New leadership at the local and federal levels is changing the discussion over the fate of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. At a recent U.S. House committee hearing, tribal leaders heaped criticism on the Trump Administration’s decision to severely reduce the boundaries established by Barack Obama in 2016. Congressional Democrats propose legislation to include even more protected land than the original monument. Much of the monument is within San Juan County, Utah. With a new Navajo majority, the county commission rescinded previous resolutions opposing Bears Ears as a national monument. We’ll get updates on the various discussions on the size of Bears Ears National Monument.
Clark Tenakhongva (Hopi) – Vice Chairman of the Hopi Tribe
Suzette Morris (Ute Mountain Ute) – vice president of Stewards of San Juan County
Gavin Noyes – executive director of Utah Diné Bikéyah
Kevin Madalena (Jemez Pueblo) – community outreach coordinator for Utah Diné Bikéyah and a paleontologist and geologist
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