Statement from Ute Indian Tribe on the designation of Bears Ears National Monument – December 28, 2016

NEWS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UTE INDIAN TRIBE PRAISES PROTECTION OF BEARS EARS SACRED LANDSCAPE

Ft. Duchesne, UT —December 28, 2016.

Today, the Ute Indian Tribe’s Business Committee celebrates the designation of the Bears Ears National
Monument as an important step forward in the protection of shared cultural heritage and Tribal
sovereignty.

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