The developers have set themselves up to make money off the looming conflict between the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe.
There’s a fight over the Grand Canyon. Arizonans are on one side. Many of their elected representatives are on the other.
Tell members of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council to say No to the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade.
We have not forgotten the enormous help offered to Save the Confluence families by supporters, who gave their time to write letters, sign petitions, contacted their leaders, researched and created a global awareness to preserve a national treasure.
The notion — we hesitate to call it an actual “plan” — to build a gondola ride into the Grand Canyon at the confluence of the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River proved even more outlandish than most critics realized.
Now that former President Ben Shelly can no longer fire him, Navajo Nation’s Natural Resources division director has issued a memorandum opposing the Grand Canyon Escalade.
Under the re-awakening of Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez, it is our hope that land users and residents will finally gain peace of mind.
Newly sworn-in Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has reasserted his opposition to the Grand Canyon Escalade.
Incoming president Russell Begaye blasted proposed developers of the so-called Grand Canyon Escalade project, saying the Navajo people were not consulted about plans to build a tram and commercial resort that could threaten the environment and sacred sites.
NBC News focused national attention this past week on our efforts to save the Confluence from a developer threatening to mar its natural beauty and disturb sacred spaces.
More than 18 American Indian Tribes call The Confluence sacred.
Shrines, prayer spots, and even places of emergence exist here.
Why would anyone ignore the will of more than a half-million Native people — the size of many middle-America cities?
Keep It Grand
The Grand Canyon is a world heritage site of breathtaking beauty, where rivers meet and some believe life begins. But today, it’s also where two drastically opposed viewpoints converge and clash.
A developer has plans to build a gigantic tourist settlement there, while Native Americans are fighting to protect land they view as sacred, and environmentalists are up in arms about the impact on water supply and ecology that the construction project and its aftermath would bring.