Plans to build an entertainment complex at the Grand Canyon National Park have been shut down by a vote from the Navajo Nation Council. The bill was voted out due to the fact that it was intended to be built near the Colorado River on what is considered holy land to the Najavo people.
The entertainment complex would have included hotels and an IMAX theater among other attractions. It would have cost around $65 million to build and was expected to bring in an added $5 million people to the area.
In addition to the issue of it being on holy land, there were also some safety concerns about the location. People who were in favor of the development pointed to the fact that it would create an influx of needed jobs to the area. The Navajo Nation reportedly would have made eight percent of the gross revenue of the project and is currently looking into other ways to bring in income.