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Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Tribal leaders finally invited to hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 29, 2018)

Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.


House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
House panel schedules a second hearing on GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (January 18, 2018)

Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.


News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.


Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds
Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)

Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe challenges new permit for uranium operation (June 22, 2017)

The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.


House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill (September 12, 2016)

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.


Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster
Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (August 1, 2016)

A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation (July 12, 2016)

The Colorado tribe is hoping to interest more of its people in the anthropology and archaeology field.


Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay
Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay (May 19, 2016)

Concerns about unique issues in Indian Country and lack of consultation were glossed over by the Obama administration.


Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (April 19, 2016)

Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.


Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill
Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill (March 25, 2016)

The Southern Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation are preparing for the spring and summer runoff, which could release contaminants from the Gold King mine disaster.


Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk: Protect Bears Ears for new generations
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk: Protect Bears Ears for new generations (March 4, 2016)

Bears Ears is home to the dwellings of our ancestors, the final resting places of our people, and sacred areas where our people still collect traditional herbs and medicines today.


Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument
Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument (February 12, 2016)

A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.


Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements
Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements (February 9, 2016)

The agency is seeking $131.2 million to implement and maintain settlements for tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.


Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah
Tribes reiterate bid for national monument at Bears Ears in Utah (January 22, 2016)

Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.


Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention
Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (October 20, 2015)

One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.


Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument
Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument (October 16, 2015)

Tribal leaders from Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico want to protect 1.9 million acres of ancestral and sacred sites.


First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching
First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching (October 8, 2015)

Cattle ranchers in Indian Country are receiving help with their management, development and retail capabilities.


Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine
Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine (September 23, 2015)

The Navajo Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe have been affected by the release of an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water system.


EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster
EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)

The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.


Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (August 5, 2015)

More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe demands action on uranium mill site (May 7, 2015)

A community on the Utah portion of the reservation sits just three miles downwind from a uranium mill whose corporate owners are in a court fight with another tribe.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe aims to draw in tourists with new business
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe aims to draw in tourists with new business (May 1, 2015)

The Ute Mountain Indian Trading Company and Gallery will be opening at the site of a popular art gallery and studio.


Republican lawmakers kill Indian mascot measure in Colorado
Republican lawmakers kill Indian mascot measure in Colorado (April 30, 2015)

Indian students and parents testified in support of the bill but it was stopped by a party-line vote.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe cites interest from marijuana industry
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe cites interest from marijuana industry (March 19, 2015)

The drug is legal for medical and recreational purposes in Colorado so developers are interested.


USDA Blog: Tribes document historic wickiup sites in Colorado
USDA Blog: Tribes document historic wickiup sites in Colorado (January 9, 2015)

Since 2003, the Forest Service has participated in the Colorado Wickiup Project to document historic aboriginal wooden structures in the state.


Lawmakers in Colorado ax bill to expand Indian tuition program
Lawmakers in Colorado ax bill to expand Indian tuition program (April 30, 2014)

A bill to expand the Indian tuition program in Colorado is dead for now.


Colorado House passes bill to expand Indian tuition program
Colorado House passes bill to expand Indian tuition program (April 16, 2014)

The Colorado House passed HB1124, a bill that offers in-state tuition for members of federally recognized tribes with ties to the state.


Opinion: Tribes help document historic wickiup sites in Colorado
Opinion: Tribes help document historic wickiup sites in Colorado (March 24, 2014)

The Colorado Wickiup Project worked with the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to document wickiup sites across the state.


OST helps members of two Colorado tribes develop their wills
OST helps members of two Colorado tribes develop their wills (March 18, 2014)

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is helping members of Colorado tribes develop wills.


Colorado bill clarifies Indian tax exemption for vehicle sales
Colorado bill clarifies Indian tax exemption for vehicle sales (February 7, 2014)

A bill in the Colorado Legislature clarifies that tribal members whose vehicles are registered in Indian Country are exempt from state sales tax.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe seats first majority female council
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe seats first majority female council (January 22, 2014)

For the first time in its history, women make up the majority of leadership for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe kicks off reservation cleanup effort
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe kicks off reservation cleanup effort (January 9, 2014)

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado has started a reservation-wide cleanup campaign.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Navajo Nation hit hard by diabetes
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Navajo Nation hit hard by diabetes (November 22, 2013)

The Ute Mountain Tribe and the Navajo Nation are struggling with high rates of diabetes.


Ute Mountain Tribe into final stretch before general election
Ute Mountain Tribe into final stretch before general election (October 2, 2013)

Members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado go to the polls next week to elect a new chairman and three council representatives.


