Hosted by Hopi community radio station KUYI, StoryCorps visited the Hopi reservation in Northern Arizona to record off-site interviews. Surrounded by the larger Navajo reservation, the Hopi reservation is home to two of the oldest Native American villages in the country. With the help of Station Manager Lisa Youvella (above right) and staff member Kathy Sahmie (above left) we were able to hear some of its stories.
During our two days with KUYI, we heard Hopi and Navajo neighbors, friends, and clan relatives interview their loved ones. In the photo above, Dr. Adrienne Ruby (on the right) interviews her neighbor of fifteen years, Navajo elder Frances Bahe (on the left) about her memories of childhood and about her grief over the Hopi-Navajo Land Dispute.