Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects in support of Hopi and other northern Arizona traditional cultures and cross-cultural education: articles, photos, ways to get involved.
Mission: Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects supports Hopi sustainability and self-empowerment and provides cross-cultural learning opportunities for all peoples.
~~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. We are a bridge for people to learn about and be inspired by the living earth and indigenous cultural wisdom and for Native people to speak in their own voice.
above photo by Jackie Klieger
Hopi winter gifting project to provide
food and needed household and clothing items in winter
when most needed.
All gifting is from a place of respect and thanks acknowledging
that Hopi people are carrying on a tradition that is
of importance to all the world. For more information.
Please make a selection.
Provide support for Hopi village projects that help local people to continue their lifeways;
such as, plastering traditional homes, help build a
piki bread making house and an outdoor bread-oven,
home repair projects and more.
Support for Hopi pre-school programs. We also provide support to pre-school kids in need and welcome individual sponsors of these children.
Cross-cultural exchange in Verde Valley (which is part of Hopi ancestral lands): provide support and coordination to bring traditional Hopi people to Verde Valley Archaeology Center programs to:
--Share cultural information, arts, social dances with the interested public to provide a living connection to the descendants of the people who inhabited this valley for so many millenia. This will add cultural richness to archaeological focus. For the Hopis ancestral times and wisdom weave seamlessly with their world of today.
--Provide Hopis a chance to learn more about their ancestral sites, have a family outing in a positive learning environment where they are respected for their knowledge, give Hopi artists a chance to sell their art and traditional foods to support their life on the remote reservation. This would be an enjoyable cultural experience for reservation families to participate in.
Cross-Cultural Exchange at Hopi: Provide the opportunity for schools and other off-reservation
groups to perform a designated village service project
in combination with a cultural seminar, such as one
done by a visiting California Waldorf high school group
in 2003. Our goal is to provide some base funding for
project coordination, planning and materials so more
interested volunteer groups could participate. Native
peoples benefit by receiving help with needed infrastructure
and respect and interest from the outside world. The
village project leader and cultural instructors receive
employment. Visitors gain by experiencing first-hand
the enrichment that comes from being part of the the
community and making a needed contribution.
Provide support for Hopi ceremonial activities throughout
the year such as helping with needed supplies. See article Hopi
Cycle of the Year.
Provide support for the educational work of Natwani Coalition (part of the non-profit, Hopi Foundation) who are working hard to restore Hopi traditional farming and healthy diet at Hopi.
Offer experiential seminars which employ local Native
people to share in a natural, experiential way cultural
values and wisdom, creative expression (e.g. arts,
storytelling, music) on Hopi and Navajo lands and
other locations for individuals, families, groups.
Our goal is to provide authentic, personalized experiences
for teachers, social workers
and health care providers and other interested people
as well as to provide experiences on the land that
will help them de-stress and gain new inspiration and
knowledge to take back into their professional and
personal lives. In these times of chaotic change, we
are all learning from each other as we come together
in circles of friendship and respect.
We accept donations in support of our Hopi projects.
Our office costs, labor and gas are donated by our dedicated 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.
Mailing address: Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects, PO Box 3288, Sedona, AZ, 86340
brought a High School group from New Zealand to visit
a meal, bringing gifts at senior center
Lands & Peoples
and experiential cultural
seminars hosted by Native
peoples on their lands.
corn roasting in a pit
|Sandra Cosentino, MS, is the Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects
native of this land from an Arizona pioneer family, she draws on a lifetime's experience
of exploring the Southwest , listening to Nature
and sharing friendship and respect with indigenous
owner and head guide for Crossing Worlds Journeys, Sandra,
M.S., has been offering quality experiences of the Southwest
since 1991. Prior to that she was a school teacher, natural
resource manager, forest service fire look-out and worked
professionally for and with Native American groups.
Deborah Williams is Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects Administrator.
Deborah holds a deep respect for the Hopi people and has been a
dedicated volunteer and supporter of Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects
Deborah owns Sedona
Sky, LLC a Web Design, Web Hosting and Virtual Tour company
serving the Sedona area since 2003. She is also a Licensed Massage
Therapist practicing since 1989 and owner/operator of Ancient Sea Spa
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