The mission of the Hopi Partnership is to develop, foster and maintain good and effective working relationships with the Hopi Tribe and partners through communication, collaboration, consultation and coordination to provide a safe and efficient transportation system for the movement of people, goods and services.
ADOT and the Hopi Tribe convened this transportation partnership on September 26, 2007 in Flagstaff, Arizona. At that time a partnership charter was established and signed by all in attendance. Today annual partnership meetings provide an opportunity for members from various partner groups to identify mutual transportation needs within the Hopi Reservation and recommend potential solutions to address them.
The Partnership Working Group in conjunction with the Hopi Transportation Committee continues to strengthen the partner group relationships and provides guidance and technical assistance for implementing solutions for priority issues through interjurisdictional collaboration. Progress is reported and further guidance is obtained through regularly scheduled working meetings and an annual meeting with the partner group's executive leadership. The partnership charter is also reviewed on a regular basis to update goals and signatures which ensures partner members ongoing participation.
The Hopi Reservation, in northeastern Arizona, occupies part of Navajo and Coconino counties and encompasses approximately 1,542,306 acres. The Hopi Reservation is entirely surrounded by the Navajo Nation Reservation.
The Hopi people trace their history in Arizona to more than 2,000 years, but their history as a people goes back many more thousands of years. According to their legends, the Hopi migrated north to Arizona from the south, up from what is now South America, Central America and Mexico.
The tribe’s teachings relate stories of a great flood and other events dating to ancient times, marking the Hopi as one of the oldest living cultures in documented history. A deeply religious people, they live by the ethic of peace and goodwill.
More Information is available on the Hopi Tribe website.