The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community proudly welcomes you to Talking Stick: A Cultural and Entertainment Destination.
Home to Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, The Pavilions at Talking Stick and the Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River, this dynamic destination is conveniently located on the Salt River Indian Reservation at Indian Bend and the 101 Freeway. It's just 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and 10 minutes from Scottsdale Airpark.
The Talking Stick is a contemporary representation of the traditional O'odham (Pima) calendar stick, on which carvers recorded significant events and milestones throughout the year for the tribe. Each carving on the Talking Stick symbolizes something significant for our area. The first carving symbolizes the Onk Akimel O'odham (Salt River People) (Pima) and Xalychidom Piipaash (People that live towards the water) (Maricopa), the two tribes that make up the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The second carving symbolizes an "Ant's House" and records the opening of the Scottsdale Pavilions in the 1980s. The third carving records the opening of Talking Stick Golf Club in 1998. The fourth carving records the first multi-story, mid-rise building in our Community, completed in 2010, which is Talking Stick Resort. And the fifth carving, a rattlesnake and a mountain range, records the decision, in 2009, to build Salt River Fields. At the bottom of the stick vacant space remains for more icons as this exciting destination grows.