Welcome to:

Tutskwat Oqawtoynani 

“Helping the Earth to Gather it’s Strength”


Tons of Trash

Over the years our organization has cleared over 20 tons of trash from the sides of the mesa.  



First Mesa Annual Clean-up and has evolved from a small family initiative to an annual community clean up event supported by hundreds of volunteers from surrounding communities and organizations.


6+ years

Tutskwat Oqawtoynani started as First Mesa Annual Clean in 2016.  Smaller cleanups have been organized within the Nuvayestewa family since 2013.

Enormity of Trash Build Up

In 2021, we cleaned a total of

7,826 lbs.

  of trash!

Incredible Volunteers!

The support we get from within our community as well as outside of Hopi is vital to the realization of our vision.

Intergenerational Knowledge

Our elders are an irreplaceable resource of culture and love.  We work hard to make sure our teachings will survive unto our coming generations.