Certificate in Mohawk Language & Culture

Kanyen’kéha Certificate

This certificate is for members of the Tyendinaga community and Mohawk Nation seeking to learn Mohawk language through culturally rich learning experiences and the many traditions, histories and worldviews of the Mohawk people.

  • Storytelling
  • Conversations
  • Grammar and Oral Presentation

The Certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture is offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in partnership with Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO) Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory.

The Certificate is delivered in the TTO Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga.

The deadline to apply is July 30, 2018.

For more information, please contact Tina Brant at TTO Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga at tto@kenhteke.org or 613-970-3045.

Program Plan

The Certificate consists of four courses (12.0 Units) to be completed over two years:

  • MOHK 101/3.0 Beginning Mohawk Language & Culture I
  • MOHK 102/3.0 Beginning Mohawk Language & Culture II
  • MOHK 201/3.0 Intermediate Mohawk Language & Culture
  • MOHK 202/3.0 Oral Mohawk Language
One course is offered per term. 

Each of the certificate courses is structured as follows:

  • One week instruction (7 hours/day x 5 days = 35 hours)
    August 13-17, 2018 for MOHK 101/3.0 in Fall Term 2018
  • Two weekend days / month (12 hours/month x 3 months = 36 hours)
  • One evening / week (2.5 hours/week x 12 weeks = 30 hours)
  • Homework, online learning (19 hours).

Students who complete the Certificate will be able to apply their credits towards a degree at Queen’s, e.g. a B.A. (Gen) or B.A. (Hons).

How do I apply?

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Certificate will be administered by TTO Language and Cultural Centre in partnership with Queen’s Undergraduate Admission.

  • Students will be admitted for Fall Term only, every second year;
  • Applicants will submit a written application to TTO Language and Cultural Centre, that will include a statement of intent.

The deadline to apply is July 30, 2018.

For more information, please contact Tina Brant at TTO Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga at tto@kenhteke.org or 613-970-3045.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for 2018-19 are $675.90 per course, plus a $10 Student Assistance Levy per course.