Maikw. Noomi niaam Paiutsi Ampákhai.

Hello. We are the Ampákhai Project.

Photo of Paiute team.

Funded by the Cedar Band of Paiutes, the Ampákhai Project began in late 2016 when Jeremy Garcia Standing Soldier began recording tribal elder Eleanor Tom in an effort to learn the language. Their efforts quickly snowballed as students from the local university as well as other tribal members began to attend their language sessions.

Today the Ampákhai Project seeks to preserve and eventually teach the Southern Paiute language to all those who wish to learn it. Currently we have this dictionary and are working on further materials.

Questions? Contact us here.

Meet the team

Eleanor Tom Tribal Elder, Author Language Specialist
Jeremy Garcia Standing Soldier Project Lead
Jonathan Hatch Linguistic Specialist
Ruth Reed Language Recorder Dictionary Developer