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Utah Diné Bikeyah at Bears Ears with Totem Bear Gift from The Lummi Nation

Earth Day and the Importance of Water
With Cynthia Wilson

Cynthia Wilson, Traditional Food Director for UDB, describes why water is important in and around the region of Bears Ears. The traditional Navajo perspective and teachings of Water are to always remember that people should respect it and that Water is life.

What We Do

Protect Bears Ears

Utah Diné Bikéyah is a Native American-led grassroots nonprofit organization working
to promote healing of people and the earth through conservation of cultural lands.

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The Patagonia corporation has produced a video which describes the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument by president Obama and why it is important we fight to protect these lands. Click on the image to view the latest video and other videos produced by Patagonia which supports this designation.


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31 minutes ago

Utah Diné Bikéyah
#BearsEars and sacred lands like it are living history that have a powerful cultural and spiritual significance to the Indigenous people that currently and previously lived there. Help us continue to protect it: links under About. #StandWithBearsEars. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Utah Diné Bikéyah
It’s Fun Fact Saturday! This week we share facts about our Four Corners Potato. The four corners potato (solanum jamesii) is documented as one of the most important cultural and nutritional food sources among Tribes. This nutrient rich potato has double the protein, zinc, and manganese, and triple the calcium and iron content compared to modern potatoes. This ancient nutritious tuber is drought resistant and can stay dormant for up to 6-8 years, and it still exists today because of indigenous land stewardship practices and sophisticated cultures within the Bears Ears region.According to researchers, potato starch granules were analyzed from a grinding stone dating back 10,900 years, confirming what Tribes have always known.It has been proven that Ancestral Pueblos traveled long distances to transport, trade, and steward these tubers in various locations of the Four Corners Region for millennia. Furthermore, there is evidence that indigenous farmers utilized various cooking and processing techniques such as boiling the potatoes, grinding them to make flour or yeast, and/or mixing the potatoes with clay to reduce bitterness. Photo credit: Natural History Museum of Utah ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Utah Diné Bikéyah
It’s National Dessert Day! One of our favorite sweet treats is a traditional Navajo dish with a history going back further than fry bread and Navajo tacos called Chilchin. Chilchin consists of milled Sumac berries that have been sifted and cooked into a smooth pudding. This dish is then typically eaten with honey or sugar! What is your favorite dessert?PC: Chef Crank Photography #NationalDessertDay #Navajo #Traditionalfoods ... See MoreSee Less
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