More: Hualapai

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill (June 27, 2019)

Tribal leaders are seeking support for bills that would guarantee water to their people in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.


House subcommittee takes testimony on tribal water settlement bills
House subcommittee takes testimony on tribal water settlement bills (June 26, 2019)

Water rights for the Navajo Nation, the Hualapai Tribe and Pueblo tribes are being taken up on Capitol Hill.


Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories
Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories (May 15, 2019)

I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.


High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress
High Country News: Tribes await action on water settlements in Congress (June 1, 2018)

Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.


Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company
Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company (April 25, 2018)

Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up two tribal water rights settlements (December 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up the first new tribal water rights settlements of the Trump era this week.


Hualapai Tribe learns more about citizen who was killed on duty in Vietnam
Hualapai Tribe learns more about citizen who was killed on duty in Vietnam (June 27, 2017)

Michael Bruce Jones was only 20 years old when he was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968.


Cronkite News: Hualapai Tribe pushes for water rights settlement
Cronkite News: Hualapai Tribe pushes for water rights settlement (October 6, 2016)

The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (September 12, 2016)

Land-into-trust, state jurisdiction in Indian Country, Columbia River treaty rights and a water settlement are on the agenda.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule (September 6, 2016)

The committee will be taking up four bills at the September 14 hearing.


Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute
Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute (August 3, 2016)

Even though Edgar Alvirez won a reversal, the case took so long to resolve that he completed the terms of his sentence for an assault on an Indian woman.


Hualapai Tribe wins dismissal of lawsuit by former business partner
Hualapai Tribe wins dismissal of lawsuit by former business partner (July 7, 2016)

Proceeding with the lawsuit would violate the tribe's sovereignty, a judge in Arizona determined.


National Park Service finalizes rule for tribal gathering of plants
National Park Service finalizes rule for tribal gathering of plants (June 30, 2016)

Tribes will be able to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants from national parks and national monuments.


Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (February 12, 2016)

A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.


Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah (January 22, 2016)

Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.


Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon
Arizona tribes back creation of new monument at Grand Canyon (October 14, 2015)

Stopping uranium development is a major focus of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona.


USDA grants help Native communities address costs of energy
USDA grants help Native communities address costs of energy (September 17, 2015)

Native communities in Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and South Dakota will benefit from $5.6 million in grants.


Hualapai Tribe accused of bias in suit by former executive
Hualapai Tribe accused of bias in suit by former executive (July 17, 2015)

The former CEO of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation claims she was fired because of her sexual orientation.


Hualapai Tribe finishes remodel of grocery store and gas station
Hualapai Tribe finishes remodel of grocery store and gas station (June 11, 2015)

The 5,600 square-foot Walapai Market is located in historic Route 66 in Peach Springs, Arizona.


Hualapai Tribe mired in litigation over Grand Canyon Skywalk
Hualapai Tribe mired in litigation over Grand Canyon Skywalk (June 10, 2015)

A public relations firm, a law firm and a firm started by a late non-Indian developer are duking it out in federal court.


Opinion: Water deal is great for Hualapai Tribe but not for county
Opinion: Water deal is great for Hualapai Tribe but not for county (December 22, 2014)

Supervisors in Movahe County explain why they oppose H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement.


Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe
Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (December 17, 2014)

Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.


Water settlement measure for Hualapai Tribe headed to Obama
Water settlement measure for Hualapai Tribe headed to Obama (December 3, 2014)

The House and the Senate passed the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act this week.


House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada
House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada (December 2, 2014)

H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act, and H.R.2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, passed by voice votes.


House returns to work this week to consider several tribal bills
House returns to work this week to consider several tribal bills (December 1, 2014)

Four bills are being considered today and a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act will be on the agenda tomorrow.


House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (November 21, 2014)

The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.


USDA Blog: Hualapai Tribe celebrates opening of critical road
USDA Blog: Hualapai Tribe celebrates opening of critical road (November 7, 2014)

USDA Rural Development provided a $13 million grant and loan to help the tribe complete the $35 million road.


House subcommittee holds hearing on  bill for Hualapai Tribe
House subcommittee holds hearing on bill for Hualapai Tribe (September 22, 2014)

The Obama administration opposes the bill due to concerns about a waiver of sovereign immunity.


House subcommittee to hold hearing on bill for Hualapai Tribe
House subcommittee to hold hearing on bill for Hualapai Tribe (September 17, 2014)

The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act ensures the tribe and allottees have sufficient access to water.


Hualapai Tribe finishes road to Grand Canyon tourist attraction
Hualapai Tribe finishes road to Grand Canyon tourist attraction (August 7, 2014)

Visitors can now enjoy a smooth ride to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.


Arizona delegation supports Hualapai Tribe settlement measure
Arizona delegation supports Hualapai Tribe settlement measure (July 10, 2014)

The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act ensures the tribe and allottees have sufficient access to water.


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills (July 9, 2014)

The bills address land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights issues for tribes in Arizona, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico.


Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills (July 7, 2014)

Five bills affecting land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights are on the agenda.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July (June 30, 2014)

Hearings scheduled on five bills, Cobell land buy-back program, Indian gaming and natural disasters.


Hualapai Tribe enters settlement on Skywalk tourist attraction
Hualapai Tribe enters settlement on Skywalk tourist attraction (April 25, 2014)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona reached a settlement regarding the operation of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.


Hualapai Tribe withdraws upriver rafting trips in Grand Canyon
Hualapai Tribe withdraws upriver rafting trips in Grand Canyon (February 6, 2014)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is withdrawing plans for upriver rafting trips in the Grand Canyon.


Hualapai Tribe sued for taking over business on reservation
Hualapai Tribe sued for taking over business on reservation (January 31, 2014)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is being sued by a former non-Indian partner.


Law Article: Hualapai Tribe in dispute over tourism business
Law Article: Hualapai Tribe in dispute over tourism business (January 28, 2014)

Attorney recaps dispute over the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular tourist attraction owned by the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.


Supreme Court won't hear Hualapai Tribe  Skywalk dispute
Supreme Court won't hear Hualapai Tribe Skywalk dispute (December 17, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a petition in Grand Canyon Skywalk Development v. Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, a business dispute involving the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.


BIA reaches agreement on road to Hualapai Tribe   tourist site
BIA reaches agreement on road to Hualapai Tribe tourist site (November 19, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has reached an agreement to continue work on a road for the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.


Hualapai Tribe offers shutdown alternative to Grand Canyon
Hualapai Tribe offers shutdown alternative to Grand Canyon (October 4, 2013)

The Grand Canyon National Park is closed due to the shutdown of the federal government but the Associated Press notes that the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona offers an alternative.


Hualapai Tribe ordered to disclose financial data from Skywalk
Hualapai Tribe ordered to disclose financial data from Skywalk (October 3, 2013)

A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona to disclose financial data from its popular Grand Canyon Skywalk tourist attraction.


Judge won't force Hualapai Tribe to enter    arbitration proceedings
Judge won't force Hualapai Tribe to enter arbitration proceedings (September 4, 2013)

A federal judge won't force the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona into arbitration over the popular Grand Canyon Skywalk tourist attraction.


Opinion:  Grand Canyon marred by Hualapai  Tribe's Skywalk
Opinion: Grand Canyon marred by Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk (June 24, 2013)

Writer on the ongoing drama involving the Hualapai Tribe and the Grand Canyon Skywalk.


Column: Hualapai Tribe Skywalk spoils    Grand Canyon beauty
Column: Hualapai Tribe Skywalk spoils Grand Canyon beauty (June 21, 2013)

Columnist doesn't like the Grand Canyon Skywalk, owned by the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.


Burial site uncovered as part of   Hualapai  Tribe's road project
Burial site uncovered as part of Hualapai Tribe's road project (June 20, 2013)

A burial site was uncovered as part of a road project for the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.


