When Davina Smith was asked to join the Board of Directors for Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, it was an easy decision to say “yes”. Starting at Bears Ears, Tribes have finally been an integral part of the conversation about how to save these sacred landscapes, and that conversation naturally extends beyond boundaries and into the Grand Staircase-Escalante region. Davina is devoted to respectfully sharing the stories of her own Dine people and those of other Tribes of both the present and past. As a board member, she has had the opportunity to visit places with deep connections to Hopi, Ute, Pueblo, and other Tribes, and is always imagining what their lives may have looked like in this unique landscape. From Davina, “It tears me up when I visit because I know we’re doing good work.”

– Davina Smith, Board member for Partners

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