Category: Land Grabs
“I fear with a monument, there will be more restrictions, and we won’t have that opportunity, especially our Indian people, our Navajo people. We are always being cut off somewhere, and we don’t really trust the federal government.”
Ammon Bundy’s former attorney Mike Arnold added that he believes the trial on what he refers to as “thought crimes” will be a long one.
“Again, your food and heat do not matter more than our children’s views. Flat out.”
“When somebody takes away lands and livelihood, can you really be anything you want to be?”
The ‘pro-monument’ busses, shirts, lunches and ‘free trip’ were all donated by a well-funded environmental coalition and a super star who has merely stepped foot in the county!
A monument designation around Bear Ears will threaten local San Juan County Navajos’ access to resources and change their way of life.
Underneath Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s highly orchestrated is a bitter divide between groups within the local Native American population.
Please bear in mind that if an ordinary group of campers or hunters had created the kind of environmental disruption documented below, they could be prosecuted by the federal government, heavily fined, or both.
Out-of-state interests advocating for unilateral presidential action argue that a monument designation is the only means of protecting the Bears Ears area. But this argument is plainly false.
It’s no coincidence that it comes when environmental groups are pushing to create a national monument in Malheur County.