently closed. Thank you for all your support for the store over the years!

Kanatsiohareke is continuing our online cultural programs, and expanding them where possible, including Mohawk Language classes and Indigenous writer retreats. We all look forward to holding in-person events again, when it is truly safe to resume them.


Kanatsiohareke Board of Directors

May 30, 2021                             


Dear friends of Kanatsiohareke,

As we first announced here in April last year, Kanatsiohareke has had
to cancel all in-person events to protect the health of our residents
and visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are continuing that policy for 2021, until we know for certain that gatherings are safe again for all. 


In the meantime, we will again be offering and expanding the online programs that we started last year, including our Indigenous Writers' Retreat sessions and Mohawk Language classes.  We hope to add other online cultural programs as well, and we plan to have a Virtual Strawberry Festival again this year, with online performances, stories and an auction on the last weekend of June as always.  Mark your calendars for June 26, and plan on supporting our vendors in an Online Vendor Craft Sale leading up to the festival, starting on June 14. Stay tuned for more details on these and other programs in 2021!

As always, please keep in touch, by following our Facebook page
(Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community) and this website,


Thank you all for your ongoing support -- take care, be safe, and
stay well everyone!

Nia:wen'ko:wa/Greatest thanks,

Kanatsiohareke Board of Directors            



Getting here
Language Program

Tsi Iakwateweiénhsta Kanien'kéha Kana'tsioharè:ke Nòn:we

Mohawk Language at Kanatsiohareke
Tetitewaha ne Onkwawen:na!   
Let's bring our language back!
Mohawk  Language Program 


Spring Mohawk Language Classes: April 3-21, 2023

  Kanatsiohareke's Online Language classes return this Spring:  3 one-week sessions (Beginners, Basic, and Basic Practice) - weekdays April 3-21, 5:30-8:30 pm.  Here are the Class Flyer and the Registration forms:

















Last Summer's Mohawk Language Program (July 4-22, 2022)


July 4 - 22, 2022:  Virtual Mohawk Language Classes! A fundraising program for Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community

Summer Language Registration is now Open!!! Three (3) levels of learning being offered virtually via Zoom network, 3-hours per day, Monday to Friday, 5:30-8:30 pm.


Level 1: Introduction to Mohawk – July 4-8 

An intensive Beginners class for those who have had NO prior, or very minimal, exposure to the Mohawk language. Study includes: practice with sounds, vocabulary, greetings, short dialogues. 

Registration deadline: Saturday, July 2, 2022


Level 2: Basic Mohawk – July 11-15

A language class for those who have some prior Mohawk language-learning experience. Study includes: grammar, pronouns, vocabulary, phrases, sentences, dialogues. Registration deadline: Saturday, July 9.


Level 2.5: Basic Mohawk Practice – July 18-22

A Mohawk class for those who have been learning the language. Providing opportunity for oral practice of basic learning to improve speaking proficiency. Study includes: vocabulary, verb tenses, dialogues, short conversations. Registration deadline: Saturday, July 16.


On-Line Donation at:

Registration Fee is a Donation of $150 (US) per session due at time of registration. Also accepting Mail-in Checks or Money Order: Payable to “Kanatsiohareke”








Summer 2022 Language Class Registration Form

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