Hopi Tribe works to keep state park open to public
The Hopi Tribe is working with the state of Arizona to keep a park open to the public.

The tribe is spending $66,000 to create a parks and recreation program that will promote the Homolovi Ruins State Park. The tribe is also looking for funding sources so that the state won't have to close the facility.

"This is really a good steppingstone for us to use in terms of sharing our culture with the outside world," Micah Lomaomuaya, a tribal member who works as an anthropologist, told The Arizona Republic. "If this park closed, it would really limit our ability to reach and interact with the outside world."

The state agreed to delay the closure after the tribe stepped forward.

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