Native Voices Speak
UDB & Bears Ears Coalition Release New Media Kit on Origins of Bears Ears National Monument & What’s At Stake
In anticipation of Interior Secretary Zinke’s final report on the National Monuments “review,” due this week, Utah Dine Bikeyah and the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition have collaborated on a brand-new media kit that details the history of the Bears Ears National Monument initiative, what tribal collaborative management entails, and why Tribes are so invested in making sure the entire 1.35 million acres remains protected in full. This 6-page document also consolidates statistical analyses of the 2.7 million public comments submitted during the rushed public comment period. The numbers are clear: Americans stand with Tribes in continuing overwhelming support of Bears Ears and all National Monuments.