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The Bears Ears National Monument originally protected 1.35 million acres of public land encompassing the Bears Ears, a region steeped in rich cultural history, with sites sacred to Native American tribes. According to the Washington Post, “it is the first national monument created at the request and with input from Native American governments.” The Trump Administration reduced the Bears Ears by 85 percent in 2017. The current monument area is now two disconnected parts, Shash Jaa and Indian Creek. A coalition of Native American tribes comprised of Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Ute are fighting to protect these culturally significant sites and continue to support monument status.