Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects

Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects Service Projects at Hopi, Cross-Cultural Education, Cultural Continuance and Ancient Earth Wisdom for Today's Worlds
We are a group of dedicated volunteers in the Verde Valley area of Arizona. Monetary donations go to our projects. Staff time and office support are donated by our volunteers. Our fiscal agent is Cornucopia Community Advocates, a 501c3 Arizona non profit corporation based in Sedona, AZ. Tax-deductible donations are made out to Cornucopia with Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects in memo field.
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~~We conduct service projects on Hopi Indian lands and other northern Arizona locations in support of cultural continuance, self-reliance, self-esteem, self-empowerment and maintaining life in remote lands far from the economic resources of the modern world. ~~We facilitate cross-cultural sharing: we believe that as we share in respect and friendship, valuing diversity, we all learn from each other in this great circle of life.

Mission: Supporting Hopi sustainability and self-empowerment and providing cross-cultural learning opportunities for all peoples.

WISH LIST for Hopi Foster Care.Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects keeps in touch with the Hopi Foster Care Program on what th...
02/17/2020

WISH LIST for Hopi Foster Care.

Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects keeps in touch with the Hopi Foster Care Program on what the current needs for the foster children and provides support year round.

We invite you to help support these children with items such as these or monetary donations for us to purchase them:

Equipment (new or good quality used)

Need three, I-Pads (travel pack type for the youth to use during long car rides)

2 twin beds

Heavy duty baby strollers for running (they are sturdier to deal with the rough ground)

Training potties

Baby monitors (camera)

Toddler car seats that are not past the expiration date

Booster seats

Infant car seats that are not past the expiration date

Scooters

Bikes (both younger and teen sizes)

Duffle bags

Volleyball knee pads

Plus: there is on-going need for hygiene and school supplies.

See more here: https://www.crossingworlds.org/hopi-foster-care/
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We have a year round YEAR ROUND COLLECTION BASKET AT SEDONA ARTIST MARKET next to Harkins in West Sedona.

Please NO used clothing or used bedding.

Please call us if you have equipment to donate.
928-282-0846
EMAIL: [email protected]

Photo below by Bryan Phillips of Hopi Foster Care gift delivery Dec. 2019 (1 of 3 vehicles we loaded) for more than 120 youth.

Hopi Foster Care information program at Sedona Public Library on March 13, from 1 - 2:30 pm. Crossing Worlds Hopi Projec...
02/15/2020

Hopi Foster Care information program at Sedona Public Library on March 13, from 1 - 2:30 pm.

Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects, a Verde Valley based non-profit service group since 1999, has invited Hopi Social Services staff to speak about their Hopi Foster Care program to our area Verde Valley community.

Brenda Patterson, Interim Clinical Supervisor, and Lorene Vincente, Foster Care Social Worker, will discuss their role in protecting children, types of trauma, and counseling services at Hopi and for Hopi foster children living off the reservation in Arizona and in other states. They will speak of the difference between the Hopi Court and the Arizona State Court.

Lorene Vincente says cultural conditions at Hopi and the Indian Child Welfare Act make it harder to reach permanent placement for the older Hopi children. Thus, Hopi children may be in foster care for many years. Hopi Social Services faces challenges of an insufficient budget and is dependent on outside resources to help meet the needs of the children.

“In our years of providing equipment and supplies in support of Hopi foster children we have been deeply impressed with the hard work, the heart, the long hours and fierce dedication of the Hopi Social Services team!,” says Sandra Cosentino, Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects director.

There is no fee for the program.
For more information: email is [email protected]; phone is 928-282-0846.
see: https://www.crossingworlds.org/hopi-foster-care-program/

For the first time in roughly a hundred years, the Pyramid Lake, Nevada Paiute Tribe will have a flock of bighorn sheep ...
02/13/2020
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands

For the first time in roughly a hundred years, the Pyramid Lake, Nevada Paiute Tribe will have a flock of bighorn sheep on tribal land that was once a part of the sheep’s historic habitat.

High Country News article and photos:
https://www.hcn.org/issues/52.3/indigenous-affairs-wildlife-the-pyramid-lake-paiute-tribe-reintroduces-bighorn-sheep-on-tribal-lands?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email

For the first time in roughly 100 years, the species returns to historic habitat.

