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Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider
Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider (August 6, 2019)

Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.


Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance
Cronkite News: Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development advance (July 18, 2019)

Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.


Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development set to advance
Bills to protect ancestral tribal lands from development set to advance (July 16, 2019)

Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.


Cronkite News: Navajo scientist calls uranium mining a risk to tribal lands
Cronkite News: Navajo scientist calls uranium mining a risk to tribal lands (June 26, 2019)

Including uranium on a list of 'critical minerals' opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, lawmakers were told.


Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands
Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands (June 6, 2019)

Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.


Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon
Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon (June 4, 2019)

Fresh off one policy strike against the Trump administration, tribes and Democrats in Congress are looking to score another.


Cronkite News: Accidental fall leads to another fatality at Grand Canyon
Cronkite News: Accidental fall leads to another fatality at Grand Canyon (May 7, 2019)

Four people have died in or near Grand Canyon National Park in the last five weeks, but officials say that isn’t unusual.


Famous scientist accused of sexual misconduct used 'Native' handshake
Famous scientist accused of sexual misconduct used 'Native' handshake (December 4, 2018)

A 'Native' handshake has a famous astrophysicist who hosts a television show under scrutiny.


KJZZ: Reptile tracks are oldest discovered in Grand Canyon
KJZZ: Reptile tracks are oldest discovered in Grand Canyon (December 4, 2018)

Reptile tracks discovered in Arizona are about 310 million years old, making them the oldest ever discovered there.


Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe wins ruling in uranium mining dispute
Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe wins ruling in uranium mining dispute (November 1, 2018)

The Havasupai Tribe and environmental advocates will be able to challenge an existing uranium mine near the Grand Canyon.


'The best news we've heard': Uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon stands
'The best news we've heard': Uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon stands (October 2, 2018)

The Supreme Court has let stand an Obama-era moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon.


Interior secretary's Grand Canyon visit highlights need for funds to fix infrastructure
Interior secretary's Grand Canyon visit highlights need for funds to fix infrastructure (September 26, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Grand Canyon’s windswept roadways, sunbaked cabins and aging wastewater treatment facility to bring attention to the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance projects.


Will Smith celebrates birthday with bungee jump on Navajo Nation
Will Smith celebrates birthday with bungee jump on Navajo Nation (September 24, 2018)

Will Smith is turning 50. And he's bungee jumping over the Grand Canyon to celebrate.


Havasupai Tribe declares disaster after flooding hits popular spot
Havasupai Tribe declares disaster after flooding hits popular spot (July 27, 2018)

The Havasupai Tribe will be seeking federal assistance after flooding caused significant damage on the reservation.


Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon
Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon (June 20, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke has no plans to revisit uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon but a coalition of sportsmen’s groups is worried.


Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon
Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon (April 27, 2018)

Just after sunrise on one April day, eight Navajo students lifted off, pushed by the tailwinds of tribal history.


Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks
Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks (March 22, 2018)

Witnesses and panelists at a House hearing agreed that something needs to be done to close an $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in the national parks, but differed on how to pay for it.


Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine
Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine (March 2, 2018)

The beat of a single drum rang out as Dianna White Dove Uqualla sang a prayer for a group of runners about to climb out of the deep crevasse of the Grand Canyon.


The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States
The Conversation: The toxic legacy of uranium mining in the United States (February 23, 2018)

Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight.


Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium
Havasupai Tribe sees mixed victory in litigation to protect Grand Canyon from uranium (December 13, 2017)

The Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups saw a mixed victory as they seek to protect the Grand Canyon in Arizona from uranium mining.


Cronkite News: Hunters may be called into reduce bison herd at Grand Canyon
Cronkite News: Hunters may be called into reduce bison herd at Grand Canyon (November 13, 2017)

Officials are considering lethal and nonlethal methods to reduce a growing bison in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.


Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development
Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development (November 1, 2017)

Plans for the Navajo Nation to develop land near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona appear to be dead.


Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park
Cronkite News: Plans move forward to reduce bison in Grand Canyon National Park (September 18, 2017)

Lawmakers in the U.S. House are advancing a bill to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.


Carletta Tilousi: Havasupai Tribe threatened by uranium development
Carletta Tilousi: Havasupai Tribe threatened by uranium development (June 26, 2017)

Please stand with us to put an end to mining uranium in our home, which has always been the Grand Canyon, tribal council member Carletta Tilousi writes.


Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona
Havasupai Tribe files lawsuit to protect water rights in Arizona (December 15, 2016)

The defendants include corporations that have engaged in uranium mining and other activities that draw water away from the reservation.


Cronkite News: Navajo Nation development plan stirs controversy
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation development plan stirs controversy (September 30, 2016)

The tension surrounding the Grand Canyon Escalade on Navajo land has ratcheted up as the Navajo tribal council introduced a bill proposing the development.


President of Navajo Nation opposes Grand Canyon Escalade project
President of Navajo Nation opposes Grand Canyon Escalade project (September 1, 2016)

The $1 billion Grand Canyon Escalade has been pitched as a tourism and economic boost but it's extremely controversial on and off the reservation.


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.


Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon
Cronkite News: Tribes support more protections at Grand Canyon (April 27, 2016)

Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.


Republican Jeb Bush wants to move DOI headquarters out West
Republican Jeb Bush wants to move DOI headquarters out West (October 22, 2015)

The majority of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Special Trustee employees are already in and near Indian Country.


Mark Udall: Defend sacred waters from uranium development
Mark Udall: Defend sacred waters from uranium development (October 14, 2015)

Today, four uranium mines operate within the watershed that drains directly into Grand Canyon National Park.


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.


Travel: Every member of Havasupai Tribe speaks their language
Travel: Every member of Havasupai Tribe speaks their language (September 4, 2015)

Havasupai remains the first language on the remote reservation in Grand Canyon National Park in 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.


Renae Yellowhorse: Navajo Nation can't cede power to outsiders
Renae Yellowhorse: Navajo Nation can't cede power to outsiders (May 27, 2015)

Under the re-awakening of Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez, it is our hope that land users and residents will finally gain peace of mind.


Editorial: Navajo Nation leader makes right call on Grand Canyon
Editorial: Navajo Nation leader makes right call on Grand Canyon (May 26, 2015)

The Navajo Nation desperately needs jobs and economic development — real economic development, as opposed to a destructive fantasy.


New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project
New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project (May 14, 2015)

President Russell Begaye said he doesn't support the Grand Canyon Escalade and never did.


Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of  Navajo Nation
Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of Navajo Nation (May 13, 2015)

It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site (May 7, 2015)

A community on the Utah portion of the reservation sits just three miles downwind from a uranium mill whose corporate owners are in a court fight with another tribe.


Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations
Native Sun News: Walk hits uranium mining sites on reservations (April 17, 2015)

Buddhist pacifists on a U.S. Prayer Walk for Peace and a nuclear-free future culminated a tour April 9 of Navajo and Hopi lands negatively impacted by uranium mining.


Chairman of Havasupai Tribe welcomes marijuana opportunity
Chairman of Havasupai Tribe welcomes marijuana opportunity (February 5, 2015)

The tribe's economy largely depends on tourism but marijuana could change that.


Developers pursue $1B project on Navajo land by Grand Canyon
Developers pursue $1B project on Navajo land by Grand Canyon (December 4, 2014)

The project includes restaurants, hotels, retail outlets, a trailer park and a tramway that would take visitors to the bottom of the canyon.


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.


Editorial: Think hard about Navajo Nation project in Grand Canyon
Editorial: Think hard about Navajo Nation project in Grand Canyon (September 8, 2014)

Newspaper urges leaders of the Navajo Nation to exercise great caution while considering a tourism project in Grand Canyon National Park.


Navajo Nation tourism proposal in Grand Canyon stirs controversy
Navajo Nation tourism proposal in Grand Canyon stirs controversy (September 4, 2014)

The $150 million Grand Canyon Escalade includes a tramway that will carry tourists to the floor of the park.


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.


NPR: Grand Canyon developer says plan won't harm sacred sites
NPR: Grand Canyon developer says plan won't harm sacred sites (August 5, 2014)

NPR reports on a controversial Navajo Nation tourism project at the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park.


NPS worried about Navajo Nation's Grand Canyon tourism plans
NPS worried about Navajo Nation's Grand Canyon tourism plans (July 7, 2014)

The Grand Canyon Escalade includes a tramway that will carry tourists to the floor of the Grand Canyon.


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.


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.


Fronteras: Company postpones   uranium mine by Grand Canyon
Fronteras: Company postpones uranium mine by Grand Canyon (November 7, 2013)

A uranium mine opposed by the Havasupai Tribe of Arizona is being delayed.


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.


Navajo Nation  welcomes visit  to tribal parks during shutdown
Navajo Nation welcomes visit to tribal parks during shutdown (October 3, 2013)

National parks and monuments are closed due to the shutdown of the federal government but the Navajo Nation is reminding the public that tribal parks remain open.


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.