Bears Ears National Monument Celebration in Salt Lake City, Monday, February 6

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

Published February 5, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Diné Bikéyah, in partnership with the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, will host a public event celebrating Bears Ears National Monument this coming Monday, February 6, from 7-9pm at the University of Utah Film & Media Arts Building (FMAB) auditorium: 375 S 1530 E., Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Listening to Bears Ears” will be a public event featuring Zuni, Ute, and Diné elected officials and cultural leaders.

All are invited to share in marking the historic achievement of Bears Ears National Monument by attending this evening of stories and celebration in Salt Lake City. Hear directly from Native leaders about the origins of Bears Ears National Monument and the groundbreaking model of collaborative management that Tribes achieved. Plus, learn more about the role of Bears Ears in addressing many of the challenges and injustices faced by Tribes and local communities in southeastern Utah.

Tribal leaders will also reiterate their request that the new administration and Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke respect their tribal sovereignty by meeting and hearing directly from Tribes about why protection for Bears Ears National Monument must remain in place.

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