Trump drastically cuts national monument sacred to Native Americans

December 4, 2017
By Emily McFarlan Miller
Religion News Service

Most notably, the move on Dec. 4 would shrink the 1.5-million acre Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, considered sacred by a number of Native American tribes, by 85 percent, according to plans leaked ahead of the announcement. It would divide it into two smaller areas — Indian Creek and Shash Jaa (Navajo for “Bears Ears”), the White House confirmed in a written statement.