The Valley of the Gods: sacred power resonates in this place, with astounding beauty guarded by countless generations. It is our turn. These lands are in Bears Ears, which is under attack though an illegal presidential proclamation that violates the protections of its monument status, opening the door to toxic extractive industry such as uranium pit mines and coal stripmines. Over 100,000 Native American archeological and cultural sites are here, including the epic petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock in these photos. In order to defend these lands, all photos in this post are available for free under Creative Commons BY-NC license. Please reach out if you need higher quality images. Defend Bears Ears!
The 5 tribes who have stewarded this land for centuries created a ground-breaking coalition to form the monument protections. They are fighting this in the courts, and need support. https://bearsearscoalition.org/
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