A bill to protect Navajo sacred sites starts to move

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.

Help Save Big Canyon from developers

Join Save the Confluence in saying NO to the proposed Big Canyon pumped hydro storage project on a tributary to the Little Colorado River (LCR).

Developer surrenders two dam permits on Little Colorado River

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The latest from Save the Confluence

Thanks to supporters, 2023 was a good year

Thanks to supporters, 2023 was a good year

As we wrap up 2023, and start a new year, we’d like to say thanks to all who supported our efforts to protect the homeland at and near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers.

Save the Colorado River

Save the Colorado River

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.