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Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma addresses a joint session of the Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors March 12 in a work session discussing lands that were promised to the Hopi Tribe in the 1996 Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act. (Katherine Locke/NHO)

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Hopi ask Feds and State to fulfill land promise

Hopi Tribe seeks 500,000 acres of land promised to them in 1996 Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act at joint session with Flagstaff and County officials

The Hopi Tribal chairman addressed an overflow crowd March 12 at a joint session of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors and the Flagstaff City Council over land the Hopi are owed as a result of the 1996 Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act.