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Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlementFiled Under: Politics | Trust
Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement (03/20)
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 effortsFiled Under: Business
Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts (01/31)
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 complainedFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (12/16)
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.
Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation (11/04)
The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energyFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (10/03)
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.
Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit (09/29)
The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.
Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (08/01)
A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (07/13)
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic frackingFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking (05/17)
A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.
Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contractFiled Under: Business | Environment
Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract (05/11)
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 spillFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (04/29)
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.
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal landsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (04/21)
S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in ColoradoFiled Under: Education | National
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (04/19)
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 spillFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill (04/12)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking (04/12)
Some tribes and tribal activists support a ban on the controversial energy-processing technique but others want to be able to regulate it.
Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spillFiled Under: Environment
Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill (03/25)
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.
House committee issues subpoenas in Gold King Mine disaster Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
House committee issues subpoenas in Gold King Mine disaster (02/19)
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.
Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlementsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Bureau of Reclamation emphasizes tribal water rights settlements (02/09)
The agency is seeking $131.2 million to implement and maintain settlements for tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee postpones field hearing into EPAFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee postpones field hearing into EPA (02/08)
The committee still plans to look into the Environmental Protection Agency and its 'unacceptable' dealings with tribes.
Town joins Southern Ute Tribe in honoring late chairman Leonard BurchFiled Under: National
Town joins Southern Ute Tribe in honoring late chairman Leonard Burch (01/29)
Leonard Burch served as chairman of the tribe from 1966 through 2002, a time of unprecedented growth on the reservation.
Senate approves bill to streamline Indian energy developmentFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Senate approves bill to streamline Indian energy development (12/11)
S.209, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments, aims to reduce red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and give tribes greater control over their own resources.
House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spillFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill (12/07)
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.
Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservationFiled Under: Environment
Southern Ute Tribe to open solar power plant on reservation (11/13)
The 800-kilowatt facility will power about 10 governmental buildings in Ignacio, Colorado.
Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King MineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine (09/23)
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 spillFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill (09/18)
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 disasterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (09/17)
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.
EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearingsFiled Under: Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics
EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings (09/11)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and two House committees are looking into the disaster.
Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King MineFiled Under: Environment | Health | National | Politics
Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine (08/31)
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.
Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spillFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill (08/28)
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation will finally be able to supply water to their crops and livestock, three weeks after the incident at an abandoned mine.
Southern Ute Tribe hosts top DOJ officials at crime conferenceFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe hosts top DOJ officials at crime conference (08/27)
The 23rd annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference is underway in Colorado.
EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disasterFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster (08/27)
Workers underestimated the water pressure at the site, according to the first government-led assessment of the incident.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spillFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill (08/26)
The Navajo Nation and the Southern Ute Tribe are still dealing with the effects of the August 5 disaster.
Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mineFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine (08/25)
Tribal government officials and grassroots organizers carried on their emergency response efforts from a 3-million-gallon 'blowout' of toxic mine waste that polluted the Animas River on the Southern Ute Reservation and the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation.
Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water systemFiled Under: Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation remains cautious after spill impacts water system (08/21)
Tribal leaders have refused to reopen the San Juan River and questioned the Environmental Protection Agency for delivering what they said were contaminated water tanks.
Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concernsFiled Under: Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (08/18)
The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.
Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in ColoradoFiled Under: Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics
Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado (08/13)
Administrator Gina McCarthy met with top tribal leaders but didn't go to the Gold King Mine to see the origins of the disaster.
President of Navajo Nation upset with EPA's response to spillFiled Under: Environment | Health | Law | National | Politics
President of Navajo Nation upset with EPA's response to spill (08/12)
Tribal citizens are being warned not to sign a form that could prevent them from filing damage claims.
Navajo Leader: 'This is an assault on who we are as Dine people'Filed Under: Environment | Health | Law | National
Navajo Leader: 'This is an assault on who we are as Dine people' (08/11)
A top New Mexico official revealed that the Southern Ute Tribe and not the Environmental Protection Agency first notified the state about the environmental catastrophe.
Elders of Southern Ute Tribe pursue recall against leadershipFiled Under: Politics
Elders of Southern Ute Tribe pursue recall against leadership (08/11)
The effort targets Chairman Clement Frost and five out of six council members.
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking ruleFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (06/26)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.
Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation (06/23)
A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.
Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation (06/22)
The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.
Raymond Coriz: Southern Ute Tribe working to save more livesFiled Under: Opinion
Raymond Coriz: Southern Ute Tribe working to save more lives (05/15)
If there is one thing I could urge all motorists - drivers, passengers, front seat, back seat, all ages - to do every time you get in a vehicle, it's buckle up.
Republican lawmakers kill Indian mascot measure in ColoradoFiled Under: Education | Politics
Republican lawmakers kill Indian mascot measure in Colorado (04/30)
Indian students and parents testified in support of the bill but it was stopped by a party-line vote.
Elder from Southern Ute Tribe teaches language in public schoolFiled Under: Education
Elder from Southern Ute Tribe teaches language in public school (04/10)
Fewer than 40 people still speak the Ute language on a regular basis.
Southern Ute Tribe among biggest bidders in DOI lease auctionFiled Under: Business | Environment
Southern Ute Tribe among biggest bidders in DOI lease auction (03/19)
The tribe's energy development arm won $59 million in leases in the Gulf of Mexico.
USDA Blog: Tribes document historic wickiup sites in ColoradoFiled Under: Environment
USDA Blog: Tribes document historic wickiup sites in Colorado (01/09)
Since 2003, the Forest Service has participated in the Colorado Wickiup Project to document historic aboriginal wooden structures in the state.
Southern Ute Tribe holds inauguration for chairman after run-offFiled Under: Politics
Southern Ute Tribe holds inauguration for chairman after run-off (12/16)
Clement Frost has served on the council for 35 years, including seven as chair.
Southern Ute Tribe invests $2B in big energy production system    Filed Under: Business | Environment
Southern Ute Tribe invests $2B in big energy production system (08/28)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is expanding its energy production operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Opinion: Southern Ute Tribe sees success in energy industryFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Southern Ute Tribe sees success in energy industry (06/16)
Writer says the Southern Ute Tribe has shown how energy development can bring a positive impact in Indian Country.
Southern Ute Tribe's radio station raising funds for big moveFiled Under: Technology
Southern Ute Tribe's radio station raising funds for big move (06/13)
KSUT is raising $1.8 million to move into a bigger facility.
Clement Frost wins special election as Southern Ute Tribe chairFiled Under: Politics
Clement Frost wins special election as Southern Ute Tribe chair (05/30)
Frost, a former two-term chairman, received the most votes out of a field of six.
Southern Ute Tribe holds special election for chairman's postFiled Under: Politics
Southern Ute Tribe holds special election for chairman's post (05/29)
Post is vacant due to the death of former chair Jimmy Newton Jr.
Lawmakers in Colorado ax bill to expand Indian tuition programFiled Under: Education | Politics
Lawmakers in Colorado ax bill to expand Indian tuition program (04/30)
A bill to expand the Indian tuition program in Colorado is dead for now.
Colorado House passes bill to expand Indian tuition programFiled Under: Education | Politics
Colorado House passes bill to expand Indian tuition program (04/16)
The Colorado House passed HB1124, a bill that offers in-state tuition for members of federally recognized tribes with ties to the state.
Southern Ute Tribe mourning loss of Chairman Jimmy R. NewtonFiled Under: National
Southern Ute Tribe mourning loss of Chairman Jimmy R. Newton (04/02)
Jimmy R. Newton Jr., the chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado, died on Monday
Opinion: Tribes help document historic wickiup sites in ColoradoFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Tribes help document historic wickiup sites in Colorado (03/24)
The Colorado Wickiup Project worked with the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to document wickiup sites across the state.
OST helps members of two Colorado tribes develop their willsFiled Under: Law | Trust
OST helps members of two Colorado tribes develop their wills (03/18)
The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is helping members of Colorado tribes develop wills.
VAWA advocate closes operation after DOJ questions fundingFiled Under: Law | National
VAWA advocate closes operation after DOJ questions funding (03/13)
A survivor of domestic violence has shut down her operation due to a loss of federal funds from the Department of Justice.
Colorado bill clarifies Indian tax exemption for vehicle salesFiled Under: Law | Politics
Colorado bill clarifies Indian tax exemption for vehicle sales (02/07)
A bill in the Colorado Legislature clarifies that tribal members whose vehicles are registered in Indian Country are exempt from state sales tax.

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