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Southern Ute elder Sage Remington passes on at the age of 76
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Southern Ute elder Sage Remington passes on at the age of 76 (August 9, 2018)

Sage Douglas Remington, an elder from the Southern Ute Tribe known for his political and cultural activism, passed away on July 31, 2018.

Native American Bank prepares for big move
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Native American Bank prepares for big move (August 3, 2018)

A bank established by the late Elouise Cobell is preparing for the next step in its evolution.

Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
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Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons
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Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons (June 4, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying that doing so would violate his religious beliefs.

Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers
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Few Natives enrolled at university where campus police stopped Native brothers (May 14, 2018)

Only 125 Native students, out of 33,400, are enrolled at the university where campus police stopped and questioned two young Mohawk brothers.

University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police
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University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police (May 7, 2018)

Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.

Native American Bank acquires building for new headquarters and branch
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Native American Bank acquires building for new headquarters and branch (February 1, 2018)

The Native American Bank is moving its headquarters to a new location in Denver, Colorado.

Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history
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Southern Ute Tribe elects woman as chair for only second time in recent history (December 18, 2017)

The Southern Ute Tribe inaugurated three new leaders, all newcomers to politics on the reservation.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple
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Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple (December 6, 2017)

Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.

YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access
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YES! Magazine: Traditional water management systems ensure equal access (November 6, 2017)

In New Mexico and Colorado, the 'acequia' is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.

Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo
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Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo (September 29, 2017)

If you live in western South Dakota, and you want to go to a zoo, you have a long drive ahead of you.

Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land
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Ute Tribe thanks retired professor whose ancestors benefited from 'stolen' land (September 26, 2017)

The Ute Tribe is thanking a retired college professor for a $250,000 donation intended to make up for 'stolen' land.

Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons
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Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons (September 8, 2017)

The Trump administration is siding with a business in Colorado that won't serve all patrons based on the owner's religious beliefs.

DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde
Environment

DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde (August 18, 2017)

A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.

Southern Ute Tribe offers $1 million matching grant for KSUT public radio station
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Southern Ute Tribe offers $1 million matching grant for KSUT public radio station (August 10, 2017)

One of the first radio stations in Indian Country is raising funds to move to a new home.

Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims
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Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation moves ahead with purchase of ranch near sacred mountain
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Navajo Nation moves ahead with purchase of ranch near sacred mountain (July 27, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is moving forward with the $23 million purchase of a property in Colorado that sits near one of the tribe's four sacred mountains.

Navajo Nation interested in acquiring property with two sacred mountains
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Navajo Nation interested in acquiring property with two sacred mountains (July 25, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is interested in buying a ranch in Colorado that's home to two of the tribe's most sacred mountains.

Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds
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Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)

Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.

Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement
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Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement (May 4, 2017)

The Colorado-based tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest of the funds.

Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer
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Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer (April 13, 2017)

A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.

Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement
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Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement (March 20, 2017)

The tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest.

Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts
Business

Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts (January 31, 2017)

Raymond A. Baker started working for his tribe after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy.

Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained
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Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (December 16, 2016)

Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.

Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre
Opinion

Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre (November 30, 2016)

Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.

Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation
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Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation (November 4, 2016)

The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (September 22, 2016)

Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.

Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
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Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)

Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.

Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864
Opinion

Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864 (July 18, 2016)

The forced relocation of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people to Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma has made it possible for the current residents of the Front Range to forget the history of the dispossession of the tribes.

Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country
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Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (July 13, 2016)

Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation
Education | Environment

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe studies historic villages on reservation (July 12, 2016)

The Colorado tribe is hoping to interest more of its people in the anthropology and archaeology field.

Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract
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Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract (May 11, 2016)

Christopher Chavez, a member of the Navajo Nation, had a subcontract to work with the Southern Ute Growth Fund, the tribe's business arm.

Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill
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Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (April 29, 2016)

The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.

Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado
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Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (April 19, 2016)

Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.

Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill
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Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill (April 12, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill
Environment

Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill (March 25, 2016)

The Southern Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation are preparing for the spring and summer runoff, which could release contaminants from the Gold King mine disaster.

Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
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Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)

The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.

House committee issues subpoenas in Gold King Mine disaster
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House committee issues subpoenas in Gold King Mine disaster (February 19, 2016)

The spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado caused at least three million gallons of toxic waste to enter rivers that run through three reservations.

Tara Houska: Stop stealing cultural traditions from Native people
Opinion

Tara Houska: Stop stealing cultural traditions from Native people (February 12, 2016)

Despite the protestations of honor and respect, one has to wonder – what exactly does imitating a culture do for the living people?

Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans
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Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans (February 10, 2016)

The He Ska Akicita Inipi at Fort Carson in Colorado started in 1995.

Town joins Southern Ute Tribe in honoring late chairman Leonard Burch
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Town joins Southern Ute Tribe in honoring late chairman Leonard Burch (January 29, 2016)

Leonard Burch served as chairman of the tribe from 1966 through 2002, a time of unprecedented growth on the reservation.

Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture
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Editorial: Youth dance group insults Pueblo tradition and culture (January 6, 2016)

The idea that a bunch of well-meaning Boy Scouts are honoring Native traditions by performing imitation sacred dances is beyond offensive.

House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill
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House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill (December 7, 2015)

Republicans are accusing the Interior Department of failing to conduct a thorough review of the incident that sent millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.

Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre
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Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre (November 16, 2015)

To use the word today evokes a history of racial violence and dehumanization to intimidate, humiliate and harm contemporary American Indians.

Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservation
Environment

Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservation (November 13, 2015)

The 800-kilowatt facility will power about 10 governmental buildings in Ignacio, Colorado.

Denver Art Museum maintains strong commitment to Native art
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Denver Art Museum maintains strong commitment to Native art (October 28, 2015)

The museum pays particularly close attention to contemporary Indian artists through its exhibitions and a residency program.

Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention
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Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (October 20, 2015)

One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.

Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument
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Tribes call for establishment of Bears Ears National Monument (October 16, 2015)

Tribal leaders from Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico want to protect 1.9 million acres of ancestral and sacred sites.

Petition seeks White House response on Indigenous People's Day
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Petition seeks White House response on Indigenous People's Day (October 13, 2015)

A growing number of tribes, schools, communities and states are joining the Indigenous People's Day movement.

First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching
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First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching (October 8, 2015)

Cattle ranchers in Indian Country are receiving help with their management, development and retail capabilities.

Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule
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Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule (October 1, 2015)

The ruling raises serious doubts about the Obama administration's rationale for asserting authority in Indian Country.

Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine
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Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine (September 23, 2015)

The Navajo Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe have been affected by the release of an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water system.

House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill
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House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 18, 2015)

The proceeding didn't tread much new ground as lawmakers kept Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy at the witness table for nearly three hours.

EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster
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EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)

The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.

Officer won't face charges for death of Oglala man in Colorado
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Officer won't face charges for death of Oglala man in Colorado (September 16, 2015)

Paul Castaway was shot and killed by a police officer in Denver, Colorado, on July 12. He was 35.

EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings
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EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings (September 11, 2015)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and two House committees are looking into the disaster.

Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill
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Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill (September 10, 2015)

Tribal leaders felt misled by the Environmental Protection Agency soon after the August 5 incident at the abandoned mine in Colorado.

House committee to hold first hearing into Gold King Mine spill
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House committee to hold first hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 8, 2015)

Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration's response to a disaster that affected two tribes and three states.

Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster
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Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster (September 7, 2015)

The tribe is still putting pressure on the Obama administration to do more to address the toxic waste spill at the Gold King Mine.

Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine
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Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine (August 31, 2015)

The Obama administration will be under extreme scrutiny as lawmakers focus on the release of millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.