Tribes respond to Trump's attack on Bears Ears National Monuments

FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the new Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Utah has long stood out for going far beyond other Western states in trying to get back control of its federally protected lands. When President Donald Trump on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, announces he's going to shrink two national monuments in the state, his warm welcome will stand out in a region that is normally protective of its parks and monuments. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)

(KUTV)- Representatives from the Navajo, Ute, and Hopi Tribes host a press conference and call-in to respond to President Trump’s executive order to reduce Bears Ears National Monument by 85%.

Tribes believe this action is an attack on Native American people, culture, history, and tribal sovereignty. "This action is illegal and unwarranted and dismisses more than 2.8 million people who petitioned the president to keep our national monuments fully intact" representatives say.

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