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Utah-based Ute Indian Tribe criticizes Biden’s Colorado monument on ancestral land
Ute Indian Tribe says it was not adequately consulted ahead of creation of a Camp Hale national monument near Leadville
Colorado’s Ute Mountain Utes get closer to gigabit internet after $22.7 million federal award
The federal funds are aimed at connecting unserved tribal communities in Colorado and Utah to broadband
The Ute Mountain Ute can’t access their Colorado River water rights. Here’s how the tribal chairman is trying to change that.
A conversation about water with the Ute Mountain Ute tribal chairman
Health disparities drive Ute Mountain Ute plan for new grocery store, workforce center
In Towaoc, capital of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, there are about 347 households and no place within 15 miles to shop for fresh, healthy food. That’s a significant barrier to improving health in a community where rates of obesity and diabetes are nearly three times higher than the rest of Colorado. An ambitious plan […]
Lamar High School drops “Savage” from its mascot name as 10 new schools are found in violation of state law
Lamar High School cannot use the term “Savage” in any form in its school mascot name. Not Savages. Not Savage Thunder. That was the decision Thursday of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, which added 10 more schools — all with Thunderbird mascots — to a list of those not in compliance with a state […]
Fines for Colorado schools with Native American mascots start in June. But no one has the power to enforce them.
About a dozen schools have been told by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs to jettison mascots that appropriate American Indian imagery.
High case numbers drive southwest Colorado tribes to revive COVID restrictions
The Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Indian Tribes in southwestern Colorado have revived coronavirus restrictions on gatherings, hoping to quell coronavirus case numbers that have risen to the highest point since the pandemic began in 2020, according to tribal spokespeople. The Ute Mountain Ute tribal council Monday imposed its second-most stringent coronavirus precautions — […]
Lamar and Yuma schools cling to Savages and Tribe after being told to drop Native American mascots
The Lamar and Yuma school districts were told last week that their preferred team names – Savages and Tribe, respectively — likely would not comply with a new Colorado law that bans the use of Native American mascots. “Savages is probably the worst word I’ve heard out there, out of all of them,” said Manuel […]
What happens when the lure of outdoor rec starts to pull people onto tribal lands?
INDIAN WELLS, ARIZONA — When the FBI suspected someone was illegally digging artifacts from the Navajo Nation, an agent called Jonathan Dover for help. Dover was working as a Navajo Ranger who specialized in archaeological crimes. He drove with the FBI agent out into a search area that spanned hundreds of square miles. They were […]