Hopi educators gather with Hopi Chairman to prepare for school year

| August 12, 2015

By Stan BindellNavajo-Hopi Observer

POLACCA, Ariz. – Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie said educators should take the best part of Hopi and the best part of English to help make children the best they can be.

Honanie made the comments Aug. 7 during the Hopi Education Community Gathering in preparation for school starting Aug. 11. All of the schools on the Hopi Reservation attended the gathering at Hopi Jr./Sr. High School.

“Safety at school is primary and it’s in your hands,” he told the educators and staff members.

Honanie recounted how life has changed since he was in school. He recalled teachers shaking or pinching students. That would not be acceptable in today’s school settings.

“You have an awesome responsibility. You have a job to do to secure the safety of the children, so take it seriously,” he said.

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