Trump, Hatch eye rolling back 2 decades of national monument land grabs

It’s worth noting that the areas targeted by Obama in his waning days, including Bears Ears, Gold Butte, Nevada (the location of the Cliven Bundy family ranch), Cascade-Siskiyou, on the border of Northern California and Oregon, and others, are rural strongholds; red regions rich with highly-coveted natural resources, and populated by ranchers, farmers, and others with ties to the lands. […]

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Klamath Tribes terminate water compact, potentially devastating ranchers, farmers

In April 2014, ranchers and the Tribes signed the Upper Basin Comprehensive Agreement. The ranchers agreed to retire 18,000 acres of land or 30,000 acre feet of water and do riparian repair work on the rivers in exchange for an allotment of water each year… At the end of February, the Tribes indicated to the ranchers they wanted to terminate […]

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Constitutional rights of Native Americans violated by totalitarian tribal governments

Lenore Banning owned over a million feet of timber on her trust land – but lived in poverty her entire life. It was impossible for her to sell any of her timber, even though she owned it. The tribal government wouldn’t allow it. Posted on Youtube.com by Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare Toddler Lauryn Whiteshield was murdered a little […]

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UN ‘indigenous rights’ declaration endangers U.S. sovereignty, property rights

The Founders of our country never contemplated separate tribal governments, nor authorized such entities within language the U.S. Constitution. It is Congress, through Treaties and later legislation that arbitrarily authorized itself to create “Federally Recognized” tribes. Commentary by Elaine Willman Gem State Patriot News Indian ‘Nations’ — and other sham terms: Let’s Speak Clearly and Truthfully “We in America do […]

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Bears Ears sold on the myth of tribal co-management

The Navajo Nation Aneth chapter, one of the chapters closest to the monument, rejected the proposal. Many Native Americans have stood up against this designation from the beginning. They have already lived through too many broken government promises and witnessed the results. Kara Laws SaveBearsEars.com Directly from the Presidential Proclamation that created the Bears Ears National Monument, “Nothing in this […]

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Environmentalist Navajo calls opponents of Bears Ears takeover “Tame Indians”

A recent survey confirms the fact that an overwhelming percentage of locals and Native tribes residing in San Juan County want Bears Ears rescinded, and outspoken and well-funded environmentalist special interests, including Dine Bikeyah, are terrified that their pet project could soon be history. As a result, it appears that the racism within the Bears Ears environmentalist community is surfacing. by Marjorie Haun Kenneth Maryboy, a director of […]

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Bears Ears Archaeology: What’s truly ancient and what’s not?

With modern scientific breakthroughs we can now more wisely use those resources, by applying less invasive strategies.  Mother Earth has always been generous, and ironically, she has proven victorious even when damaged by floods, earth quakes, tornadoes, mining, fires, or paint balls in the desert.  Unlike humans, she has the power to revitalize, repair, and comeback better than before.  She […]

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Colorado’s Southern Ute tribe backs repeal of BLM ‘methane rule’

Existing regulations “already protect air quality” and the BLM’s methane rule should be abolished, Clement Frost, chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, said in a statement to Western Wire. The Tribe, located in southwest Colorado, develops oil and natural gas. The new restrictions pose a threat to the local economy and to funding levels for essential services, Frost said. “If […]

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Movement to rescind federal monuments takeovers ignites in Utah legislature

Noel believes the appropriate size of the monument should be no more than 500,000 acres and that multiple laws exist on the books to protect Native American artifacts and paleontological resources. Critics such as Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock rejected assertions that public land protections like national parks or monuments yield dollars for surrounding communities. At the monument’s creation, he […]

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Bears Ears land seizure another broken promise to Utah’s Native tribes

It began as an agenda item on the Conservation Lands Foundation land takeover list in 2014 and they used financial allies until they had their way. Native people were simply a means to an end.  For Utah Natives who fought against the Bears Ears designation, monuments represent broken promises made to a long line of Native hearts, living on broken lands. […]

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