Hopi Council Opposes the Navajo Nation’s Proposal for Development at the Grand Canyon

The Hopi Council is unanimously opposing the Navajo Nation’s proposed resort and aerial tram near the Confluence.

In a news release today, the Hopi Tribe said that such a development would harm sacred sites and the general cosmology of Hopi culture.

“Öngtuvqa, the Grand Canyon, and Paayutuvqa, the Little Colorado River Gorge, are sacred places and considered aboriginal lands” said Hopi Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa. “They are of significant importance in the cosmology of Hopi culture, traditions and way of life.”

PDF iconDownload a PDF version of the Hopi Tribe’s news release here.

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