May 3, 2016
The confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers in the Grand Canyon has spiritual significance to many local tribes. Cultural heritage is just one of the reasons cited for a plan to add 1.7 million acres of protected land around the Canyon. Photo/Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News
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WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, on April 26 urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.