Tag Archives: Ute Mountain Ute

Are disparities worsening?: Native Americans face existing problems obtaining health care, but pandemic-related measures may be making those even greater

Former tribal council member and activist Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk lives with rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that affects her mobility if she does not consistently take medication. Lopez-Whiteskunk meets with a medical specialist from Durango every other month at the Indian Health … Continue reading

Published in December 2020 Tagged ,

Ute Mountain Tribe garners historic-preservation funding

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has received a grant of nearly $100,000 for historic preservation from History Colorado’s State Historical Fund. The nation’s largest preservation program of its kind continues to fend for Colorado’s future. History Colorado’s State Historical Fund … Continue reading

Published in September 2020 Tagged

Cultural divide: Utes, county leaders wrestle with differences during talks about COVID-19

In one sense, the coronavirus pandemic has brought the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Montezuma County closer together, by prompting more extensive discussions than usual between leaders. But the two entities continue to be divided over a number of issues, … Continue reading

Published in June 2020 Tagged , ,

Too close for comfort?: Proximity to the White Mesa uranium mill worries Ute Mountain tribe

On a warm, windy Saturday in May, some 80 people set forth from the community center in White Mesa, Utah, marching north on the side of Highway 191 in a long line. The people were a mixture of Native Americans … Continue reading

Published in June 2017 Tagged ,

Repeat performance: Ute youth group scores with second film, produced as part of project to address recidivism

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is addressing the problem of chronic substance abuse and criminal behavior with a wide range of measures designed to encourage individuals to make healthier lifestyle choices. The Recidivism Reduction Initiative, a program offered through the … Continue reading

Published in March 2017 Tagged

Toxic transportation?: Proposed routes for hauling uranium from mines near the Grand Canyon are sparking tribal opposition

Native American tribes in the Four Corners region are gearing up for a battle over plans to haul uranium across their lands to the White Mesa Mill near Blanding, Utah. White Mesa is the only fully-licensed, conventional uranium mill in … Continue reading

Published in January 2017 Tagged , ,

Re-1, Utes work toward understanding

In an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships and communication between the Montezuma-Cortez school district and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, district principals met with members of the tribe’s education departments Feb. 19 to discuss the transition to kindergarten. In the … Continue reading

Published in March 2016 Tagged ,

Ute Mountain Utes get their long-awaited checks

It’s payback time for American Indian tribes, including the Ute Mountain Utes, whose tribal trust accounts held by the federal government under U.S. treaty law were mismanaged for decades. Following a class-action lawsuit by tribes, settlements to compensate for those … Continue reading

Published in August 2012 Tagged