Inappropriate development for the Confluence is Fulcrum Group’s, aka Confluence Partners, proposal for a tram and other tourist amenities that would scar the land.
Inappropriate development is keeping secrets from the people affected by the Confluence Partners’ most recent plan to develop the rim and the floor of the Confluence.
Inappropriate development is people with questionable backgrounds pursuing development at the Confluence.
Inappropriate development is a Navajo Nation president back-flipping on a stance he made not to develop the confluence.
Inappropriate development is Fulcrum Group deceiving investors saying they have the stakeholder’s support, which is not true.
Inappropriate development is stakeholders taking nearly three weeks to get copies of the MOU, which confirmed and unveiled new plans they had not seen.
Inappropriate development is the Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly’s failure to put the project out for bid because other developers may have had other idea, which is less intrusive to the Grand Canyon and the area.
Inappropriate development is a proposal to send millions to the Navajo Nation General Funds leaving the Bodaway community in third world condition.
Appropriate development is not to destroy the beauty of the Confluence.
Appropriate development is not to destroy the traditional Navajo people’s way of life, which includes raising sheep and journeying to the Confluence to pray to the Holy People.
Appropriate development might be creating a Bodaway Preserve at the Confluence.
Appropriate development might be closer to Highway 89 near Gap or Cedar Ridge.
A Scottsdale developer on Monday unveiled new proposed plans that include a restaurant and an amphitheater on the floor of the Grand Canyon, which tourists would access by riding a gondola tram down to the river. Continue reading →
UPDATE: Shelly says he has other important business to attend to, and won’t be meeting with us. Anyone know what time is tribal plane is touching down at Tuba City International Airport? He will land there briefly on his way to some other rez community.
The coalition of the Confluence stakeholders plan to meet at 9 a.m. Saturday (March 17) at the Quality Inn, 10 N. Main St., in Tuba City, Ariz.
Navajo Nation President Shelly, staff members and other tribal officials were invited and reportedly will show up. Many agreed to attend including Deswood Tome, who reportedly was selected by Shelly to carry the Confluence project through. Continue reading →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2012
Tyrone Tsosie: 480- 577-0623
Francis Martin: 928-814-1177
A coalition of landholders and grazing permit owners on the western Navajo Nation are opposing an effort by the Navajo Nation to use a trio of individuals who gained favor with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly to develop a tourism-based economy near the East Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Shelly signed a memorandum of understanding with Fulcrum Group, LLC to explore the feasibility of building a tram from the rim to the Colorado River, an airport and other tourism amenities. Continue reading →