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the fact that an overwhelming percentage of locals and Native tribes residing in San Juan County want Bears Ears rescinded, and outspoken and well-funded environmentalist special interests, including Dine Bikeyah, are terrified that their pet project could soon be history.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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Letter to Zinke: Bears Ears is a special interest ‘scheme,’ not the will of the people

As the details emerge of the new Monument, it is clear that scheming special interest groups have been crafting the details of this Monument for years. These special interest groups, who derided the County Commissioners over their concerns about such basic things as roads, hunting, and wood gathering, are now feverishly filing law suits and gathering petitions to coerce the […]

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Text of Utah resolution to rescind Obama Bears Ears takeover

Backed by majorities in both the Utah House and Senate, and likely to be signed by Governor Herbert, this Resolution is an offensive strike against federal power in a battle over lands and resources that has been simmering for years. Just days following the inauguration of President Trump, Utah State Representative Greg Hughes introduced a resolution aimed at reversing the 1.35 million acre Obama […]

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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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Ranchers, Western communities fall victim to Obama ‘Midnight Monuments’ crusade

Western state lawmakers, ranchers and those in the oil and gas industry, on the other hand, have widely panned Obama’s monument proclamations – claiming that the president’s so-called “midnight monuments” do not represent the interests of the people in those states and will in time do more harm than good to the environment. Ranchers spar with Obama over new national […]

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VIDEO: Senator Mike Lee confronts unjust Obama seizure of Utah lands

VIDEO: Senator Mike Lee (R) Utah, explains the devious process which resulted in the federal seizure of over 1.3 million acres of resource-rich lands in San Juan County. The Obama Administration lied about the nature and true identity of those who lobbied for the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument. They were not the local Native American tribes of […]

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Astroturf Tribes: Big corporations, enviros, not Native Americans driving Bears Ears Monument

White-dominated environmental pressure groups use of Native Americans’ race to pursue their agendas, such as Bears Ears, is disturbing. “Since those involved in the environmental movement are overwhelmingly white, I argue that they too have been vulnerable to this same unconscious desire for an uncomplicated, Disney-fied existence [for Native Americans],” Grande notes. “The presumed power of whites to define ‘Indian-ness’ […]

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Trump the Monument: Local outcry grows following Obama Bears Ears declaration

Critics believe that one way or another, the monument designation will not be lasting — and whatever environmental legacy Obama wanted to leave will be lost. “His name and signature will perish in the wind and set with the sun forever,” said Suzie Johnson, a Native American. Several Native American speakers said Obama’s action stole their land, and tribal colleagues […]

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