Shash Jaa’: “Bears Ears”

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition’s opinion on visitor travel to Tribal Lands during Covid-19

IMG_9007Photo: by Angelo Baca

Bears Ears – looking west from West Water community, San Juan County, Utah.

Screen Shot 2018-02-04 at 11.32.01 PMThis 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.

“Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears” teaser trailer

Short Clip from “Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears”

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Representative John Curtis Meeting at Mexican Water Chapter, Navajo Nation 3/22/2019

Representative John Curtis Meeting at Mexican Water Chapter on Navajo Nation 2018

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.

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