Hualapai Woman Launches Grand Canyon Rafting Company


Posted By Corinne Oestreich June 5th, 2018 Blog



Patricia Cesspooch has dreamed of starting her own whitewater rafting company for most of her life. With a love for her ancestral land, she has longed to make a living on the Colorado River, and at the age of 54, she has now launched her own company.

Click the link below to read her article in the Durango Herald:
Durango Herald Article

From the Durango Herald:

Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land and dreamed of making her living on the Colorado River. In early March, Cesspooch and her partner, Rickey Massey, started Grand Canyon 9 Rapids, an independent whitewater rafting business, a goal she has been pursuing much of her life.

About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with powwows.com since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.

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One thought on “Hualapai Woman Launches Grand Canyon Rafting Company

  1. Dana Karnavas says:

    I’m interested in taking one of your White rapid overnight trips, would like more details.

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