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Filed Under: Law
Former council member for Ute Tribe indicted for sexual abuse (02/23)
Richard Jenks Jr. faces two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality (02/23)
The effort has the support of presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. and sitting president Ben Shelly.

Filed Under: Law
Ute Tribe won't stop work on center despite threat from city (02/17)
The tribe says the land falls within reservation boundaries and isn't under the city's jurisdiction.

Filed Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (01/27)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.

Filed Under: Law
Member of Te-Moak Tribe accused of child sexual abuse in Utah (01/12)
Mark Ward Oppenhein has been ordered to a halfway house but federal prosecutors want to keep him in jail pending trial.

Filed Under: Education | National
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (11/18)
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.

Filed Under: Environment
USDA Blog: Skull Valley Goshutes look to prevent future floods (11/04)
The tribe hopes to protect its reservation from future flooding after surviving a natural disaster.

Filed Under: Law
Ute Tribe charges former council member with sexual assault (10/13)
Richard Jenks appeared in tribal court on charges of rape, deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault.

Filed Under: Law
Ute Tribe asks DOI to intervene in jurisdiction dispute with state (10/09)
Tribal leaders say a state attorney made racist statements in court and in court filings.

Filed Under: Education
University of Utah creates scholarships for students of Ute Tribe (09/11)
The scholarships will amount to $8,000 per year, or $4,000 per semester

Filed Under: Law
Member of Ute Tribe faces murder and attempted murder charges (09/04)
One person died and two others were either shot or grazed by bullets during the June incident.

Filed Under: Business
Cedar Band of Paiute Indians market Twisted Cedar label of wine (08/13)
Proceeds from the label will go to tribal social services and other programs.

Filed Under: Trust
BIA hosts scoping meeting on Paiute Tribe land-into-trust bid (07/28)
The tribe wants to use 174 acres near Zion National Park for economic development.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Chief Black Hawk was notorious leader of Ute people (07/24)
Writer explores the story of Chief Black Hawk, a leader of the Ute people in Utah.

Filed Under: Business
Shivwits Band seeing early success with gas station and store (07/23)
Plans are underway to expand the See'Veets Eng store, which opened on February 1.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Bill allows tribes to manage wild horse herds from federal land (07/15)
Some tribes have complained about wild horse populations on their reservations.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe heads to White House (07/10)
The bill allows the tribe to protect 20,000 acres of culturally important sites on the reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National | World
Mary Pember: Federal raids slow black market of Indian artifacts (07/08)
Mary Annette Pember reports on how recent raids have slowed the global trade in Indian artifacts.

Filed Under: Environment
EPA to consult tribes about emissions at coal-fired power plants (06/04)
Navajo Nation, Ute Tribe and Fort Mojave Tribe host plants on their reservations.

Filed Under: Business
Ute Tribe announces plans to start power plant on reservation (05/22)
Facility would be powered by natural gas.

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