Jack Pongyesva

Grand Canyon Manager

Jack Pongyesva - Favorites

Plateau favorites
  • The San Francisco Peaks
  • Munds Creek and Casner Canyon
  • Third Mesa on the Hopi reservation
  • The Animas River in Durango, Colorado
  • The south rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Golfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Recycling
  • Home improvement projects
Little-Known Facts
  • I was a toddler model
  • I'm somewhat of a movie buff
  • I live for concerts and live music
  • I have two first names (one in English and one in traditional Hopi)
  • I secretly love driving

Jack's Blog


To Monica Nuvamsa, selling her art products in national and state parks across her ancestral homeland means her cultures are represented in those spaces.

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Dorothy Denetsosie Gishie wants Native artisans to have more selling locations at the Grand Canyon.

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Experience the Grand Canyon alongside Nikki Cooley (Diné), Jim Enote (Zuni), Loretta Jackson-Kelly (Hualapai), Coleen Kaska, (Havasupai), and Leigh Kuwanwisiwma (Hopi) in this new film.

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