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.

 

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