Author: KAL

FAQ’s on Escalade

With the recent article in the LA Times on Escalade and then the numerous spin-off stories in other papers, blogs, and Facebook pages, I find I absolutely have to make time to address some of the most flagrant misconceptions and canards (I love that word, it means 1. a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor, often intentionally misleading. 2. a fabricated report. 3. a hoax. 4. a duck for eating.) about Escalade and Confluence Partners.

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Why Grand Canyon Escalade? – a response by Harley Johnson, Cedar Ridge, AZ

The most basic question regarding the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona has been “Why?” Why Grand Canyon Escalade, why here, why now, why on the Navajo Reservation? Harley Johnson, a resident of Cedar Ridge, Arizona and a Bodaway Chapter member addresses these basic questions in his native Navajo language in a compelling video. Editor’s Note:  Harley Johnson passed away a few months after making this...

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Navajo Supporters of Grand Canyon Escalade Speak

Navajo supporters of the Grand Canyon Escalade project speak on why they support the project in the audio links below.  Something really important that continues to get lost in all the talk about Escalade is the overwhelming support of the project by Navajo who actually live in the Chapter.  These audio clips are from local Navajo speaking in their own words and often in their own Navajo language about whey they support Escalade. https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-12.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-11.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-10.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-5.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-7.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-8.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-9.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-4.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-3.mp3   https://grandcanyonescalade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Grand-Canyon-Escalade-Project-2.mp3  ...

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Remembering the 1956 Midair Collision at the Grand Canyon, The Confluence Played a Major Role in Recovery Efforts

I don’t know how many people remember or were even aware of the 1956 disaster at the Grand Canyon when TWA and a United Airlines flights collided in midair over the Grand Canyon, killing 128 people.  June 30 was the anniversary of the flight and there were a number of services remembering and honoring the event.  The proposed location for Grand Canyon Escalade was used as the primary recovery spot for retrieving those killed in the collision and the wreckage of the two planes.  Most of the wreckage was left at the Confluence site until 1976.  Small pieces of...

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Update on Escalade and Why We Have Been Silent for Over A Year.

I did not realize how much time has passed since my last post about Grand Canyon Escalade.  Over a year.  Confluence Partners was involved in high level negotiations with the Navajo Nation and part of the negotiation process was an agreement not to communicate about the process.  The negotiating team for the Navajo Nation was comprised of assigned representatives from NN DOJ, Economic Development, NN Hospitality Enterprise, and a DOJ retained law firm.  Looking back, agreeing to this was a bad decision because we were unable to challenge opponents of the project and keep up our outreach to the local Chapter...

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Please take our opinion poll. What is most important for Western Navajo and the people of the Bennett Freeze?

Life is full of choices.  One choice that needs to be made regards the Grand Canyon Escalade project specifically and the Bennett Freeze area of Western Navajo in general.  Is it more important to provide jobs, roads, electricity and basic social services to the areas and people of the Bennett Freeze, or saving 420 acres of desolate land near the Grand Canyon and the Confluence.  In a perfect world, we would want to have both I suppose.  But the world isn’t perfect and choices must be made.  So if you have to choose, which is it?  While there is...

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Navajo Nation News Media

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TUBA CITY, Ariz. — The Office of the Navajo Nation President and Vice President (OPVP) has been made [...]

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation moved to Stage 1 fire restrictions June 21 to help suppress h [...]

The Winslow Library held its summer art class June 15 at the Girl Scout House. Christa Knox led the [...]

On June 15, Winslow Public Library hosted a basketball skills camp at Jefferson Elementary School. R [...]

WINSLOW, Ariz. — The Winslow City Council met June 13 and hired the firm Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C. from [...]

• Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal, and wood stoves – except using a device that is solely fueled by [...]

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — In May, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye commended the Navajo Nation Divisi [...]

BEARS EARS, UT. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is misrepresenting tribal positions abou [...]

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — After performing at the Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival June 10, guitarist Mik [...]

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Tony Abeyta: Convergence, opened at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) June 18, [...]

PHOENIX — The ability of tribes to intercede in the adoption of Native American children not living [...]

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Katilin Honahni, 20, was named “Student of the Year” by Nizhoni Accelerated Acade [...]

To the editor: When I was growing up on Black Mesa, the land was rich with grass and natural springs [...]

Relic Road, a microbrewery and eatery opened in early June in Winslow. It is located at 107 West Sec [...]

The Winslow Art Council presented Second Saturday June 10 with the theme centered on domestic pets w [...]

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Dr. Sophina Manheimer Calderon, family physician of Tuba City Regional Health Car [...]

The following students were recognized as May Students of the Month at Holbrook High School. Back ro [...]

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — It was a day of sunshine celebration. Graduates, parents, grandparents, close fam [...]

KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. — On May 31, the Hopi Tribal Council Water and Energy Committee met with the U.S. [...]

PHOENIX — Dena Wilson never doubted what she wanted to do with her life while growing up on the Pine [...]

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 [...]

An Anglo man is barricading himself in his Pasture Canyon apartment after he caused a disturbance Th [...]

It was a sweltering morning but dozens of people last Friday waited in a line to sell raw sheep and [...]

Wool buyers say they have motives beyond profit The post Not getting fleeced appeared first on Navaj [...]

With no rain in the forecast for the reservation and expected temperatures to go into the three-digi [...]

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty has diligently worked toward the Navajo Nation [...]

“I was a new one when I went to my first Relay for Life. I was only six months,” Sharon Warren, a su [...]

Parents at a public hearing at Casamero Lake Chapter House on June 20 called for a recall of the boa [...]

It was, by far, the most controversial land purchase in the history of the Navajo Nation, a purchase [...]

Rising Stars boys’ camp gaining popularity The post ‘Something for the boys’ appeared first on Navaj [...]

After five rounds of boys’ breakaway at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, Tuba City cowboy Trey [...]

Navajo Nation News Articles

  • Wildfire in Utah Doubles in Size as Hot Conditions Continue in Western US 24 Jun 2017 01:08 VOA WASHINGTON —  U.S. officials say a wildfire in southern Utah has doubled in size, one of several blazes burning in the Western United States. An effort to put out the Western fires has been difficult for firefighters because of the extreme heat in the …
  • The Latest: Arizona governor seeking more wildfire funding 23 Jun 2017 23:12 The Republic SALT LAKE CITY — The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency to get additional funds to fight wildfires. In the past two months, Arizona has had more than a dozen …
  • The Latest: More evacuations ordered near wildfire in Utah 23 Jun 2017 22:20 WTOP SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Officials have ordered more evacuations in Utah communities near a wildfire that’s burned 13 homes and eight outbuildings. Fire spokeswoman Erin Darboven …
  • The Latest: Fire danger prompts tribe to impose restrictions 23 Jun 2017 20:45 New Britain Herald SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Increasing fire danger has prompted officials to impose fire restrictions on the nation's largest American Indian reservation. Navajo Nation leaders …
  • ‘This is our homeland’: Panelists say they’ll do whatever it takes to protect Bears Ears 23 Jun 2017 05:21 The Salt Lake Tribune Lopez-Whiteskunk, who lives across the state line in Towaoc and no longer serves on her tribe's council, spoke on a panel activists organized to dispel what they say is "misinformation and a false narrative" pushed by Utah politicians. She …
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