KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. - On Oct. 15, the Hopi JROTC color gaurd posted colors for the Third Annual Elderly Indian Day at the Hopi Nutrition Center at Kykotsmovi. The Chairman of the Elderly Indian Day spoke about keeping their Hopi tradition alive, to pass on stories of how their world fell in place, and how to pass on their language and culture to the young children.
Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Andrew Perez said," It was great to see the elders participating in their tribe."
Mary Tenakhongva spoke about the purpose of Elderly Indian Day, which was to get the elders to together and recognize them for their history and to do traditional dances to express their stories and their culture. From Polacca to Moencopi, the elders were invited to enjoy a day of culture at Kykotsmovi.
The event went on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. after which the elders feasted on traditional food.