Rita Bilagody, a Tuba City resident, led the fight against Phoenix developers, who proposed to develop a tourist resort at Grand Canyon East Rim. She called the proposal “The Monster.” That was, until she contracted the coronavirus. This is her story.
VIDEO: Families who fought for seven long years against outside developers who wanted to take their homeland away from them to build a tourist resort at the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon celebrate the death of the proposal.
The Navajo Nation Council squashed a years-long battle over a controversial proposal to build a tourist development at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers.