Native Language & Culture Program

Aupa I’ivagĭdag Maṣad

January, or 'The Leafing of the Cottonwood Trees'

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

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Haicu A'aga
Storytelling

Winter is the time for telling stories. Traditional stories, as well as made-up stories, often use animal characters to help tell the moral of a story and tell the history of our people. In the past, they were told over four nights. This is the story about "Kakaicu Je'e, her Mamaḍ and Ban."

Kakaicu Mamaḍ

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Quail

Je'e

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 Ban

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Coyote


    "The moral of the story is for children to listen to their je’e and o’g and stay close to your parents when you are away from home. Also, when you are at school you are to be safe." --- Ms. Patsy

 The ECEC Fall Social Gathering was a great success!

Families and youth celebrated the season with traditional O'odham and Piipash singing and dancing.

Thank you to all the families who came out to celebrate with us!

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Students at ECEC are learning how to name the parts of their face

and express their feelings in O'odham.

 Ba:gat

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Haicu-s'ubid

Se:kik


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So'kdagi

Wiyoṣa

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Mo'o         Na:nk          Da:k          Cin          Vupui 

(Hear the words spoken!)


Family Words

All families are different, but here are some common terms in O'odham. 

Click the blue link to hear the words pronounced in O'odham. 

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 Mitol (Cat) 

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 Gogs (Dog) 

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Soiga (Pet)

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O'g (Father) 

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Je'e (Mother) 

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Ali (Baby) 


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Vemkikam (Family) 

 

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