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

Hopi Youth Return to Mesa Verde – A film by Hopi Footprints of the Ancestors

A few weeks ago I passed along an announcement on my blog about 4 Hopi film screenings at the Museum of Northern Arizona. One of these films was Hopi Youth Return to Mesa Verde. This film examines a group of Hopis who traveled to a Hopi migration settlement called Mesa Verde in Colorado. As you watch the film, take note of the similarities that the youth bring up between Hopi ancestral ways and the practices of today’s Hopi people. Their remarks on the continuity of Hopi culture is an important theme in the film.

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert