San Juan County,
Utah Native American Issues & Concerns
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1 Bears Ears National Monument has dozens of direct ties economic solutions we want such as heritage tourism, traditional arts, revitalization of native food ways, development of an academic institution (USU) for training Native youth in fields such as archaeology, natural resource management, healing arts, language retention and cultural revitalization.
2 Government services such as public schools, recreation centers, public libraries, senior centers, post offices, transportation, road maintenance, emergency services are unequally distributed. Native communities also lack business services such as internet, cell coverage, groceries, banking, water and electric utilities despite population densities that justify access to these resources.
3 Investment resources exist, but we need community driven planning and fiduciary oversight to ensure successful implementation. Utah Navajo Trust Fund ($65M), Navajo Revitalization Fund ($XX), San Juan County rainy day fund ($36M).