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Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Environment

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
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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

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
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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.

Tightrope stunt puts focus on Navajo Nation culture, tourism
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Tightrope stunt puts focus on Navajo Nation culture, tourism (June 20, 2013)

The Navajo Nation will be featured prominently on national television as part of a tightrope stunt across the Grand Canyon.

Burial site uncovered as part of   Hualapai  Tribe's road project
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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
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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...

Native Sun News: Opposition to Grand Canyon tourist project
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Native Sun News: Opposition to Grand Canyon tourist project (June 10, 2013)

Confluence Partners, LLC of Tucson, Arizona hopes to build a museum, restaurant and walking path at the Grand Canyon with a gondola connecting the rim to the Canyon floor.

Landowner refuses to reopen road   to Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk
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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
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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.

Fronteras: Arizona tribes fight uranium mine by Grand Canyon
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Fronteras: Arizona tribes fight uranium mine by Grand Canyon (June 4, 2013)

Fronteras on tribal opposition to uranium mining near the Grand Canyon: Mining companies have recently tried a new strategy — going after ore deposits on state land. Clark explained the...

Jamescita Peshlakai: Navajo project a threat  to sacred site
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Jamescita Peshlakai: Navajo project a threat to sacred site (May 30, 2013)

Arizona State Rep. Jamescita Peshlakai (D) discusses the Grand Canyon Escalade, a tourism project proposed by the Navajo Nation: I encourage our leaders to work to pursue more stable investments...

Editorial: Even more troubles for Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk
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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
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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
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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...

Blog: Hualapai Tribe   locked in Grand Canyon business feud
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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...

Navajo Nation approves tightrope walk across   Grand Canyon
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Navajo Nation approves tightrope walk across Grand Canyon (March 19, 2013)

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...

Law Article: Hualapai  tribal bankruptcy case raises new issues
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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
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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...