Tribal Council of the Fort Peck Assinboine & Sioux Tribes

Utah Tribes plus Fort Peck Tribe pass Resolutions in support of Bears Ears

Image above: UDB Staff Attorney Nizhone Meza with the Tribal Council of the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, the adopted Tribe of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Fort Peck Tribes recently passed a Resolution calling on Zinke to “respect tribal sovereignty, …(by) honoring the Bears Ears region.”

Seven Tribes of Utah and the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of Montana have all passed formal Resolutions of support in the past two weeks, calling on Secretary Zinke to honor Tribes by recommending protection for Bears Ears National Monument remain fully in place. Notably, Secretary Zinke is an adopted member of the the Fort Peck Tribes, which have called on him to, “respect tribal sovereignty, …(by) honoring the Bears Ears region.” We hope that Secretary Zinke will heed this call from sovereign tribal nations to be heard and respected for our deep ties and history in the United States and specifically at Bears Ears.

Click on the images below to read and download each resolution:

  

A letter from “His Holiness the Drikung Chetsang Rinpoché who serves as the United Nations Global Mountain Partnership Ambassador in support of indigenous people around the world.

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