Tag: Native Tribes
Not only have locals been left out of conversations between the federal government and monument supporters, but efforts have been made to drown out local voices during the limited opportunities that residents had to give input.
It is heartbreaking to think of what the land will come to if this monument takes place, the access and the resources that will be stripped from those who love the land most.
Greg Sheehan told board members it is important for the state to express its desire to retain management authority over wildlife populations.
The Navajos have used this land for generations, picking berries, cutting firewood, gathering herbs, hunting, and performing religious ceremonies. A monument designation will threaten their access to these resources and change their way of life.