Mahalo nui loa, Dr. Haunani Kay-Trask

It is with a heavy heart to report the walking on of Dr. Haunani Kay-Trask (Kanaka Maoli), one of our early and strongest proponents of Indigenous sovereignty, freedom, independence, and action. A shining example of Indigenous women strength, wisdom, guidance, and inspirational teachers across all Indigenous groups. I wanted to honor her by sharing this…

“Public Trust” Documentary Film

Despite support from voters across the political spectrum, our public lands face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, Public Trust investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a mine in the Boundary Waters…

October 9, 2019 ATALM film screening

The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums is dedicated to preserving and advancing the language, history, culture, and lifeways of indigenous peoples. In 2018, it offered professionally guided learning opportunities to over 2,600 tribal cultural practitioners from 352 Native Nations, as well as online training to an additional 1,432 participants. The Association supported 282…

Screening tonight on Feb. 6, 2019 in ABQ

At 815pm at the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture in the George Pearl Hall Auditorium will be an evening screening of “Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears” followed by a question and answer session and an update on the latest news from San Juan County, Utah and the current situation on the Bears Ears National…

LA Skins Film Festival: Screening on Sunday 6-8pm Block

Thanks to the LA Skins Film Festival for screening Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears this Sunday during the Native American Activism section from 6-8pm at the Chinese Theatre on November 18, 2018! It is an honor to be screening at this very prestigious film festival and I am looking forward to attending. Thanks!    

NARF Presser on Bears Ears — Turtle Talk

Here: President Trump’s action to revoke and replace the Bears Ears National Monument is not only an attack on the five sovereign nations with deep ties to the Bears Ears region, it is a complete violation of the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution. No president has ever revoked and replaced a national monument […]…

Hopi Tribe Celebrates Bears Ears National Monument Proclamation  — Angles & Momentum

For Immediate Release December 29, 2016 Kykotsmovi, Ariz. – Today Hopi Tribal Chairman Herman G. Honanie applauds President Obama’s designation of the Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) under the Antiquities Act of 1906. This is a landmark decision culminating a broad collaborative effort between conservation groups, federal and state governments and five tribal groups including…

What’s in a name?: Bears Ears and our many names to this place

Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: Hoon’Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh An Lashokdiwe, or “Bears Ears.”   – Excerpt from Bears Ears National Monument Presidential Proclamation…