Clark Tenakhongva is something of a Renaissance man. The Hopi kachina artist and musician has served in the military, worked in the political arena, been a successful deputy prosecutor and served as a tribal court advocate. He has a degree in engineering and has been a counselor for Veterans’ Outreach Services for the past 13 years.
Tenakhongva’s devotion to his culture is the thread that binds all those disparate endeavors together — a devotion evident even in elementary school, where he was repeatedly punished with a bar of soap in his mouth for speaking Hopi.
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