Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Ute Tribal Council restricts access, issues stay-at-home order

The Southern Ute Tribal Council issued a stay-at-home order and closed to visitors Wednesday, exempting only essential travel and work. As a sovereign nation, the tribe does not fall under...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Tribe intensifies its response to COVID-19

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe intensified its response to the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday, partially in reaction to new cases reported in surrounding areas. The Southern Ute Tribal Council, the...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Tribal Council limits events, issues travel restrictions for employees

Indian Country has mobilized to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its associated illness, COVID-19. Tribes around North America have taken action, canceling some of the...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts underway to bolster tribes’ energy independence

WASHINGTON – Energy infrastructure is lacking for tribes like the White Earth Nation in Minnesota. The tribe has “suffered from the effects of energy poverty,” said Raymond Auginaush, a council...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Boarding School listed as a ‘most endangered’ place

Just outside of Ignacio, on Southern Ute tribal land, remnants of a campus where the federal government carried out its campaign to assimilate Native American youths and eradicate their culture...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Key stakeholders emphasize collaboration at Western water event

What happens when key stakeholders in Southwestern water management come together at the same table? Competing uses and the need for collaboration become more clear, and the path to solutions...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In first signed bill of 2020, Polis includes tribal youth on teen advisory council

The youth advisory council helping Colorado lawmakers draft bills at the state Capitol will soon include tribal representation – a dozen years after the group was first formed. That’s thanks to...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Ute tribes partner on language immersion program for schools

The Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian tribes are creating a Ute language immersion program that can be implemented in schools. The Southern Ute Department of Education is working with...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sisters in red: Ignacio girls basketball brings uncomfortable conversation to gymnasium

IGNACIO – Justa Whitt entered the gymnasium at Ignacio High School to take an extraordinary team photo back in December. What she saw sent chills down her spine. Each coach and player on the girls...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Southern Utes respond to burst gas pipeline on Pine River tributary

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s natural gas gathering company responded to a burst pipeline Thursday over a tributary of the Pine River, south of Ignacio. Red Cedar Gathering Co. was notified of a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes plan to open sports book

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe plans to open a sports book at its Ute Mountain Casino in Towaoc by May 1. Nicki Green, an attorney with the tribe, said tribal officials are exploring several gaming...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Proposed bill would give Native youths a voice in Legislature

Native American youths might receive more representation in the state government through legislation introduced Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hugh McKean, a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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