Navajo Nation

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The Bureau of Land Management planned to lease about 18,000 acres of land in southern Colorado for oil and gas drilling. Now, the bureau says it’s holding off so it can consult with the Navajo Nation.

A lawsuit announced this week in Salt Lake City focuses on a contested county commission seat, newly redrawn voting districts and a Navajo candidate well known for his opposition to shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument.

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The Navajo Nation has been awarded a $1.1 million contract as part of a multi-agency effort to help recover endangered fish in the San Juan River Basin.

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Voices continue to mount against the Trump administration's plan to lease land for oil drilling near the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management plans to lease more than 20,000 acres of land starting in early September, some of which comes within a mile of the park.

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Public lands are in the spotlight following the Trump administration’s decision to shrink two national monuments in Utah by 2 million acres. Both monuments included tribal land.

As the the 2018 Outdoor Retailers Summer Market gears up for its opening in Denver this July, tribal leaders have planned a summit — including the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, and NativesOutdoors — to discuss public lands management, outdoor recreation and new opportunities to collaborate.