The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has deep historical and modern-day connection to Native peoples, including the Hopi, Zuni, Dine/Navajo, San Juan Southern Paiute, Kaibab Paiute, Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, and Acoma nations.
Our mission begins with “honoring the past” of this Monument. Over the years, Partners has worked and collaborated on research projects in the Monument that include cataloging hundreds of Native archeological sites, and dozens of oral histories. You can find much of this work here.
The next part of our mission is about “safeguarding the future” of this Monument. In this regard, we recognize the importance of including more more Native knowledge and participation of Native peoples in land management. With over five million Native peoples in the U.S., we are committed to doing more to include these voices in our work and practices. We are partnering with the Grand Canyon Trust to bring you a five-part teach-in series on: “Native Perspectives—on Public Land and Tribal Preservation.”
Talia Boyd, Cultural Landscapes Program Manager for Grand Canyon Trust hosts these panel discussions. Below, you will find recordings of all these events, along with bios of the speakers. We have one remaining panel featuring Native speakers that will be 6:00-7:00 pm MDT (5:00-6:00 AZ/MST) today, on October 22nd. Register for this event here.