Phone 2 Action - Thank You Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Designation August 2023

On August 8, 2023, President Biden signed a proclamation establishing Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument.

The monument was proposed by the Havasupai Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Las Vegas Tribe of Paiutes, Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Shivwits Band of Paiutes, Navajo Nation, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation, Zuni Tribe, and Colorado River Indian Tribes to protect about 1 million acres of their ancestral homelands.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, and Reps. Raúl Grijalva, Ruben Gallego, and Greg Stanton all strongly supported the tribes in their work to see this national monument established. Please take a moment to thank President Biden and these leaders for:

  • Listening to the tribes of the Grand Canyon region
  • Protecting cultural and religious sites of great importance
  • Protecting critical water sources that flow into the Colorado River

Please take a few minutes to personalize your message, share your experience of the Grand Canyon, and explain why this new monument matters to you personally. 

Act now. Send a personal thank you to President Biden, Secretary Haaland, Secretary Vilsack, Sen. Sinema, Sen. Kelly, Rep. Grijalva, Rep. Gallego, and Rep. Stanton.

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