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Grand Canyon Escalade Opposes Outside Interests

Save the Confluence and Grand Canyon Trust are said to have paid people to protest the development of the Escalade project and the continued development of oil and coal resources on the Navajo Nation. There are also rumors of Navajo leadership taking money to take a stance against such developments and work against their own people. These actions undermine the sovereignty of the Navajo Nation to decide what is in the best interest of its people.

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Navajo Practitioners Support Escalade Project

Navajo practitioners have offered their support for the Grand Canyon Escalade Project. Contrary to what the Grand Canyon Trust wants us to believe, the GCE project has received many letters of support from traditional Navajo and NAC practitioners from the Western region of the Navajo Nation since 2012. Many of these practitioners have made prayers and offerings on behalf of the development and for the sake of their families and friends who live in the area. Here are what some had to say in support of the project: “I have found that the way of life that’s known to...

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Escalade Project Utilizes and Maximizes Navajo Human Resources

Supporters of the Grand Canyon Escalade project understand the economic conditions on the Navajo Nation. By supporting projects such as the GCE, we are supporting the empowerment of the Navajo people and projects developed in collaboration with our Navajo leaders, business people, and community members. Supporters realize there are many opportunities to support Economic Development and business creation though investing in the people. They know what the government can do to help them start businesses and be successful in creating jobs and generating revenue. These are the people the Navajo Nation should recruit for the newly created Navajo Economic...

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Conflict of interest restricts Navajo economy

Former Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Sr. accused Grand Canyon Trust of interfering with Navajo sovereignty in an Arizona Republic article in 2009. Today they continue to spread their influence from within the Navajo Nation. The Attorney General is a long time supporter and former board member at the GCT. Also, Navajo Parks and Recreation department is working with the them to implement a Grand Master Plan for the Navajo Nation. Grand Canyon Trust was primarily responsible for closing Mojave Generating Station costing hundreds of jobs and are now looking to close down Navajo Generating Station. They also reject...

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Escalade for Water Projects

The Grand Canyon Escalade project is intended to provide a platform for economic opportunity in the Former Bennett Freeze (FBF) area. Not only will the development attract over one-million visitors per year providing 3,500 jobs directly and indirectly, but it will bring very needed infrastructure. Water is the most beneficial and important resource to bring to an area deprived of development for over 40 years. According to a recent article about the Navajo Nation water crisis, 40% of the 173,000 residents of Navajo Nation lack access to clean, safe drinking water. It affects every aspect of daily life, including...

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Escalade for Cultural Revitalization

The Cultural Center at the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project will bring tradition, knowledge and culture to the Navajo Nation and rest of the world. It is important for world community to understand the cultural significance of the area surrounding the development site. Just in the past few years since the project was first proposed, bits and pieces of stories and history has surfaced about the Former Bennett Freeze area, there very many more very interesting stories that have still yet to be told. The Escalade project would bring the people, their stories, and, their culture together, in the...

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Escalade for Economic Sustainability

The Grand Canyon Escalade project will help provide economic sustainability to the Navajo Nation. The project will create 3,500 jobs in various industries from entry level to executive management positions. Generating revenues through taxes and developing the workforce will be major benefits to the Navajo economy and the people. Currently, the government relies on the development of mineral resources to fund its operation. This is a dangerous position for the Navajo Nation, as coal is at its lowest selling cost in decades and Peabody Energy is on the verge of Bankruptcy. Also, EPA’s Clean Power Plan will force Navajo...

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hopi High School students who attended the Harvard-Hopi summer medical program Ju [...]

NORTH RIM, Grand Canyon National Park — The Widforss Trail on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is o [...]

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Division of Transportation (NDOT) will reconstruct 2,000 feet o [...]

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates highlighted some of the combined ef [...]

TSE BONITO, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the Navajo Ho [...]

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On July 14, the United States District Court for the District of Utah once agai [...]

ALBUQUERQUE —The Nation’s Law and Order Committee (LOC) advocated for improved benefits for survivin [...]

PHOENIX — Federal officials have removed the last legal barrier to full-blown casino gambling on the [...]

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court June 13 agreed with two tribes who challenged a Freeport Minera [...]

Back to school youth rally at Broken Arrow Chapel July 28 A back to school youth rally for ages 12-1 [...]

KANAB, Utah — Every year during the annual Western Legends Round-Up visitors stroll down the streets [...]

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — More than 80 award-winning artists and presenters attend the Museum of Northern A [...]

All necessary ingredients were provided for children to make fantasy gardens to take home at the Win [...]

WINSLOW, Ariz. — The Winslow City Council had another busy night July 11 as they had many items on t [...]

NORTH RIM, Ariz. — One joy of going to Jacob Lake in the past was the lake where you could go fishin [...]

FLAGSTGAFF, Ariz. — “Fall in Line, Holden,” a new children’s book by Daniel W. Vandever, follows a N [...]

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The 23rd Navajo Nation Council welcomed several groups to Window Rock July 16 w [...]

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended reducing the size of the 1.5-million-acre Bears Ears N [...]

TSAILE, Ariz. – Vice President Jonathan Nez provided opening remarks at the inaugural Diné Bich’iiya [...]

Secretary Zinke stopped by an Interior meeting today with Navajo Leadership and expressed his suppor [...]

Newly sworn-in Veteran Advisory Council members. L to R: George Tolth, Vern R. Lee, President Russel [...]

TEESTO, ARIZ – Before the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Teesto Chapter House, Vice President N [...]

LAS VEGAS, NV-While building and diversifying tribal economies was the resounding theme of discussio [...]

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News The Navajo Generating Station near Page burns locally mined c [...]

WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ- Phillip Franc isco, 40, from Farmington, N.M., has been chosen as the new Navajo [...]

WASHINGTON D.C. – Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Ka [...]

Shiprock Chapter President Duane “Chili” Yazzie has a plan to contain the population of feral horses [...]

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Albuquerque accusing a border town tax ser [...]

Ignoring warnings from the Division of Community Development that it would trigger massive liability [...]

It was like every near-death experience Margarita Charley had ever read about. [...]

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Forfeit does not sit well for Naa’taanii team [...]

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Diné Nation Little League 11-12 girls softball squad finish third at state [...]

After going winless in pool play, the Elite N8V’s girls’ basketball team needed a little guidance. [...]

Officials for the Navajo Housing Authority announced Wednesday the agency has received confirmation [...]

Navajo Nation News Articles

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  • New Mexico public defenders seek Supreme Court's help 26 Jul 2017 09:36 KCBD New Mexico HeadlinesNew Mexico HeadlinesMore>> Posted: Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:08 AM EDT2017-07-26 09:08:56 GMT U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is scheduled to visit Las Cruces this week in connection with the Trump administration's review …
  • Navajo Nation taps Crow Nation judge to Navajo high court 26 Jul 2017 07:21 KCBD WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has announced Crow Nation Chief Appellate Court Judge JoAnn "Joey" Jayne as the new chief justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. The Gallup Independent reports (https:/…
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