Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition


The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (the Coalition) is comprised of five member Tribes—Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe, and Pueblo of Zuni—that advocated for the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument (BENM). This historic consortium of sovereign Tribal nations united in the effort to conserve the Bears Ears cultural landscape; to assure that area will be managed forever with the greatest environmental sensitivity… where we can be among our ancestors… where we can connect with the land and be healed.

Total Climate Ride Grant: $19,125

From Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

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Advocacy | Advocates on behalf of the five member tribes for the Bears Ears National Monument.

Education | Provides information about the indigenous peoples and history of Bears Ears National Monument and how to visit with respect.

Preservation | Works to protect and expand the Bears Ears National Monument.


  • Worked to establish the Bears Ears National Monument in 2016, the first ever national monument created at the behest of tribal nations.
  • Advocated and lead legal action against the Trump administration’s attempts to reduce the monument.
  • Successfully advocated to ensure tribal expertise and traditional perspectives remain at the forefront of joint decision-making for Bears Ears

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