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Supporters of the 1.35 million acre Bears Ears National Monument said the area in southern Utah holds important historical and cultural artifacts for tribes in the region, including the Navajo and Hopi.

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Tribes say ‘no thanks’ to plan for scaled-back Bears Ears monument

Leaders of five tribes accused lawmakers Tuesday of “cherry-picking” tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears monuments, and said proposed tribal management of the new monument would be in name only.