"Native people won citizenship in 1924, but the struggle for voting rights stretched on much longer.When black Americans...
02/11/2020
Native Americans Weren't Guaranteed the Right to Vote in Every State Until 1962

"Native people won citizenship in 1924, but the struggle for voting rights stretched on much longer.
When black Americans won citizenship with the 14th Amendment in 1868, the government specifically interpreted the law so it didn’t apply to Native people."

https://www.history.com/news/native-american-voting-rights-citizenship?fbclid=IwAR11R61RT3UHEdLkv75HNuX2jipZjvX8jY2zxZJiO10IOFHS1XuNJmhcTcI

Do U.S. citizenship and voting rights go hand and hand? For most of the country’s history, the answer has been no—just look at the example of Native voting

Red Feather doing chimney inspections and cleaning at Hopi and Navajo--very important to protect from chimney fires!:"Ov...
02/11/2020

Red Feather doing chimney inspections and cleaning at Hopi and Navajo--very important to protect from chimney fires!:

"Over the next few months, we will be ambitiously inspecting and cleaning a minimum of 75 wood/coal heating stove and chimney systems in Hopi and Navajo communities impacted by the closure of Navajo Generating Station. The reason for this is because we have observed numerous stove systems through our work over the years that have been improperly installed and maintained. Decades of heating with coal have further deteriorated and damaged many of these systems. Today, with the majority of families moving to wood burning, there is a significant increased risk of chimney fires and home loss due to creosote deposits.

We will also be using the cleanings and inspections as opportunity to train local trades professionals so communities members do not have rely on costly outside companies and build local resilience. Next steps will be finding funding to help those families who are identified as needing their heating systems replaced. This work would not be possible if were not for the generous support of Arizona Community Foundation, State Bank of Arizona, Roof Dancers, and all of our community partners. If you are a community member in need, please reach out to us so we can schedule you for an inspection and cleaning."

Over the next few months, we will be ambitiously inspecting and cleaning a minimum of 75 wood/coal heating stove and chimney systems in Hopi and Navajo communities impacted by the closure of Navajo Generating Station. The reason for this is because we have observed numerous stove systems through our work over the years that have been improperly installed and maintained. Decades of heating with coal have further deteriorated and damaged many of these systems. Today, with the majority of families moving to wood burning, there is a significant increased risk of chimney fires and home loss due to creosote deposits.

We will also be using the cleanings and inspections as opportunity to train local trades professionals so communities members do not have rely on costly outside companies and build local resilience. Next steps will be finding funding to help those families who are identified as needing their heating systems replaced. This work would not be possible if were not for the generous support of Arizona Community Foundation, State Bank of Arizona, Roof Dancers, and all of our community partners. If you are a community member in need, please reach out to us so we can schedule you for an inspection and cleaning.

02/07/2020

This morning: The Story of the Yavapai-Apache Exodus
Friday, February 7, 2020; 10 AM – 12 PM

Vincent Randall’s ancestors were part of the Yavapai and Apache people taken from their Verde Valley homeland in 1875. He will share the stories of his people’s return to this valley in 1900 to find their land and home had been taken from them and occupied by others:

Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum
900 First North St, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324.
Randall is currently Cultural Director at the Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Center in Camp Verde.

"The start of a forced 180 mile journey to the San Carlos Reservation began on February 27, 1875. 1500 Yavapai and Apache were removed from the Rio Verde Reservation located about 3 1/2 miles south of Peck’s Lake. General George Crook had been responsible for the “rounding up” of the “hostiles” by the federal government and the journey led over the Mogollon Rim on low rations and in snow. Considerable suffering and deaths occurred. It was a cruel undertaking and very surprising that any of them reached their destination. "

Mid-winter now at the start of February signals the time of renewal of life activities at Hopi.
02/07/2020

Mid-winter now at the start of February signals the time of renewal of life activities at Hopi.

Powamuyaw - "Rejuvenation Moon"
Renewal of Life
Powamuyaw is a time for purification. Through the arrival of Katsinam,they remind us to be pure of heart. Today we continue to abide by the agreement we made long ago, tending our field and following the Hopi Agricultural Cycle.

