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natgeo Video by @pedromcbride // The Confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers inside the Grand Canyon is considered sacred by many native tribes in the region. A gondola development, The Grand Escalade, was proposed to be constructed at this location but last night (sic: last week), in a long, passionate Navajo Tribal Council meeting, the tribe voted down the project which was proposed on their land, citing an array of economic, security and environmental concerns with the project. The grassroots opposition to the tram was led by a group of predominantly Navajo women, who want economic growth but “not there”, saying they don’t want “a Disney-style development at our sacred places.“ To see more, follow @pedromcbride. Honored to film this historic mtg for my upcoming film #dustintheblood” coming out on 2018. @justinclifton