Donate to the Original Peoples of Arches

Arches, a National Park in Utah, is renowned for its stunning natural splendor, including a host of magnificent arched rock formations. But for centuries before its discovery and population by outsiders, this beautiful area was home exclusively to several Indigenous Peoples, many of whom still live close by.

Please use the donation form to the right to help fund the sacred defense of Indigenous communities associated with Arches — and click Read More below to learn more about its original inhabitants. When you contribute $100 or more, we'll include a trial membership to the Lakota People's Law Project!

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In alphabetical order, here are peoples we understand to be traditionally associated with the lands occupied by Arches National Park:

Hopi Tribe

Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians

Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute

Moapa Band of Paiute Indians

Navajo Nation

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

Pueblo of Zuni (or Ashiwi)

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

White Mesa Ute