Navajo Nation approves tightrope walk across Grand Canyon

The Navajo Nation has approved a tightrope stunt across the Grand Canyon.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to walk a 2-inch-wide wire over the 1,500-foot drop this June. He won't be wearing a safety harness.

"He made it clear to us that this is his profession and that he's very confident about the safety measures he needs to ensure a successful walk," Erny Zah, a spokesperson for Navajo President Ben Shelly, told

Wallenda performed a similar stunt at Niagara Falls last year. He used the casino owned by the
Seneca Nation as his practice base.

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