Declaring it good "not only for Arizona but for the planet," President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a national monument designation for the greater Grand Canyon, turning the decades-long visions of Native American tribes and environmentalists into reality.
The Havasupai Tribe and U.S. government recently partnered on events marking the rededication of a popular campground in the inner canyon of Grand Canyon National Park from Indian Garden to Havasupai Gardens or "Ha'a Gyoh."
The federal courts have generally denied Native American religious beliefs the same protections afforded other, more convenient religions under the law.
President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration made by the Havasupai Tribe in northern Arizona, freeing up funds for flood damage as it prepares to re-open for tourists after nearly three years.
In a major victory for environmental groups and the Havasupai Tribe, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by mining interests to overturn a 20-year ban on extracting uranium from about a million acres around the Grand Canyon National Park.