The Mission of Black Mesa Trust is to safeguard, preserve and honor the sacred land, culture and water of the Hopi People including The Grand Canyon, The Little Colorado Basin and surrounding areas for future generations to come.
Colorado Plateau is unique. It is ecologically diverse ranging from the desert to the mountains. At least five tribes live in this area. It holds huge deposits of natural resources needed to make energy, the engine that generates and runs the economy and dependable electricity for millions of customers, casinos, resorts, copper mining, farming and etc.
Some Hopi believe the Colorado Plateau is a safe homeland, a learning plaza, the 4th World. Today, mankind is standing at the 11th hour of the 4th World. Could it possibly be a passage to the 5th World?
It is prophesized that “One morning as you stand at the edge of the mesa, you will see many people coming, seeking a safe refuge, a place of hope for humanity.”
This metaphor stands for many things. One is that when the 4th World is “turning upside down”. People of different races and nationalities will come to the Colorado Plateau to seek refuge, safety and hope.
Therefore, Colorado Plateau can be seen as a Learning Plaza where diverse peoples, will bring their talents, modern science and ancient wisdom and knowledge to imagine and create the 5th World for mankind.
At the heart of the Colorado Plateau is Siipa’puni. It symbolizes the emergence of Hopi ancestors from the 3rd World to the 4th World. The 3rd World started beautifully, but ended tragically due to greed and misuse of technology by leaders. We have ignored lessons of the past. It is now playing out for all to witness on television.
Saving Siipa’puni is one of the holiest places on Earth and is therefore worthy of protection. Siipa’puni means umbilical cord in the Hopi language. Hopi people refer to it as the Place of Emergence from. This project is made in memory and honor of the Ancestors who have provided a sanctuary for all mankind.