Southern Ute museum’s nonprofit status may dissolve

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Southern Ute museum’s nonprofit status may dissolve

Tribe and museum at odds over management, money
A buffalo display is seen in the closed Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum on Tuesday in Ignacio. The Southern Ute tribal council is calling for the dissolution of the museum’s nonprofit status.
As tribal council and the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum’s board of directors negotiate dissolving the museum’s nonprofit designation, ambiguity surrounds the future of the museum.
Money sits in a donation box in the front lobby of the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum on Tuesday in Ignacio.
Museum board vice chairman Ronald Yellowbird fears if the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum loses its nonprofit status, the facility will become a “beautiful building with no collections.”

Southern Ute museum’s nonprofit status may dissolve

A buffalo display is seen in the closed Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum on Tuesday in Ignacio. The Southern Ute tribal council is calling for the dissolution of the museum’s nonprofit status.
As tribal council and the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum’s board of directors negotiate dissolving the museum’s nonprofit designation, ambiguity surrounds the future of the museum.
Money sits in a donation box in the front lobby of the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum on Tuesday in Ignacio.
Museum board vice chairman Ronald Yellowbird fears if the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum loses its nonprofit status, the facility will become a “beautiful building with no collections.”
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