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Hopi Reservation High School Investigates Special Education

Hopi Junior/Senior High School, one of the few high schools serving students on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona, has hired investigators to examine its special education program, according to Bertha Parker, a public relations consultant representing the school. In an email, Parker said the investigators are Joanne C. Phillips, the president of consulting company Arizona Education Cadre and attorney Gehl Tucker.

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10/22/2020

article Hopi Tribe Races To Expand Access To Clean Running Water
(Arizona) -- The most common advice for beating COVID-19: Wash your hands. But that simple instruction isn't so simple when you don’t have access to clean...

10/20/2020

article Hopi Relief going strong with non-profit status and dreams
(Arizona) -- With official non-profit status, Hopi Relief is pushing forward into the changing season, with immediate COVID-19 needs in mind, but also looking for how to...

10/16/2020

article Hopi Tribe Searches For Missing Man From First Mesa
(Arizona) -- Officials with the Hopi Tribe are searching for a missing man from the First Mesa Consolidated Villages. Ambrose Sinquah, who also goes by the name "...

10/6/2020

article Former Hopi chairmen call on officials to ensure proper reclamation of mines
(Arizona) -- After a half-century of exploitation of Hopi resources, we now have an opportunity to recover what’s been taken from us, and as former Hopi Tribal...
article Hopi Chairman: Congress must act to save ‘life changing’ diabetes program
(Arizona) -- A “life-changing” diabetes program for Native Americans will expire Dec. 11 if Congress doesn’t take action, advocates said. Hopi Chairman...

10/3/2020

article Keeping track of things the Hopi way
(New Mexico) -- Katsinas emerge from the spirit world in clouds, showering the blessings of rain on the Hopi people. Donald Sockyma (Dawa Sun) grew up hiking and carving...

9/29/2020

article Hopi Tribe says school will have ‘new norms’
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has stated that even though some communities in the state have decided to open schools for online and in-person learning, the tribe continues...

9/1/2020

article Hopi Jr./Sr. High School to begin Sept. 8 with all online courses
(Arizona) -- Around 450 Native American students, grades 7-12, living on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona will begin school fully online Sept. 8 to limit...

8/25/2020

article Arizona VA delivers food and supplies to Hopi-Tewa veterans
(Arizona) -- Earlier this year, the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System celebrated Public Service Recognition Week. As public service employees, the VA wanted to do...

7/31/2020

article Hopi Nation Extends Stay-At-Home Order
(Arizona) -- The Chairman of the Hopi Tribe has extended a stay at home order for all Hopi residents through August 30. Tribal government employees except essential...
article Hopi Nation Extends Stay-At-Home Order
(Arizona) -- The Chairman of the Hopi Tribe has extended a stay at home order for all Hopi residents through August 30. Tribal government employees except essential...

7/24/2020

article Marlene Sekaquaptewa, Hopi Tribal Leader and Quiltmaker, Dies at 79
(Arizona) -- Marlene Sekaquaptewa was the matriarch of a large distinguished family, a master quiltmaker and a political leader who played a major role in the Hopi...
article Marlene Sekaquaptewa, Hopi Tribal Leader and Quiltmaker, Dies at 79
(Arizona) -- Marlene Sekaquaptewa was the matriarch of a large distinguished family, a master quiltmaker and a political leader who played a major role in the Hopi...

6/24/2020

article Hopi Tribe Sees Spike In Coronavirus Cases
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. The Hopi Health Care Center reports 253 positive cases as of Monday; 177 of those are tribal members....

6/23/2020

article Siblings bring much needed relief to Hopi villages
(Arizona) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has hit people in many different ways. For Thomas Kaye and his sister, Kiona Arellanes, it was a call to action, so they created the...

6/19/2020

article Hopi Tribe Orders Curfew, Extends Stay-At-Home Order
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe will extend a stay-at-home order through July 3 as coronavirus cases continue to rise on the reservation. The tribal government has also...

6/12/2020

article Hopi Tribe Responds to COVID-19 Surge
(Arizona) -- Hopi tribal leaders say large portions of rural northern Arizona were initially left out of coordinated efforts by the the state and local hospitals to...

6/4/2020

article Hopi Tribe releases ZIP code data, but COVID-19 data for Arizona's 22 communities is confusing
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe recently began to identify its new coronavirus cases by ZIP code — a move other Arizona tribes, including the Navajo Nation with the...

5/28/2020

article Covid-19 and Native America - Hopi Tribe Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva
(Arizona) -- Hopi Tribe Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva gives an update on COVID-19’s impact on his nation and the importance of turning to Native culture and song...

5/16/2020

article Prescott VA to Deliver Supplies to Hopi Tribe and AZ Tewa Veterans
(Arizona) -- On Thursday, May 14, 2020, a motorcade made up of Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) employees, and American Legion Riders motorcyclists made...

5/15/2020

article Hopi Tribe: Border Wall Construction Would Block Ceremonial Migration Route
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe says the Trump administration’s plan to build 74 miles of barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border would disrupt a ceremonial migration...

5/12/2020

article Hopi Tribe Reports New Cases Of COVID-19
(Arizona) -- Officials with the Hopi Tribe say the Hopi Health Center has tested more than 289 patients to date. More than 67 of those tests came back positive, with 30...

5/6/2020

article Hopi Tribe To Receive $2.4 Million In First Round Of COVID-19 Relief
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe will receive $2.4 million in COVID-19 assistance from the first round of payments from the federal CARES Act. Tribal officials say the funds...

