Navajo Nation intervenes, objects to proposal to build a dam in Western Navajo

The Navajo Nation has filed a motion to intervene with U.S. authorities, who an outside developer is asking for permission to study building a dam on the reservation without first working with local residents or with the tribe.

Virus Silences Air Traffic Over Confluence

If there is one good thing about the coronavirus, it grounded all the air-tour operators over the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers for the first time in about 30 years.

A permit gives developer chance to threaten Confluence

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.

Developer seeks two dams on Little Colorado River

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.

Escalade 'Monster' killed

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.

Navajo Suspends Backcountry Permits at East Rim

Hikers and campers will no longer be given permits to a chunk of the Grand Canyon East rim on the Navajo Nation because of lack of enforcement

One year later: A retrospective on Save the Confluence

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 Confluence is Life

Developers want to build a tourist trap here. Oppose the Grand Canyon Escalade Project.

(Photo © Jack Dykinga.)

The Monster Has Been Slain

Families who fought for seven long years against outside developers to take their homeland away for a resort at the eastern edge of Grand Canyon celebrate.

Actor Robert Redford Endorses Effort to Save the Confluence

“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.

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Navajo leaders, residents mull Big Canyon Dam study

Navajo Nation intervenes in Big Canyon

The Navajo Nation has filed a motion to intervene in a proposal to build a dam at Big Canyon, near the site where a developer three years ago was kicked out after trying to build a gondola tram and tourist resort.

FERC wants to hear from you about Big Canyon

FERC wants to hear from you about Big Canyon

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has opened a two-month comment period about Big Canyon near the Little Colorado River. FERC accepted Tuesday a permit application from Pumped Hydro Storage LLC.  Steve Irwin, manager of Pumped Hydro Storage LLC, plans to dam up...

FERC wants to hear from you about Big Canyon

Send comments about dams to Navajo leaders

Readers of Save the Confluence asked how they can help about two proposed dams on the Little Colorado River. The names of the dams are Navajo Nation/Salt Trail Canyon and Navajo Nation/Little Colorado PSP. Here is Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez's contact. Navajo...

Death of Escalade brings more developers, ideas

Death of Escalade brings more developers, ideas

By William LongReed It’s been two years since the Navajo Nation Council voted -- 16 opposed and 2 in favor -- to stop the Grand Canyon East Rim project known as the Grand Canyon Escalade. The then-Confluence Partners wanted more 400-acres of Navajo land. The partners’...

Hopi Tribe objects to proposal to build dams on ancestral lands

Hopi Tribe objects to proposal to build dams on ancestral lands

The Hopi Tribe is urging the secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop a project to build dams near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. "Any development within the area of the Confluence will forever compromise the spiritual...

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