Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects

Hopi Service Projects

Hopi Service Projects
Hopi service projects in support of traditional people: food, school and sports supplies for kids, orchard-garden and healthy eating, building materials and home repair, cross-cultural education circles, and cultural sustainability resources. Photos, video.

Our Hopi Projects:

photo by Sandra Cosentino

We maintain close contact with Hopi members of our circle who advise us on needs and each year since 1999 we have evolved our projects based on their input, annual review of what has been effective, and donations coming in. We coordinate with Hopi service providers and families, outside resource providers and our supporters.

We and our Hopi friends are grateful for the support of our volunteers and donors who have made it possible to grow our Hopi Projects each year.

Second Mesa in winter--notice there are 2 villages on top of sunlit cliffs. photo by Sandra Cosentino

Second Mesa in winter--notice there are 2 villages on top of sunlit cliffs.
photo by Sandra Cosentino

How to Get Involved here Photo Gallery index 2003 to current year
A devout and kind-hearted People, giving and sharing are core values. In this exchange, both the giver and receiver are connected in the greater web of life. Year round we welcome monetary or food donations in support of Hopi traditional peoples.  We support:
  • Hopi based-initiatives for education, sustainability and well being of Hopi peoples.
  • Connecting Hopi people with resources, resource people to support their sustainability

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 :

with Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects in memo field.

Mailing address: 

Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects
PO Box 3288
Sedona, AZ, 86340

to make a one-time donation:

to make a recurring monthly donation (use pull down menu or enter another amount):

2011 Hopi Project YouTube video:

Supplies & Food for Hopi Families

Annual Hopi Holiday Winter Gifting Project

Your donations have supported this since 1999.  We take food and gifts to families and elders in several villages on all 3 Mesas.

Hopi School Children Support

We take school and learning supplies to Hopi youth, including Hopi foster home kids, in the fall and again during our annual Hopi Holiday Project winter gifting project. You can also sponsor a child/family with monthly monetary donations or even ship supplies to them.

Hopi Orchard – Garden- Healthy Eating Project

image by Sandra Cosentino with Sedona orchardist Mario Valeruz instructing at Hopi youth group orchard installation May, 2015.

Orchards, edible shrubs, herbs, kitchen garden projects using low water drip systems and permaculture design-with-nature practices as part of creating more local food supply and healthier diet. There is growing interest at Hopi in this type of food raising along with the traditional dry-farm crops that Hopi farmers have cultivated for centuries. Current projects:
  • Support for Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture training and orchard-garden infrastructure installation grants to worthy recipients
  • Natwanhoyum Tunatya (means teach and farm together for the future) at Second Mesa, Hopi. Farming at Hopi is a whole set of values and spiritual practices.
  • Other individual projects and training seminars such as orchard pruning and restoration

Hopi Home Repair-Remodel

Today, with growing population and changing building styles, many Hopi families face overcrowding, have substandard housing, indoor air quality challenges with the coal heaters, inadequate plumbing, insect infestations, poorly weatherized/drafty, and much higher than average housing disrepair. Hopi Home Repair Project. Many of the Hopi Housing Project homes are decades old and in need of major repairs to roofs, plumbing and electrical. Cash for supplies and skilled help is often hard to find in this remote area with few job opportunities. Traditional stone homes collapse once the roof goes into disrepair. Some villages do not have sewer and water and alternative water set ups are needed. We are working with Hopi skilled builder/repairmen and homeowner volunteer labor (and training in home maintenance) to address problems as we have funds available. Donations are welcome to help us continue with projects such as:
  • a 3-generation family living in a one room home with no bathroom we are working with to provide assistance to complete the project they have started
  • an elder couple with leaking roof and structural problems with a very old home


Cross-Cultural Sharing

We sponsor educational programs in Sedona such as:

+ Archaeology sites of the Verde Valley and New Site Protection Program, 2016 by Ken Zoll + Hopi Homes: Historic and Today, 2015 by Susan Secakuku and Joe Seidenberg + Hopi Permaculture presentation by Lilian Hill, 2014 + Hopi Youth Role by Ramson Lomatewama, 2013

Support for Hopis Coming to Verde Valley, Arizona for Verde Valley Archaeological Center Programs and Field training at archaeology sites

rock art, Hopi, Sedona

Hopi youth on field trip at V-V rock art site, Sedona, with Ken Zoll, Director Verde Valley Archaeology Center. Photo by Jackie Klieger.

In the Verde Valley there are over 5,000 Ancestral Puebloan sites from the 11,000 years of occupation of this region. Hopi ancestors abandoned this region by about 1425, but still maintain active shrine sites throughout the valley. I will never forget in 1994 the words of the Hopi Tribal Chairman who was here to

A Hopi dance group we sponsored to come to festival. We provided support for about 20 Hopi and Navajo cultural participants at this event. photo by Sandra Cosentino

dedicate an ancestral site, Sugarloaf, which had been saved from the bulldozer by private donations who bought it and placed it in trust with the Archaeological Conservancy: “this is your heritage too.” In that moment, he made me feel at home in a deeper way. See article and images here from spring, 2012, our first event.

The Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects has a goal to provide support to bring traditional Hopi people to Verde Valley 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. We appreciate donations to provide support for Hopi families for gas, food and lodging. End of March each year at Camp Verde, south of Sedona: The Verde Valley Archaeology Fair. The Fair features exhibits, demonstrations, a “archaeology for kids” area, and an International Archaeology Film Festival, programs on on going research on our local archaeology sites. The Fair will include an American Indian Art Show with artists doing demonstrations. star_sm