Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects

Hopi Service Projects Overview

Hopi Service Projects Overview

Hopi service projects in support of traditional people:

Support for Hopi people welcomed during the coronavirus emergency.

  • school, hygiene and sports supplies for kids
  • Hopi winter heat support
  • orchard-garden and healthy eating
  • emergency home repair for health and safety
  • cross-cultural education circles, and cultural sustainability resources.
  • Photos, video.

Some of 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

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 space is donated and we are all 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

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.

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.

We provide supplies in support of Hopi traditional ceremonies.

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.          

Hopi Winter Heat Support

Hopi Home Repair

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 Projects. 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.

Cross-Cultural Sharing

We sponsor educational programs in Sedona area such as:

  • Hopi Winter Heat Crisis by Joe Seidenburg, October, 2019
  • 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 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.

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

See article and images here from spring, 2012, our first event.

Coordinated with Verde Valley Archaeology Center to bring Hopi High School Native Studies classes to ancestor sites several times.

We provide support to bring 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 many millenia. –Provide Hopis, particularly the youth, a chance to learn more about their ancestral sites, have a family outing in a positive learning environment, and give Hopi artists a chance to sell their art to support their life on the remote reservation. We appreciate donations to provide support for Hopi families for gas, food and lodging. star_sm