4/6/2020

article Hopi villages closed due to COVID-19
(Arizona) -- Two Hopi villages have been closed to all non-residents after a resident of Bacavi tested positive for the novel coronavirus Friday. Executive order notices...

3/30/2020

article Hopi Adopt Emergency Plan As New Coronavirus Spreads
(Arizona) -- A self-governing village in consolidation with the Hopi tribal council has approved a resolution in reaction to the spread of the new Coronavirus. The First...

3/28/2020

article What Hopi And Navajo Teachings Tell Us About Pandemics
(Arizona) -- Shannon Francis is a member of the Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation. She shares how her ancestors' beliefs shape her thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic.

3/24/2020

article Hopi closes schools, instructs staff to help prevent spread of COVID-19
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe issued an executive order until April 17 only essential staff will continue to work onsite, those unable to telecommute should remain home...
article Hopi Reservation quarantines over neighboring Navajo coronavirus outbreak
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona is locked down after the COVID-19 epidemic on the surrounding Navajo Nation grew to areas near the border between...

3/21/2020

article Support for Hopis during coronavirus emergency
(Arizona) -- Many Hopi people are in need of hygiene supplies and groceries. The Hopi Tribe has declared a state of emergency and for their safety, Hopis are being...

1/27/2020

article Hopi Tribal Members Face Lack Of Reliable, Affordable Fuel
(Arizona) -- Members of the Hopi Nation in northeastern Arizona have traditionally heated their homes with coal dug from their land. But since the 1970s, they have...

1/26/2020

article Hopi Tribal Members Face Lack Of Reliable, Affordable Fuel
(Arizona) -- Many are cheering the closure of a giant Arizona coal strip mine, but thousands of Native Americans who burn coal for heat are scrambling. Alternative heat...

1/14/2020

article Hopi Look To Tourism, Ranching For Income After Coal Power Plant Closure
(Arizona) -- For decades, coal has been at the center of Hopi life, literally. In the middle of each home is a coal-burning stove that keeps families warm through the...

1/2/2020

article Returning home: Sacred artifacts held by SIU Carbondale reburied with Hopi, Navajo ancestors
(Illinois) -- In the spiritual tradition of the Hopi Tribe, which, along with its Puebloan ancestors, has populated the American Southwest for centuries, death is the...

1/1/2020

article The gift of coal for Hopi and Navajo families
(Arizona) -- Imagine actually wanting to get coal in your stocking this holiday season. Or rather a truck load of coal over cologne, perfume, jewelry or whatever it was...

12/21/2019

article Hopi Tribe Vets Coal Bed Methane Companies
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe is vetting a group that has proposed an idea that could generate revenue, jobs and electricity for the tribe. Two Native-owned businesses...

12/20/2019

article What 2,000 years of traditional Hopi farming in the arid Southwest can teach about resilience
(Arizona) -- When Michael Kotutwa Johnson was 8 years old, he began spending much of his time on the Hopi reservation in Arizona with his grandfather, who taught him how...

12/1/2019

article Hopi commits to reducing arsenic in water at cultural center
(Arizona) -- Federal officials say the Hopi Tribe has failed to meet a deadline to reduce arsenic in drinking water at the tribe’s cultural center. The Hopi Tribe...

11/27/2019

article Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe work together to improve Hopi Route 60
(Arizona) -- Nation President Jonathan Nez, Speaker Seth Damon and Hopi Tribal Vice Chairman Clark W. Tenakhongva met in Polacca, Arizona near Fist Mesa Nov. 20 to...

11/25/2019

article Hopis penalized for safe drinking water violations
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Hopi Tribe has violated the Safe Drinking Water Act and must pay a penalty. The act protects public...

11/10/2019

article Hopi to set new budget; loss of revenue from NGS closure a concern
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has yet to find active revenue to replace the millions of dollars that will no longer be coming in due to the closure of Navajo Generating...

11/5/2019

article Hopi to set new budget; loss of revenue from NGS closure a concern
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has yet to find active revenue to replace the millions of dollars that will no longer be coming in due to the closure of Navajo Generating...

11/2/2019

article Moenkopi Developers Corporation receives grant to support Hopi villages
(Arizona) -- The Moenkopi Developers Corporation (MDC), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit economic development entity, has received a $150,000 grant from USDA Rural Development to...

10/25/2019

article Hopi Tribe Strongly Opposed To Little Colorado River Dam Proposal
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has weighed in against a large hydroelectric proposal that would build four dams on the Little Colorado River. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius...

10/19/2019

article Former Hopi Indian Reservation ranger convicted in Arizona on sexual assault charges and destruction of evidence
(Arizona) -- A federal jury in the District of Arizona convicted Mackenzie Davis, 25, a former Ranger with the Hopi Resource Enforcement Services, of sexually assaulting...

10/17/2019

press release Former Hopi Indian Reservation Ranger Convicted in Arizona on Sexual Assault Charges and Destruction of Evidence
(Arizona) -- A federal jury in the District of Arizona convicted Mackenzie Davis, 25, a former Ranger with the Hopi Resource Enforcement Services, of sexually assaulting...

10/8/2019

article Ancestral remains to be returned to Navajo and Hopi nations
(Colorado) -- The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being...

9/3/2019

article Hopi Tribe partners with ADOT on commercial vehicle inspections
(Arizona) -- To enhance safety on state highways, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division partnered with the Hopi Tribe to...

8/30/2019

article ADOT partners with Hopi Tribe on commercial vehicle safety inspections
(Arizona) -- To enhance safety on state highways, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division partnered with the Hopi Tribe to...

