'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. Now, an award-winning film chronicles our efforts to Save the Confluence.

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The Colorado River is threatened.

Developers want to build a tourist trap here. Oppose the Grand Canyon Escalade Project.
(Photo © Jack Dykinga.)

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The Confluence is life.

Oppose the Grand Canyon Escalade Project.
Development threatens rare life found nowhere else.
(Photo © Jack Dykinga.)

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Protect natural beauty.

The Grand Canyon Escalade Project threatens this.
Stop developers before it’s too late.

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A fragile ecosystem.

Don’t let developers destroy this.

Help us protect this area.

A place of prayer

People need this site to pray to the Holy People.

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Natural beauty threatened

The Escalade threatens this landscape.
Don’t let an ugly gondola tram destroy this.

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Tell the Council "No"

Send e-mail to Navajo Nation Council delegates opposing plans to build a tourist trap at The Confluence.

More than 3000 petition signatures gathered.

Thousands of registered Navajo voters have signed a petition opposing the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade.

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Find an event to attend, or send us an email letting us know how you can help.

Sign the Petition

Join more than 17,000 people worldwide who’ve signed an online petition to the Navajo Nation president opposing the Escalade project.

Unrest at Bidaa — at The Canyon Edge

Unrest at Bidaa — at The Canyon Edge

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.

Begaye: Uncommitted to Escalade

Begaye: Uncommitted to 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.

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26th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture

May 28 @ 9:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm
Flagstaff AZ United States
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Sierra Club Legislative Wrap-up and PAC Fundraiser

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Phoenix AZ United States
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2016 Navajo Rug Auction

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Flagstaff AZ United States
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Backpacking the Grand Canyon – Tuscon, AZ

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucson AZ United States

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?

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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.

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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.

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