Sacred Lands, Sacred Waters

Oct 4, 2017, 7:00 pm

In collaboration with Utah Dine Bikeyah, RDT will host a panel discussion focusing on the nature of “sacred” places and the issues impacting the newly-proclaimed Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah.

The controversy surrounding the ownership and stewardship of the Monument has both cultural and political overtones and is viewed from a variety of perspectives. Can land management incorporate what Native Americans call “traditional knowledge” into the area’s stewardship? Can Sovereign Nations have a seat at the table? What are the points of agreement that opposing sides share?

Bears Ears National Monument is not only sacred to sovereign nations, but to white settlers, recreationalists and environmentalists. The discussion will use as a departure point the notion that this land speaks to all of us about the spiritual and mythological connections we have to each other and to the earth, not only in Utah but across the nation.

This program is funded in part by a UH Competitive Grant.

Impact Hub Salt Lake, Red Butte Room

150 S State St
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-1748
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Event Contact:

David Pace