#February #HopiAgriculturalCalender #Agriculture

These People Have Always Been a RepublicVerde Valley Archaeology Center special programFebruary 7 – 4:30 - Camp Verde Li...
02/02/2020

These People Have Always Been a Republic
Verde Valley Archaeology Center special program
February 7 – 4:30 - Camp Verde Library

Spanning three hundred years and the colonial regimes of Spain, Mexico, and the United States, Maurice S. Crandall’s sweeping history of Native American political rights in what is now New Mexico, Arizona, and Sonora demonstrates how Indigenous communities implemented, subverted, rejected, and indigenized colonial ideologies of democracy, both to accommodate and to oppose colonial power.

Focusing on four groups--Pueblos in New Mexico, Hopis in northern Arizona, and Tohono O'odhams and Yaquis in Arizona/Sonora--Crandall reveals the ways Indigenous peoples absorbed and adapted colonially imposed forms of politics to exercise sovereignty based on localized political, economic, and social needs. Using sources that include oral histories and multinational archives, this book allows us to compare Spanish, Mexican, and American conceptions of Indian citizenship, and adds to our understanding of the centuries-long struggle of Indigenous groups to assert their sovereignty in the face of settler colonial rule.

By: Maurice S. Crandall (Yavapai-Apache Nation), assistant professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.

01/31/2020
Hopi Eagle Dance @ Hotevilla 2020

Eagle Dance in Hotevila this January. This is the time of the youth social dances (non-Kachina dances) across Hopi. Posted by by Hongvi Hoya. The youth prepare in the kiva as they learn Hopi values from the adults and then bring their youthful vitality to this part of the ceremonial cycle of the year.

"The extended meaning of social dances is the promise of a good life that one can attain through living the Hopi way of life. Song and dance proud powerful medium for communicating much about the Hopi perspective of life, the principles of the Hopi way of life as well as the means for “experiencing” this way of life."
source: Ethnography and Language Policy, edited by Teresa L. McCarty

Please be respectful that each village has their own access rules and that photos and videos in the villages are not allowed for non-Hopis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrLZt4SJ9Qo&fbclid=IwAR3QN5RUJmdsV9l_GvpRhcY7nUnvcuSV_4TzW7xmmSuQVy5dj_6WESU7qdQ

Photos by Western Shoshone Photojournalist Carl Bad Bear Sampson, as runners arrived on Hopi Nation.On Monday morning, J...
01/29/2020
Runners arrive on Hopiland honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

Photos by Western Shoshone Photojournalist Carl Bad Bear Sampson, as runners arrived on Hopi Nation.

On Monday morning, Jan. 20, 2020 runners passed First Mesa. MMIP Sunrise Prayer Run, Flagstaff to Window Rock on the Navajo and Hopi Nations.

https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2020/01/runners-arrive-on-hopiland-honoring.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1sby0HWi6MLTgDQ_VfyGtV3j5QIRniLq5l6VzZihDiA9fHZKpQiy5h-fk

Censored News is a service to grassroots Indigenous Peoples engaged in resistance and upholding human rights.

The Rural Utah Project has so far installed more than 500 signs displaying these “Plus Codes” on homes and businesses on...
01/26/2020
Navajo Nation Homes Get Addresses From Google Mapping Project

The Rural Utah Project has so far installed more than 500 signs displaying these “Plus Codes” on homes and businesses on the Navajo Nation.Google assigns a six digit code to every point on the planet which works just like an address in Google Maps.

Navajo people are using them to find locations on their Reservation too--such as to a remote location where a ceremony is happening.

https://www.knau.org/post/navajo-nation-homes-get-addresses-google-mapping-project?fbclid=IwAR03oXjkm999iSDgHPgemMkv1sHqoca3ZbIM5YbM4BWyfWX0lom6T0cn9r4

Many homes on the Navajo Nation don’t have street addresses, which can cause problems for voter registration and emergency services. That’s starting to

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for Hopi youth, grades 5–12, are welcomed.Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects now has a year round donation ba...
01/25/2020

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for Hopi youth, grades 5–12, are welcomed.
Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects now has a year round donation basket at Sedona Artist Market, next to Harkins theatre (open 9 am – 5 pm daily).
For the spring semester, we invite donations such as these to support the youth. Thank you so much!
~ School backpacks
~ 3-ring binders – notebook paper
~ felt pen sets, Sharpie markers
~ highlighters and ink pens
~ scissors, ruler
~ drawing tablet, colored pencils
~ acrylic paints
~ tooth brush, paste, floss
Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects, since 1999 in Sedona/Verde Valley, supports Hopi sustainability, self-empowerment and cross-cultural learning opportunities.
Contact: [email protected]

