It is vital that we all spread the message of respectful visitation.
But along with this important restoration is a need to deepen our relationship with the land and better understand our responsibility to this place. This is at the heart of respectful visitation and represented in our organization’s vision to honor the land and learn its lessons.
Davina Smith, a member of the Diné (Navajo) tribe and a Partners’ board member, recently helped organize the Women of Bears Ears. They released a statement published in the New York Times last week that beautifully speaks to the relationship Native peoples have with the land— a connection we should all seek to cultivate. We encourage you to read this powerful statement in its entirety here.
Photo from womenofbearsears.org |Quote from “Women of Bears Ears Are Asking You to Help Save It,” published in the New York Times.
Together, we can honor the land and learn its lessons—every day and forever.