Shash Jaa’: “Bears Ears”

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 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.

Submission for public comments closes on May 26th to Secretary Zinke. Please submit your comments here: