Tribes celebrate designation of Bears Ears Monument

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Tribes celebrate designation of Bears Ears Monument

400 attend event in Monument Valley
More than 400 supporters and tribal leaders gathered at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, to commemorate the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Navajo Jalen Cly, a U.S. soldier, was part of the color guard that opened the Bears Ears Monument celebration Jan. 7 at the Monument Valley Welcome Center.
Former Ute Mountain Ute councilwoman Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk told about receiving a call from Washington on Dec. 28 with news that the president had designated the Bears Ears Monument, but that she couldn’t tell anyone until the announcement was official.
Mark Maryboy, of the Utah Diné Bikéyah board, gave the crowd an overview of the years of work by Native Americans to achieve the Bears Ears National Monument designation. More than 400 grassroots supporters and tribal leaders gathered at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, to commemorate designation of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Willie Greyeyes, chairman of the Utah Diné Bikéyah board, spoke about the united effort by tribes to work together for the Bears Ears Monument designation. More than 400 grassroots supporters and tribal leaders gathered at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, to commemorate designation of the Bears Ears National Monument.
The Montezuma County delegation to the Bears Ears Monument celebration included: Standing, Matthew Sheldon, Ross Gralia, Graham Johnson, Heidi Brugger, John Gilliat, Sandy Culpepper, Read Brugger, and Martha Sheldon; and kneeling, Maiya Gralia, Karen Kinnear and Glynis Verrazzano.

Tribes celebrate designation of Bears Ears Monument

More than 400 supporters and tribal leaders gathered at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, to commemorate the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Navajo Jalen Cly, a U.S. soldier, was part of the color guard that opened the Bears Ears Monument celebration Jan. 7 at the Monument Valley Welcome Center.
Former Ute Mountain Ute councilwoman Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk told about receiving a call from Washington on Dec. 28 with news that the president had designated the Bears Ears Monument, but that she couldn’t tell anyone until the announcement was official.
Mark Maryboy, of the Utah Diné Bikéyah board, gave the crowd an overview of the years of work by Native Americans to achieve the Bears Ears National Monument designation. More than 400 grassroots supporters and tribal leaders gathered at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, to commemorate designation of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Willie Greyeyes, chairman of the Utah Diné Bikéyah board, spoke about the united effort by tribes to work together for the Bears Ears Monument designation. More than 400 grassroots supporters and tribal leaders gathered at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, to commemorate designation of the Bears Ears National Monument.
The Montezuma County delegation to the Bears Ears Monument celebration included: Standing, Matthew Sheldon, Ross Gralia, Graham Johnson, Heidi Brugger, John Gilliat, Sandy Culpepper, Read Brugger, and Martha Sheldon; and kneeling, Maiya Gralia, Karen Kinnear and Glynis Verrazzano.
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