Shash Jaa’: “Bears Ears”

Bears Ears sunset in the West. Photo by Angelo Baca.

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.


Recent September – October 2020 Issues:

White Mesa Uranium Mill and Radioactive Waste/Ore from Japan/Estonia

Bandana Color Palette

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

Read the new biden-bears-ears-proclamation issued on October 8, 2021.