Monument boundary report presented

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, in partnership with Utah Diné Bikéyah,  presented to federal lawmakers the following comprehensive report on the boundary and lands comprising the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. The report details the cultural and natural resources within each area of the proposed monument,...

UDB applauds new DOI order

On Fri Oct 21, U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced a new Secretarial Order "encouraging cooperative management opportunities between the Department’s land and water managers and federally-recognized Tribes." Utah Diné Bikéyah welcomes and celebrates the announcement, which UDB Board Chairman Willie Grayeyes notes "will help Tribes...

K’aayelli Resolution

K'aayellis pass resolution formally opposing PLI On Wed, Sept 22, Navajo heritage association the Descendants of K'aayelli (DOK) publicly released a formal resolution stating the group's opposition to the Utah Public Lands Initiative bill, sponsored by UT Rep Rob Bishop. DOK's resolution explicitly states, "DOK has...

Native support for Bears Ears is Strong

  Native support for Bears Ears is Strong in San Juan County, UT   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Sept. 21, 2016 Contact: Gavin Noyes - (801) 521-7398   In reaction to a press conference with Utah’s Governor Herbert and the Utah Congressional delegation, Utah Diné Bikéyah, a local Navajo non-profit organization from...

Successful Public Meeting in Bluff

Last week was perhaps the most important moment for Bears Ears since Navajo leader Chief Manuelito was born here nearly 200 years ago. Both the Summer Gathering at Bears Ears and the public hearing hosted by the Obama administration in the town of Bluff were a tremendous success...

Obama Administration public hearing on Bears Ears

Departments of Interior, Agriculture Announce Public Hearing on Bears Ears National Monument in Bluff, UT, on July 16   Saturday, July 16 - 11AM - Bluff, UT Interior Secretary Sally Jewell & USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie visiting to hear from grassroots locals & tribal leaders about...

UTL Pass a Joint Resolution in Support of Bears Ears

The Utah Tribal Leaders association (UTL) voted on and passed a formal joint resolution of support in favor of Bears Ears National Monument yesterday. The Chairman from seven of Utah’s eight Tribes discussed and voted on the resolution during UTL’s monthly meeting, which was held...

Fake Letters

Three fake letters were posted at gas stations and post offices yesterday in San Juan County. These letters impersonated Albert Holiday, UDB, and Secretary Jewel and are intended to scare, anger, and confuse local Native Americans who support Bears Ears. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width=""...

Community Meeting in Salt Lake City

Wednesday, June 1st at 6 PM LOCATION: Urban Indian Center 120 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Join UDB for an informational community meeting about the Bears Ears National Monument proposal - Wed, June 1st from 6:00-8:30pm at the Urban Indian Center - 120 1300 South Salt Lake...