Bishop Approves First Indian Land Theft in 100 Years Denying Existence of Federal Law

Ft. Duchesne, UT - September 24, 2016

On September 22, 2016, Congressman Rob Bishop got approval of H.R. 5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative, on a party-line vote by his Natural Resources Committee. The bill would steal more than 100,000 acres of the Ute Indian Tribe's Reservation lands for the State of Utah and impact the Tribe's sovereignty, jurisdiction and water rights across another 300,000 acres. The Congressman rushed his bill through Committee in record time - one week. 

Robert Lucero