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Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
National | Politics
Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)
Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Cronkite News: Trump's review of monuments draws 1.4 million comments
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Cronkite News: Trump's review of monuments draws 1.4 million comments (July 24, 2017)
An Interior Department plan to review recently designated national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah, has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments.

Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments (July 12, 2017)
The Department of the Interior has closed an unprecedented public comment period on a number of national monuments, including one of great interest in Indian Country.

Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected
Environment | Opinion
Loni Romo: We owe it to future generations to keep Bears Ears protected (July 10, 2017)
We owe it to our youth to keep sites like Bears Ears protected, Loni Romo writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary (June 28, 2017)
The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation (June 22, 2017)
The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)
The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans
Opinion
Ryan Benally: Bears Ears was a false promise for Native Americans (May 26, 2017)
National Monument status for Bears Ears was full of false promises for Natives.

Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes
Environment | National | Politics
Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (May 22, 2017)
'Sovereignty should mean something,' the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.

Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments
Environment | National | Politics
Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (May 15, 2017)
Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.

Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock?
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Terry Tempest Williams: Will Bears Ears be the next Standing Rock? (May 8, 2017)
If President Trump is successful in rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, it will be a breach of faith with our future and our past.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.

Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review (May 2, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is going to Utah next week but hasn't confirmed a meeting with the Bears Ears Commission.

Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument (April 28, 2017)
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.

Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power
Environment | National | Politics
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.

Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department
National | Politics | Trust
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (March 1, 2017)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.

Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs
National | Politics
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs (January 26, 2017)
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.

Jacqueline Keeler: New monument marks victory for tribal sites
Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: New monument marks victory for tribal sites (January 10, 2017)
By permanently protecting an area rich in indigenous cultural history, Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.

Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (January 9, 2017)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.

Mike Lee: Don't declare monument at sacred Bears Ears in Utah
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mike Lee: Don't declare monument at sacred Bears Ears in Utah (December 13, 2016)
The administration recently blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline due to strong opposition from local residents. I urge it to give the same respect to the residents of San Juan County, Utah.

Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump
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Sacred land protection efforts face questions with Donald Trump (November 18, 2016)
Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation land in Montana and protections for Bears Ears in Utah are at stake.

Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues
Environment | National | Trust
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues (October 19, 2016)
Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.

Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'
Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 28, 2016)
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.

Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward
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Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (September 22, 2016)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.

Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill
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Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (September 14, 2016)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.

House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill
Environment | National | Politics
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill (September 12, 2016)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.

Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah deserves protection as new monument
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah deserves protection as new monument (August 1, 2016)
Preserving Bears Ears is important not just to New Mexico or to the Four Corners area or to the state of Utah.

Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete: A Christian call to protect sacred land
Environment | Opinion
Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete: A Christian call to protect sacred land (July 29, 2016)
Native American traditional wisdom about stewardship of God’s creation is too often dismissed.

Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears (July 20, 2016)
Bears Ears represents the most important and intact array of unprotected cultural resources on federal land.

Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah (July 15, 2016)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.

Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah is worthy of monument designation
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Bears Ears in Utah is worthy of monument designation (June 20, 2016)
President Barack Obama has nothing to lose politically, and everything to gain in terms of the environmental accomplishment.

Opponents rely on dirty tricks as tribes aim to protect sacred land
Environment | National | Politics
Opponents rely on dirty tricks as tribes aim to protect sacred land (June 6, 2016)
More than 20 tribes are supporting the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah but opponents are trying to instill fear among Navajo Nation citizens.

Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Obama should declare a Bears Ears National Monument (April 25, 2016)
The borders on the white man's maps — counties, states, nations — matter little except to assign responsibilities.

Rebecca Benally: Navajos in Utah oppose Bears Ears  monument
Environment | Opinion
Rebecca Benally: Navajos in Utah oppose Bears Ears monument (April 13, 2016)
As a Diné/Navajo woman, a resident of San Juan County and Commissioner, I speak in behalf of my constituents – the Grassroots Utah Navajos.

Non-Indian official decries effort to protect sacred lands in Utah
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Non-Indian official decries effort to protect sacred lands in Utah (March 15, 2016)
The non-Indian power structure in San Juan County, Utah, is one of the driving forces against the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribes oppose effort to stop Bears Ears National Monument in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes oppose effort to stop Bears Ears National Monument in Utah (March 10, 2016)
A Utah Republican is trying to pre-empt a potential decision by President Barack Obama.

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk: Protect Bears Ears for new generations
Environment | Opinion
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk: Protect Bears Ears for new generations (March 4, 2016)
Bears Ears is home to the dwellings of our ancestors, the final resting places of our people, and sacred areas where our people still collect traditional herbs and medicines today.

Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument
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Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (February 12, 2016)
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.

Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Republicans punish tribe with public lands initiative (February 8, 2016)
If partisan members of Congress are more interested in being vindictive than developing real negotiations, then the White House may have no choice but to lead the effort to develop a sensible plan

Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah (January 22, 2016)
Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.

Navajo Nation Council dispels misinformation about Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council dispels misinformation about Bears Ears (October 29, 2015)
Tribal leaders are fighting back after Republicans in Utah claimed 'many Native Americans' do not support the creation of a monument.

Republican Jeb Bush wants to move DOI headquarters out West
Environment | National | Politics
Republican Jeb Bush wants to move DOI headquarters out West (October 22, 2015)
The majority of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Special Trustee employees are already in and near Indian Country.

Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument (October 16, 2015)
Tribal leaders from Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico want to protect 1.9 million acres of ancestral and sacred sites.

Jim Enote: Bears Ears worthy of status as national monument
Environment | Opinion
Jim Enote: Bears Ears worthy of status as national monument (October 14, 2015)
How many times have native peoples recommended the inclusion of long-term traditional knowledge as the primary rationale for managing and monitoring of federal lands?

Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (August 5, 2015)
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.

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