#savebearsears: The Lost Narrative of a National Monument
Georgie Abel

I agree with a lot of this but I live near Bears Ears and my experience is very different. I have heard Native voices loud and clear and have been largely disappointed that the Outdoor industry has not used its clout to help out on land policy issues. When Patagonia finally came around in a very active and vocal way I was stoked. I’m worn out on the athlete worship and soft environmentalism — especially when much of their bread and butter is contingent on public lands and they can do so much more. So many marginalized groups (Blacks, women, etc.) have won large battles because those in the majority helped them. I think the issues you raise are very important, but lets cheer them on when they finally step up and stick their neck on the line — particularly when their help builds bridges and restores relationship with Native Americans.


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