Kii' Nat Wan Lalwa (KNWL) is a volunteer organization originally created to serve in an advisory capacity to the Red Feather Development Group on their Hopi straw bale home builds. "Kii'natwanlalwa" is the Hopi practice of traditional home building and maintenance customs for the rejuvenation of life. In recent years, KNWL has expanded their capacity to deliver programs designed to meet additional home-related needs on the Hopi reservation. The mission of KNWL empowers the Hopi people by building and improving homes with sustainable materials through volunteers, partnerships and the Hopi concept of naya (helping one another).The Tsakwantota Natural Plastering Program -- a joint project of Red Feather and KNWL -- is an opportunity designed to provide volunteers with a service learning experience on the Hopi Reservation. Many cultural opportunities were interspersed with the fun work of plastering homes using traditional Hopi techniques. Home plastering at Hopi is an essential component to the long-term preservation of both historic homes and traditions.
During this two week project we completed multiple homes and other historic structures...ensuring that these homes are preserved for the future and are more wam for the coming winter.
Director of Development and Communications at Red Feather. Passionate about Healthy Homes for All.
Categories Home Renovation, Education, Navajo Code Talker, Veterans