Homolovi State Park Video

On March 18, 2011, the Homolovi State Park (formerly the Homolovi Ruins State Park) was re-opened to the general public. Prior to this, the Arizona State Parks produced a short video on Homolovi to introduce people to the Park. As you watch the video, take special note of the remarks made by Hopi anthropologist Micah Lomaomvaya.  I should also point out that an excellent source for those interested in Homolovi is Homol’ovi: An Ancient Settlement Cluster by E. Charles Adams.  Adams is also featured in the video.

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

See also BEYOND THE MESAS post: Navajo-Hopi Observer reports that Homolovi Ruins State Park will reopen

Navajo-Hopi Observer reports that Homolovi Ruins State Park will reopen

Photograph by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

On October 27, 2010, the Navajo-Hopi Observer (NHO) reported that the “Hopi Tribal Council approved a resolution that will keep the Homolovi Ruins Historic Park opened, which will allow safeguard and protection of the cultural and religious site.” State officials closed the Park in February 2010 to help alleviate Arizona’s budget deficit. According to the report in the NHO, the Hopi Tribe has agreed to contribute $175,000 to subsidize the Park’s operating costs.  To learn more about this important development, please visit the following website: http://www.navajohopiobserver.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=12970

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert