Corporation for Public Broadcasting Transparency Compliance Information
Monica Nuvamsa, Hopi Foundation Executive Director & KUYI General Manager (928) 734-2380 monica.nuvamsa[at]hopifoundation.org & Richard Alun Davis, KUYI Station Manager (928) 738-5530 richard.davis[at]kuyi.net
Board of Directors: Beatrice Norton, Chair
Gene Kuwanquaftewa, Vice Chair
Marlene Sekaquaptewa, Secretary/Treasurer
Nadine Ami, Member
Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Member
The Hopi Foundation (KUYI's non-profit licensee) elects it's Governing Board by nomination: A membership committee made up of non-Board members and functioning as an independent body nominates prospective Governing Board members who are then appointed by The Hopi Foundation's Board of Trustees.
Community Advisory Board:
CAB Open Meetings
Yearly at KUYI Hopi Radio, State route 264, Milepost 396.5, Keams Canyon AZ 86034
Audited Financial Statements:
FY 2013 KUYI audit statement will be available May 2014. To request copies contact KUYI at PO Box 1500, Keams Canyon, AZ 86034 (928) 738-5530 or completed audits are also available for public inspection during business hours at KUYI Hopi Radio's licensee, The Hopi Foundation:
IRS Form 990:
After review of station records KUYI has no information to report that meets the disclosure requirements of IRS 990.
KUYI undertakes the following initiatives on an annual basis:
KUYI station participates in minority or other diversity job fairs.
KUYI partners with the following organizations: Tribal Station Content Sharing: KPYT, KOHN, KUTE, KOTZ, KSHI, WOJB, KEYA, KHEW, KOJB, KUHN, KWIS, KWSO, KINative America Calling, National Native News, Native American Journalism Association, Native Public Media, Native Voice One, Fronteras Reporting Desk, Al Jazeera & NPR Sub Affiliate through KNAU & Arizona Public Media.
Radio Programming and Production for Local Distribution:
Approximate original hours of 2013 KUYI program production.
Arts & Cultural 3,207
News & Public Affairs 510
Approximate number of original KUYI program hours during 2013 for which Native Americans were in principal charge of the production: 6,077.
Community Outreach Activities:
Local Content and Services Report:
KUYI's overall goals and approach to address identified community issues, needs, and interests through our station’s vital local services (multiplatform long and short-form content, digital and in-person engagement), education services, community information, partnership support, and other activities, and audiences we reached in 2013 or new audiences we engaged are as follows:
KUYI Hopi Radio produces valuable cultural content to meet our goal of Lomasumi’nangwtukwsiwmani, a Hopi word translated as “furthering unity of aspiration blossoming into full maturity over time”. Our community of 12,000plus enrolled Hopi Tribal members is united through KUYI’s cultural programming that reflects our audiences’ ethics, intellect and future. In KUYI’s 13th year its diversity and talent has grown into a source our listeners rely upon.
We address the most pressing community needs through the following hour-plus length shows: on cultural preservation, our Hopi Cultural Discussion Segments are hosted only in the Hopi language, using the current moon and its responsibilities as the platform for discussion with trusted community members, our host and live call-ins as well as social media sites; on health, our weekly HouseCalls is hosted by an Indian Health Service doctor discusses pressing medical issues on Hopi with live guests and callers as well; on agriculture, our Natwani Farm Talk program convenes those with traditional knowledge of our 1,000+ year agrarian history to tackle threats from GMO’s to pesticides all the while supporting the historic practices of those who came before us.
Weekly short-form content addresses the endangered Hopi language through a partnership with Hopi Head Start with a curriculum based on both Federal and Arizona language standards. Listeners can follow along to the Hopi and English lessons online at the station’s website where materials are archived for later study and learning.
The Hopi Junior Senior High School Teen Broadcasting class is in its 12th year: the beginner class conducts live-remotes from the school while the advanced class goes on-air from the KUYI control room; both provide environmental and educational reports from a Native youth perspective. Daily community calendar, weather and, if needed, emergency broadcasts provide our listeners with information that effects their lives, safety and well-being.
KUYI partners with Arizona Public Radio’s KNAU / KPUB as well as the Fronteras Reporting Desk to ensure our audience hears the latest national news, but through working with reporters from these organizations, strive to educate national listeners about issues facing Hopi. These stories share Native issues and programs to improve America’s understanding and appreciation of indigenous cultures.
Key initiatives and the variety of partners with whom KUYI collaborated in 2013 & which illustrate the many ways we’re connected across our community and engaged with other important organizations in the area:
In addition to the news partnerships mentioned above, KUYI continued to forge new and nurture existing external Tribal community partnerships. Tribal content sharing and technical advice was offered to the following American Indian radio stations and organizations: KPYT, KOHN, KUTE, KOTZ, KSHI, WOJB, KEYA, KHEW, KOJB, KUHN, KWIS, KWSO, KIYE, Native America Calling and National Native News.
In 2013 KUYI had the following impact from our key initiatives and partnerships in our community:
The Hopi Tutuqayki Sikisve (Bookmobile) has seen an increase in visitors from our radio partnership” with the Hopi Education Department’s Public Library.
After remote broadcasts of Substance Abuse and Mental Health outreach Hopi Guidance Center’s calls go up and interest rises. And one week after the final remote, Bureau of Indian Affair Police Chief Jamie Kootswatewa arranged the recording of a PSA featuring both the Hopi language and the voice of U.S. Attorney District of Arizona John Leonardo to address violence on Hopiland.
During the wintertime story-telling months and cultural discussions KUYI saw an increase in callers: A male listener in Third Mesa asked, "Can you please remind the younger generation who does not speak Hopi fluently that if we truly respect this moon, this ceremonial cycle that this is not the time for buffalo dances. We need to tend to our crops & these things hurt our agricultural cycle." While a Hopi female internet listener in Phoenix stated, “Previously, I have heard what is being discussed. I heard them mention buffalo dances. I can relate to the temperature going down, windy and getting cold due to these dances out of cycle. Good job Bruce, Donald and KUYI.” In addition to these live calls and comments to the studio, tech-savvy elders also contribute to the cultural discussion online via Facebook. These comments are printed and shared on-air by the host allowing for a bridge between those holders of traditional knowledge living on Hopi and the diaspora living off the reservation. KUYI has formed a link from the ancestral teaching platform of oral-history with that of modernity, social media.
FarmTalk saw numerous listeners comment on the program and its benefits: A Hopi female from Polacca (First Mesa) stated that during a show about letting a family’s fields lay fallow, "I am sitting here crying along with Roma [guest] & our other farmers’ experiences."
A male listener from Kykotsmovi (Third Mesa) during a show on adopting traditional teachings into the schools said that, “There is a big difference between learning and active implementation as a cultural effort, just another reminder how far the family has disintegrated. No one truly is involved in planting the traditional was anymore, family wise anyway, our planting seems to be modernized these days, mechanized and with tractors. Nonetheless I applaud this genuine and heartfelt effort by the Hopi Foundation and First Mesa Elementary School to implement this [agricultural] program in our schools, best of luck in your endeavors and also thanks to KUYI and their volunteers for hosting these informative programs."
As experienced during our Cultural programming, but at a much higher level, KUYI's Facebook and Twitter accounts spike during FarmTalk: those who have farming knowledge and a computer chime in almost every ten minutes during a two-hour show to share their trial and tribulations with dry-farming and modern soil stewardship. Social Media becomes the fourth guest in the studio as posts are read almost in real-time to the listener. Not only does this bring a wider input to the discussion, it helps lessen the hesitancy to participate in Hopi dry-farming: a Facebook quote from a listener, "Traditional farming and consumption of our traditional crops brings use back in balance.. Through the farming techniques we are taught growing up, we are taught to be faithful, pray and treat the crops as if they were our children.. Faith and belief that through our hard work and good thoughts & prayers it will rain for our fields, which will help our crops grow and mature and we can then provide the harvest for the nourishment of our families.. Our crops are healthier than the food we buy at the grocery stores too.."
Coverage of this interaction for both Language Preservation and the above-mentioned programming here: http://issuu.com/culturalsurvival/docs/37-1/25.
In 2013 KUYI's efforts to meet the needs of minority and other diverse audiences were as follows: KUYI continued to monitor our communities’ needs through a paper and online survey in 2013. In this year it responded to the lack of signal in the furthest-most western Hopi Villages of Upper and Lower Moencopi by successfully filing for a low Power FM Construction Permit.
In 2013 the station KUYI sought greater involvement from cultural advisers resulting in programming changes, most noticeably the lack of almost all percussion in music played during the winter moon of respect, Kyaamuya. In addition, KUYI began to limit the acknowledgement of deaths of major political, cultural and entertainment figures to the four day period of mourning in accordance with practices within our closest villages.
In 2014 KUYI plans to meet the needs of these audiences in these ways:
Entering into a partnership with Moencopi Day School to host a tower and transmitter, KUYI will now offer crucial emergency and educational, let alone entertainment, information to over 1,000 listeners situated more than an hour away from the Tribal seat. In 2014 implementation of the LPFM effort will begin.
KUYI continues to bolster ideas between historically oppressed peoples: as for our fourth year in a row we aired American Indian perspectives on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as tactics utilized by the Civil Rights Movement and how they’ve been sometimes reflected in Tribal advances and movements.
KUYI regularly broadcasts in Hopi Lavayi (the Hopi language), with minimal Tewa and sporadic Navajo.
CPB funding increases KUYI's ability to serve our community by allowing for the hiring of competent station personnel and therefore the training of our all volunteer broadcasters. Without these stable funds and the opportunities they create, KUYI would not be able to respond to the cultural demands of our listeners: reflect the intellect and creativity of our community while critically addressing the needs of our Hopi community with thought, tact and respect.