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The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition


In July of 2015, leaders from five Tribes founded the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, representing a historic consortium of sovereign tribal nations united in the effort to conserve the Bears Ears cultural landscape. The five nations are committed to working together. A total of 26 Tribes have expressed support for protecting the Bear Ears region for future generations of Americans. Native American peoples are also seeking active engagement in future management of the area.

The members of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition are:

· Hopi Tribe 

· Navajo Nation

· Ute Mountain Ute Tribe 

· Pueblo of Zuni

· Ute Indian Tribe

***To read official resolutions or letters of support from the above Tribes, visit the Tribes Uniting to Protect Bears Ears Page.

Convening Tribes gather below the Bears Ears buttes. Photo credit Tim Peterson

Convening Tribes gather below the Bears Ears buttes. Photo credit Tim Peterson

From left: Manuel Hart, Ute Mountain Ute Chairman; LoRenzo Bates, Navajo Nation Speaker; Alfred LomaquahaLomahquahu, Hopi Vice Chairman; Phillip Vicenti, Zuni Head Councilman; Tony Small, Uinta Ouray Ute Business Council; Regina Lopez Lopez-Whiteskunk, Ute Mountain Ute Council; Malcolm Lehi, Ute Mountain Ute Council; Joeseph Suina, former Governor, Pueblo of Cochiti Governor

From left: Manuel Heart, Ute Mountain Ute Chairman; LoRenzo Bates, Navajo Nation Council Speaker; Alfred Lomahquahu, Hopi Vice Chairman; Phillip Vicente, Zuni Head Councilman; Tony Small, Uinta and Ouray Ute Business Council; Regina Lopez Whiteskunk, Ute Mountain Ute Council; Malcolm Lehi, Ute Mountain Ute Council; Joseph Suina, former Governor, Pueblo of Cochiti

 

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