Hualapai Tribe opens new route to Grand Canyon attraction
Hualapai Tribe opens new route to Grand Canyon attraction (June 12, 2013)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona has opened a new access route to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The tribe received permits to build the road on property overseen by the Bureau...


Landowner refuses to reopen road   to Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk
Landowner refuses to reopen road to Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk (June 6, 2013)

A non-Indian rancher has refused to reopen a road that provides access to the Hualapai Reservation in Arizona. As part of a settlement that involved the federal government, Nigel Turner,...


Man arrested in dispute over road to Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk
Man arrested in dispute over road to Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk (June 5, 2013)

A non-Indian rancher who has been charging a toll on a road that leads to the Hualapai Reservation in Arizona was arrested.


Jason Evans: Arizona tribe shows hospitality to Alaska Natives
Jason Evans: Arizona tribe shows hospitality to Alaska Natives (June 3, 2013)

Jason Evans praises Hualapai Tribe of Arizona for hospitality shown to Alaska Natives.


Editorial: Even more troubles for Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk
Editorial: Even more troubles for Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk (May 28, 2013)

Newspaper wonders whether the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona should have built the Grand Canyon Skywalk: This past weekend, a neighbor dealt the tribe another blow. Nigel Turner, owner of the...


Law Article: Hualapai  Tribe wins decision in business dispute
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Law Article: Hualapai Tribe wins decision in business dispute (May 10, 2013)

Attorney discusses ruling favoring Hualapai Tribe of Arizona in dispute over Grand Canyon Skywalk: An eminent decision out of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals is not a...


Hualapai Tribe   set to break ground for   paved road to Skywalk
Hualapai Tribe set to break ground for paved road to Skywalk (April 29, 2013)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is breaking ground today on a $25 million road project that will benefit the Grand Canyon Skywalk, its popular tourist attraction. The final ride to...


9th Circuit rules for Hualapai Tribe in Skywalk business dispute
9th Circuit rules for Hualapai Tribe in Skywalk business dispute (April 26, 2013)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona in a closely-watched business dispute. The tribe owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular tourist attraction...


Two Arizona tribes move closer to establishing   radio stations
Two Arizona tribes move closer to establishing radio stations (March 26, 2013)

Two tribes in Arizona are waiting on final approval from the Federal Communications Commission to build FM radio stations. The Navajo Nation plans to build a station at Navajo Technical...


Blog: Hualapai Tribe   locked in Grand Canyon business feud
Blog: Hualapai Tribe locked in Grand Canyon business feud (March 25, 2013)

A recap of the legal and business drama facing the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona and the Grand Canyon Skywalk: At the Grand Canyon Skywalk, tourists can pay about $90 to...


9th Circuit rules tribal document isn't proof of 'Indian' status
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9th Circuit rules tribal document isn't proof of 'Indian' status (March 18, 2013)

An "unauthenticated" enrollment document from the Colorado River Indian Tribes isn't sufficient to prove a defendant's "Indian" status, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday. Edgar Alvirez, Jr....


Law Article: Hualapai  tribal bankruptcy case raises new issues
Law Article: Hualapai tribal bankruptcy case raises new issues (March 14, 2013)

Is a corporation owned by the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona eligible for bankruptcy in federal court? Attorneys consider the issue: On March 4, 2013, ‘SA’ NYU WA, Inc., a tribally-chartered...


Hualapai Tribe recalls   leaders from office in business dispute
Hualapai Tribe recalls leaders from office in business dispute (March 8, 2013)

Members of the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona recalled two leaders who have been involved in a business dispute with a non-Indian developer. Charlie Vaughn and Candida Hunter were recalled in...


Hualapai Tribe seeks bankruptcy  protection in business dispute
Hualapai Tribe seeks bankruptcy protection in business dispute (March 6, 2013)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is seeking bankruptcy protection for one of its corporations. Sa' Nyu Wa lost a $28.5 million judgment to the non-Indian operator of the Grand Canyon...