The Grand Canyon is considered a national treasure. It’s also sacred to many tribes. There are projects proposed to increase tourism dollars and create economic development for areas surrounding the canyon. The Grand Canyon Escalade would bring a river walk and gondola ride to the northeast corner of the canyon, located on the Navajo Nation. Supporters say the project will bring much-needed economic development. The opposition says the project will encroach on sacred areas and damage the environment. Would you take a tram ride into the Grand Canyon?
Albert Hale (Navajo) – former president of the Navajo Nation and partner at Confluence Partners
Jason Nez (Diné) – archeologist and is with Save the Confluence
Herman Honanie (Hopi) – Chairman of the Hopi Tribe
Break music: Unity (song) Native Roots (artist) Most High (album)