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Hopi Tribe passes resolution opposing Navajo Nation business

Filed Under: Business | Environment | National
More on: arizona, grand canyon, hopi, navajo, sacred sites, tourism
     

Leaders of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona passed a resolution that opposes a proposed Navajo Nation tourist attraction.

Hopi Chairman Herman G. Honanie said the Grand Canyon Escalade, a project that includes a tramway to carry tourists to the floor of the Grand Canyon National Park, poses a threat to sacred sites.

"[I]t will significantly and forever adversely impact Hopi sacred places to which Hopis have aboriginal title and use," Honanie told Lake Powell Life.

Environmental groups are also opposing the project.

Get the Story:
Hopi Oppose Grand Canyon Escalade Proposal by Navajo (Lake Powell Life 10/9)

Related Stories:
Navajo Nation sees opposition to Grand Canyon tourism project (7/31)


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