October 07, 2008

Skywalk brings honor to Hualapai?

Hualapai’s Grand Canyon Skywalk draws thousandsThe tribe’s impressive array of attractions in the Grand Canyon is not without controversy. Tribal member Leatrice Walema told The Wall Street Journal, “This should never have been done,” as Eagle Point--the Skywalk site--is “sacred ground.”

Whatoname had another perspective. “There wasn’t much input by our local community, but now that we have become world-known, lots of our people are taking a positive interest in what happens here. It has brought back honor to our people. I recently traveled to England and going to a different country, and hearing about our tribe and Skywalk from other nations was very special.”
Comment:  It seems we get an update on the Skywalk every 2-3 months. Here's the latest one.

I wouldn't equate being mentioned by someone with being honored. But I'm not an Indian.

For more on the subject, see Skywalk:  Good News, Bad News.

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