Thursday, January 12, 2017

ICYMI: Descheenie, Native American Caucus, tribal leaders urge protections for Grand Canyon communities

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Eric Descheenie, D-Chinle (District 7), and members of the Native American Caucus stood with the Havasupai and neighboring tribes despite President Barack Obama's decision not to designate the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. Leaders urge Obama to reconsider its designation. at a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Arizona Capitol. 

To view the press conference, click on the video below.

Speakers included:
Rep. Eric Descheenie, D-Chinle (District 7)
Havasupai Tribal Council Member Carletta Tilousi
Havasupai Tribal Council Member Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss
Havasupai Tribal Council Member Richard Watahomigie
Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez
Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, D-Cameron (District 7)


  1. If we continue to disrespect the natural land and allow the exploitation of our earth to continue, we will all reap the very worst of natural retaliation. Please reconsider the decision not to protect the Grand Canyon. Stop the Uranium Mining!!!

  2. Very disappointed with Obama for this.