The University of Arizona Old Main now includes the name in Hopi

April 24, 2023

University of Arizona leaders welcomed Hopi Tribe Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma to campus Thursday for a ceremony to celebrate a new addition to the sign outside Old Main.

It now includes the building's name in Hopi: Kiisonvi refers to "the focal point of a community where thoughts and prayers become one to benefit all life." There are plans to include more Indigenous languages on university building signs, with the hope of including all Native Nations in Arizona.