2018 Sacred Places News Stories

'This is our land': Native Americans see Trump's move to reduce Bears Ears monument as an assault on their culture (Los Angeles Times) 12/25/18

Cronkite News: Ancestral tribal sites threatened by copper mine (Indianz) 12/11/18

A year after size reducation, Bears Ears National Monument fight continues (The Spectrum) 12/5/18

High court rules agains Hopi Tribe in snowmaking challenge (The Philadelphia Tribune) 12/1/18 (See Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership)

Indigenous peoples denied access to sacred site as ski are opens wtih treated sewage (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 11/27/18 (See Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl Resort Limited Partnership)

Interior watchdog celars Zinke in probe of Utah national monument (The Washington Post) 11/27/18

Attorney General Becerra joins amicus brief challenging Trump Administration action shrinking national monuments (California Attorney General Xavier Becerra) 11/19/18

21 local officials in Utah support lawsuit against national monument shrinkage (KSL) 11/19/18

Deadline looms in Badger-Two Medicine decision (Flathead Beacon) 11/12/18

We all must speak up to protect our national monuments (The Hill) 11/9/18Thirty meter telescope permitted on sacred volcano, rules Hawaii Supreme Court (MotherBoard) 10/31/18 (See Matter of Contested Case Hearing Re Conservation District Use Application HA-3568 )

Lawmakers call for criminal probe of bulldozed archaelogical sites, firing of Parks director (AZ Cental.) 10/30/18

Grand Mound Historic Site (Minnesota Historical Society)

Inside the new battle for the American West (National Geographic) 10/24/18

Native American tribes join fight over Long Island (The Patriot Ledger) 10/8/18

Sacred places key in Bears Ears management plans (Desert News Utah) 10/2/18

House Dems want to stop new management plans for Utah's shrunken Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monuments, citing lawsuits (The Salt Lake Tribune) 10/2/18

A setback for Trump's plan to slash public lands (The Atlantic) 10/1/18

Judge won't move lawsuits over Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to Utah (Fox 13 Salt Lake City) 9/24/18

Yakama Nation sues Yakima County, Granite Northwest over proposed mining expansion (The Spokesman-Review) 9/11/18

Antiquities Act preserves important cultural sites (Albuquerque Journal) 9/7/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.6410)

Tribes upset with just 2 spots on Bears Ears advisory committee (Deseret News Utah) 9/2/18

Trump adiministration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears (Indianz) 8/30/18

Momentum for Chaco Protection Act (U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich) 8/22/18 (See 115th Congress S.2907)

What the new plans mean for mining, grazing recreation and artifacts in Grand Staircase and Bears Ears (The Salt Lake Tribune) 8/16/18

Why Native Americans struggle to protect their sacred places (The Conversation) 8/14/18

Army agrees to restore access to Makua Valley cultural sites (Honolulu Civil Beat) 8/7/18

Effigy Mounds working with tribal partners to repatriate, rebury stolen human remains (North Iowa Times) 8/7/18

Tribes gather at Bears Ears (Moab Sun News) 8/2/18

Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments (Washington Post) 7/23/18

Community effort leads tribe to buy Trail of Tears landmark, saving historic parcel from chicken farm development (Tulsa World) 7/11/18

Sacred Native American sites are not your playgrounds (Outside) 7/5/18

Morro Bay sewer plan could disrupt tribal burial grounds. Chumash tribe is fighting back (The Tribune) 7/3/18

Mark Trahant: Bears Ears gains a voice with #NativeVote 18 results (Indianz) 6/28/18

Indian tribes battle for say in 5G equipment rollout (Bloomberg Law) 6/25/18

Decision to reopen Grand Mound site expected this fall (StarTribune) 6/16/18

NW Tribal members to appeal religious freedom case (OPB) 6/13/18

Tribes celebrated when this region became a National Monument. Now they're suing to get it back (TIME) 6/1/18

Sacred site in Joshua Tree conveyed to Native American Land Conservancy (IECN) 5/26/18

Udall, Heinrich introduce legislation to protect Chaco Canyon Area (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 5/22/18 (See 115th Congress S.2907)

Tribes, senators seek buffer arond world heritage site (The Olympian) 5/22/18

Tie vote at Wisconsin Supreme Court protects Native American burial site (Journal Sentinel) 5/22/18

With savvy and sensitivity, tribal monitors help preserve sacred places (AZ Central.) 5/16/18

San Juan County seeks to join Bear Ears case, says overturning Trump's changes would hurt its economy (The Salt Lake Tribune) 5/2/18

American Indian artifacts found in North Bay fire debries (Napa Valley Register) 4/27/18

Senators to Zinke: Press pause on Bears Ears & Grand Staircase management plans until courts speak (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 4/26/18

Native group decries human rights violations at Bears Ears (The Seattle Times) 4/25/18

Arizona proposal pits cattle ranchers against tribes over archaeological studies (AZ Central) 4/10/18

Feds defeat suit over bulldozed sacred sites (Court House News) 3/30/18

Tribes leading the charge to protect public lands (Montana Stand) 3/20/18

Tribes come together for fight to bring back protections for Bears Ears National Monument (Huffington Post) 3/19/18

Protecting Native American artifacts at Lake Nighthorse (The Durango Herald) 3/17/18

Utah Governor & Congressman pledge to work with the Navajo Nation to develop solutions for Bears Ears National Monument (Native News Online) 3/14/18

Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site (Indianz) 3/14/18

At Bears Ears, Trump and Zinke ignored everyone but industry (High Country News) 3/13/18

#ItsNotOver - Greater Chaco advocates descend on BLM (Wild Earth Guardians) 3/7/18

Tribal members to challenge decision in destruction of sacred burial site (The Oregonian) 3/5/18

Huge cache of fossils found on lands cut from Bears Ears National Monument (The Spectrum) 2/26/18

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis Presley ties (The Paris Post-Intelligencer) 2/20/18

Protecting the sacred: Navajo Nation buys land at revered peak in Colorado (The Durango Herald) 2/10/18

Tribes fight to keep Bears Ears lawsuit in D.C (The Salt Lake Tribune) 2/2/18

Native American tribes remain opposed to H.R.4532 at its second hearing (Native News Online) 1/30/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.4532)

Ute Mountain Utes blast House committee over testimony ploy (The Journal) 1/29/18

House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (Indianz) 1/18/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.4532)

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye urges Congress to reject bill to downsize Bears Ears National Monument (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 1/16/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.4532)

Burial Mound bill moving through Legislature (NPR) 1/8/18



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