Hopitutuqaiki receives $19,724 grant for 2015 summer arts weaving program and preschool

| July 1, 2015

By Navajo-Hopi Observer

HOPI, Ariz. – The Hopitutuqaiki recently received a $19,724 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the Hopitutuqaiki 2015 Summer Arts Program weaving and preschool classes.

The weaving components of the Hopitutuqaiki Summer Arts program emphasize textile, sifter basket and wicker plaque weaving, encouraging the continuation of those craft skills. The classes emphasize the Hopi language and culture while encouraging students to complete at least one kilt (pitkuna), sash (mutsapnguenkwewa), sifter (tutsaya) or wicker plaque (yungyapu). …

The Hopi language immersion preschool emphasizes Hopi language and culture for 3-5 year old Hopi children. Those children are immersed in Hopi language from the beginning, using their Hopi names for classroom activities including science, math, art, and pre-reading skills.

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