#SRSNARD 2020

#SRSNARD 2020
Posted on 11/20/2020
This is the image for the news article titled #SRSNARD 2020At Salt River Schools, NARD Week—Native American Recognition Days (Nov. 16-20)—is a time to recognize Indigenous tribal nations across Turtle Island. Although our schools always encourage cultural pride among students, families, and staff, NARD Week is a special time to showcase the different cultures and languages we represent.

This week, the Salt River Schools Education Native Language Culture (ENLC) department will share fun and important videos. We also invite YOU to post your own photos and videos dancing in your regalia, creating or displaying a craft item, telling a story—whatever makes you proud of your culture and language, we want to see it! Use #SRSNARD or email Taté Walker, Communications & PR Director, so we can share, too!

Check out the special #SRSNARD content from Salt River Elementary School (Kinse game and a Bob Marley song sung in Piipaash!) and the Early Childhood Education Center (a special book about the ECEC Social Gatherings)!

Did you watch all of our #SRSNARD videos? If so, Director Sophia McAnlis challenges viewers to take what they've learned watching the #SRSNARD videos and put their O'odham language skills to the test! Click here to view Mrs. McAnlis' quiz!

If you know the answers to the questions in this video, email them to Mrs. McAnlis by Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at 10 a.m. If you have the correct answers, Mrs. McAnlis will put your name in for a random drawing to win one of two special gift baskets (click here to view the baskets: Prize #1 and Prize #2). Mrs. McAnlis plans to do the drawing at 11 a.m. Open to anyone who has learned something from the #SRSNARD videos!


The Welcome to NARD Week video below introduces our staff and the week to come with a virtual round dance of welcome. The ENLC Team includes Sophia McAnlis, Ipa Dutchover, Seipe Flood, Teresa Gonzales, Hilary Richards, Phillip Smith, and Ryan Williams.



#SRSNARD: O'odham Colors
The video below from Mrs. McAnlis, ENLC Director, reviews O'odham colors and describes the exciting opportunities for students and families to learn, have fun, and even have a chance to win a prize this week!



#SRSNARD: O'odham Household Items
ENLC teacher Phillip Smith takes us on a journey through the items O'odham people would have had in their homes back in the day--and perhaps even in modern times! Do any of these look familiar to you?



#SRSNARD: O'odham Numbers 1-10
ENLC Director Sophia McAnlis returns for a lesson on O'odham numbers. Can you count to 10 in O'odham with Mrs. McAnlis? Keep practicing - there may be a quiz later in the week with an opportunity to win prizes... stay tuned!



#SRSNARD: Fancy Shawl Dance
ENLC teacher Seipe Flood (Pima/Lakota) demonstrates the beautiful fancy shawl powwow dance, which she dances to the drum group, Northern Cree.



#SRSNARD: O’odham Foods
ENLC Director Sophia McAnlis returns for a lesson on O'odham food words. Yum! What's your favorite O'odham food? Keep practicing - there may be a quiz later in the week with an opportunity to win prizes... stay tuned!



#SRSNARD: SRES Students Sing “Three Little Birds” in Piipaash
This video takes viewers back to the #SRSNARD celebrations of 2019, where student cultural pride and talents were on full display. You can also listen to students sing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” as translated into Piipaash by Sierra Ward and taught to students by ENLC teacher Hilary Richards. Click here to check out NARD Week 2018..



#SRSNARD: The Huhugam
Salt River Schools Instructional Coach Kino Reed (Akimel O’odham/Tohono O’odham/Shoshone) takes us on a historical adventure in this video! The O’odham consider the Huhugam relatives that occupied the entire Valley of Phoenix and more. We travel to the Pueblo Grande Museum to see if we can find similarities and differences between Huhugam and O’odham cultures. Stay through the end of the video for a Huhugam design drawing challenge! You can email your art creations Tate.Walker@saltriverschools.org to be shared on our social media platforms!



#SRSNARD: SRES Students Sing “Three Little Birds” in Piipaash
This video takes viewers back to the #SRSNARD celebrations of 2019, where student cultural pride and talents were on full display. You can also listen to students sing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” as translated into Piipaash by Sierra Ward and taught to students by ENLC teacher Hilary Richards. Click here to check out NARD Week 2018



#SRSNARD: Ron Carlos Sings from the Aylsha Song Series
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member and renowned artist Ron Carlos (O'odham) sings a song for #SRSNARD from the Aylsha Song series, which he says were sung for social gatherings. We could listen and dance to this beautiful music all day. We hope YOU share your traditional songs and dances (and talents/crafts/language) with us, too!



#SRSNARD: Vaila Music with Cody Achin & Ron Carlos
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members and musicians Cody Achin and Ron Carlos play some Vaila music, commonly known as Chicken Scratch. Cody gives us a brief lesson about how Vaila music became part of O’odham culture, then Cody and Ron play "Galloping Goose." We hope YOU share your traditional songs and dances (and talents/crafts/language) with us, too!



#SRSNARD: O’odham Animal Words
Education Native Language Culture (ENLC) Director Sophia McAnlis returns for a lesson on O'odham animal words. What's your favorite O'odham animal?



#SRSNARD: Learning the Piipaash Game "Kinse"
In this #FBF video from Fall 2019, ENLC teacher Hilary Richards teaches Salt River Elementary School students how to play Kinse (pronounced "keen-say"), a Piipaash game that's a bit like the board game Sorry!, but more fun (and intense!). Click here to learn more about the game, including simple directions for play.



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