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Land Steward Fellowship


The Land Steward Fellowship will be offered to Indigenous Land Stewards who are interested in learning and gaining more insight to support ongoing land and water stewardship. This opportunity will strengthen pathways for fellows to become community leaders and gain the skills and training to begin the process of rebuilding healthy and vibrant culturally sustainable and generative communities. This fellowship will also offer succession planning to make space for the nurturing and cultivating of new leadership in tribal communities with financial support to support fellows in their work.


Program Summary

This 6-month fellowship program was created to support individuals who are actively engaged in land based practices that uphold our responsibility as Indigenous peoples. As a community- based organization it is our obligation to offer resources and opportunities to people who are capable and ready for the next step with their projects or activities that they have been working on or involved with.


The fellows that are accepted will be able to gain more support, resources, and experience in the areas that they are interested in while receiving monetary support for their efforts. Fellows will also be responsible for engaging in a mentorship component and will receive a mentor who will be someone to help guide them and be there as another pillar of support throughout the duration of the fellowship.


Land Steward Fellowship Program Objectives

We will offer resources, training, and educational opportunities around topics and projects that the fellows are interested in. The fellowship will also offer mentorship opportunities for fellows to have an elder and peer mentor that they can go to throughout their fellowship. Through the fellowship program we hope to provide the fellows with the support needed to feel equipped to face the challenges in indigenous societies.


Application Process


Completed application forms and required documents are due no later than 5:00 PM on April 7, 2023. Mailed application must be postmarked by April 7th, 2023. 

Applications are available HERE or you can request for a copy at

Once you complete your application with the required documents, you can submit them to:

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute Land Steward Fellowship

P.O. Box 967

Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

Or email to:


Selection Process

A selection committee made up of HTP alumni, staff, and a member of the BOD will review the application materials and make participant selections by April 14th. Only completed application packets will be considered and forwarded to the selection committee.

All applicants will be notified by April 17th, 2023 of their selection status via telephone and or email.

Required Documents

Please make sure you have all the materials needed in order to turn in a completed application.

  • 2023 Application Form

  • Resume

  • Essay Questions

  • Recommendation Forms

  • Fellowship Contract - signed


Maree Mahkewa

Fellowship Coordinator

Meet Maree Mahkewa, Fellowship Coordinator at Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute. Maree comes from the Village of Tewa and is Corn Clan. She will be point of contact for the Land Steward Fellowship Program, questions can be directed to her email at or you can fill out the form below and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

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