8/6/2019

article Arizona State graduate plans to use degree to further Hopi farming and honor ancestors
(Arizona) -- On May 10, Michael Kotutwa Johnson, son of Col. Johnson and Nancy Johnson, received his Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Natural Resources from the...

8/4/2019

article Hopi tribe takes over law enforcement from federal agency
(Arizona) -- A small northeastern Arizona tribe has taken over some law enforcement duties from a federal agency in a move to promote self-governance. The Hopi rangers...
article Painting the sacred: Hopi painter finds his way back to art, culture
(Arizona) -- As the Museum Fire tore at the Peaks, the little boy asked his mother where the katsinas, spirit beings considered very important in Hopi culture, were...

8/2/2019

article Hopi Tribe takes over law enforcement from federal agency
(Arizona) -- A small northeastern Arizona tribe has taken over some law enforcement duties from a federal agency in a move to promote self-governance. The Hopi rangers...

7/9/2019

article Hopi Kachina carver brings legends to life
(Arizona) -- Whether they have the head of a cow, the feathers of a hummingbird or the rich cotton hair of the snow maiden, Kachina carver Darance Mak’wesa...

7/2/2019

article Preschool Fights To Save Endangered Hopi Language
(Arizona) -- The Hopi language is endangered. A survey in the late nineties showed only five percent of Hopis under the age of twenty could speak it. Language loss is...

6/28/2019

article The Hopi’s Last Hope: Abbott Sekaquaptewa, Part II
(Arizona) -- My new friend, Abbott Sekaquaptewa, had walked me through the history of the Hopi tribe, beginning with their birth as children of the Earth Mother up to...

6/18/2019

article Cronkite News: Wildfire near Hopi Reservation remains under control
(Arizona) -- Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a wildfire burning in the...

6/16/2019

article Three percent pay raise approved for Hopi teachers
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Jr/Sr High School Governing Board voted to approve a three percent pay raise for teachers during a recent school board meeting. The vote followed a...

6/11/2019

article Hopi journalist leads others on journey through Phoenix Indian School, Native American
(Arizona) -- Born and raised on the Hopi reservation, Patty Talahongva has always been sure of her identity as an indigenous woman — but she wasn’t always...

6/5/2019

press release Mateo Blanco honors the Hopi tribe with sculpture
(Florida) -- Watching futuristic movies, many people don’t recognize the stylistic elements Hollywood borrows from Native American tribes. Orlando artist, Mateo...

6/4/2019

article Sixty students promoted at Hopi Jr. High; messages of success inspires students
(Arizona) -- Louis Sisto, a graduate of Hopi High School, is now a civil engineer, but there was a time when he was homeless while going to college. Sisto served as the...

6/3/2019

article Hopi journalist leads others on journey of Phoenix Indian School, other Native American history
(Arizona) -- Born and raised on the Hopi reservation, Patty Talahongva has always been sure of her identity as an indigenous woman — but she wasn’t always...

5/28/2019

article As school year ends, Hopi sophomores tour universities, colleges in Phoenix
(Arizona) -- Six Hopi High sophomore AVID students visited four colleges last week to learn about the majors they offer, the available scholarships and how to pay for...

5/7/2019

article Hopi Chairman to tribal youth: ‘You have to have your voice heard. Your voice matters’
(Arizona) -- Hopi Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma told students that their voices matter during a speech to the students May 1 in the auditorium. Hopi High student Olivia...
article Second-degree murder charge made in death of Hopi High teacher
(Arizona) -- Byron Woody has been indicted and charged with second-degree murder in the suspected murder of Kenneth Wartz. The Navajo-Hopi Observer reported on some...

5/5/2019

article Inside a traditional Hopi wedding: 10 days of family, food and mud fights
(Arizona) -- "Askwali" is how Hopi women say thank you in their Native language. For men, it's "kwakwhay." These words filled the air every day...

4/20/2019

article Hopi Appeals Court Denies Challenges Against Tribal Chairman
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Appellate Court has upheld the dismissal of two cases that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated. Timothy Nuvangyaoma has been chairman...

4/18/2019

article Hopi appeals court denies challenges against tribal chairman
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Appellate Court has upheld the dismissal of two cases that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated. Timothy Nuvangyaoma (new-VONG'-...

4/16/2019

article Hopi High journalism teacher nominated for state teacher award
(Arizona) -- Stan Bindell, media teacher at Hopi High School, has been nominated for the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association (AIPA) Forest R. Martin Award, the top...

3/5/2019

article Looming power plant closure leaves Hopi seeking new energy and revenue sources
(Arizona) -- Traveling north nearly 300 miles from Phoenix along winding roads lies Walpi, a village inhabited for more than 1,100 years. Walpi sits atop First Mesa and...

2/12/2019

article New Hopi High teacher says looking at your past is the way forward
(Arizona) -- Mariquit “Kit” Palabyab, who is Filipino-American, is the new Native American Studies (NAS) teacher at Hopi Jr/Sr High School. Palabyab, who...

11/23/2018

article Hopis conclude first phase of testimony in Little Colorado River adjudication
(Arizona) -- Hopi witnesses and experts concluded their testimony recently in the first phase of a water rights trial that is both one of the longest-running court cases...

10/30/2018

article Hopis have made their mark in the world of running, author says
(Illinois) -- To be Hopi is to run. “That’s who we are and that’s what we do,” says Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert. So it’s no surprise that...

