A proposed bill to make parts of Grand Canyon East rim sacred may head to the Navajo Nation Council this year. The move comes as a developer threatens to take precious groundwater to generate electricity for cities.
A Phoenix dam developer pulled permits Monday on two proposed dam projects on the Little Colorado River on the Navajo Nation after the feds issued an ultimatum to update his proposal.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez on Friday told a developer who wants to build two dams on the Little Colorado River to respect the environment and listen to local land users.
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.
Federal officials have given the green light to a developer who wants to build a dam to capture scarce water in drought-like conditions near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers.
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.
“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.
The latest from Save the Confluence
Ten rural families on the western Navajo Nation received loads of wood from Save the Confluence, thanks to an environmental justice grant for the upcoming winter.
A Save the Confluence Cookout & Gathering is scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Wilson residence in southern Bodaway.
Steve Irwin, owner of Pumped Hydro Storage, LLC, said Friday he won’t withdraw his application for a permit to dam up a parched piece of desert to collect groundwater on the western Navajo Nation for outside interests.
Save the Confluence is asking Phoenix developer Steve Irwin to drop his request of a federal commission to dam up a parched piece of desert to collect groundwater on the western Navajo Nation for outside interests. In a letter to Irwin, Delores Wilson-Aguirre, STC...
Here is a link to a PDF copy of the US Supreme Court decision denying water rights to the Navajo Nation.
The Colorado River flows adjacent to families that have lived in drought conditions for generations.
Now, we need to save the Colorado River from extinction. The results of climate change have decreased water levels and snowpack that stem from prolonged drought, and the over consumption of water has exacerbated the problem.
As Grand Canyon National Park prepares to celebrate its 104th anniversary on Feb. 26, a new 12-minute film, “Voices of the Grand Canyon” debuts.
The federal government is finally closing the door on two proposed dams on the Little Colorado River in western Navajo Nation. But another effort to dam up Big Canyon remains alive.
Oct. 31, 2017, marked one of the most important victories this century for Navajo, Hopi and other indigenous people who call the area near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers both home and sacred.
I met with tribes along the Grand Canyon and Little Colorado River. Each had its own cultural emergence stories that connect them to the canyon and river.
Join Save the Confluence in saying NO to the proposed Big Canyon pumped hydro storage project on a tributary to the Little Colorado River
Before seeing the Confluence, I had only seen the Grand Canyon once, despite being raised and having lived in the Navajo Nation for years. My experience on the Desert View rim of the canyon had a touristy feel to it. I felt like I did not experience my first Grand Canyon visit to the fullest extent, though I did feel amazed at how vast and awe-inspiring the canyon was.
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