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Haaland hears from all sides in visit to Bears Ears NMon; tour of Grand Staircase–Escalante next

Blanding • Early Thursday morning — before closed meetings with Utah leaders, before the press questions and the shouting protesters — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined tribal leaders on the landscape near Bears Ears National Monument for a moment of reflection and prayer.

“It was a beautiful gathering of tribal leaders to start off the day right,” said Angelo Baca, a Hopi/Diné man from San Juan County who was part of the group.

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