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  • 29 Dec Indigenous Religious Freedoms Under Siege at Petroglyph National Monument

    Utah Diné Bikéyah Call to Action Feature/Screenshot & Video taken by Winona C House For Immediate Release: December 28, 2020Contact – Woody Lee: (928) 349-6452 Ahjani Yepa: (505) 415-0968 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) – Indigenous religious freedom and civil rights fell under attack yesterday at the Petroglyph......

  • 08 May Seeds of Hope during the COVID-19 Pandemic

     For Immediate Release: May 7, 2020Contact – Alastair Lee Bitsóí: (917) 202-8308  SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH – As the spread of the coronavirus continues to impact Indigenous communities and disrupt the global supply chain, a “Seeds and Sheep” program launched by Utah Diné Bikéyah’s Traditional......

  • 20 Feb Westwater Needs Water

    For Immediate Release: February 18, 2020 Contact – Alastair Lee Bitsóí: (917) 202-8308 SALT LAKE CITY – Just west of the City of Blanding, Diné (Navajo) children and elderly have no access to running water or electricity in their homes, and are forced to haul water sometimes spending about $150 per month from outside sources....

  • 07 Feb OPEN LETTER OPPOSING HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 10

    I write to ask you to accede to the entreaties of many Native Peoples—your neighbors and constituents in Utah—that you do the following: 1) oppose any movement toward passage of House Joint Resolution 10; and, 2) vote “No” on enactment of House Joint Resolution 10.......

  • 06 Feb Bears Ears Plan Ignores Indigenous Voices

    For Immediate Release: February 6, 2020
    Contact – Alastair Lee Bitsóí: (917) 202-8308


    BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT – The Bureau of Land Management’s Final Monument Management Plan (MMP) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the two smaller units of Bears Ears National Monument – Shash Jaa’ and Indian Creek – has been released today, and Utah Diné Bikéyah says that the plan is insufficient and continues to ignore the Indigenous Peoples who continue to advocate for its protection.

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  • 13 Dec Utah Division of Indian Affairs Requests Information for Utah Tribes in Upcoming County Planning Efforts

    The Utah Division of Indian Affairs requests information that will help Utah tribes understand and engage in any upcoming County Planning efforts and/or creation of congressional legislation in San Juan County. It is our understanding that the Washington County plan and associated Lands Bill has raised interest throughout the state in pursuing county land-use planning efforts....

  • 13 Dec Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s on the Proposed Bears Ears National Monument Management Plan

    The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) appreciated the opportunity to meet with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on December 3rd to discuss its October 4th response to the request to review their finding of “no adverse effect” for the referenced undertaking. Our advisory comments were requested on September 9, 2019, pursuant to section 800.5(c)(2) of the regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), “Protection of Historic Properties” (36 CFR Part 800). ...

  • 08 Nov The People Have Spoken – Prop 10 is Defeated

    For Immediate Release: November 8, 2019

    Contact – Alastair Lee Bitsóí: (917) 202-8308


    SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH – Micah Daniels (Diné), of Montezuma Creek, Utah, is one of many young voters who turned out Tuesday to reject Proposition 10; thus, ensuring the Native American-majority San Juan County Commission remains intact as a representative voice for all citizens in San Juan County. 

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  • 05 Sep San Juan County Has a Race Problem – Who Can Help?

    For Immediate Release: September 4, 2019 Contact – Alastair Lee Bitsóí: (917) 202-8308 BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT– Discrimination, prejudices, and racism are hard topics in San Juan County. “As a matter of fact, racism exists,” says Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB) Board Chairman Davis Filfred (Diné). For many......

  • 16 Jul Bears Ears Summer Gathering: Welcome Home Pueblo Relatives

     Utah Diné Bikéyah  – a non-profit supporting Native Tribes working together to Protect Bears Ears –  FB@UtahDineBikeyah | Twitter@UtahDineBikeyah | Instagram@ProtectBearsEars  BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT – This weekend, Utah Diné Bikéyah invites the Native American public to celebrate the Indigenous cultures of the Bears Ears......