Havasupai Tribe

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday permanently prohibiting new uranium mining claims on more than a million acres near the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it aims to cement a 20-year Obama administration ban.


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Environmental groups are urging the U.S. Forest Service to again reject a large development proposal near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It follows the denial of a similar plan three years ago. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

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The Havasupai Tribe is calling on the U.S. Forest Service to again reject a large development proposal near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, tribal leaders say the proposed tourism and residential project represents a grave threat to water sources and sacred sites.


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Animal rights advocates have released a video that purports to show mistreatment of horses and mules hauling tourist gear to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the tribe has faced numerous allegations in recent years of pack animal abuse.


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Coconino County is testing a ballot-collecting drone in the Grand Canyon to make voting easier for members of the Havasupai Tribe.