Opinion article by Shaina Oliver, Diné. "The BLM director is in charge of 250 million acres of America’s public land, including land sacred to my people, the Diné. To qualify for this enormous responsibility, Pendley should support stewardship of these public lands and possess some basic cultural competencies. But he hasn’t done this, and he never will."
OPINION // OUTLOOK Opinion: Postpone vacations in already-vulnerable tribal communities to stop the spread of COVID-19 By The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition: May 23, 2020 ... As Texas lifts restrictions, people have geared up to resume postponed travel plans and outdoor recreational activities after lifted stay-at-home orders and reopened businesses. Families and outdoor enthusiasts are
The Salt Lake Tribune. "Not only can a flood of visitors increase negative impacts on a fragile landscape, but it also puts remote gateway communities at risk. A COVID-19 outbreak in this region could quickly overwhelm our health care system with potentially dangerous consequences."
NDRC Culture and Politics. "Opening up hallowed ground to oil and gas development is quite literally an act of desecration."
Patagonia. Ahead of the 3rd anniversary of the original establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument, Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhonva of the Hopi Tribe — and representative of the Coalition — comments on why Bears Ears needs protecting now more than ever.
"Traditional and Indigenous ecological knowledge can make a meaningful contribution toward addressing and adapting to climate change."
Indian Country Today. Find out more about projects created by Indigenous communities to address the various issues of climate change.
LA Times. "Last week, the Trump administration announced a plan to move the Bureau of Land Management’s top officials out of Washington and into regional western offices... BLM officials — stewards of lands belonging to the nation, not to states, counties or municipalities — are supposed to serve the interests of us all."
The Salt Lake Tribune. "We have been here before, and we should know what to expect. Once again, the benefits will be fleeting. And, once again, the price will be paid long after the reward is spent."
Capitol Weekly. "Tribes from across the nation raised their voices to decry this rule change and demand a formal government-to-government consultation." Piece by Sherry Treppa, chairperson for the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, a federally recognized Indian Nation located in Upper Lake, California.