Photo by Lainie McCann Hoglan (with permission)

Hopi is 1 of 5 tribes featured in this 5 minute trailer forInhabitants: An Indigenous PerspectiveA collaborative documen...
01/23/2020
Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective

Hopi is 1 of 5 tribes featured in this 5 minute trailer for
Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective
A collaborative documentary about tribal land management practices and their resilience in a changing climate.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inhabitfilms/inhabitants-an-indigenous-perspective?ref=project_link&fbclid=IwAR1jdT-287KIJddhI_c5La519rz9efzjtuJAmPWkDPK8DUZ1r0F6y7EnQRQ

A collaborative documentary about tribal land management practices and their resilience in a changing climate.

Red Feather post about 2 of their recent Hopi solar heater installations.  This is part of Red Feather's excellent pilot...
01/22/2020

Red Feather post about 2 of their recent Hopi solar heater installations. This is part of Red Feather's excellent pilot project for sustainable heating that we helped provide funding for:

"As funding allows we are continuing to install solar furnaces for those in need. On a recent install in the Hopi Village of Mishongovi, the homeowner’s dogs were so excited about the free heat they just received they decided to jump into our picture to show their enthusiasm. When asked about the new furnace the homeowner said “It works great, I can really feel the heat on a sunny day even when it's cold outside.

Another furnace was installed on the Village of Tewa’s administration building. Our goal here is to continue building local awareness of solar air and testing its effectiveness in generating sufficient heat. Mellissa Alcala, Tewa Village’s Community Service Adviser said, “the furnace really works, it heats our conference room with no problems. You can hear the fan, but after a while, you don't even notice it. I am very pleased we have it."

Both of these projects were made possible by the generous contributions of Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects. We are very grateful for their support and look forward to future collaborative efforts."

As funding allows we are continuing to install solar furnaces for those in need. On a recent install in the Hopi Village of Mishongovi, the homeowner’s dogs were so excited about the free heat they just received they decided to jump into our picture to show their enthusiasm. When asked about the new furnace the homeowner said “It works great, I can really feel the heat on a sunny day even when it's cold outside.

Another furnace was installed on the Village of Tewa’s administration building. Our goal here is to continue building local awareness of solar air and testing its effectiveness in generating sufficient heat. Mellissa Alcala, Tewa Village’s Community Service Adviser said, “the furnace really works, it heats our conference room with no problems. You can hear the fan, but after a while, you don't even notice it. I am very pleased we have it."

Both of these projects were made possible by the generous contributions of Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects. We are very grateful for their support and look forward to future collaborative efforts.

The Story of the Yavapai-Apache ExodusVincent Randall’s ancestors were part of the Yavapai and Apache people taken from ...
01/13/2020

The Story of the Yavapai-Apache Exodus

Vincent Randall’s ancestors were part of the Yavapai and Apache people taken from their Verde Valley homeland in 1875. He will share the stories of his people’s return to this valley in 1900 to find their land and home had been taken from them and occupied by others:
Friday, February 7, 2020; 10 AM – 12 PM
Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum
900 First North St, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324.
Randall is currently Cultural Director at the Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Center in Camp Verde.

"The start of a forced 180 mile journey to the San Carlos Reservation began on February 27, 1875. 1500 Yavapai and Apache were removed from the Rio Verde Reservation located about 3 1/2 miles south of Peck’s Lake. General George Crook had been responsible for the “rounding up” of the “hostiles” by the federal government and the journey led over the Mogollon Rim on low rations and in snow. Considerable suffering and deaths occurred. It was a cruel undertaking and very surprising that any of them reached their destination. "

Image commemorates the 1875 the Exodus. Sculpture is in front of the Yavapai-Apache Cultural Center

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Current projects: --provide support to bring Hopis to Verde Valley for cross-cultural sharing and Hopi youth field programs at archaeological sites --annual winter food and gift project with emphasis on youth learning and elder support --fundraising to build a Youth Learning Center --on-going support for materials for traditional ceremonial activities --support for Hopi orchards and food sustainability

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