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Navajo Nation Council members and the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition traveled to Washington D.C. to petition the Obama administration to designate the Bears Ears area as a national monument. Submitted photo

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Navajo Council members support Bears Ears coalition in Washington

WASHINGTON - On July 6, Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates, Council Delegate Davis Filfred, and Council Delegate Walter Phelps accompanied the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition delegation to meetings in Washington D.C. to continue petitioning the Obama administration to designate the Bears Ears area as a national monument.