Grijalva Joins Tribes Monday in Flagstaff to Unveil Bill Creating Grand Canyon National Monument Honoring Tribal History, Culture

October 9, 2015

Media Contact: Adam Sarvana

(202) 225-6065 or (202) 578-6626

Grijalva Joins Tribes Monday in Flagstaff to Unveil Bill Creating Grand Canyon National Monument Honoring Tribal History, Culture

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva and tribal leaders from across Northern Arizona will hold a press conference Monday at 2:00 p.m. Arizona time in Flagstaff to introduce the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act, a bill establishing a new national monument that reflects the long history and deep cultural roots of the region’s Native American tribes.

The event will feature speakers from the Havasupai, Hualapai, Navajo and Hopi communities supportive of the national monument. The bill represents the next step in the tribal-led effort to protect the Grand Canyon watershed and surrounding area.

Grijalva’s bill permanently protects the Grand Canyon from new uranium mining claims; protects tribal sacred cultural sites; promotes a more collaborative regional approach between tribal nations and federal land managers; protects commercial and recreational hunting; preserves grazing and water rights; and conserves the Grand Canyon watershed.

Grijalva has led the effort to protect the Grand Canyon from new uranium mining claims for years and was instrumental in then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s 20-year withdrawal announcement in 2012.

Event Details

What: Press conference announcing the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act

When: Monday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 p.m. Arizona time

Where: Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Ft. Valley Rd. in Flagstaff

Who: Ranking Member Grijalva and members of the Havasupai, Hualapai, Navajo and Hopi tribes

For more information about event details, contact Brandon Bragato at the Natural Resources Committee at brandon.bragato@mail.house.gov.

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