Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

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Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart: Bears Ears, water rights, consultation were key issues
Manuel Heart, chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Councilwoman Regina Whiteskunk attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., this week.
President Barack Obama smiles while wearing a ceremonial blanket and hat give to him at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference on Sept. 26. Manuel Heart, chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, said: “I was able to shake President Obama’s hand and said ‘Remember Bears Ears,’ and he responded, ‘There is still work to do.’”

Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Manuel Heart, chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Councilwoman Regina Whiteskunk attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., this week.
President Barack Obama smiles while wearing a ceremonial blanket and hat give to him at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference on Sept. 26. Manuel Heart, chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, said: “I was able to shake President Obama’s hand and said ‘Remember Bears Ears,’ and he responded, ‘There is still work to do.’”
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