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National Park Service

Here’s a fish story for you: what if you could get paid to go fishing all day? The National Park Service wants anglers to help get rid of exotic brown trout at Lees Ferry on the Colorado River. The agency is giving cash prizes for every fish to try to knock down their numbers. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, the program is an unusual experiment, designed to meet the goals of the Park Service but also respect the spiritual beliefs of the Zuni Tribe.

Bob Wick/BLM

Navajo Nation leaders are calling for the full restoration of Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. The Trump administration drastically cut its size three years ago, but tribes hope the Biden-Harris administration will reverse the order. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


NPS

Representatives of four Southwestern tribes have reburied human remains and other objects taken in the 19th century by a European researcher. They worked with the U.S. State Department and Finnish government for years to repatriate the items. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Deidra Peaches, Courtesy of Grand Canyon Trust

A new website tells stories from five Native leaders about their cultural and spiritual ties to the Grand Canyon. The images, videos, and audio clips gathered on the site are part of a larger effort to improve education about the Grand Canyon’s indigenous history. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke about the project with Sarana Riggs, program manager at the nonprofit Grand Canyon Trust. 


FBI.gov

Authorities say a man whose remains were found in the trunk of a burning car in northwestern New Mexico had been killed beforehand.