“They (outsiders) just want to exploit for money. It’s hard for some people to understand the concept of ‘Not everything has to be about money,”‘ said Rita Bilagody, Save the Confluence spokeswoman. “This bill will send a loud message to outsiders that, we will fight for our sacred sites and will fight any attempts of desecration and destroying these sites.”
So the Navajos have revived their plan to build a gondola to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I find it ironic that the Navajos are willing to desecrate what they themselves consider sacred just to make a buck. Why is it that when the revenue stream benefits the tribe, the Navajo’s concerns about protecting their sacred Grand Canyon evaporate?
The land out here is endless.
The Confluence refers to the point where the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River meet in northern Arizona.