Updates from the Five Tribes

17 03, 2021

Our Request Stands: Prompt Action Is Needed To Restore Protections For Bears Ears

2021-04-22T09:41:11-06:00March 17th, 2021|Press Releases, Statements (Including Testimony), Updates from the Five Tribes|

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (March 17, 2021) – The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, which includes the sovereign Tribal Nations of the Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Ute Indian Tribe, and the Zuni Tribe, strongly supports President Biden’s directive in Executive Order 13990 for the Interior Department to conduct a “review of the monument boundaries a

3 02, 2021

BEITC responds to Utah delegation: We have always been open to dialogue, but Bears Ears needs protection now.

2021-04-22T09:41:30-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Press Releases, Statements (Including Testimony), Updates from the Five Tribes|

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (February 3, 2021): The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition stands united and in strong support of President Biden’s Executive Order directing a review of President Trump’s illegal proclamation rescinding and reducing the Bears Ears National Monument. Our Coalition includes the sovereign nations of the Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute Trib

10 11, 2020

Working together: Restoring protections for the sacred Bears Ears region alongside the new Biden-Harris administration

2021-02-03T10:55:07-06:00November 10th, 2020|Media Resources, Press Releases, Updates from the Five Tribes|

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (November 10, 2020):  The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, comprised of the Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Ute Indian Tribe, and the Pueblo of Zuni, looks forward to working with the incoming Biden administration to restore protections for the sacred landscape known as Bears Ears. On December 28, 2016, we celebrated Presid

5 08, 2019

Insufficient and Rushed: BLM Releases Final Management Plans for Illegally Revoked Bears Ears National Monument

2019-08-05T12:51:52-06:00August 5th, 2019|Press Releases, Updates from the Five Tribes|

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (August 5, 2019) - The Bureau of Land Management on July 26th, 2019, announced the availability of their proposed Monument Management Plans (MMPs) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the illegally revoked and replaced Bears Ears National Monument (BENM).  Despite repeated requests to halt the planning process until the courts review Trump’s

4 06, 2019

Politically-Stacked: First BLM Advisory Committee Meeting This Week

2019-06-04T17:35:18-06:00June 4th, 2019|DOI, BLM and USFS News, In the News, Media Resources, Updates from the Five Tribes|

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (May 29, 2019) – The Interior Department continues to push forward with its Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) for the so-called Shash Jáa and Indian Creek Units despite pending legal challenges to the Trump Administration’s decision to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument into these two, much smaller units.  Specifically, the Interior Department is conv

24 04, 2019

Injustice Reassured: Bears Ears Advisory Committee Stacked for Opposition

2019-04-25T08:50:27-06:00April 24th, 2019|Media Resources, Press Releases, Updates from the Five Tribes|

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (April 24, 2019) -- The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition rejects Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s appointments to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) for the so-called Shash Jáa and Indian Creek National Monument Units.  These “Units” were purportedly created through an illegal action by President Trump attempting t

12 02, 2019

More Champions In The Ring; Udall, Haaland Seek To Protect National Monuments

2019-04-24T18:47:47-06:00February 12th, 2019|Media Resources, Press Releases, Updates from the Five Tribes|

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (February 7, 2019) – Rising support for Bears Ears advances in the Senate. Senator Udall (D-NM) and Representative Haaland (NM-01), along with over one-hundred Congressional members, reintroduced the America’s Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States Act (ANTIQUITIES Act). Hopi Tribe Vice-Chairm

5 02, 2019

Rep. Gallego, Rep. Haaland and Seventy Others Champion a Brighter Future for Bears Ears National Monument

2019-02-05T12:36:47-06:00February 5th, 2019|Media Resources, Press Releases, Updates from the Five Tribes|

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (January 30, 2019) – The five Tribes of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition commend Representatives Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) for their introduction of the Bears Ears Expansion and Respect for Sovereignty Act (BEARS Act). The BEARS Act would expand the protections of the Bears Ears National Monument to the Coalition’s initially propos

29 01, 2019

Ways That Bears Ears Inspires People: A Poem by Cristina Devyn

2019-03-06T15:36:25-06:00January 29th, 2019|Updates from the Five Tribes|

[See text below]   Stay stay stay Do not fold Rebuff Rebuke the hands that try to fold the land. Hold hold hold hold the land for Grace. Sing sing sing Sing blessings to enrich Grace. Encircle land with Light Grace with Light will fight to hold the Lands. Stay hold Sing with Light to encircle Land with Grace to stand and not fold. Protection of the Land Enfolded is in the light. Light

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