Protecting Bears Ears


An important part of our work with Rootfoot is to give reverence to the earth, sky, and waters. We dedicate our third anniversary by helping protect the local sacred lands in the Utah Bears Ears region.

In December, the presidential administration reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, by two million acres - the largest elimination of protected land in American history. 

Bears Ears is a sacred region where the spirits of ancestors still dwell. It is home to specific flora and fauna and important ceremonies are performed here. Because of its diverse terrain ranging from redrock canyons to alpine mountains, local Ute and Navajo people also depend on this area for firewood collection and subsistence hunting—crucial sustainable resources in a notably arid region. 

We believe an important part of life and spirit is our inherent connection with the Earth. One of the biggest things we can do is maintain this strong connection through the preservation of the earth. Nature is where our hearts dwell and souls sing. The wisdom that is held in these lands and all lands is infinite and beautiful. 

In honor of our birthday, this week 2/6 -2/12, 5% of all sales will be donated to Utah Dine Bikeyah to support their efforts in protecting these lands.

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Laura Huth