Antiquities Act

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Kate Sarther Gann
Communications Coordinator
(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2019
20
Mar

Historic Pueblo-Navajo Summit Expected to Culminate in Joint Resolution

Historic Pueblo-Navajo Summit Expected to Culminate in Joint Resolution A historic summit between the Navajo Nation and the 20 sovereign Pueblo nations of the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG), will occur this Thursday, March 21, at the Sky City Cultural Center of Acoma Pueblo. Discussion will...
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2019
26
Feb

Public Lands and Repatriation in the News

Congress Passes Major Public Lands Package “This robust, landmark package illustrates that it is possible for political agreement when it comes to caring for the country’s public lands that have natural, cultural and historic significance. The conservation gains in the bill are substantial, pro...
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2019
13
Feb

BLM Temporarily Defers Leases in Chaco Buffer Zone

BLM Temporarily Defers Leases in Chaco Buffer Zone The U.S. Bureau of Land Management reversed course Friday, saying certain land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park would no longer be offered at an oil and gas lease sale in March. Environmental advocates, tribal groups and Democratic lawma...
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2018
12
Jun

Taking Stock at the 112th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act

Commentary: Taking Stock at the 112th Anniversary of the Antiquities Act Today, the nation benefits from roughly 160 national monuments—from Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Florida—designated through the Antiquities Act. They are places where visitors explore, play, learn, and connect and serve ...
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2018
06
Apr

Archaeology Southwest in DC

Banner image: Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, and Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine (April 6, 2018)—The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) will host its 83rd annual meeting in Washington, DC, next week, April 11–15. Th...
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2018
25
Feb

Interior Department Reorganization Would Reduce Federal Authority on Public Lands

Analysis: Interior Department Reorganization Would Reduce Federal Authority on Public Lands U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his department that's supposed to speed up permitting for development on public...
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2018
22
Jan

Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess

Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess If you're thinking about enjoying some time at a national park, you might want to check to see if the place you're headed to is even open. On Saturday, hours after the start of the partial government shutdown, dozens of national parks na...
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2017
31
Dec

Hands off the Antiquities Act

Editorial: Hands off the Antiquities Act By asking Congress to exempt Utah from the Antiquities Act, the Deseret News (Dec. 3) places our state at odds with both the legacy of our history and the promise of our future. When the editors write, “Nearly two-thirds of Utah is owned by the federal go...
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2017
10
Dec

We Are Headed to Court

President Announces Plan to Reconfigure National Monuments President Trump formally reconfigured two big national monuments in southern Utah on Monday, shrinking them by more than 2 million acres and establishing five smaller units within them — a public lands declaration unlike any ever made by...
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2017
05
Nov

The President Could Save Bears Ears

Editorial: The President Could Save Bears Ears The president told Sen. Orrin Hatch Friday that he’s going to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, “For you, Orrin.” He’s not doing so for the American people. America needs what the Bears Ears can offer: “power...
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2017
29
Oct

Exciting New Research on Ancient Turquoise Trade in the Southwestern Culture Area

Exciting New Research on Ancient Turquoise Trade in the Southwestern Culture Area Turquoise is an icon of the desert Southwest, with enduring cultural significance, especially for Native American communities. Yet, relatively little is known about the early history of turquoise procurement and excha...
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2017
22
Oct

Fighting the Assault on the Antiquities Act

The Outdoor Industry Association Joins the Archaeological Community in Fighting the Assault on the Antiquities Act Congressman Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, has introduced the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act.” The legislation is an attack on the A...
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