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Navajo Nation leadership meet with U.S. Rep. John Curtis and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in Monument Valley, Utah March 12 to discuss solutions to a recent decision to re-size Bears Ears National Monument. (Submitted photo)

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Navajo Nation, Utah governor and congressman pledge to develop solutions for Bears Ears National Monument

During a public meeting March 12, Navajo Nation leadership stood united in opposing House Bill 4532 sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-Dist. 3) of Utah, which seeks the approval of Congress to confirm and codify President Trump’s 2017 proclamation that reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and divided it into two smaller monuments. On Dec. 4, 2017, the Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s action.