Michael Kotutwa Johnson is a Hopi tribal member and traditional dry farmer. He is a PhD Candidate in the School of Renewable Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. Michael’s dissertation focuses on different aspects of natural resource conservation as it relates to Hopi agriculture. His published works include Barriers to PES programs in Indigenous Communities: A lesson in land tenure insecurity from the Hopi Indian reservation and is a co-author of Hopi People of the Land: Sustaining Agriculture on the Hopi Reservation. Michael is also the curator of the exhibit, The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting, currently on display till June 2019 at Arizona State Museum in Tucson, Arizona.