Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects

Crossing-Worlds-Hopi-ProjectsCrossing Worlds Hopi Projects supports Hopi sustainability and self-empowerment and provides cross-cultural learning opportunities for all peoples.

Natwani Coalition


Formed in January 2004, The Natwani Coalition represents an affiliation of Hopi organizations and individuals dedicated to preserving Hopi farming traditions, strengthening the local Hopi food system and developing innovative sustainable strategies to promote wellness. For more info, please visit:

The Hopi School



"A flower grows best in its own plot of earth." 

The Hopi school is working to develop an educational process that is derived from Hopi rather than imposed from the outside. With Hopi strengths in the arts, that is an obvious place to start. For more information, please visit

The Hopi Thrival Initiative is no longer accepting direct donations. Please consider supporting Hopi by donating to one of the fine organizations listed above.

About the Hopi People


Northern Arizona is the home of the Hopi Nation.  They chose this remote, high desert land 1,000 – 2,000 years ago, after thousands of years of migration around the Americas.

Hopi are descendants of the ancestors of the Colorado Plateau-Verde Valley region and embody an ancient tradition that holds all of life as sacred. They honor life from the moment a new child is conceived to the transition of a person into the realm of the ancestors

hopi-dawaEvery day begins by welcoming Dawa, the Sun God, and by giving thanks for a long life and the blessings of Massau, the Creator that first met the Hopi on arrival at the sacred mesas. Hopi people’s prayers and ceremonies are for all peoples and for balancing Mother Earth.

hopi-corn-fieldA devout and kind-hearted People, giving and sharing are core values. The Hopis manage to grow corn in the desert without irrigation.  Corn is life and proof of their faith, endurance and prayers.
In today’s world, Hopis grapple with maintaining their language and religion and face economic challenges of living on a remote Indian reservation far from the resources of urban America.


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