Category Archives: Hopi Ceremonies

Wuyak-kuita the Broadface Katsina

Every spiritual path has its protectors. The Puebloan belief system employs Katsinam to act as guards during ceremonies and as guides for mankind.   Dolls and figurines have always played a sacred role in spiritual and cultural ritual and ceremony. The Katsina doll isn’t a toy; rather it is a symbol of the Katsina that… Continue Reading

April is Hopi Kwiyamuya

April is Hopi Kwiyamuya

The Hopi people are known for their peaceful nature and isolated lifestyle. Their culture is filled with spiritual reverence and community service. Throughout the life of a Hopi milestones are celebrated with gifts of various Katsinam which are given to mark achievements and honors. The Katsinam play a vital role in ceremonies and celebrations. Katsinam… Continue Reading

Native American Powwows

Native American Powwows

Traditional Native American Plains Indians celebrate their cultures with ceremonies known as Powwows. Most Powwows involve feasting, singing, formal dancing and various types of competitions. Each Powwow creates an opportunity for various tribes to convene, visit, and forge alliances. This tradition has helped to preserve aspects of Native American cultures and their rich heritage.  … Continue Reading

Hopi Womens’ Society Ceremonial Basket Dance: Nasanmuya

Baskets have played and continue to play a significant role in many Native American traditions, including the Hopi, indigenous people located on three high and rocky mesas in North Central Arizona.   Hopi are very spiritual people who center their lives on their beliefs. Many ceremonial dances throughout the sacred Hopi Calendar utilize baskets for… Continue Reading