over 60,000 SIGNATURES AS OF 12/11/17
MORE NEEDED NOW!
RESPECT TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY!
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, Congressman Paul Ryan:
We, the undersigned, respectfully call upon you to use your position as Speaker of the House to stop any and all assaults on American Indian Tribal Lands, such as the attempts by Rep. Rob Bishop to undo the Bears Ears Monument. The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation is one of the five tribes comprising the Inter-Tribal Coalition on Bears Ears.
Bishop has also held two hearings in 2017 so far on the topic of overturning the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act--while inviting NO TRIBAL REPRESENTATIVES TO TESTIFY! The latter is nothing but a 21st Century Indian Land grab and an insulting attempt to bring back the genocidal mentality of the Allotment period.
Rep. Bishop and some others in Congress are engaging in all out assault on Indian sovereignty, Indian land and water rights, and even Indian identity rights. It is time the Speaker of the House stepped in and said enough is enough!
Respect Indian Sovereignty!
restore Bears Ears!