Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, Sept. 19

Summer workshops, field studies will examine Hopi culture, preservation

WINSLOW, Ariz. - Hopi culture, Southwest archaeology and cultural tourism are among the topics being explored in a series of workshops and field studies on weekends in June at Northland Pioneer College's Winslow-Little Colorado Campus.

This workshop series is offered in cooperation with Arizona State Parks, the Hopi Tribe, the Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS) and Northland Pioneer College (NPC). The lectures and field studies are open to the general public for a $5 park entrance fee or can be completed for three college credits in NPC's Heritage Preservation Program for just $126 for Arizona residents. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST).

"Hopi Migration Stories and Homolovi" will be the topic for the first workshop on Saturday, June 7. The first of two field studies, "Hopiland: Traditional Cultures and Cultural Tourism," will be the following Saturday, June 14, followed by a workshop entitled "Southwest Archaeology and Hopi Perspectives" on Sunday, June 15.

Another field study is planned on Saturday, June 21 which focuses on "Public and Private Lands: Public Archaeology and Cultural Tourism." On Sunday, June 22, the session will look at "Native American Concerns: Collaborating on Culture and Prehistory in the Classroom."

The series will conclude Saturday, June 28 with a workshop entitled "Moving Forward: Collaborating with Tribes for Public Programs - Case Studies."

Guest speakers for the series will include Chuck Adams, Homolovi Research Program, University of Arizona; Darlene Brinkerhoff, President, Homolovi Chapter, AAS; Karen Berggren, Manager, Homolovi Ruins State Park; Michael Lawson, NPC professor of history and cultural studies; and Micah Loma'omvaya, Ethnohistory and Archaeology Program Manager for the Hopi Tribe.

Also participating in the series will be Carolyn Pecotte, NPC academic advisor; Peter Pilles, archaeologist, Coconino National Forest; Susan Secakuku, Hopi Tribe program manager, Homolovi Park Project; and Lisa Young, archaeologist, University of Michigan.

Interested participants may register for the course weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at any NPC location or by calling (800) 266-7845 to enroll by phone. As part of the registration process, you may need to verify your U.S. residency status. Your local NPC campus or center will provide details about required documentation.

Due to insurance concerns, participants in the field studies must either be registered as NPC students or be current members of the AAS. Annual family memberships in the Homolovi Chapter are $40 per calendar year. You may join the local chapter through their website at

For information about these workshops, field studies, and registration for NPC college credit, contact Dr. Michael Lawson at (928) 289-6527 or (800) 266-7845, ext. 6527. Non-students may call (928) 289-4106 for park details.

Northland Pioneer College serves the residents of Navajo and Apache counties through four regional campuses and six centers with a variety of educational options for academic, career and technical and personal enrichment. NPC supports each student's educational goals through affordable tuition, small class sizes and caring, professional instructors.

For more information about NPC programs and services, visit or call (800) 266-7845.

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