Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Greg B. Johnson
Deborah F. Whitehead
Vernon Masayesva grew up watching the Hopi's land and water disappear due to unnatural occurrences. His early career as an educator, tribal representative and grassroots activist has catapulted Masayesva as a prominent spokesperson against coal mining on Black Mesa. He now engages religious discourse through public forums to far reaching audiences in order to express his concern over the future of Black Mesa.
Diaz, Kristian A., "Paahu (Water) and Hopi Traditions: A Study of Contemporary Religious Discourse" (2011). Religious Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 8.