Forming in January of 2004 as a project under The Hopi Foundation, the Natwani Coalition (Natwanit Tusawyungqam) represents an affiliation of Hopi organizations and individuals dedicated to preserving Hopi farming traditions, strengthening the local Hopi food system and developing innovative sustainable strategies to promote wellness. A Non-Profit Organization, the Natwani Coalition ensures the initiatives of the program launch broad based campaigns that approach the restoration of the food system from multiple aspects.
"Working towards preserving and strengthening the healthy food system and agricultural traditions of the Hopi & Tewa people"
Our goals are to support methods of agriculture, food distribution, and food consumption that are healthy for Hopi individuals and their communities that include:
Encouraging and supporting traditional, innovative and sustainable farming practices, through outreach and education
Encourage the availability of locally grown foods and produce to Hopi & Tewa families
Encourage Hopi to consume locally grown foods and produce that promote health in themselves and their communities
Encourage and support the protection and preservation of Hopi heirloom seed varieties
Encourage opportunities to restore food self-sufficiency at Hopi