‘Sacrilegious much?’ That’s what many Native American people are asking following a proposal to develop the lower reaches of the Grand Canyon.
The proposal, which was recently submitted to the Navajo National Council, would include building a descending gondola into the area where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet. The gondola would also access a snack bar, amphitheatre, and pavilion located on the riverbank of the iconic confluence reports The Grand Canyon Trust.
“Escalade promoters will need to win over 16 of the 24 Navajo Nation council delegates needed to override a certain veto by Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye.” – Grand Canyon Trust
So far, the $65 million dollar proposal has received fierce opposition from local and national groups alike yet the decision now lies in the hand of the Navajo Nation. Currently, a petition from Save The Confluence is hoping to garner enough signatures to help stop the proposed development.
Sign the petition here: Save The Confluence
Tell the Navajo Nation to ‘Oppose the Grand Canyon Escalade’ here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more here: The Grand Canyon Trust