WATCH: Martin Sensmeier Hikes Through Threatened Bears Ears Monument in ‘America Divided’

By Sameer Rao May 09, 2018

In the May 12 episode of "America Divided," actor Martin Sensmeier ("Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story"), who identifies as Alaska Native, travels to San Juan County, Utah, to learn about Native Americans’ fight against forces that threaten the land.

In the above clip from the Epix docuseries, Sensmeier visits the Bears Ears National Monument and learns about efforts to protect it from President Donald Trump’s planned reduction of the site. A coalition of five tribes sued the Trump administration in December, noting that the land contains more than 100,000 Native American archeological and cultural sites.