Traditional Arts of Bears Ears- Hopi, Zuni, Dine, and Ute

Utah Diné Bikéyah

Funding Received: 2016
Bluff, UT
Funding Period: 1 year and 11 months

Five Native tribes are partnered with Utah Diné Bikéyah to promote a sustainable economic future in San Juan County, UT through culture, community, and the arts. We will support community dialogues around a future not dependent on extractive resource development, that is instead driven by local sustainable economic solutions and the strengths of the diverse Native American Tribes who live or share ancestry to San Juan County.  Utah Diné Bikéyah will highlight the connections of local people to the natural environment, we will help connect people to each other, and will influence local, state, and federal policies to better reflect the county make-up and protect cultural assets for generations to come.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Dec 7, 2017
President Trump announced the decision to shrink the Bears Ears, a sacred tribal site in Utah, and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by more than 1.1... Read More
Dec 7, 2016
On Tuesday, ArtPlace America announced that Utah Diné Bikéyah’s “Traditional Arts of Bears Ears” project is one of 29 programs chosen, from almost 1,400 applications,... Read More
Last year, we had the privilege of working with Utah Diné Bikéyah as they partnered with five Native tribes on the project ‘Traditional Arts of...Read more