excerpts of interviews about attempts to find compromise on public lands Issues

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Carleton Bowekaty: Zuni councilman and co-Chair of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition.

“We’ll find different ways to make sure that it’s protected… We’re committed…it is a part of our cultural identity…”

Interview Date 4-25-16

Gavin Noyes

Gavin Noyes: Executive Director of Utah Dine Bikeyah.

“Ranchers –you get on the ground with folks, they are as radical environmentalists as I am… you can really start to piece together where are the opportunities for shared progress…”

Interview Date 6-7-16

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Sally Jewell: Secretary of the Interior when Bears Ears National Monument was declared.

“I respect the voices that we’ve heard here today…I have heard you loud and clear… Thank you profoundly.”

From a July 16, 2016 meeting in Bluff, UT