Bears Ears Utah's Untold History...
As the original continued inhabitants and heirs to our sacred lands in and around Bears Ears, Utah,
in 2008 our community organized this organization as a grassroots movement to regain our true existence and inheritance as Dine' descendants of Hastii K'aayelii - leader of the thousands of free Dine'
who never surrendered to the US during the American-Indian Wars.
WE SEEK TO regain our identity
We never surrendered our identity. As the only tribe of Indigenous People in the US to never surrender during the American - Indian Wars, we remained a free people up until 1933.
WE SEEK TO develop our community
We will preserve our culture and history and nurture our community into a self sustaining economy. By educating ourselves today, we can prevent ignorance of the past - tomorrow.
WE SEEK TO educate our community
We seek to educate and technologically advance our community, so we may lay down a foundation for our future generations to succeed as a productive society.
WE SEEK TO protect our sacred lands
We are fighting to protect and preserve our ancestral and given homelands, to educate ourselves and the public on how the significance and importance in doing so, would benefit all people.