Navajo Nation eyes Grand Canyon for development
By FELICIA FONSECA The Associated Press
Flagstaff, Ariz. • Generations of Navajo families have grazed livestock on a remote but spectacular mesa that overlooks the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. This is the East Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon — the last with no significant development.
But ancestral tradition and the tranquility of the landscape could be subject to change if the Navajo government’s plans are realized for a resort and aerial tramway that would ferry tourists from cliff tops to water’s edge.
Planned western resort may be on protected land
By Cindy Yurth Tséyi’ Bureau/Navajo Times
Visit the Save the Confluence website for ongoing information about opposition to the proposed development.
Click here for a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
between the Fulcrum Group and the Navajo Nation