Jonah Yellowman will speak on Wednesday, November 1, during the “Bears Ears: 10,000 Years of Public Land” opening night program.
Tickets for the program may be purchased here.
Jonah is Diné from Halgaito in Monument Valley, UT. He is of the Many Arrow Bitterwater clan and born of the Redhouse clan. He was a founding Board Member for Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB) in 2011 and serves as the Spiritual Advisor for the non-profit organization, promoting healing among people and across ancestral lands. As a Roadman, he is a traditional practitioner who helps the medicine people and herbalists to protect Mother Nature through offerings. He believes that through prayers and ceremonies, we can find harmony and balance to keep the land intact. He also works as a traditional artist, specializing in Native American beadwork and painting.
UDB is a 2017 SHIFT Award Official Selection in the Non-Profit Leadership category for its role in the designation of the 1,351,849 acre Bears Ears Region as a National Monument in 2016. As Spiritual Advisor, Jonah understands the innate relationship between humans and the earth and will offer insight into sustainable land management practice that has existed for more than 10,000 years.