Washington, D.C. - Today, President Joe Biden designated the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument.
Below is a statement from Brian Sybert, executive director for the Conservation Lands Foundation, in response to the President’s action on the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument:
“We celebrate President Biden’s use of the Antiquities Act to designate a new monument and unit to the National Conservation Lands that honors requests from a dozen Tribal Nations; local elected officials such as Rep. Raul Grijalva; and business and community leaders in Arizona and throughout the country. For decades, these communities have called for permanent protections of these federal public lands adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. Today, approximately 1 million acres have been designated to protect the cultural, natural, recreational and scientific resources of the region.
“We continue to encourage the Biden administration to take action to honor the legacies and voices of local communities by designating and expanding more national monuments, such as the site of the Springfield Race Massacre in Illinois, Historic Greenwood/Black Wall Street in Oklahoma, Molok Luyuk and San Gabriel Mountains in California and Great Bend of the Gila in Arizona.”
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