Workshops and events
Online Summer Mohawk Language Program (July 12 - 30, 2021)
We are offering a Virtual Mohawk Language program this year -- language classes will be online using Zoom! You can attend class from the safety and comfort of your own home.
July 12 - 30 2021: 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 12-16 ** The Intro session is cancelled due to low enrollment **
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 10, 2021.
Level 2: Basic Mohawk – July 19-23
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 17, 2021.
Level 2.5: Basic Mohawk Practice – July 26-30
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 23, 2021.
On-Line Donation at: www.mohawkcommunity.org/donate
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 2021 Language Class Registration Form
Virtual Strawberry Festival 2021
To ensure everyone's safety, we are holding our annual Strawberry Festival online again this year. We will have online performances, teachings, stories and an auction on the last weekend of June as always. Mark your calendars for June 25-26. These events will be broadcast via our community Facebook page, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, and will include a market of vendor items for sale to support our vendors and the Kanatsiohareke community. The vendor market will run from June 14 through the festival weekend, ending June 26, and the auction will run June 21-26.
The main festival week of June 21-26 features the following talks and events. All will be shown on our 2021 Strawberry Festival Virtual Celebration group, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/strawberryfest2021. (Viewers: be sure to go to that link and join the group ahead of time, so you won't miss any of it!) Here's the current schedule:
Opening Address - Tom Porter, 6/21
Founding of Kanatsiohareke - John Chiarmella, 6/22
Significance of the Strawberry, and other Mohawk stories - Kay Olan, 6/25
On Saturday, 6/26, the following musicians will perform as a benefit for the community:
11:00 – Gary Farmer
12:00 - Spirit Wing
1:00 - Keena Marie
2:00 - Peace Poets
3:00 - Mignon Geli
4:00 - Pura Fe
5:00 - Kontiwennenhawi and Bear Fox
6:00 - Fitch, Greenfield and Hill
7:00 - Jimmy Wolf
All of the speakers and artists will be remote of course, and many will be doing their presentations live. We appreciate their generous support. Please join them in supporting Kanatsiohareke, by donating directly at https://www.mohawkcommunity.org/donate. Donations are vital to our continuing programs and operations, especially in this difficult time when we cannot gather in person.
Between sets, please be sure to browse and buy from our vendors and place your bids on our auction items, which are all posted there at that same location: www.facebook.com/groups/strawberryfest2021. Get your bids in early -- the online auction ends after the last set, at 8:00pm sharp!
Consult the calendar to see upcoming events
See the pdf files above for details about the 2021 Spring Indigenous Writers' Retreat and Mohawk Language Classes.
To register, please return the completed registrations and make payments as specified on the forms.