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House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
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House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 18, 2018)

Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.

National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
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National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)

Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.

Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument
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Only one tribal leader invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears National Monument (January 8, 2018)

Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
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Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)

Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes
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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.

Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument
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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 celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears
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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.

Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues
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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 goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy
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Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (October 3, 2016)

The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.

Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country
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Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (September 28, 2016)

The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.

Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'
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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.

Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty
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Ute Tribe calls on state to end 'constant attacks' on its sovereignty (August 11, 2016)

Will a new court ruling put an end to 40 years of litigation? Tribal leaders hope so.