10/23/2018

article Tobacco prevention program talks dangers of smoking and vaping to Hopi students
(Arizona) -- Stewart Dukepoo, director of the Hopi Tobacco and Education Prevention Program, admits he tried smoking when he was a kid. “I wasn’t hard core,...
article Hopi Artist Buddy Tubinaghtewa's 'Sun Blessing' Is Official Artwork for 27th Litchfield Park Gathering
(Arizona) -- Hopi Artist Buddy Tubinaghtewa's "Sun Blessings" has been selected as the official artwork for the 2019 invitation-only Litchfield Park...

10/3/2018

article Guest column: Hopi Tribe calls for federal government to explore options for NGS
(Arizona) -- To the editor: In the wake of news that Middle River Power has decided not to pursue ownership of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), Hopi Tribe officials...

10/2/2018

article Hopis have made their mark in the world of running, author says
(Illinois) -- To be Hopi is to run. "That's who we are and that's what we do," says Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert. So it's no surprise that Gilbert, a...
article Native K-9 officer, Jared Shupla, shares journey with Hopi High students
(Arizona) -- Jared Shupla, one of the eight Native American K-9 officers in America, recently spoke to a Hopi High AVID and Hopi Junior High radio class about his work....

9/26/2018

article Hopi Tribal Leaders Work To Save Navajo Generating Station
(Arizona) -- Hopi tribal officials are calling on the federal government to explore other options for the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona. Two companies...

9/25/2018

article Hopis Asking Feds to Explore Other Options for Power Plant
(Arizona) -- Hopi tribal officials are calling on the federal government to explore other options for the Navajo Generating Station near Page. Two companies that were...

9/18/2018

article Trial begins to determine Hopi Tribe's water rights to Little Colorado River
(Arizona) -- The trial to adjudicate water rights in the Little Colorado River basin in Arizona commenced Sept. 11 in its first phase, which will determine the Hopi...

9/10/2018

article Hopi Tribe Starts Trial Tuesday To Adjudicate Water Rights
(Arizona) -- The first in a series of trials looking at water rights for the Hopi Tribe starts on Tuesday. But the results will take a while. The current proceeding, in...

9/9/2018

article Hopi High principal rallies parents to stand behind students
(Arizona) -- Hopi High School Principal Lynn Fredericks told parents during an open house Aug. 14 that they are VIPs: Very Important People and Very Important Parents....

9/5/2018

article Arizona Supreme Court hears Hopi Tribe's case against snowmaking
(Arizona) -- Oral arguments in the Hopi Tribe’s lawsuit against Arizona Snowbowl’s snowmaking practices were heard by the Arizona Supreme Court’s panel...
article Second challenge of Hopi Tribe chairman dismissed by judge
(Arizona) -- A Hopi Tribal Court judge has dismissed a second case that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated. Timothy Nuvangyaoma was sworn in as chairman...

9/4/2018

article Judge Throws Out Challenge Against Hopi Tribe Chairman
(Arizona) -- The chairman of the Hopi Tribe has survived a challenge to his job from a predecessor who alleged a felony conviction should have prevented him from being...

8/5/2018

article Community Health Representatives serve Hopi/Tewa with medical, housing needs
(Arizona) -- The Community Health Representative program, also known as CHR, has been serving American communities for 50 years and the Hopi/Tewa communities since the...

6/28/2018

article Hopi tribe get Arizona class three licence
(Arizona) -- After years of debate, petitioning and hard work the Hopi Tribe of Arizona has officially entered the market with its class three gaming license finally...

6/12/2018

article Why Are the Hopi Suing to Save a Coal-Fire Power Plant?
(Arizona) -- Officials from the tribe worry about the economic impacts of closing the Navajo Generating Station, but water conservationists are pushing for the region to...

5/27/2018

article Lawsuit: Navajo coal plant must keep running till debt paid off
(Canada) -- The Hopi Tribe and coal-miners May 1 filed a lawsuit that aims to force the Central Arizona Project to continue buying power from a troubled coal-fired power...

5/22/2018

article Hopi Tribe Asks for Help with Deal
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has come forth with a request for help from local governments as they attempt to finalize a land transfer deal between Hopis and the Navajo...
article Hopi school board members question Tribal council after recent removal
(Arizona) -- Two members of the recently removed Hopi Jr/Sr School (HJSHS)Governing Board questioned why the Hopi Tribal Council removed them without getting their side...

5/20/2018

article Hopi Tribe ask governments for help in land exchange efforts
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has reached out to local governments for help as it attempts to finalize a land transfer under an agreement between the tribe and the Navajo...

5/17/2018

article Hopi Tribe asks Flagstaff, Coconino County for land transfer support
(Arizona) -- Members of the Hopi Tribe are asking the Coconino County Board of Supervisors for help in finalizing a land transfer that has been promised to the tribe for...

5/16/2018

article Hopi Community Class III Gaming Agreement Takes Effect in Arizona
(Arizona) -- After decades of endless debates and absence from the casino, the Hopi Community on Tuesday, 8th May 2018 officially became part of the larger Indian gaming...

5/13/2018

article Hopi Tribal Council removes Hopi Jr./Sr. High School governing board May 9
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribal Council voted unanimously May 9 to remove the Hopi Jr/Sr High School Governing Board and appoint the Hopi Board of Education to serve as the...

5/9/2018

article Hopi Tribe Class III Gaming Compact takes effect in AZ
(Arizona) -- After years of internal debates and absent a casino, the Hopi Tribe on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, officially (pdf) became a part of the Indian gaming industry....
article Of How a Hopi Ancient Word Became a Famous Experimental Film
(Arizona) -- The theater is at its full capacity. The musicians are in place as the orchestra conductor starts to wave his arms in time with the image on the screen....

