A Senate committee passed a bill this week that would allow volunteers to hunt bison at the Grand Canyon. Park officials say the herd has grown too big.
November 20, 2015
mine spill
Western senators introduced legislation this week that would force companies to clean up — or at least set aside money to clean up — abandoned, inactive mines.
November 06, 2015
The Canyon Mine (foreground) is six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park.
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva introduced legislation Monday that would preserve and restore sacred lands, the watershed and the environment north and south of Grand Canyon National Park. The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act would set aside 1.7 million acres of public land.
October 13, 2015
U.S. Justice Department logo
The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday a proposed $940 million landmark settlement with Native American tribes over contract shortfalls.
September 17, 2015
El Tovar
Grand Canyon officials announced Thursday Xanterra will continue to provide lodging, food, bus and mule rides on the South Rim for at least another 15 years. The contract is worth $66 million a year in gross revenue.
September 10, 2015
As many as 200,000 people submitted comments to the U.S. Forest Service urging the agency to reject development plans just south of the Grand Canyon.
June 03, 2015
russell begaye
In an unprecedented move Shelly, asked Begaye to sign an agreement. The two leaders had decided in advance to create a list of projects that Shelly’s administration began and Begaye would commit to continuing, Shelly said.
May 13, 2015
Twenty-two young Native American women will compete for the Miss Indian World title this week in Albuquerque. Similar to Miss America the winner will represent all indigenous people throughout North America. But it’s not your typical pageant.
April 22, 2015
The Canyon Mine (foreground) is six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park.
Environmental groups plan to appeal a federal judge’s decision that would allow a uranium mine south of Grand Canyon National Park to operate.
April 08, 2015
A federal court ruled Monday in favor of Indian families saying South Dakota violated the Indian Child Welfare Act when it didn’t allow families their day in court. This case could affect similar cases throughout the United States.
March 31, 2015


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