Quechan Language Preservation



Charlotte Hills
Language Director

Ila Dunzweiler
Language Instructor

Della Escalanti
Language Instructor

Judith P. Osborne
Language Instructor

Avis Black
Language Instructor

Juanita Rodriguez
Language Secretary


Physical Address:
350 Picacho Road
(old Head Start Building)
Winterhaven, CA 92283

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85364

(760) 572-4412

(760) 572-2101

Click on link to open document:

Kwatsaan Kanaav Newsletter

Mission Statement:
As Northern American Indigenous Tribe we Kwatsáans believe that the preservation of our language is inherent to our survival as a people.  Our traditional culture as taught through our Native language provides us with the lifelong skills to develop spiritually, intellectually and physically so that we may prosper in a dual cultural society.
Program Description:
Quechan Language Preservation Program is a community based project, initiated by tribal members.  Their wishes in forming a committee were to see a Language Program that would support language and traditional cultural education simultaneously.  Language Classes are taught at the old Fort Yuma Indian School on the hill.  The instructors go to places such as the Head Start and San Pasqual Schools, Elementary and High Schools, or wherever to teach the Quechan Language.

The Kwatsáan Language Preservation Program's goal is to provide a means for learning and preserving our Native Language and ancestral traditions.

Class Schedules:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adults and Children
Classes are held at the Old Head Start Building located at Indian Hill.

Alphabet and Pronunciation of Quechan Language: Page 3Page 4, Page 5, Page 6

Quechan Native Language Preservation video: Language Preservation

BrochureLiterature of the Quechan Language (learn the Quechan Language):

The Intermediate/Beginners Quechan Dictionary



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