5/8/2018

article Hopi Gaming Compact Takes Effect
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has joined the Indian gaming community. The tribe’s Class III compact with the State of Arizona officially took effect May 7.
article Hopi Tribe Can Now Operate Gambling Machines In Ariz. [sub req]
(Arizona) -- An agreement between the Hopi Tribe and Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey allowing the tribe to operate or lease Class III gambling machines took effect...
article OP/ED: CAP (Central Arizona Project) thrives while Hopi economy is stagnant
(Arizona) -- From the Greater Phoenix Economic Council: Central Arizona Project’s (CAP) delivery of Colorado River water from 1986 through 2010 has generated in...
article Hopi Tribe, others sue over power purchases for coal plant
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe and coal mining groups on May 1 sued the operator of an Arizona aqueduct system to try and keep a coal-fired power plant running beyond 2019...

5/1/2018

article Hopi Tribe, others sue over power purchases for coal plant
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe and coal mining groups on Tuesday sued the operator of an Arizona aqueduct system to try and keep a coal-fired power plant running beyond...
article Talia White of Santa Fe’s IAIA shares art opportunities with Hopi students
(Arizona) -- Talia White, spokeswoman for the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, recently visited Hopi High to tell the students about...

4/28/2018

article ‘It Eats You.’ Cancer-causing Arsenic Plagues Hopi Tribe
(Arizona) -- At the base of First Mesa, the ancient village of Walpi in sight, Rosalie Talahongva stands in front of the home her father built for her mother. On the...

4/10/2018

article Searching for patterns: Lessons in math circles at Hopi High School
(Arizona) -- Hopi High math students had a special math lesson March 30 courtesy of the Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles (AIMC) and math specialist Tatiana Shubin....

4/3/2018

article Hopi High graduate Brianna Laban returns to encourage students to succeed
(Arizona) -- Brianne Laban, a 2008 graduate of Hopi High School, returned to Hopi High to talk to students about college and what it takes to get through college. Laban...

3/21/2018

article Flagstaff and Hopi Partner on Renewable Energy Project
(Arizona) -- The City of Flagstaff is partnering with the Hopi Tribe on a large-scale renewable energy project. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s designed...

3/20/2018

article Hopi ask Feds and State to fulfill land promise
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribal chairman addressed an overflow crowd March 12 at a joint session of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors and the Flagstaff City Council...

3/13/2018

article Reboot: Swap involving Flagstaff-area lands takes heat, suspended
(Arizona) -- More than 9,000 acres of national forest around Flagstaff that were being considered for a trade to the Arizona State Land Department are more than likely...
article Flagstaff Partners With The Hopi Tribe On A Large Renewable Energy Project
(Arizona) -- The City of Flagstaff and the Hopi Tribe have partnered up to explore development of a 19-megawatt renewable energy project on Hopi lands outside of...

3/6/2018

article Importance of Native journalists in the media emphasized to Hopi students
(Arizona) -- Jenni Monet, a Native American advanced reporting teacher at the University of Arizona (UofA) Journalism School, told visiting Hopi High media students that...

2/24/2018

article National forest acreage could go to Arizona under land swap
(Arizona) -- Thousands of acres of national forest land near Flagstaff could be transferred to the state under a proposed exchange as part of an effort to meet a federal...

2/18/2018

article Land swap proposal could mean Flagstaff-area forest parcels go to State Lands
(Arizona) -- An effort to fulfill a decades-old federal commitment to the Hopi Tribe could mean thousands of acres of Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff will get...

1/24/2018

article Arizona State Museum receives donation of 208 Hopi baskets from collectors
(Arizona) -- The Arizona State Museum (ASM) announced Jan. 17 it received a significant donation of 208 Hopi baskets from Judith W. and Andrew D. Finger residents of...

1/23/2018

article Hopi High media students attend Indian Nations and Tribal Legislative Day in Phoenix
(Arizona) -- Five Hopi High media students not only attended Indian Nations and Tribal Legislative Day Jan. 10, but were the only students allowed on the floor of the...

1/16/2018

article Hopi housing complex opens in Winslow
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribal Housing Authority (HTHA) showcased an open house of 40 new homes in Winslow, Arizona Jan. 9 that ranged from one to five bedrooms on land...

12/26/2017

article Hopi High students learn history of Phoenix Indian School
(Arizona) -- Phoenix Indian School (PIS) brings up a lot of different feelings for those who went there. Some recall not being allowed to practice their Native culture...

12/20/2017

article Former Hopi chairman challenges eligibility of successor
(Arizona) -- The new chairman of a small northern Arizona tribe entered the race despite a provision in the tribe's constitution that prohibits anyone with a felony...

12/10/2017

article Gaming now an option for Hopi Tribe
(Arizona) -- On his last day in office former Hopi Chairman Herman G. Honanie signed the Hopi Tribe-State of Arizona Tribal Gaming Compact. The agreement allows the...

12/6/2017

article Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe and the state of Arizona have signed a Class III gaming compact. The tribe had never entered joined the Indian gaming industry amid internal...
article Hopi Tribe welcomes new leaders
(Arizona) -- Two words were used repeatedly by the new chairman and vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe Dec. 1 to describe how their administration would be different from...

12/4/2017

article Hopi Native American Tribe Joins Arizona Gambling Industry
(Arizona) -- The state of Arizona has just recently announced that an agreement has been signed with the Hopi Tribe which is the last tribe existing on the territory of...
article Hopis sign gaming agreement with Ariz.
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe last week became the 22nd tribe in Arizona to sign a gaming compact with the state of Arizona. The Hopis for years have been the only tribe...

