Bears Ears National Monument

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

2018
09
Oct

All Pueblo Council of Governors Takes Case for Chaco Protection to DC

Commentary: All Pueblo Council of Governors Takes Case for Chaco Protection to DC Whether it is through the BLM and BIA management plan, the proposed federal legislation, or both, we want decision makers in D.C. to know that just as the United States takes great care to preserve churches, we would ...
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2018
02
Oct

Defending Cultural Landscapes, Latest Edition

NPR’s Science Friday Features Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments The reduction opened up nearly 2 million acres of previously protected federal land to fossil fuel and mineral exploitation, angering Native Americans, for whom the land is historically and spiritually signi...
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2018
26
Sep

Monument Defense Lawsuits to Be Heard in Washington DC

Monument Defense Lawsuits to Be Heard in Washington DC A federal judge has denied the government’s effort to move the lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s shrinking of the Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to Salt Lake City and will keep them here. Judge Tanya...
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2018
11
Sep

Bears Ears Education Center Opens September 22

Bears Ears Education Center Opens September 22 Instead, the goal of the new Bears Ears Education Center is to serve up what its organizers say the federal government has neglected to provide — a way to teach the public about protecting the precious but sensitive cultural history in this archaeolo...
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2018
10
Jul

How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors

How to Honor Sacred Native American Sites: A Guide for Visitors Lyle Balenquah is a Hopi archeologist and river guide who spends a lot of time in Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Compared to many other national parks and monuments, Bears Ears is relatively unregulated, with few rangers to pro...
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2018
02
Mar

Greater Bears Ears as Borderlands

Today’s post is by our friend and frequent contributor R. E. Burrillo, who co-edited, with Benjamin A. Bellorado, the new issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, “Sacred and Threatened: The Cultural Landscapes of Greater Bears Ears,” released today. R. E. Burrillo, SWCA Environmental Cons...
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2018
25
Jan

Statement on Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act (H.R. 4532)

Statement of Archaeology Southwest William Doelle, President and CEO Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act (H.R. 4532) House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee Hearing January 9, 2018 Chairman McClintock, Ranking Member Hanabusa, and members of the Commit...
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2018
08
Jan

Some Monumental Issues

Bill Lipe, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University (January 8, 2018)—I’ve been involved with the archaeology of the Bears Ears area for more than 50 years, and I actively support President Obama’s use of the 1906 Antiquities Act to designate the Bears Ears National Monument. Media c...
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2017
06
Dec

BROAD COALITION SUES TO STOP TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S UNLAWFUL DISMEMBERMENT OF THE BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

For Immediate Release December 6, 2017 CONTACTS: See list below Archaeology Southwest Stands with Coalition to Defend Bears Ears in Court (Washington, D.C.)–A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and ou...
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2017
04
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Prepared to Defend the Antiquities Act

(December 4, 2017)—Archaeology Southwest stands with sovereign tribal nations, local and national conservation organizations, and millions of other Americans in denouncing President Trump’s drastic dismantling of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. ...
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2017
01
Nov

What We're Doing This Week

Kate Sarther Gann, Communications Coordinator, and Content Editor, Archaeology Southwest Magazine (November 1, 2017)—Every so often, I ask our staff to say a few words about what they're working on that week. Here's this week's edition: Aaron Wright: I'm managing data and records fr...
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2017
24
Aug

Archaeology Southwest’s Reaction to Zinke’s Announcement on Reviewed National Monuments

“Boundary adjustments” will eliminate key protections; national monuments must remain as designated Tucson, Ariz. (August 24, 2017)—In response to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s announcement regarding his recommendations for 27 national monuments, including four in Arizona, Archae...
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