Arizona’s Original Slow Food Farmers
Hopi Agricultural Photo Exhibit
& Hopi Agricultural Expo
Sponsored by the Moenkopi Legacy Inn
On January 22, 2011 from 10am - 4pm join us for the unveiling of the Natwani Coalition's traveling "Hopi Agricultural Photo Exhibit" and "Hopi Agricultural Expo" at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites.
This will be the first in a series of programs that are hosted at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites and the Natwani Coalition. They will focus on the heritage of dry farming that has been the staple of Hopi life on the mesas for a thousand years.
The photo exhibit will remain on public display at the Legacy Inn for the coming year with workshops and tours to Village gardens, personal corn fields, and meals in Hopi homes will be offered throughout the year.
The Natwani Coalition's vision is to serve the Hopi and Tewa people by reaffirming and preserving traditional farming practices that create a path to a healthy lifestyle.
The event will include presenters and demonstrators that provide a look into Hopi farming.
Lillian Hill, Hopi Permaculture-Orchards Indigenous peoples have developed specialized farming techniques throughout the western hemisphere, ranging from dry farming to the specialization and cultivation of diverse types of heirloom seeds. This specialized traditional knowledge has allowed them to sustain the land and themselves for thousands of years. Indigenous peoples have created a way of living in which they depend on each other as families and communities for survival and livelihood.
E. Kalemsa, Hopi Piva(differences between Hopi and Non-Hopi tobacco)-E. Kalemsa works with the Hopi Tobacco Education and Prevention Program. They provide prevention education to all the local schools and communities on the Hopi Reservation and are also involved with the special diabetes program. The program also does presentations on the dangers of commercial tobacco, and the benefits of traditional tobacco.
Steven Lomadafkie, Moenkopi School Greenhouse-seedlings(Program and youth presentation)-Steven Lomadafkie is the greenhouse manager at the Moenkopi Day School. Steven will discuss the unique programs that connect Hopi youth with their heritage.
Anita Poleahla, Mesa Media -Anita is from Sitsom’ovi and will be representing the Mesa Media enterprise, a non-profit organization established to revitalize the Hopi language in order to ensure that Hopi culture persists for centuries to come. Mesa Media has produced educational materials on Hopi agriculture in Hopi and English. Anita speaks fluently in First Mesa dialect and was raised in a traditional Hopi household.
Beatrice Norton, Matt Livingston, and Max Taylor, Hopi Cookbook-Putavi Project-
The Hopi Cookbook project that helps people understand Hopi traditional foods, appreciating spirituality and special techniques, best practices in both growing, gathering crops as well as enhancing and sustaining transfer of traditional customs in Hopi food exchange during ceremonies. "Noosiwqa" (food) preparation, origins, nourishment, medicinal uses, cultural exchange, gathering traditions, and how food is valued in Hopi culture is the focus of this new cookbook.