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Navajo Nation Decries Plan To Shrink Utah's Bears Ears

A supporter of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments dances with a headdress during a rally Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
A supporter of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments dances with a headdress during a rally Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

President Trump’s planned announcement to drastically shrink Bears Ears National Monument is drawing criticism from conservationists and members of five Native American nations located near the site.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Davis Filfred, a Navajo Nation Council delegate and member of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, about why he and others are pushing back on Trump’s plans.

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