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Countdown to end of HEEF Alumni Challenge

Are you a Hopi alum? If so, please consider donating to this year’s Hopi Education Endowment Fund Alumni Challenge. This is a great opportunity to give back to HEEF and further opportunities for other Hopi students. As a non-gaming nation, we have to depend on other ways to raise funds for our students. The Alumni Challenge is one of those ways. As of today, HEEF has received $2, 218 of its $6,000 goal. There is still time to donate. Click here for more information. The Alumni Challenge ends this Friday November 18. Let’s do what we can to ensure educational opportunities for our people!

Kwakwha,

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

Hopi Education Endowment Fund Board Member

FINAL NOTICE: Nominations Due for HEEF Members

FINAL NOTICE:
Nominations Due for HEEF Members


The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is still accepting nominations for members to the Board through this Thursday, June 30, 2011. With a capacity of up to 30 members, the HEEF is seeking to fill 14 seats. Once elected, Members serve three-year terms and are provided opportunities to actively engage with the HEEF in a variety of capacities that include committee work, volunteerism, networking and support of special events.

Sahmie Wytewa, HEEF’s Nomination Committee Chairperson stated, “I see the Hopi Education Endowment Fund constantly developing and diversifying its membership to meet the needs of our community. 20 years from now, I expect that we are going to be looked at and called upon as a valid and sustainable model for financing education infinitely. If you can imagine being a part of that vision, we want you on Our team!”

Any Hopi tribal member or current HEEF Member may nominate a person for election to the HEEF Board. Nominations are accepted until 5:00 p.m. (MST) June 30, 2011. To submit a nomination, fill out the attached Nomination Form or for more information contact Sam Tenakhongva at samt@hopieducationfund.org or call 928-734-2275. The HEEF is a non-profit entity of the Hopi Tribe, for more information on the HEEF visit our website at www.hopieducationfund.org


To read more on the 2011 Member Nomination and Recruitment Process click here

Hopi Education Endowment Fund
PO Box 605
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039Phone: (928) 734-2275
Fax: (928) 734-2273Copyright (C) 2011 Hopi Education Endowment Fund All rights reserved.

Hopi Organizations on Twitter and Facebook

[Updated April 1, 2011]

Below are three Hopi organizations that regularly use Twitter and Facebook. If you are familiar with other organizations, please let me know. I would like to update this list.

Hopi Education Endowment Fund (Twitter: http://twitter.com/HEEF / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KUYIRadio?ref=ts)

KUYI 88.1 FM (Twitter: http://twitter.com/kuyi / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hopi-Education-Endowment-Fund/108338002293?ref=ts

The Hopi Foundation (Twitter: http://twitter.com/Hopi_Foundation / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HopiFoundation?ref=ts

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hopi-Tutskwa-Permaculture/152816334745755)

The Natwani Coalition (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Natwani-Coalition/186730393592)

HOPI Substance Abuse Prevention Center (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/HOPI-Substance-Abuse-Prevention-Center/169167022741

Owl and Panther: A Project of the Hopi Foundation (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Owl-and-Panther-A-Project-of-The-Hopi-Foundation/131986090172266

Three Mesas Productions (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Three-Mesas-Productions/111304518899326)

Hopi Leadership Program (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hopi-Leadership-Program/126703504007198)

 

HEEF Art Sale to Fund Hopi Students

Join us as we host the “HEEF Art Sale – Supporting Hopi Students”, featuring outstanding pieces of native art including pottery, jewelry, sculptures, paintings, katsina dolls, prints, textiles and baskets.

In conjunction with the sale, the HEEF is conducting a raffle with numerous items available including a “3 Corn Maidens” Pendleton blanket, jewelry, prints, resort packages and more. Tickets are available for $2 per ticket of 3 tickets for $5. To purchase contact the HEEF Office at (928) 734-2275.

The HEEF is still accepting all forms of artwork and more information on the sale can be found by visiting www.hopieducationfund.org or by contacting the HEEF at 928-734-2275. All proceeds from the event benefit deserving Hopi college students across the U.S. in addition to funding other educational programs for the Hopi people.

