United Association Resolution Supporting the Designation of the Bears Ears National Monument

The United Association (UA) and UA Locals 140, 669, and 798 joined in supporting the designation of the Bears Ears landscape as a National Monument.

July 28, 2016
Bears Ears formation in Utah. Photo from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brewbooks/5422149370

Bears Ears formation in Utah. Photo from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brewbooks/5422149370

Recognizing the historic and ongoing cultural ties to the lands, animals, plants, and resources of San Juan County, Utah by Native American People, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)—as well as UA Locals 140, 669, and 798—passed a resolution in support of designating the Bears Ears region of Utah a National Monument.

“Bears Ears and the surrounding 1.9 million acres of public land hold a rich history of the Native American tribes whose livelihoods, identities, and cultural practices are connected to these beautiful and currently unprotected lands. Our union has many Native American members who call this land their spiritual home,” said William P. Hite, General President of the United Association. “We believe that these lands should receive permanent protection under the Antiquities Act of 1906, and are proud to support the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition in the preservation and protection of these ecologically and culturally significant lands.”

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