Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa

Admissions

Eligibility &  Priorities

First Intake

To be considered for the first intake, applicants must not have attended Onkwawenna in the past and must:

1) live or work on the Six Nations Reserve

    and

2) be at least 18 years old and less than 30 years old

    and

3) pass the admissions test before June 1, 2016.

Notifications of who has been selected for the first intake will be sent on June 1.

Second Intake

To be considered for the second intake, applicants must not have attended Onkwawenna in the past and must:

1) be at least 18 years old and less than 50 years old

     and

2) pass the admissions test before July 1, 2016.

Notifications of who has been selected for the second intake will be sent on July 1.

Third Intake

People who have attended Onkwawenna in the past are eligible to be accepted in the third intake and they must:

1. be at least 18 years old and less than 50 years old

     and

2. pass the admissions test before August 1, 2016.

Notifications of who has been selected for the third intake will be sent on August 1.

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In the event that there are more qualified applicants than there is space available on any intake date, preference will be given to people who:are Six Nations band members

  1. live or work at Six Nations
  2. are from other Rotinonhsyonni communities
  3. are younger
  4. have small children
  5. attend longhouse

For more information, the e-mail address is: onkwawenna@gmail.com. The telephone number is (519) 445-1250.

Admissions Test

Prospective students must pass an admission test to be eligible for admission.

Applicants are required to know how to translate the following list of forty words, from English-to-Kanyen’kéha and Kanyen’kéha-to-English. The test is oral, not written. Applicants must receive a score of 100% to pass the test and be eligible for admission. They must answer all questions correctly and immediately.

 

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 kenòn:we’s = I like it
wakenòn:we’s = it likes me

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 senòn:we’s = you like it
 sanòn:we’s = it likes you

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ranòn:we’s = he likes it
 ronòn:we’s = it likes him

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 yenòn:we’s = she likes it
yakonòn:we’s = it likes her

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kanòn:we’s = it likes it
yonòn:we’s = it likes it

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teninòn:we’s = you & I like it
yonkeninòn:we’s = it likes two of us

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yakeninòn:we’s = s.o. & I like it
yonkeninòn:we’s = it likes two of us

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seninòn:we’s = you two like it
seninòn:we’s = it likes two of you

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ninòn:we’s = two Ms like it
rotinòn:we’s = it likes them Ms

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keninòn:we’s = twoFs like it
yotinòn:we’s = it likes them Fs

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tewanòn:we’s = you all & I like it
yonkwanòn:we’s = it likes all of us

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yakwanòn:we’s = they & I like it
yonkwanòn:we’s = it likes all of us

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sewanòn:we’s = you all like it
sewanòn:we’s = it likes all of you

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ratinòn:we’s = they Ms like it
rotinòn:we’s = it likes them Ms

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kontinòn:we’s = they Fs likes it
yotinòn:we’s = it likes them Fs

 

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konnòn:we’s = I like you
takenòn:we’s = you like me

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rinòn:we’s = I like him
etshenòn:we’s = you like him

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khenòn:we’s = I like her
shenòn:we’s = you like her

 

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rakenòn:we’s = he likes me
yonkenòn:we’s = she likes me

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yanòn:we’s = he likes you
yesanòn:we’s = she likes you

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ronòn:we’s = he likes him
ronwanòn:we’s = she likes him

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shakonòn:we’s = he likes her
yontatenòn:we’s = she likes her

A hard copy of the list can be downloaded here.

Note:

You will note that several words on the above list have more than one meaning:

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Study Tips

Note that the list has three sets of words with different coloured prefixes. The words with red prefixes express the relationship of people-to-objects (someone-to-something). The words with blue prefixes express the relationship of objects-to-people (something-to-someone). And the words with the purple prefixes express the relationship from person-to-person (someone-to-someone).

Make a set of flashcards using these words, with English on one side and Kanyen’keha on the other. Say the Kanyen’keha words aloud as you write them out.

Study and learn the first five red-prefix words first (singles). Then study and learn the second five red-prefix words next (duals). And then study and learn the last five red-prefix words (plurals). Do the same for the blue-prefix and purple-prefix words.