12/3/2017

article Hopi last of Arizona tribes to sign gambling agreement
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has signed an agreement with Arizona that allows it to lease or operate up to 900 slot machines — the last of the state’s tribes...

12/2/2017

article Hopi Tribe, Ducey Sign Compact To Allow Tribe To Operate Gaming Machines
(Arizona) -- The chairman of the Hopi Tribe and Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a compact allowing the Arizona tribe to operate gaming machines. After signing the agreement,...
article Hopi Tribe, Ducey sign historic tribal gaming compact
(Arizona) -- Yesterday, Hopi Tribe Chairman Herman G. Honanie and Governor Doug Ducey signed the Hopi Tribe-State of Arizona Tribal Gaming Compact, a year after the...

12/1/2017

article Hopi last of Arizona tribes to sign gambling agreement
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe is exploring the gambling business. The tribe signed an agreement with Arizona this week that allows it to lease or operate up to 900 slot...
article Hopi last of Arizona tribes to sign gambling agreement
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has signed an agreement with Arizona that allows it to lease or operate up to 900 slot machines — the last of the state’s tribes...
article Hopi Tribe Signs The Arizona Tribal Gaming Compact
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe signed the State of Arizona Tribal Gaming Compact Thursday. The agreement gives the tribe the opportunity to operate or lease up to 900...

11/20/2017

article Alcatraz Had Some Surprising Prisoners: Hopi Men
(California) -- Al Capone. Whitey Bulger. The list of Alcatraz prisoners reads like a litany of gangsters and hardened criminals. But in the 19th century, the infamous...

11/11/2017

article Hopis select new chairman in Thursday election
(Arizona) -- Hopis are voting Thursday to elect a new chairman as the tribe heads into an uncertain economic future. They’ll choose between tribal lawmaker David...

9/12/2017

article Hopi public hears from candidates prior to Sept. 14 primary elections
(Arizona) -- Candidates for Hopi chairman and vice chairman talked about several issues Sept. 7 during a forum at the Hopi Veteran’s Memorial Center.
article Hopis narrow candidates for top 2 elected posts in primary
(Arizona) -- Hopis are voting Thursday to narrow the list of candidates for the tribe's top two elected offices. The top two vote-getters in the chairman and vice...

9/3/2017

article Hopi chairman candidates address economic, cultural concerns during Phoenix forum
(Arizona) -- Despite not living on tribal land, Phoenix-area members of the Hopi tribe are concerned about the reservation's future. Many gathered at a Hopi...

8/29/2017

article Hopi election for chairman, vice chairman Nov. 9
(Arizona) -- The general election for chairman and vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe takes place Nov. 9. The primary election is Sept. 14. There are four candidates...

8/22/2017

article Hopi Tribal General Election Nov. 9 for chairman, vice chairman
(Arizona) -- The general election for chairman and vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe will be held Nov. 9. The primary election takes place Sept. 14. There are four...

8/8/2017

article In the Spotlight: Native American Hopi Pottery Artists
(Arizona) -- Live Science recently curated a gallery of Native American Hopi pottery that highlights the creative genius of man using nature to engineer astounding works...
article Teens sentenced in fatal stabbing on Hopi Reservation
(Arizona) -- Two teenagers face lengthy prison terms on convictions stemming from a 2016 carjacking and fatal stabbing of a fellow member of the Hopi Tribe on the tribe...

7/3/2017

article Questions deepen at Hopi school
(Arizona) -- Hopi Mission School in Ky­kots­movi, Ariz., has a new name and staff, prompting questions about who is operating the Native American ministry with...

6/13/2017

article Hopi weigh in on Little Colorado water negotiations
(Arizona) -- On May 31, the Hopi Tribal Council Water and Energy Committee met with the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and representatives of the...

5/30/2017

article Hopi Tribe demands return of sacred objects
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe is vigorously asserting its tribal sovereignty and rights in the international arena and in Paris, France, to protect objects sacred to the...

5/9/2017

article Controversy over Hopi eagle gathering revived
(Arizona) -- Officials for the Navajo Nation Fish & Wildlife Department are reporting they are still having problems with the Hopi Tribe over the annual gathering of...
article Hopi Jr/Sr High School hires investigators to examine special education
(Arizona) -- Hopi Jr/Sr High School, one of the few high schools serving students on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona, has hired investigators to examine its...

5/7/2017

article Hopi Reservation High School Investigates Special Education
(Arizona) -- Hopi Junior/Senior High School, one of the few high schools serving students on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona, has hired investigators to examine...

3/28/2017

article Hopi High student excels in studies at Northern Arizona University
(Arizona) -- Katrice Puhuhefvaya, a Gates Millennium Scholarship winner out of Hopi High School, is having a successful freshman year at Northern Arizona University (NAU...

1/23/2017

article Hopi Prophecy
(Arizona) -- The Hopi are a Native American tribe who live on the Hopi Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona. They believe that humans on Mother Earth pass through...

1/17/2017

article UA CLIMAS initiative helps Hopi Tribe address drought devastation
(Arizona) -- The southwest is no stranger to decade-long droughts that affect the agricultural practices of various communities. Unfortunately, climate projections...

1/9/2017

article Hopi Tribe Wants BIA Action on Jail
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take immediate action on the need for a modular detention center on the reservation. The closure of...
article Hopi school administrator expelled from reservation
(Arizona) -- The Hopi tribe has ordered the administrator of Hopi Mission School to leave the reservation, and as far as the tribal council is aware, he has done so. The...

