Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument

On August 8, 2023, President Joe Biden designated the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in Arizona.

Send a message to thank President Biden for honoring the Tribes’ deep cultural ties to the Grand Canyon by designating the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument.

 

Photo: Jim Dublinski

Thank you President Biden for designating the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument a cultural heritage with incredible biodiversity, precious waters, and the vital economic engine of the Grand Canyon region.

At least 12 Tribes and Nations have cultural connections to the proposed monument (just under 1 million acres). This Indigenous-led proposal dates back decades to numerous efforts to permanently protect the Grand Canyon region from new uranium mining and other harmful development.

This monument will protect important cultural sites for Indigenous communities and habitat for endangered species like California condors, Mexican spotted owls, and the Fickeisen plains cactus. It would also protect hundreds of seeps and springs and habitat for endangered wildlife from the toxic impacts of uranium mining. These seeps and springs feed tributary streams that support flows in the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

Please continue to honor the stories, legacies, and voices of local communities by designating and/or expanding national monuments such as the Site of the Springfield Race Massacre in Illinois, Historic Greenwood/ Black Wall Street in Oklahoma, Molok Luyuk in California, and Great Bend of the Gila in Arizona. Thank you for your commitment to celebrating and conserving connections to the nation’s incredible public lands and waters, and for continuing to permanently protect natural, cultural, and historic sites, lands of great scientific value, and ocean waters that contribute to the ongoing and often-untold stories and true history of the United States.

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    Cameron Carlson signed 2024-01-23 16:04:05 -0700
    MUCH LOVE FROM UTAH!
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    Shauna signed 2023-12-30 09:36:33 -0700
    Thank you from my generation and all the future generations!
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    Claire Watson signed 2023-12-09 20:40:45 -0700
    Thank you!
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    Lisa M Rice signed 2023-09-10 19:46:07 -0600
    Thank you for all of your hard work, along with everyone else involved to get this passed into law. It is extremely important we honor America’s First People and their traditions, as we meld their beliefs into our own.
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    Steve S signed 2023-09-05 13:55:11 -0600
    Thank you very much for assisting Native Americans and the rest of us in keeping the Grand Canyon free from uranium mining.
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    Joni Wirts signed 2023-09-02 11:37:08 -0600
    Thank you for preserving this important piece of land and national treasure.
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    Every inch saved is one less lost. Thank you for every one saved. Save the environment, save mankind.
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