I recently returned from a trip to California where I presented a paper titled “Hopi Marathon Runner Louis Tewanima and the Olympic Games, 1908-1912” at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association conference in Sacramento. I also heard a great presentation by Hopi educator and scholar Darold H. Joseph from Moencopi titled “Re-Centering Indigeneity: Culturally Responsive Schooling Practices for American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth.” Darold is a Ph.D. candidate in Special Education at the University of Arizona. After the conference ended on May, 22, I traveled to the University of California, Riverside, to give two talks, one of which was titled “Publishing in the Academic World: Developing Dissertations to Books, An Example from Hopi.” Both events were sponsored by the California Center for Native Nations. I spent my remaining time in Riverside conducting research at the Sherman Indian Museum.
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Honoring Arizona ’s Hopi Code Talkers Ceremony.
Families of the 10 Hopi Code Talkers will be recognized and honored for their service during World War II in the United States Army and the United States Army Air Corps.
Speakers will include: Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Sen. Jack Jackson, Jr., (D-Window Rock), Colonel Joey Strickland, Director, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, along with Hopi Tribe Chairman LeRoy R. Shingoitewa, Hopi Vice Chairman Herman Honanie, VaNiesha Honani, U.S. Navy veteran & granddaughter of Code Talker Perry Honani, Sr., Clifford Qotsaquahu, a U.S. Army veteran, and Bruce Talawyma, U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
The Hopi Code Talkers are:
United States Army
· Franklin Shupla
· Warren Koiyaquaptewa
· Frank Chapella
· Travis Yaiva
· Charles Lomakema
· Percival Navenma
· Perry Honani, Sr.
· Floyd Dann, Sr.
United States Army Air Corps
· Rex Pooyouma
· Orville Wadsworth
Monday, May 23, 2011
10 a.m. to noon. (MST)
Hopi Veterans’ Memorial Center
From Flagstaff : Take Highway 89A North to Townsend-Winona Street . Turn right and proceed about 10 miles to Leupp Road; turn left and continue north another 31 miles to the Kykotsmovi turn off (just past the Little Colorado River Bridge); continue north 48 miles to Kykotsmovi. Approximately 92 miles from Flagstaff . At junction turn right and continue approximately 5 miles on Highway 264 to Hopi Veterans’ Memorial Center .
From Tuba City : Take Highway 264 East approximately 55 miles to Kykotsmovi. Continue approximately 5 miles on Highway 264 to Hopi Veterans’ Memorial Center .
From Winslow: Take Highway 87 North approximately 60 miles to Second Mesa turnoff. At junction Hwy 264 & Highway 87, turn left and continue approximately 15 miles to Hopi Veterans Memorial Center.
In May 2011, the Hopi Tribe published its inaugural issue of The Hopi Tribal Newsletter. Most of the content in the Newsletter focuses on news and happenings on the Hopi Reservation. Click on the above image to download the Newsletter as a PDF document (8 pages).