Manataka American Indian Council

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'Bears Ears' designated as a National Monument


Bears Ears is one of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes on earth and the dedication of the Five Native American Tribes, the Bears Ears region is permanently protected as a National Monument. Bears Ears is truly a place worth protecting for future generations.


Already, Bears Ears and the Antiquities Act are under attack, despite the fact that Bears Ears is exactly the landscape the Antiquities Act was created to protect.  Former

President Obama proclaimed Bears Ears as America’s newest national monument on December 28, 2016. 


This protection is 110 years in the making. For the first time since the Antiquities Act was passed in 1906, Tribes joined together and asked the President to declare a Monument on their behalf, and to give them a say in the management of the landscape.


The new monument will celebrate Native American relationships to the land, and preserve indigenous traditional access while remaining open for all Americans. Its proclamation is a tremendous step toward healing past injustices suffered by Tribes.

But there are some Utah politicians who want to see Bears Ears National Monument undone. Please take a moment to tell your Senator that you support Bears Ears National Monument and want to see it protected forever!