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Ute Tribe signs five-year agreement with University of Utah





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The Ute Tribe and the University of Utah signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the use of the "Ute" name.

The five-year agreement calls on the university to create the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on American Indian Affairs. The unpaid position will be filled by a tribal member.

The university also agreed to "secure funding" for tribal members and other Indian students who attend the school. Ute students will be eligible for special scholarships.

University President David W. Pershing went to the reservation on Tuesday to sign the agreement. "It was very honorable that he came out here," Chairman Gordon Howell told The Salt Lake Tribune. "It shows that they respect us and the name of the Utes."

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U., Ute Tribe reach agreement on continued use of Utes (The Deseret News 4/16)
Ute Tribe, U. of U. reach new agreement over name (The Salt Lake Tribune 4/16)
University of Utah And Ute Tribe Renew Agreement Regarding Name Usage (UPR 4/15)
Ute Indian Tribe and University Of Utah Agree on Keeping "Ute" Name (KUTV 4/15)

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