A bill to allow outside developers to build a controversial tram and tourist stop at the Confluence has slipped into an eery state of limbo, and its sponsor has gone silent on what his next move will be to push the widely opposed legislation.
After a tribal committee unanimously shot down a proposal to build a tourist resort at The Confluence, the Navajo Nation Council will hold a daylong work session to “study” the proposed development. But critics say the move is little more than a way for supporters of the project to lobby council members.
Grand Canyon Escalade Bill is on the agenda of Navajo Nation Council’s Resources and Development Committee at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in New Mexico.
Mike Popejoy Just before 5 a.m. on Sunday at the Hopi Tribal Complex in Kykotsmovi the air is still and the sky dark. The scene has the feeling of the calm after a deep breath. Soon headlights start piercing through the black, and as more and more people...
The Navajo Nation’s Law and Order Committee unanimously turned down Grand Canyon Escalade at Monday’s public meeting at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort. The Escalade bill, filed in late August by council delegate Ben Bennett, who does not represent the western side...
The effort by 22 people on an 80-mile relay run to draw attention to efforts to save the Confluence has won the praise of Hopi Tribe Chairman Herman Honanie. “Lolma Lolma. kwakwa for taking this great step,” Honanie wrote in a statement on the morning of the run, Sunday, Oct. 9.
Bring your prepared remarks to Monday’s public meeting about the Grand Canyon Escalade because the committee will likely allow statements, Navajo Legislative officials said.
“The Confluence” by Courtney Blackmer-Raynolds explores how the physical landscapes of the Grand Canyon shape the cultural, emotional and spirual landscapes of the Navajo people who inhabit it.
Navajo elected officials have decided to postpone and move the first hearing on a proposal to build a gondola tram into the Grand Canyon. In an official meeting today, the Navajo Nation Law and Order committee voted 3-0 to postpone and move the hearing. The committee...
A 3D video rendition of the proposed Escalade resort caught the ire of a key proponent, who accused the makers of possibly being on drugs at the time it was made. Lamar Whitmer, one of three partners in Confluence Partners LLC, said in an interview with KTVK-TV...
Two shepherds spied a shiny, black pickup truck crawling on dirt road near a gully that plunges into the Salt Trail Canyon in southern Bodaway. What they found inside gave them a shock.
More than 60,000 petition signatures from Navajos and also from worldwide were counted by Navajo officials. Only 131 supported the Grand Canyon Escalade.
The Escalade bill’s first hearing is 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 in Monument Valley.
Save the Confluence organizers who participated in the Navajo Nation Fair parade on Sept. 10 said one of their key opponents got a major shock.
Escalade resort bill may have its first hearing later this month; “missing comments” found and will be counted
Navajo officials said on Friday a bill that seeks a $65 million loan of the tribe to start the Escalade resort may have a hearing later this month, and online comments that were missing have been found and resubmissions have been accepted.