Because only together we can
Protect the lands and Heal the earth
Who We Are
Utah Diné Bikéyah, pronounced di-NAY bi-KAY-yuh, can literally be translated from the Navajo language to “the people’s sacred lands”.
UDB, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to healing of people and the Earth through supporting Indigenous communities and protecting their culturally significant, ancestral lands.
Our mission is simply to “Preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of ancestral Native American Lands to benefit and bring healing to people and the Earth.”
When it comes to our core values, we believe healing is achieved through the process of strengthening our ties to the land, practicing our Native cultures and languages, and treating one another with respect. We believe these values are mutually self-reinforcing by nature.
What We Do
— We Find & Fund
We are dedicated to amplify the voices of all Indigenous communities beyond Utah, and the four corners region. We believe there is power in every voice small and big. At UDB, we are determined to seek out every Indigenous grassroot organization and help lift them up.
— We Build Networks
At UDB, we firmly instill value in creating and maintaining relationships. We believe that every relationship we foster, we are connecting as brother and sister with love, support and trust being our core foundation. At UDB, we are family.
— We Strengthen
Since we have been appointed by the Obama administration in 2016, we have been dedicated to preserving and protecting the cultural and natural resources of ancestral Native American Lands to benefit and bring healing to people and the Earth.
— We Educate
The day you stop learning, is the day you fail. At UDB, we value knowledge at its highest level. Since the beginning of time, our Elders have been passing down precious information, that we deem “Traditional Knowledge”. Here at UDB, we are determined to pass these messages on to the future generations to better lift our Indigenous beliefs, histories and stories.
— We Provide Care
Even before the global pandemic, our organization has prioritized giving support to those in need. We believe everyone around us, is family and deserves a helping hand.
— We Consult
At UDB, we provide culture sensitivity trainings and social media consultation for those interested in supporting our mission.