Native American leaders and community activists, joined by author Terry Tempest Williams, will gather to discuss the preservation of sacred lands. The gathering will include members of the Native American-led grassroots organization Utah Diné Bikéyah 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. A reception will follow.
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.”
The exhibition and related events are sponsored by PEI with additional funding provided by the University Center for Human Values, Humanities Council, the Undergraduate Student Government Projects Board, the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Princeton University Art Museum.