Ute Mountain Ute sets election for chair and  council members
Ute Mountain Ute sets election for chair and council members (September 10, 2013)

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado has scheduled an October 11 election.


USDA Blog: Three tribes receive Value Added Producer grants
USDA Blog: Three tribes receive Value Added Producer grants (May 13, 2013)

Three tribes have received funds under the Value Added Producer Grant program at the Department of Agriculture: In a stroke of good fortune and opportune timing, the Ute Mountain Ute...


Colorado  tribes  lead effort  for reburial locations on public lands
Colorado tribes lead effort for reburial locations on public lands (March 11, 2013)

Tribes in Colorado are leading an effort to find suitable locations to rebury ancestral remains. The Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe convened a group to identify...


Column: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe brings Christmas tree to Capitol
Column: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe brings Christmas tree to Capitol (December 6, 2012)

"Three weeks before the 73-foot Engleman Spruce Christmas tree was officially lit Tuesday on the U.S. Capitol lawn, it stood atop Ute Mountain in Colorado, where the Ute Native American...


Travel: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe brings visitors closer to culture
Travel: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe brings visitors closer to culture (December 3, 2012)

"At the small tribal visitor center near the Ute reservation town of Towaoc in the high Colorado desert, I climbed into an aging Ford van with four others. We'd come...


Per cap payout from Ute Mountain Ute boosts local businesses
Per cap payout from Ute Mountain Ute boosts local businesses (November 14, 2012)

Members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado have been boosting the local economy thanks to a per capita payout. Each member received about $19,000 in three payments. The...


Ute Mountain Ute chairman returns to job after per cap dustup
Ute Mountain Ute chairman returns to job after per cap dustup (August 7, 2012)

Gary Hayes, the chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, has returned to his post after a failed recall attempt.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe leader faces recall over trust settlement
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe leader faces recall over trust settlement (June 15, 2012)

Gary Hayes, the chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, was an honored guest at the White House in April but it looks like some people back home don't want him around anymore.


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe distributes trust fund to its members
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe distributes trust fund to its members (May 9, 2012)

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado will distribute trust fund payments to its members. Each adult will receive $2,000 and each minor will receive $1,000. The money is...


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe accepts $42.6M in trust settlement
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe accepts $42.6M in trust settlement (April 24, 2012)

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado settled its trust mismanagement lawsuit with the federal government for $42.6 million. Chairman Gary Hayes took part in an announcement at the...


Tribal leaders hail $1B in   trust management settlements
Tribal leaders hail $1B in trust management settlements (April 11, 2012)

[Audio of White House Event] Tribal leaders joined the Obama administration today in announcing a $1 billion settlement to 41 trust management lawsuits. The settlements were the result of 22...


Supreme Court declines Ute Mountain Ute Tribe's tax case
Supreme Court declines Ute Mountain Ute Tribe's tax case (February 21, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a petition in Ute Mountain Ute Tribe v. Padilla, a taxation case. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe sued the state of New Mexico for...


Hospital denied services to  Ute   woman who reported   assault
Hospital denied services to Ute woman who reported assault (February 15, 2012)

A hospital in Colorado has agreed to implement new policies after a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe was turned away after she reported being sexually assaulted. The woman...


BIA officer  cleared in    Ute Mountain Ute man's fatal shooting
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BIA officer cleared in Ute Mountain Ute man's fatal shooting (January 25, 2012)

A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado. U.S. Attorney John Walsh determined...


Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs  names new executive
Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs names new executive (January 10, 2012)

The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs has a new executive secretary. Ernest House Jr. is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. He previously held the post but was...


Supreme Court declines to hear Indian man's jury bias appeal
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Supreme Court declines to hear Indian man's jury bias appeal (October 14, 2011)

For the second time, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Benally v. US, a jury bias case involving a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Kerry Dean...


Driver charged in death of    Ute Mountain Ute leader Ernest House
Driver charged in death of Ute Mountain Ute leader Ernest House (September 20, 2011)

A 20-year-old man has been charged with careless driving following the death of Ernest House Sr., a former chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado. House, 65, was...


Ernest House, former Ute Mountain Ute  chairman, passes at 65
Ernest House, former Ute Mountain Ute chairman, passes at 65 (September 19, 2011)

Ernest House Sr., a former chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado, died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday. He was 65. House was returning home from a...


10th Circuit rules for state in Ute Mountain Ute Tribe tax dispute
10th Circuit rules for state in Ute Mountain Ute Tribe tax dispute (July 27, 2011)

The state of New Mexico can impose taxes on oil and gas development on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The Ute Mountain...