Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

To Honor the Cultures of Arizona Native American Tribes

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Debra Onsae


Debra Onsae is from the Hopi village of Lower Moenkopi. She serves as the Native Academic Advisor at Marshall Elementary School and Sechrist Elementary School, both in Flagsta, during the academic year. During the summers she teaches Hopi language and culture at the Killip Community School in Flagsta. Her motto is, “Learning my language, my culture, and my traditions will strengthen my character.”

Cultural Preservationist
language master

Previous AILTA Recipients

Vivian Muchvo
Craft: Piki Maker
Tribe: Hopi, Tewa
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