Helping, Supporting, Encouraging, Loving.
Thunder Valley Drums Outreach
Thunder Valley Drums Supports The Hopi School
I greatly admire the Hopitu (Hopi) people, a Native American Nation in the Arizona Mesa area primarily. They are known as the "peaceful people," and have carried on their beautiful traditions for eons, despite famine, conquest, epidemics, and natural calamities. To this day, Hopi art is renowned, and their commitment to protecting the Earth and all of its relations is a centuries-long practice that has inspired environmentalists around the world.
Vintage photo of a Hopi weaver.
In 1999 Princess Irene of Greece launched an initiative to help the Hopi establish a magnet school that would aim to preserve, teach and carry on precious Hopi traditions, many of which are threatened by the on-rush of the modern world. Thus came the Hopitutuqaiki, Hopi School, which started operating in 2005.
The Hopitutuqaiki project took a significant step forward with the acquisition and erection of the first building to house the school in 2015. Volunteers immediately began preparing the structure, and it's now open.
There is much more needed, like basic amenities, so I believe in helping this beautiful project in every way possible. We started contributing a portion of sales from my little business to support this little school with a big dream in 2016. I intend to continue my support for this beautiful project for the remainder of my Earth time.
I encourage you to check out more information and perhaps you too will feel moved to contribute. http://www.hopischool.net/
The school's first building under construction in 2015.
PHOTOS: Top, from the Internet. All other photography courtesy of the Hopi School website.
A scene from the Hopi School.