Updates & Blogposts

SOS Invites You to Participate in a Non-Rally-Rally of our Own

As many of you know, there has been a lot of stirring in our corner of the world this weekend in anticipation of an announcement or recommendation from the White House regarding the Bears Ears National Monument and Secretary Zinke’s visit. As a message of solidarity and continued awareness, SOS invites you to participate in a non-rally-Rally of our own, while you're spending time with your families and other commitments.

Biased survey found predetermined outcome

There are many different types of data, statistical, factual (i.e. mathematical), etc. Statistical data can be biased, illusory, and restrictive, in such a way that it is influenced, and does not fairly represent the population. This data may not mean what it’s asserted to mean, even if the results are theoretically accurate, and thus, the ability to be a ‘statistical white lie’.

Concerned Americans Need to ACT! Comment now to RESCIND BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

AT this very moment, Secretary Zinke has opened up PUBLIC COMMENTS for an Executive Order review of 27 National Monuments designated or expanded since January 1, 1996 BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT is priority number ONE! Thanks for all of your hard work to ensure that this terrible monument is RESCINDED. The U.S. Department of the … Continue reading Concerned Americans Need to ACT! Comment now to RESCIND BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

SOS Celebrate’s and Thanks the Voices that Oppose Bears Ears National Monument

Save Bears Ears, Stewards of San Juan County, Trump this Monument

“Unlike the rally being held 300 miles away at the state Capitol, the San Juan celebration of local voices is about bringing together those who know and love our public lands the most. For the monument advocates, San Juan County is a vacation spot. For us, it’s our home.” – Ryan Benally, SOS Vice President

“Great American lie that all tribes are for Bears Ears NM”

The NW Band of Shoshone does not support the Bears Ears National Monument. I disagree with environmental group’s decision to utilize the tribes inside the Inter-tribal Coalition. This monument was inducted and accomplished without official consultation and significant participation of the NW Band of Shoshone. This is not a good deal for tribes. They need to understand this. The great American lie is that all tribes are for the Bears Ears National Monument. They are not!

Stewards of SJC Believe Trump’s Monument Review is Step Towards Rescinding Bears Ears Designation

A National Monument should be an honor to an area, not a punishment forced on by a President from over 3000 miles away. This monument was designated in order to appease outside special interest groups, and the voices of life-long residents and local tribal members who have loved and cared for this land the most were blatantly ignored.

“Finally, rural America has a voice again”

"Historically, the Act calls for the President to designate the 'smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected,'" Zinke continued. "Despite this clear directive 'smallest area' has become the exception and not the rule. Under the President's leadership, I will work with local, state and Tribal governments to review monument designations made the past 20 years and make sure they work for the local communities.