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Purposeful Partnership

For all corporate sponsorships, the Utah Wild donates 5% directly back to our Purposeful Partner. This program stems from the idea that as we grow, our community should also grow. 

Our 2021 - 2022 Purposeful Partner: Utah Diné Bikéyah

About Utah Diné Bikéyah

Diné Bikéyah (pronounced di-NAY bi-KAY-uh) means “people’s sacred lands” in the Navajo language. Utah Diné Bikéyah is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works toward healing of people and the Earth by supporting indigenous communities in protecting their culturally significant, ancestral lands.

 

Utah Diné Bikéyah’s mission is to: “Preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of ancestral Native American lands to benefit and bring healing to people and the Earth.”

Utah Diné Bikéyah provides critical tools, training, and technical support to the five Tribes—Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute, & Uintah Ouray Ute—who are leading the call to protect the Bears Ears cultural landscape as a national monument. Specifically, they provide:

  1. Traditional Ecological Knowledge research and mapping

  2. Public lands policy analysis

  3. Native American grassroots community organizing

  4. Public education

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WHY THE PURPOSEFUL PARTNERSHIP

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LEVERAGING OUR PRIVILEGE

As a board, team, and sport of primarily white people it is important to recognize the fundraising advantages we have and work against the oppressive systems that provide that privilege by distributing wealth

LIVING OUR VALUES

Utah Diné Bikéyah's mission and values are right in line with our values of Western Community, Inclusion and Equity, Leadership, and Environmentalism

ACKNOWLEDGING OUR LANGUAGE

Our team name and iconography reflect the many landscapes  of Utah and the Mountain West. We recognize that these landscapes are the direct result of indigenous skill and technology and that the concept of "wilderness" is  a colonial, romanticized concept