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Events and Classes

Please Note: All classes are open to enrolled SRPMIC community members. Ages vary based on classes, all participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. To sign up for any class participants must sign-up in person at the Cultural Resources Department, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

All events and classes are posted on the CRD Events Calendar, Community Announcements, and in the Au-Authm Action News.

*Class dates and times are subject to change, please call to verify dates listed.


Hua Mascamik

Willow basket weaving classes are held to teach the process of gathering, preparing and ultimately starting a willow basket. Participants will also be taught the language terminology used in making baskets.

Open to interested enrolled SRPMIC member women, under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult female.

O’odham Niokĭ Hemapik

Monthly, February-December | 10am-2pm | CRD Main Classroom

Monthly Elder gatherings are held to bring fluent O’odham language speakers together for the purpose of language recording, translation requests and most importantly to provide a place where elders and speakers can gather to speak to each other in the O’odham language.

O’odham Piipaash Quarterly Bingo

January, April, July, October

Playing games to learn a language can be a positive and rewarding experience for learners due to repetitive word usage. Bingo games are designed to teach learners how to say simple everyday words, topics include: household items, animals, foods, colors and numbers. Open to interested SRPMIC members of all ages.

O’odham Dress Making Class

O’odham traditional dress making classes are held to teach how dresses are made while incorporating the O’odham language used while sewing. Classes are scheduled based on beginner, intermediate or advanced sewing experience.

O’odham Immersion Class

Spring session: February – May*

Fall Session: September – December*

Language immersion techniques and strategies are utilized to provide a positive, encouraging and rewarding language learning experience. These classes are taught in the O'odham Language with limited use of English. For more detailed information on immersion techniques please visit AILDI.

Class is open to learners of all levels.

O’odham Social Dance Class

O’odham Social Dance Class is offered to teach social dance protocols, gender roles, the history and meanings of the songs, and the importance of gathering to reinforce family and community.

O’odham Singing Class

O’odham Singing Class is offered to teach social singing protocols, gender roles, the history and meanings of the songs, and the importance of gathering to reinforce family and community.

Piipaa Kuutsh Matasheevm

Monthly, January - October | 10am-2pm | CRD Main Classroom

Monthly Elder gatherings are held to bring fluent Piipaash language speakers together for the purpose of language recording, translation requests and most importantly to provide a place where elders and speakers can gather to speak to each other in the Piipaash language.

Piipaash Songs Class

Piipaash Songs Class is offered to teach social singing protocols, gender roles, the history and meanings of the songs, and the importance of gathering to reinforce family and community.

Piipaash Language Class

Fall Session: September – December*

Spring session: February – May*

Some of the early lessons will include colors, animals, numbers, and other basic every day phrases. This is designed for the learner with little to no Piipaash language knowledge.

Piipaash Dress Making Class

Piipaash traditional dress making classes are held to teach how dresses are made while incorporating the Piipaash language used while sewing. Classes are scheduled based on beginner, intermediate or advanced sewing experience.

Pottery Class

Pottery classes are held to teach how to make pottery using clay from this area. Participants will also be taught language terminology used in making pottery. Classes are based on beginner, intermediate or advanced skill level.

Vospo Dance Class

This Piipaash dance class is offered to teach this style of dance. Participants will learn song meanings and how to make dance sticks.