Classes this summer mark the first time the opportunity has been extended to adult tribal members, as well as nonnatives who work for the tribe.
Playing a language-version of bingo during those classes seems to be slowly breathing life into words that could have been silenced forever.
Students use specially-made bingo cards designed with rows of simple, but useful, Cocopah words. Players listen carefully as the teacher calls out word after word, crossing out each lucky word with bright-colored markers. Skits are also used to teach the language.