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Joëlle Clark, left, program director for Native Voices on the Colorado River, coordinates with Nikki Cooley, Diné river guide and San Juan River Basin project coordinator, for the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Foundation.

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Program increases Native American cultural awareness of river guides

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Cultural information will flow through the Grand Canyon like the Colorado River, thanks to a new partnership highlighting the area's indigenous influences. A continuing program called "Native Voices on the Colorado River" will ensure guides and travelers in the canyon learn the perspectives of Native Americans.