The Valley of the Gods: sacred power resonates in this place, with astounding beauty guarded by countless generations. It is our turn. These lands are in Bears Ears, which is under attack though an illegal presidential proclamation that violates the protections of its monument status, opening the door to toxic extractive industry such as uranium pit mines and coal strip mines. Over 100,000 Native American archeological and cultural sites are here, including the petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock in these photos.

In order to defend these lands, all photos here are available for free under Creative Commons BY-NC license. Please reach out if you need higher quality images.

The 5 tribes who have stewarded this land for centuries created a ground-breaking coalition to form the monument protections. They are fighting this in the courts, and need support:

Defend Bears Ears!

All photos by Mateo Hinojosa.

In the spirit of generous beauty that these powerful lands give to all those who pass through them, and in order to support the defense of these lands from the imminent threats of toxic extractive industries, all photos on this page are available for free under Creative Commons. Contact me if you are in need of higher quality versions.

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