The HEEF thanks the following Sponsors for their Support:
Premier Sponsor: Central Arizona Project · Peabody
Major Sponsor: Husk Partners · APS · Osborn Maledon P.A.
Supporter Sponsor: Walker & Armstrong, LLP · Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell, & Tucker

Hopi Education Endowment Fund
PO Box 605
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

Phone: (928) 734-2275
Fax: (928) 734-2273

HEEF Announcement 2011 Community Grant Program Request for Proposals

Education beyond the Mesas: Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902-1929 (University of Nebraska Press)

On Monday of this week the University of Nebraska Press released my book Education beyond the Mesas. My book examines the Hopi experience at Sherman Institute in Riverside, California, from 1902 to 1929. It is a story of resistance, accommodation, and ways Hopi pupils navigated within their village communities, U.S. government policies, and an institution that was designed to destroy their identities as American Indian people. Furthermore, my book is a story of agency, and it demonstrates how Hopi students used their culture to succeed at school, and examines the challenges the pupils faced when they returned to their homes on the reservation.

Thirty one years ago historian David Wallace Adams remarked that a “ study on the federal Indian boarding school system does not exist.” Today the field of Indian boarding schools has grown substantially with contributions from scholars such as Adams, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Brenda Child, Clyde Ellis, and many others. Recent studies have focused on Indian health, literature, education policies, and the ways Indian pupils “turned the power” at schools originally designed to destroy American Indian cultures. A term used by historians Clifford E. Trafzer, Jean Keller, and Lorene Sisquoc, “turning the power” describes the ability of Native students to turn their educational experiences to their advantage, which often included bringing helpful knowledge and skills back to their indigenous communities.

In my book I examine the ways Hopis “turned the power” at Sherman Institute, and I build upon the work of several scholars including those who have written about the mandatory enrollment of Hopi students at U.S. government schools. While many books on Indian boarding schools examine the experiences of Native students who came from several communities, Education beyond the Mesas is a community specific book that seeks to understand the Hopi experience at Sherman Institute through a Hopi historical and cultural framework.  In the book’s Introduction, I argue that a community specific book on the Hopi places

the history and culture of the Hopi people at the focal point of the narrative. It asks how a student’s culture and tribal history influenced their experience at an Indian school, and builds upon the contributions of other scholars to uncover the complex ways that Hopi history and culture intersected with U.S. government policies. Apart from providing the reader with a historical narrative, this book challenges the notion that a study on the Indian boarding school experience must be understood primarily through a defined framework of Indian education policies. Community-specific books begin with the history and culture of Native people and attempt to determine how students understood their unique experiences at Indian boarding schools as Zunis, Navajos, Apaches, or other Indian people. [Education beyond the Mesas, p. xxix]

I would not have been able to complete this book without the help and support of many individuals. I am especially thankful to my wife, Kylene, and our daughters Hannah, Meaghan and Noelle, and other family members. My colleagues at the University of Illinois, in both the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of History, have provided me with tremendous support since I arrived at Illinois in Fall 2006.

I further extend appreciation to the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund, and the Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program who so generously made available resources for me to pursue an education beyond the mesas. There are also many Hopi and non-Hopi scholars, students, and community members who have helped and encouraged me along the way, which includes the incredible editorial staff at the University of Nebraska Press. Finally, I wish to acknowledge my grandfather, Victor Sakiestewa, Sr. from Upper Moencopi, who gave me the inspiration and reason to write on his alma mater, “dear ole Sherman.”

