Mesa Media’s mission is to revitalize the Hopi language, which encompasses the philosophy of land stewardship maintained by Hopi people for centuries. In 2004, fluent Hopi speakers Anita Poleahla and Ferrell Secakuku founded Mesa Media because they believe that all Hopi people deserve the opportunity to understand the richness of the Hopi language and its teachings. In Hopi thought, the continuation of all cultural beliefs and practices depends on people’s ability to speak Hopi. Our name Mesa Media reflects our strategy to use media and technology to make Hopi teachings attractive to modern learners who come from the three Hopi Mesas.
Mesa Media fulfills our mission by creating and producing Hopi language learning materials by Hopi people for Hopi people in Hopi communities. Anita Poleahla develops all of our language materials, which are rooted in the Hopi teachings that guide Hopi people in maintaining their biocultural connection to the landscape. Since 2003, Mesa Media has produced music CDs, Hopi language lesson CDs, a DVD, puzzlebooks, a Hopi history booklet with audio CD, plant posters, calendars, and a language app.. Mesa Media, Inc. is unique because our materials are among the only Hopi language resources available for Hopi and non-Hopi communities and organizations. We are continually developing and producing Hopi language resources based in Hopi oral tradition for a diverse audience of Hopi and non-Hopi people.