Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center, formerly known as Kanien’kehá:ka Raotitióhkwa was formed in 1977 when a group of educators and traditional people from Kannawà:ke submitted a proposal to the Cultural Education Centers Program of the Department of Indian Affairs and were successful in obtaining funding to form an organization that would preserve and promote the language and culture of the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke.


“Ne ionkwaio’tátie ne Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa ne tiókon né:e ohén:ton akatá:tie tsi niionkwarihó:ten ne Kanien’kehá:ka tánon ne ó:ni akwé:kon aiethiié:nawase ne Kahnawa’kehró:non ahontéweienste tsi niionkwarihó:ten tánon tiótkon ahatirihwakweniénhstake tsi iah nenwén:ton tha’ón:ton tsi Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwehón:we nitewaia’tó:ten”.

“The mission of Kanie’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa, a vital and dedicated catalyst for community change, is to lead and support all Kahnawa’kehró:non to practice, maintain, respect, renew, and enhance Kanien’kéha language beliefs, values, customs, and traditions through the development, delivery, and sharing with all peoples, cultural and educational activities which will ensure the continued existence of our present and future generations as Kanien’kehá:ka”.