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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye joined leaders of other tribes who told a House committee that a proposal to shrink the new Bears Ears National Monument ignored the will of tribal governments.

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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.