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Anita Poleahla and Ferrell Secakuku teach the Hopi language,
July 6, 2003 Arizona Daily Sun article

Conversational Hopi to be taught in Tuba City,
September 13, 2003 Arizona Daily Sun article

Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions, “Corn Is Life” chapter featuring Ferrell Secakuku, written by Susan Secakuku. Book editors Fernando and Marlene Divina, 2004, Ten Speed Press (Berkeley, CA).

Striking a balance between 2 worlds,
April 7, 2004 Arizona Daily Sun article

Preserving the Hopi Langugage Through Modern Media,
March 31, 2005 Tutuvni article

Anita Poleahla and Ferrell Secakuku host sing-a-long at the Hopi Heritage Show, June 29, 2005 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Hopi Language Brought to life Through Song and Media,
April 13, 2006 Tutuveni article

Hopi educators inject new life into Hopi language,
April 21, 2006 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

Hopi elder gets anthropology degree, May 10, 2006 InsideNAU article

Ferrell Secakuku passes on, July 25, 2007 Arizona Daily Sun article

Ferrell Secakuku, 69, July 30, 2007 LA Times article.

Hopi elder and ‘cultural ambassador’ Ferrell Secakuku dies at 69,
August 1, 2007 InsideNAU article

Emory Sekaquaptewa passes on,
December 19, 2007 Arizona Daily Sun article

U of A, Hopi Tribe mourn passing of Sekaquaptewa,
December 27, 2007 Navajo-Hopi Observer article

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

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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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2017 Hopi Pottery Festival

Featuring the Potters of First Mesa

  1. The Social Life of Hopi Pottery: elder Hopi potters share 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

For information on the Pottery Festival, call 928-737-2255 OR email apoleahla@aol.com

This festival is funded in part by The Arizona Commission on the Arts, Mesa Media, Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, & the Smithsonian Institution’s Recovering Voices.

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