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Resolution Number
Legislation Number
Legislation Title
An Action Relating To The Resources And Development Committee And The Naa’bik’iyati’ Committee; Supporting The Utah Dine Bikeyah Conservation Proposal For The Federal Designation Of Bear’s Ears National Conservation Area/National Monument In San Juan County, Utah, To Protect Native Rights And Interests On Federal Lands For Future Generations
Legislation Description
The purpose of the resolution is to support Utah Dine Bikeyah conservation proposal for the federal designation of some 1.9 million acres of land in San Juan County, Utah, as the Bear's Ears National Conservation Area/National Monument and wilderness to forever protect federal lands for their cultural, natural, scenic and archaeological values. The Bear's Ears region is the ancestral home of the Dine and many other Southwestern Native American Tribes and includes the birthplace of Navajo Headman Manuelito and is world renowned for its integrity and abundance of archaeological sites. This legislation seeks a collaborative management role for the Navajo Nation and other Tribal governments to ensure that traditional stewardship practices, wisdom and cultural activities are elevated in the future management of this cultural landscape. Utah Navajo communities have been involved in developing and advancing the proposal to protect an area they depend upon for food, medicine, firewood and their spiritual well-being.
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12/31/2018, 09:59 am MNez ADMIN NABIMA-13-15.pdf