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

2010 Hopilavayi Forum – Hopilavayit Itam Qasuutokyani

Beginnurz Hoyam Hopilavayi Pilot Program

***ANNOUNCEMENT***
Beginnurz Hoyam Hopilavayi Pilot Program presents Hopi Language courses for Hopi adults with little to no Hopi fluency
There are three 6-week courses available:
Immersion 1 begins on Tuesday, September 28 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Hopi Day School in Kykotsmovi
Literacy 1 begins on Tuesday, September 28 and will meet on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Northland Pioneer College
Interactive 1 begins on Friday, October 1st with an orientation from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Tuuwanasavi Heritage Consulting Office in Kykotsmovi and regular classes begin on Monday, October 4th and will meet on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Sipaulovi Community Building
Each course is limited to 15 students, registration is required for participation and is processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  The fee for each course is $50.00 and is due at registration.
Please see the attached registration packet for more information.  You may return your registration c/o:  Vermetta Quanimptewa, Northland Pioneer College by fax at 928-738-2267 or hand deliver to NPC (928-738-2265) or you may contact Troy Lomavaya (928-226-3830) or Vernon Kahe (928-734-2275).
The Beginnurz Hoyam Hopilavayi Pilot Program also receives funding from the Hopi Education Endowment Fund/Hopi Foundation Community Grant Program and the Hopi Foundation Leadership Program 2008-2009 Alumni.  In-kind partners include:  Hopi Day School, Northland Pioneer College and Sipaulovi Village.
Please feel free to forward to others who might be interested.

Scholarship Opportunity: APS Hopi Scholars Program

***HOPI SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT***

Through a partnership with Arizona Public Service (APS), the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) and the Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program (HTGSP) we are pleased to announce a unique scholarship opportunity for Hopi students entitled the APS Hopi Scholars Program. The program will provide eight $3,500 scholarships for 3 seniors, 3 juniors, and 2 sophomores pursuing an AAS, AS, BA or BS at an accredited college or university for the Academic Year (AY) 2010-2011.

In addition to general eligibility requirements, students must submit a Special Scholarship Application and a 1 page essay regarding “Commitment to Community”. The selected students must also perform 40 hours of community service to the Hopi community before the start of the next AY. Applications will be competitive and will be reviewed and awarded by a Selection Committee. If you have any questions please contact the HTGSP at 1-800-762-9630. The deadline is October 1, 2010.

The Application Form can be downloaded HERE

Hopi Education Endowment Fund

PO Box 605

Kykostmovi, Arizona

Phone: (928) 734-2275

Fax: (928) 734-2273

Copyright (c) 2010. Hopi Education Endowment Fund. All rights reserved.

Hopi Show at Museum of Northern Arizona

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Since the 1930s, more than 60 artists have come together each year to sell and demonstrate their art to the public at the annual Hopi Show.  Held on the 4th of July weekend at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, the Hopi Show attracts thousands of visitors from around the world to witness and experience authentic Hopi art, dance, music, and food.

In addition to the artists, several vendors and Hopi organizations such as the Hopi Education Endowment Fund, the Hopi Foundation, and the Black Mesa Trust participate in the event. The show organizers also provide special activities for children, including crafts, ceramics, and an exhibit where kids learn to grind corn and make piki (paper-thin bread) according to the Hopi way.

The above slideshow consists of photographs that I took at the 76th Hopi Show in 2009. This year, the Hopi Show will take place July 3-4. For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.nativeart.net/nativeamericanartshow/indianmarket/hopi-festival-of-arts-and-culture-2010-j0zij5.php

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert


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Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert is enrolled with the Hopi Tribe from the village of Upper Moencopi in northeastern Arizona. He is an associate professor of American Indian Studies & History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Sun Chief: An Autobiography of A Hopi Indian by Don C. Talayesva, New foreword by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (Sept. 2013)

Marathoner Louis Tewanima and the Continuity of Hopi Running, 1908-1912 (Western Historical Quarterly, Autumn 2012). Winner of Spur Award for Best Western Short Nonfiction, Western Writers of America (2013)

“Hopi Footraces and American Marathons, 1912-1930″, American Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 1, March Issue 2010 (Click image to download article)

Hopi runner Philip Zeyouma’s trophy cups featured on cover of American Quarterly

Education beyond the Mesas: Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902-1929 (University of Nebraska Press, 2010)

Education beyond the Mesas – Introduction (click image to download)

“‘The Hopi Followers’: Chief Tawaquaptewa and Hopi Student Advancement at Sherman Institute, 1906-1909″, Journal of American Indian Education, (Click image to download article)

The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue: Voices and Images From Sherman Institute (Oregon State University Press, 2012)

Arizona English Teachers Association highlights Hopi authors (click image to download)

Constitution and Bylaws of the Hopi Tribe (With all amendments, click to download)

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