Empowering the Hopi Nation: The Urgent Need for Skilled Trades and Small Businesses

January 26, 2024


As a proud homeowner on the Hopi Nation, I have come to recognize the pressing need for skilled trades and the growth of small businesses within our community. Our beautiful land, rich in culture and tradition, is facing challenges that demand our attention and proactive solutions. One of the key issues we are currently grappling with is the scarcity of skilled trade workers and the scarcity of local HVAC, plumbing and electricians. In this article, I aim to shed light on these challenges and advocate for the development of a thriving skilled trades sector on the Hopi Nation.

The Lack of Skilled Trade Workers:

The Hopi Nation, like many other communities, is experiencing a shortage of skilled trade workers. These professionals, ranging from carpenters and plumbers to electricians and mechanics, play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing our homes. However, the scarcity of these skilled workers poses a significant challenge for homeowners seeking quality services within the community. As a result, many residents are forced to rely on companies from border towns, leading to a drain of resources from our local economy along with unusually high service call fees.

The Absence of Small Businesses:

In addition to the lack of skilled trade workers, the Hopi Nation also faces a shortage of small businesses offering essential services. Many homeowners, myself included, have witnessed a trend of seeking services outside our community due to the limited options available locally and unreliability. This not only diminishes the economic prospects for our community members but also hampers the potential for local entrepreneurship.

Keeping Dollars on the Hopi Nation:

To address these challenges, it is imperative that we prioritize the development of skilled trades within the Hopi Nation and support the establishment and growth of local small businesses. By doing so, we can keep our hard-earned dollars circulating within the community, fostering economic stability and self-sufficiency. Hiring local tradespeople and supporting small businesses not only benefits the individual homeowner but also contributes to the overall prosperity of the Hopi Nation.

The Ripple Effect of Local Employment:

The positive impact of investing in local skilled trades and small businesses extends beyond economic benefits. When we choose to hire locally, we create a ripple effect that strengthens the fabric of our community. Local workers and entrepreneurs, in turn, reinvest in the community, contributing to the well-being of families and the preservation of our cultural heritage. So please encourage our local leaders to invest in bring skilled trades programs to the Hopi Nation.


As homeowners on the Hopi Nation, it is our collective responsibility to champion the growth of skilled trades and small businesses within our community. By addressing the shortage of skilled workers and supporting local entrepreneurs, we can build a more resilient and self-sufficient Hopi Nation. Let us unite in our efforts to keep our hard-earned dollars within our community, fostering a sustainable future for generations to come.

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