Originally Posted by okieboater
Folks hold on a minute.
This is Indian Nations land by a Treaty signed by "The Great White Father". They live there and want to make better living conditions for their families, we just pass by on land (in this case a river) our ancestors took by force from their ancestors.
I would rather see that land stay the way it is, but I don't live in a beat up old shack living off what ever pittance the "Great White Father in Washington" decides to send my way via some corrupt bureaucrat.
I agree to a degree. However, are we not talking about one of the worlds greatest treasures? If folks feel that it is, then should we not fight to protect it for all future generations? That may sound cliche, but the canyon has been impacted plenty in my opinion. Casinos, trams and more tourons (Asian or otherwise) seems incapatible to preserving what's left of this resource experience in a manner that's good for everyone. But then, I'm not a Navajo, nor do I own (disputably it appears) the lands in question.