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...

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...

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=""...

Huffington Post weighs in on Bears Ears

An Indigenous Vision: The Bears Ears National Monument - Former Colorado BLM State Director Ann Morgan penned this May 2 editorial for Huffington Post, strongly supporting tribally led designation of Bears Ears. She notes, "The proposal for the monument was developed by a grass-roots nonprofit known...