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Common ground : the story of Bears Ears [electronic resource].

Sparks, Paige Keiter,(director.). hoopla digital.(Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 78 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Collective Eye Films, 2020.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Paige Sparks.
Summary, etc.:
On December 28th, 2016, former President Obama protected nearly 1.5 million acres of sprawling canyon lands and ancient cultural sites in southeast Utah by designating the area as Bears Ears National Monument. Politically, Native American groups and environmentalists applauded the designation. However, it infuriated some locals and state politicians who, declaring government overreach and unnecessary restrictions to the land, demanded the monument to be rescinded. As a result, President Trump signed a proclamation reducing the size of the monument by 85 percent. Environmental groups and tribal governments have responded by filing a host of lawsuits against the Trump administration. Locally, the controversy has divided the community and riled longstanding cultural tensions. While this political debate unfolds in the national spotlight, this project seeks to transcend the rhetoric, following diverse characters living in San Juan County and their relationships with the land.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition.
Indians of North America > Politics and government.
Bears Ears National Monument (Utah)
Public lands > United States > 21st century.
San Juan County (Utah) > Politics and government > 21st century.
Uranium mines and mining > Utah > San Juan County.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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