1/4/2017

article Reconciling two views of a Hopi massacre
(Arizona) -- In “Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre,” historian James F. Brooks takes an in-depth look at the destruction of a large...

12/26/2016

article Reconciling two views of a Hopi massacre
(Arizona) -- In Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre, historian James F. Brooks takes an in-depth look at the destruction of a large Hopi village by...

12/16/2016

article UA researchers help Hopi Tribe with drought planning
(Arizona) -- University of Arizona researchers are combining local observations with regional climate data to help the Hopi Tribe monitor and plan for drought on the...

9/20/2016

article Hopi Welcome Tourists But Guard Their Secrets
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has been split on whether tourism is a good idea. With half the tribe unemployed many have said it’s their best chance at economic...

9/6/2016

article Fusion of contemporary classical and traditional Hopi music debuts at MNA
(Arizona) -- There's a new brand of music floating across the airwaves of northern Arizona and it sounds good. According to the Grand Canyon Music Festival website,...

8/25/2016

article Snowmaking ruling not the end of Hopi concerns
(Arizona) -- First it was rejected on procedural grounds. Now it has been tossed out on the merits of the case. But just because snowmaking at Snowbowl has been found to...

8/24/2016

article Arsenic in Hopis' water twice the EPA limit, and it may be making them sick
(Arizona) -- When their water doesn’t taste right, many residents living on First Mesa will boil it. Boiling gets rid of the taste of chlorine, which the Hopi...
article Hopi Cultural Center Must Reduce Arsenic In Drinking Water
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered the Hopi Cultural Center to reduce the arsenic in its drinking water. Arsenic is a naturally...

8/23/2016

article Hopi Tribe lawsuit dismissed
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe's lawsuit last claim against the city of Flagstaff over the use of reclaimed water at the Arizona Snowbowl was dismissed Aug. 13 by...

7/20/2016

article Hopi reggae artist to take stage at library
(New Mexico) -- Casper Lomayesva wears a lot of hats these days — husband, musician, surveyor and college student — but his first task every day involves...
article Sunday’s SC Featured tells story of Hopi reservation cross-country dynasty
(USA) -- The Sunday, July 24, SC Featured on SportsCenter will tell the story of the cross-country team of the Hopi Native American reservation in Arizona. Representing...

7/12/2016

article Flags flown at half mast across Hopi to honor fallen police officers
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe lowered its flags to half-staff July 8 in honor of five police officers killed in Dallas, Texas July 7 after a peaceful protest in response...

6/14/2016

article Cattle without grazing permit impounded on Hopi
(Arizona) -- More than 90 head of cattle were impounded on Hopi June 7 after a family was cited for letting cattle graze without a permit, according to the Hopi Tribe....

6/7/2016

article Hopi Education Endowment Fund seeks board members
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is currently accepting nominations for board membership. Any enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe and current HEEF...

5/18/2016

article Hopi homes get weatherization help
(Arizona) -- Many homes in villages on Hopi are far from energy efficient and poorly weatherized. Arizona Public Service (APS) has partnered with Red Feather Development...

5/10/2016

article Museum of Northern Arizona unveils sculpture by Hopi artist Dan Namingha April 30
(Arizona) -- The Museum of Northern Arizona unveiled a sculpture by Hopi artist Dan Namingha April 30, along with parking lot improvements as the south entrance of the...

3/7/2016

article Hopi Tribe partners with Kaibab National Forest on spring restorations
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe and Kaibab National Forest were recently honored with a national-level Forest Service award for their partnership on important springs...

3/1/2016

article Hopi Tribe and Kaibab Forest recognized for partnership on springs restoration work
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe and Kaibab National Forest were recently honored with a national-level Forest Service award for their partnership on important springs...

2/23/2016

article Hopi HSR Report: What it means and what's next
(Arizona) -- You may have recently received a legal notice from the Arizona Department of Water Resources about the Hopi Tribe’s Final Hydrographic Survey Report....
article New children's books from Salina Bookshelf focus on Hopi corn and toys
(Arizona) -- Salina Bookshelf recently published two new multi-cultural children's books focused on Hopi themes. Both "Celebrate my Hopi Corn" and "...

2/16/2016

article COSMIC CAFE: Hope for the Hopi
(Wyoming) -- On a cloudless day here in the Tetons, I sat with Native American elder David Bearclaw Abrams talking about the Hopi Indian Prophecies for the 21st century...

1/12/2016

article Hopis say Boy Scout performances make mockery of tradition, religion
(Colorado) -- For decades, Boy Scouts from Southern Colorado have been performing Indian dances during the holiday season at the Koshare Indian Museum in La Junta,...

10/23/2015

article ‘Journey to the Hopi Nation’
(Arizona) -- While her husband and son walk across the nation building awareness of domestic violence, Loretta A.W. Tsosie can sit back knowing that she built a strong...

10/15/2015

article Hopi chairman to receive Heard Museum award at Scottsdale banquet
(Arizona) -- Hopi Chairman Herman G. Honanie will receive the 14th Annual Spirit of the Heard Award during the American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards banquet...

9/22/2015

article New Hopi High pep band keeps excitement high at football games
(Arizona) -- Joel Dodd is bringing musical excitement to Hopi Jr./Sr. High School by starting a pep band that is playing at football games. Dodd has taught music for...

