Homolovi Park celebrates Suvoyuki Day

Coyote Boy dancers with drummers and singers perform at Homolovi State Park Aug. 2 during Suvoyuki Day festivities. Photo/Todd Roth

Coyote Boy dancers with drummers and singers perform at Homolovi State Park Aug. 2 during Suvoyuki Day festivities. Photo/Todd Roth

WINSLOW, Ariz. - Suvoyuki is a Hopi word that means to accomplish work through a joint effort. Suvoyuki Day is an annual festival at Homolovi State Park that celebrates the partners who have helped to protect and save Homolovi area archaeological and cultural sites from destruction.

The Hopi Tribe and city of Winslow partner with the State Park System to operate the park in spite of the reductions in State Park revenue.

This year was another Park and Hopi celebration, marking the continued cooperative efforts in keeping the Homolovi Ruins State Park open.

People could buy Hopi food, sweet corn cooked underground all night was free for all and Coyote Boy Hopi Dancers from First Mesa put on two performances.

Hopi potter Dee Setalla fired artistic ceramics outside using traditional methods and materials including sheep dung. Dalton James displayed Hopi flat art and Michael Adams sold his hand carved wooden earrings. A big crowd assembled around lunch time, turning out for Hopi food and sweet corn.

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