Rebecca M.Robinson & Stephen E. Strom will read from and sign their new books, Voices from Bears Ears: Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Ground and Bears Ears: Views from a Sacred Land

Date: April 25, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM


Rebecca M.Robinson & Stephen E. Strom will read from and sign their new books, Voices from Bears Ears: Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Ground and Bears Ears: Views from a Sacred Land

On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump shrank the monument by 85 percent. A land rich in human history and unsurpassed in natural beauty, Bears Ears is at the heart of a national debate over the future of public lands.

Through the stories of twenty individuals, and informed by interviews with more than seventy people, Voices from Bears Ears captures the passions of those who fought to protect Bears Ears and those who opposed the monument as a federal “land grab” that threatened to rob them of their economic future. It gives voice to those who have felt silenced, ignored, or disrespected. It shares stories of those who celebrate a growing movement by Indigenous peoples to protect ancestral lands and culture, and those who speak devotedly about their Mormon heritage. What unites these individuals is a reverence for a homeland that defines their cultural and spiritual identity, and therein lies hope for finding common ground.

Stephen and Rebecca will be joined by ReGina Lopez-Whiteskunk and Mark Maryboy for this event.