9/2/2015

article Paatuwaqatsi Run celebrates Hopi's relationship to water
(Arizona) -- The annual Paatuwaqatsi Run, "Water is Life," based on traditional cultural values celebrating and commemorating the sanctity of water, takes...

8/21/2015

article Hopi Plaza Reboots To Start Second Forty Years Strong
(Arizona) -- April 13 was a milestone in the nearly four-decade history of Holbrook’s Hopi Travel Plaza, as it marked the beginning of a new era for the plaza as...

8/11/2015

article Hopi educators gather with Hopi Chairman to prepare for school year
(Arizona) -- Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie said educators should take the best part of Hopi and the best part of English to help make children the best they can be.

7/21/2015

article Hopi Tribe joins effort to designate land near Walnut Canyon National Monument a conservation area
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has joined environmental groups in seeking the designation of the Walnut Canyon National Conservation Area as a way of protecting land...

7/1/2015

article Hopi Festival begins Saturday
(Arizona) -- The 82 annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture takes place July 4-5 at the Museum of Northern Arizona and features award-winning artists and presenters...

6/23/2015

article Hopi Fest to celebrate the art of reggae music
(Arizona) -- Hopi reggae artist Casper Lomayesva and The Mighty 602 Band will hit the stage at the 82nd annual Hopi Show at the Museum of Northern Arizona over the...

6/9/2015

article Hopi Tribe Makes Another Attempt At Halting French Auction
(Paris) -- Several Hopi artifacts are on the auction block in France. A Paris auction house is scheduled to sell the items on Wednesday, despite criticism from the Hopi...
article Native Americans try to block Paris auction
(Paris) -- Two Native American tribes, the Hopi and Acoma, are trying to block an auction taking place in Paris this week of artefacts they consider sacred, despite...

6/2/2015

article Editorial: Selling Hopi sacred objects is wrong
(Arizona) -- Let's just cut to the chase. Selling Hopi sacred objects is wrong. It shouldn't happen. As the Navajo-Hopi Observer goes to print, a Paris auction...
article Hopi Cultural Preservation Director: 'we will never put a price tag on our sacred objects'
(Arizona) -- How do you make people understand something that cannot be explained? This is the struggle the Hopi Tribe faces today as another auction took place Monday...
article Hopi Tribe vows to keep fighting French auction houses
(Arizona) -- Despite legal challenges and the support of Arizona's Congressional delegation, the Hopi Tribe of northern Arizona was unable to stop a Paris auction...
article Paris auction house set to sell more sacred objects
(Arizona) -- On May 12, the Hopi Tribe received notice from Eric Wilson, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) International Affairs Coordination, that the U.S. Embassy in...
article Hopi High School celebrates 2015 graduates
(Arizona) -- Dr. Jeremy Garcia told Hopi High School graduates that he wants them to see the possibilities in their future. Garcia was the keynote speaker at the Hopi...

6/1/2015

article Paris auction of Hopi artifacts decried in US stirs protest
(Paris) -- Security guards removed two silent protesters wearing face paint from a Paris auction hall Monday amid criticism over the sale of Hopi artifacts that tribal...

5/24/2015

article The Hopi Tribe Gains Support of Arizona Congressional Delegation to Halt Sale of Sacred Items by Paris Auction House
(Arizona) -- Herman G. Honanie, chairman of the Hopi Tribe, will be joined by U.S. Representatives Paul A. Gosar (Arizona – 04) and David Schweikert (Arizona...

5/19/2015

article Hopi Ask For Help To Stop Paris Auction Of Sacred Items
(Arizona) -- A Paris auction house is planning another sale of Hopi sacred items on June 1. The Arizona tribe is demanding their return. The Hopi call them “...

5/5/2015

article Hopi Education Endowment Fund gives $10,000 to educational organizations
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) recently gave more than $10,000 in IMAGINE grants to organizations that include a structured educational program...
article Hopi High's Puhuhefvya wins award at national journalism conference
(Colorado) -- Hopi High School's media program has brought home another national media award. Katrice Puhuhefvya, an advanced radio broadcast student at Hopi High,...

4/3/2015

article Hopi Tribe loses bid to force US to pay for clean drinking water
(Arizona) -- The federal government does not have an obligation to provide clean drinking water to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...
article Hopi Tribe Loses Another Legal Fight In Push For Clean Drinking Water
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has lost another legal battle in its push to have the United States cover the costs of bringing safe drinking water to the reservation. That...

3/3/2015

article In northern Arizona's Hopiland, an ancient culture lives on
(Arizona) -- A ferocious wind fell like a pack of hounds upon the village of Old Oraibi, flinging clouds of dust around stone houses perched on the cliff's edge. An...

2/18/2015

article Hopi ancestral site vandalized
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 16, 2014 several people in Jordan Cave, in the Red Rock Ranger District, were seen digging rocks from a prehistoric floor and removing and throwing...

1/11/2015

article Free program on meaning of home to Hopi
(Arizona) -- Home for Hopi people is rich in meaning and function within the cultural cycle of the year. Hopis are known for their ancestral multi-story plastered stone...

12/30/2014

article Collaborative group looks for ways to support Hopi youth
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Opportunity Youth Initiative (HOYI) recently formed five working groups to address issues that will help youth on the Hopi Reservation. These...

12/9/2014

article International collaboration helps connect Museum of Northern Arizona to Hopi community
(Arizona) -- The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is working with the National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in Osaka, Japan to improve the depth, quality and...

11/25/2014

article Hopi Elections Board looks to include more absentee voters in election process
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Election Board hopes to revise some parts of the election process, especially the way the tribe deals with absentee ballots, through amendments to...

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