"Voices from Bears Ears" in the News
This installment of Bears Ears in the News is a little different. Following the release of our book, Voices from Bears Ears: Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land, we have had the great pleasure of being interviewed about our work and/or providing context about the multi-year struggle to determine the future of Bears Ears country. See below for three examples.
“This is Our Land,” Boulder Weekly: This excellent piece by Emma Murray, nearly a year in the making, takes an in-depth look at the movement by Native American tribes in the Southwest to protect Bears Ears country for future generations - and the opposing forces threatening their historic homeland. Rebecca Robinson is quoted extensively in the article. Here’s her take on the work of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition to protect their sacred lands in southeast Utah in the face of opposition from the Trump administration:
“I think they may have set a really good precedent and created a template for other tribes to protect their ancestral lands. Out of all of this mess, what’s most promising is that we see a real ripple effect [that can] change the conservation movement and elevate the voices of historically underrepresented groups who really are the First Peoples of the planet.”
Radio 1190, Boulder/Denver: The student radio station at the University of Colorado-Boulder hosted Rebecca Robinson and Steve Strom, Voices’ photographer, for an in-depth discussion of the current status and potential future of Bears Ears National Monument. Kudos to Radio 1190 News Director, Lucy Haggard, for posing thought-provoking questions.
“The Battle Over Bears Ears,” KUED: This is a must-watch. Producer Nancy Green and her production crew have done a masterful job of presenting the core issues and nuances of the multi-year debate over the future of Bears Ears. We were pleased to be interviewed for the film and to receive a "Special Thanks" in the credits.