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Amy Martin

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Grand Canyon Centennial Intertribal Gatherings

GC Centennial - Intertribal gatherings

Cultural homelands

Long before the Grand Canyon joined ranks as a national park, it was home to indigenous people. At least 11 tribes trace their ancestors, culture, and places of origin to the Grand Canyon. But native people — the canyon’s original caretakers — have been pushed off their traditional homelands and excluded from park management throughout the past hundred years.

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The centennial of Grand Canyon National Park offers a chance to renew relationships essential to sustaining the Grand Canyon in its entirety and build partnerships between native communities, the National Park Service, and others, ushering in a new era of stewardship for the Grand Canyon region.

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GC Centennial - A new era
Amy Martin

Redefining the next century

The Trust is facilitating meetings with cultural leaders from Grand Canyon-affiliated tribes across the Colorado Plateau. They are identifying priorities and goals that will guide Grand Canyon National Park into its second century and place tribes at the forefront of education, interpretation, and stewardship of the canyon. 

Stay tuned to see what initiatives develop from the gatherings!

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Grand Canyon Centennial Events

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Grand Canyon - Pete/Kevin Tour (right)
Pete McBride

Coming to a city near you

We’re hitting the road, bringing stories of the Grand Canyon to audiences across the country. Join us to hear National Geographic photographer Pete McBride and author Kevin Fedarko speak about their 800-mile hike through the Grand Canyon and the threats to the canyon they discovered along the way.


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Other ways to get involved:

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Share your story

Was it love at first sight, or did sore knees make you vow never to hike in the canyon again? We’re collecting stories about first impressions of the Grand Canyon. Tell us why you love the place ›

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Donate to the Trust

The Grand Canyon Trust was born out of our love for the Grand Canyon. Help us continue safeguarding the canyon's air, waters, views, and communities into the next century. Make a gift ›

Blake McCord

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Bucket-list hikes

From trail descriptions and maps to permit information and directions, we've got you covered. Plan your next Grand Canyon adventure, and check out our favorite routes ›

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Help us keep the canyon grand for the next 100 years.

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