Bears Ears sunset in the West. Photo by Angelo Baca.
This is the new award-winning documentary film by Angelo Baca from the New York University’s Culture and Media Documentary Program in the Department of Anthropology’s PhD Program.
Synopsis: Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) is a proposed 1.9 million acres of Utah wilderness considered sacred lands to the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (Navajo, Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Hopi, Zuni) coming together to protect this pristine area from natural resource extraction and make this area a designated National Monument in collaborative management partnership with tribes.
Monument Advisory Committee for “reduced” Bears Ears National Monument – next meeting October 16, 2020 – click link above for more information to attend meeting virtually
Recent September – October 2020 Issues:
White Mesa Uranium Mill and Radioactive Waste/Ore from Japan/Estonia
Representative Curtis engages Navajo citizen about Bears Ears during
Bluff Mtg. 3/21/19
Rep. John Curtis talks to Navajo citizens about Bears Ears on 3/21/19 from angelo baca on Vimeo.
Traditional Foods Dinner – Indigenous People’s Day 2019
Covid-19 Relief for San Juan County area families with help of mutual aid and other tribal relief initiatives (Diné/Hopi Relief, Utah Navajo Health Systems, Bluff Mutual Aid, Rural Utah Project, and UDB). Photo by Angelo Baca.
COVID-19 Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, San Juan County, Utah and Navajo Nation Story Updates
Postpone vacations in already-vulnerable tribal communities to stop the spread of COVID-19
As the Navajo Nation battles a COVID-19 onslaught, some Utah leaders cry conspiracy
Doctors Without Borders Dispatches Team to Navajo Nation
Mobile testing gives Utah officials advantages, clearer picture of outbreak
Covid-19 is Deeply and Disproportionately Impacting Indigenous Communities
Health Officials Request Allowing Town Stay Red High Risk Level
Comb Ridge at sunset looking west. Photo by Angelo Baca.
“ Regrowing Our Connections: Diné Relief, Recovery, and Remembrance“
Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey