Hopi Culture in Mesa Verde Park

Celebrating Hopi Culture

With the help of an America's Best Idea Grant, Northern Arizona University connected Hopi youth & elders to create a film celebrating Hopi culture.

Mesa Verde National Park, through the America's Best Idea program, partnered with the Footprints of the Ancestors initiative of the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University to produce a video entitled Youth Return to Mesa Verde.

Pairing Hopi youth with elders, cultural specialists, archaeologists, educators, and multimedia developers, the 14 students developed this interpretive film to preserve, sustain, and maintain Hopi culture.

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