Native Language & Culture Program

Read the O'odham Piipaash Culture Language Standards

Check out the Community Culture webpage. 

Mat'o t'vem ab o ju (O'odham) Matwiik (Piipaash)
We will do this together! (English) 



Listen to our new Student AffirmationFemale Voice | Male Voice

Hejel eñ ag [I tell myself] 
Mant oi I kupio geñ cektodagĭ c ibdak [I will open my mind and heart]
ant’ hek hekaj o amc hek [so that I can understand]
sa ho’i gedad [to be kind],
has elidad [to have respect],
s’cekaidag’kat [to listen and behave].

Mant oi I kukpio geñ vupio ck nank [I will open up my eyes and ears]
mant sap o neidat, sap o ka:d [I will see and hear clearly]
dam o ves haicu mai [so I will learn ALL things].

Click here to download a PDF of the Student Affirmation.


FACE - 2nd Grade Storytelling Vocabulary

3rd-6th Grade Storytelling Vocabulary

Click the blue links to hear the words pronounced in O'odham!

Haicu a’aga (something told)

Why Ban’s Coat is the Color of Sand

How Koi got his Fangs

Ban Scattered the Saguaro Seeds



Click the blue links to hear the words pronounced in O'odham! 

Creation Stories (Ho’ko a’aga) 

Ban’s to Above the Land 

Skomagi Hapot (Gray Arrow)

Kaikau Clan Punished Ban


SRES Language Culture Team: Ms. Lewis | Ms. Garcia | Ms. Rave | Ms. Gonzales

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