President Trump Dismantles Bears Ears National Monument (Note: No audio)





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Published on Dec 5, 2017

On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation that effectively dismantles the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, replacing it with two much-smaller units, one known as Shush Jáa and the other known as Indian Creek.

The dramatic reduction in the original Bears Ears National Monument, as designated by former president Barack Obama, leaves out a number of significant cultural sites, sacred areas and burial grounds, according to the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition.

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, which consists of the Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Zuni Tribe, released video footage of some of the areas that lie outside of the boundaries, as designated by Trump. Those areas include:

* Abajo Canyon - home to ancestral village
* Cedar Mesa - home to ancestral villages
* Valley of The Gods -- home to unique geological features
* White Canyon - home to ancestral villages

The five tribes are suing the Trump administration to keep the original Bears Ears boundaries in place.

Video courtesy of Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition:

Note: There is no audio in the video.


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