Gathering with Utah Diné Bikéyah and Indigenous Visitors for Native Land Rights
Native American leaders and community activists, joined by author Terry Tempest Williams, will gather to discuss the preservation of sacred lands at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Lewis Arts Complex CoLab. The gathering will include members of the Native American-led grassroots organization Utah Dine Bikeyah and the Ute Mountain Ute, Hopi, Navajo, Acoma and Delaware Tribes. The gathering will center around the status of Bears Ears National Monument — which was established in 2016 and drastically reduced in 2017 — and Native Americans’ relationship with their sacred lands.
This event is the first of two public events being held in conjunction with the multi-site exhibition, “Public Lands, Private Hands: An Exhibition Depicting the Exploration and Exploitation of the American West,” opening Monday, May 6, in the CoLab and the Princeton University Art Museum Works on Paper Study Room. The exhibition includes photographs drawn from Princeton’s collections, works by Princeton undergraduate students, and original photographs by Fazal Sheikh, the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).
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