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Child welfare case handed to Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Three Indian children who were removed from their mother's home are being handed to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado.

The children, ages 6, 8 and 10, were removed by authorities in Utah after the 6-year-old was allegedly scalded with hot water by his mother. Authorites say all three children have been subject to abuse.

The children are already under the jurisdiction of the tribe due to ongoing issues. They were determined to be wards of the court but were somehow returned to their mother, a member of the Navajo Nation. The father is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

Get the Story:
Scalded boy remains in hospital (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/6)

Relevant Links:
National Indian Child Welfare Association -

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