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Colgate University is situated on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee  --  known as the People of the Longhouse, or the Iroquois Confederacy (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora nations). In Fall Semester 2022 Colgate's Native American Studies Program is featuring contemporary expressions of Haudenosaunee life from the perspective of their experiences and expertise. All events are free and open to the public. For everyone's safety, masks are required at all indoor events.

Sheri Beglen will deliver a presentation, "An Oneida Language Journey."  Sheri Beglen is a Wolf Clan member of the Oneida Nation and former coordinator of the Oneida Language Preservation program.  In fall 2016 Ms. Beglen taught a FLAC (Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum) course at Colgate on Oneida Language. She is a gifted teacher and knowledgeable of the Oneida language. Her talk will include her personal journey with the Oneida language, a description of language preservation at Oneida, some ethnosemantics, and basic vocabulary instruction.

Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the Linguistics Program.

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