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Milepost 360.5

I chased a double rainbow. As I topped Howell Mesa, the monsoons were raging in a distance. The background skies were dark blue. Thunderclouds with dark virga, hanging and sweeping the ground. The Cloud People, bestowing blessings of moisture once…

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Hon’ mrzu – Bear’s Ears

A blessing of hard male rain fell on Bear’s Ears National Monument (BENM) yesterday, Saturday, June 18, 2022. It is now official. A historic event took place to “officially recognize the cooperative agreement between five sovereign Native Nations and federal…

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The Power of Oral Languages

Every word we utter, in any language, is a gift from the Creator. Spoken words carried by breath vibrations, is evident as early as the 16th Century on the Codex Boturini.  The Hopi Way of Life has survived hundreds of years…

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HOPI, HOPI WHAT A RAIN!

“Hopi, Hopi What A Dance!” “Hopi, Hopi What A Rain!” was the headline of the day in the Washington Post and Star in 1926. The U.S. Congress invited the Hopi people from Shungopavi, Mishongnovi and Sipaulovi to a reception in…

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Apology Not Accepted

August 10, 1680 is a date of painful memories in the Pueblo World known as the “Pueblo Revolt”. The date is not a celebration or holiday. It cannot be erased. “On June 13, 2000, Bishop Donald E. Pelotte, Bishop of…

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Punished For Speaking My Language

“You have to listen to a fluent speaker in the language for 2,000 hours, and you will then understand about 95% of what that person is saying. After 6,000 hours of being totally immersed in the language, you are functionally…

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Honoring the Ancestors

A Human kneels at a gravesite. Alone. World events Whirling. This was what we saw. Why? Who? What makes this place Sacred? The answer lies within that person alone.  It is very difficult to write stories about normal, usual, boring…

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A Hopi Kernel of Truth

Every good Hopi story starts with a kernel of truth. A burro, a Hopi maiden and slave traders are kernels in this story. The dates of this story are fluid. It could have been 1846 or 1866. In Hopi memory,…

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A Knotted Yucca Cord

August 10, 1680. On this day, the sound of hard breathing, padding of moccasin feet and an intention of great changes came from the East Horizon, in the form of a fast but tired runner who held a rope of twined…

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A Rebirth of Hopi Voices

  U’yis muyaw, the planting moon marks the lunar cycle for the new Hopi planting season. The indigenous, drought resistant Mother Corn is reverently selected and cleaned by the women for planting by the Hopi males. A new beginning of…

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