Southern Ute Tribe elects two women to council

Members of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado elected two women to the council on Wednesday.

Incumbent Joycelyn Dutchie and Ramona Y. Eagle, a newcomer, were sworn in to three-year terms yesterday. The seven-member council now has three women on board.

The election was the first of three the tribe is holding due to an unprecedented shakeup. Four council members, including the former chairman, have resigned or quit in recent weeks.

Pearl E. Casias, former vice chairwoman, is running for chairman. If elected, women would be the majority on the council.

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Two S. Ute women voted to council (The Durango Herald 12/16)

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