Suvoyuki Day

"Suvoyuki Day" on August 1 at Homolovi Ruins State Park

ARIZONA STATE PARKS
For Immediate Release
Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partnerships.
CONTACT: Ellen Bilbrey at (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-8518, or Monica Enriquez (602) 542-6997 or email pio at azstateparks.gov
PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE AND photographers are welcome to come to this event at Homolovi Ruins State Park

"Suvoyuki Day" on August 1 at Homolovi Ruins State Park

(Phoenix, Arizona - July 8, 2009) - "Suvoyuki" translated in the Hopi language is joint effort. "Suvoyuki Day" is an open house at Homolovi Ruins State Park that celebrates the partners who have helped to protect and save Homolovi from destruction.

"Suvoyuki Day" activities begin on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Homolovi Ruins State Park at 6 a.m. with a morning run (3 and 6 miles). Throughout the day, there will be Hopi artist demonstrations, traditional food demonstrations and lectures from Hopi people and archaeologists interpreting the site.

On Sunday, August 2, 2009, visitors can travel north on Highway 87 to Sipaulovi Village, paralleling an ancient Hopi migration route to the community center at Second Mesa, Arizona. Sunday's events at Sipaulovi feature tours of the village, speakers, vendors of traditional foods, artists and other special activities.

Hopi Tribal leaders and Arizona State Parks staff have been collaborating to create a new model for park management and tourism to traditional Hopi lands which will preserve and protect the sacred culture, while offering special cultural tour opportunities for the public.

Homolovi Ruins, one of a series of many ancient Hopi pueblos found in the Southwest, offers the public the opportunity to begin their journey into Hopi life and culture. Like the modern visitor making their way to Hopi, Homolovi Ruins was a stop for the ancestral Hopi people along their migration route, eventually moving on and settling at one of the current Hopi villages.

For more information about Suvoyuki Day call Homolovi Ruins State Park at (928) 289-4106 or visit AZStateParks.com. For information about events at Sipaulovi Village, Second Mesa call (928) 737-5426.

Homolovi Ruins State Park is located five miles northeast of the city of Winslow in northeastern Arizona. The park campground is convenient to I-40 and accommodates large rigs, as well as tent camping.

Normal fees apply for the event: $5 per vehicle with up to 4 adults, and $1 for each additional adult. Camping fees are $12 if you do not use the electricity and $19 if you plug into the electricity.

For more information about the 30 State Parks, statewide hiking opportunities, off-highway vehicle trails, and other outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities in Arizona, call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703) or visit AZStateParks.com.









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