Micah Loma’omvaya (Hopi)

Honwungwa of the Hopi Bear Clan was born on Second Mesa’s Songoopavi (Shungopavi) Village in Arizona. Popularly known as Micah, he is the last initiate in a long, unbroken line of Hopi priests, and dedicated to fostering an understanding of tribal culture. Educated in anthropology and archaeology, Micah also draws from his experiences within his culture to interpret the origins, pathways, and traditions of the prehistoric peoples. Countless generations over many centuries shared their stories, and those who eventually gathered in modern Hopi villages still carry the stories of Hopi encounters with visitors to their lands.


Photo by Justin Clifton