A year after thwarting developers from ravaging the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers with a tourist stop that included a gondola tram into the Grand Canyon, this hallowed place remains mired in tribal bureacracy preventing families from creating a protected cultural and environmental site.
The Navajo Nation Council rejected a controversial plan to build a tourist development at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers, ending a years-long battle with outside developers.
“A group of courageous Navajo families who are fighting to save their sacred connection to their land. They welcome the opportunities for economic prosperity, but not at the expense of their culture,” Redford says in the video.
LEES FERRY The biologist eased off her jet boat’s throttle as she cruised the Colorado River in search of the bugs that feed the Grand Canyon’s water-dwelling wildlife. She hopped ashore to inspect a jumble of half-submerged boulders. See the full story at:...
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