Thoughts on Bears Ears, December 2017: Blanding Resident

Dec 21, 2017

KSJD News is continuing its coverage of reactions to President Trump's decision to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument.

Eva Clark-Workman lives in Blanding, and has lived in southeastern Utah her entire life. She says her mother is Navajo. Clark-Workman is the secretary of the group “Stewards of San Juan,” which has advocated against the monument's designation. She says that while she would have been happy with an all-out repeal of the monument, the 85 percent reduction in the size of the monument is also welcome for her. Below are two versions of her conversation with KSJD's Austin Cope-- the abridged version aired on KSJD during Morning Edition, as well as the full interview. The abridged version began with Clark-Workman's perceptions of the national media's portrayal of the Bears Ears debate.