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Mesa Media in the News


New children’s books from Salina Bookshelf focus on Hopi corn and toys

February 23, 2016, Navajo-Hopi Observer article


Hopi language class March 11 at Hopi Veterans Memorial Center,

February 19, 2013 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Hopi language workshop draws more than 60 youth
April 9, 2013 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Mesa Media hosts Hopi Language Workshop June 18
May 21, 2013 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Mesa Media Hosts Workshop to Sustain Hopi Lavayi
July 2, 2013 Hopi Tutuveni article

Keeping the Hopi language alive
October 22, 2013 Navajo-Hopi Observer article


Mesa Media, Inc. participates in 2012 Hopi Show in Flagstaff,
June 19, 2012 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Mesa Media, Inc. is awarded a grant from the Confluence Fund, December 11, 2012 Navajo-Hopi Observer article


Mesa Media participates in the Natwani Agricultural Expo,
February 1, 2011 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Revisions to Hopi education law to improve goals,
April 5, 2011 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Hopilavayi Unihóoyam travels to nation’s capitol,
April 19, 2011 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Miss Hopi Johnetta Honie says take the Hopi language “with you wherever you go,” May 31, 2011 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Hopi Footprints involves youth in learning Hopi language,
June 6, 2011, KNAU podcast

Anita Poleahla shares the importance of Hopi language at the Hopi Heritage Show, June 21, 2011 Navajo-Hopi Observer article


Ferrell Secakuku and Anita Poleahla awarded Best Traditional Artist at the KUYI Listener Choice Awards Ceremony, March 23, 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Preserving the Hopi language through the performing arts
June 29, 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Traditional Hopi foods crucial in Hopi life,
July 27, 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Hopi Day School ‘a model school’ for Hopi language,
August 3, 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Hopi Board of Education discusses language program,
August 3, 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Hopis continue to discuss language preservation,
November 20, 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer article


I’ll know what they are saying, June 10, 2009, Albuquerque Journal article


Conference talks up Native American languages,
April 4, 2008 Arizona Daily Sun article

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2017 Hopi Pottery Festival

Featuring the Potters of First Mesa

  1. The Social Life of Hopi Pottery: elder Hopi potters shared their knowledge.
  2. Tracing Hopi History through Pottery: by the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
  3. Living Hopi Language through Pottery activities by Mesa Media.

                                                         Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hopi Veterans’ Memorial Center – Wellness Center
Kykotsmovi, AZ


This festival was funded in part by Mesa Media, Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, the Smithsonian Institution’s Recovering Voices and the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hopi Language Workshop for Youth

Itam it natwanit pu piw nöösiwqat yu’a’a’totani.

Mesa Media sponsored a FREE Hopi language workshop for Hopi students on March 11, 2013. The event was held at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center from 10am-3pm. Over 100 people attended to join in this day of learning to practice speaking the Hopi language. Arvis Myron introduced basic Hopi sentences in the context of Hopi crops. Lendrick Lomayestewa showcased different types of corn and had a learning activity for participants to complete. Clara Dallas took participants through the steps of making somiviki, blue corn tamales. Joannie Takala read a story about Huhuwa and his new plants. Leigh Kuwanwisiwma shared many Hopi seed varieties. Bonnie Secakuku spoke about corn and native foods.  KUYI aired the event live. Everyone enjoyed engaging in hands-on activities.

The event was funded in part from a grant from the Christensen Fund. Askwali for your support in bringing Hopi language opportunities to the community.


Hopi Marketplace: Museum features Native past and present

Hopi artisans are sharing the mysteries of their culture at the 70th Hopi Marketplace at the Museum of Northern Arizona this weekend.

The oldest Hopi art show in the world will feature traditional music, dancing, food and art, but youll also find modern Hopi life, including a special appearance by Casper Lomayesva, a Hopi/Dine reggae recording artist performing at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre, 15 W. Aspen. Tickets are $10. Lomayesva will be at the Museum signing his new CD on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, theres a Creative Corner for decorating cookies with Hopi petal patterns from 14 p.m. in the Branigar Courtyard.

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