Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF

MAY 8, 2017

“Good Morning”, My friends and relatives.

ATTENTION: INDAIN BENCH COMMUNITY MEETING:

Indian Bench 1st community meeting is schedule for this evening, Tuesday, May 9th at 5:30 pm.

Newly Elected: President: Sapianze LaRose, Vice-President: Stephaine A. Cuch, and Sec/Treasurer: Jodi Gardner.

We will be having Pot luck, bring something to share with everyone. Indian Bench Community Building is located on the Whiterock Rd, the Blue Store on the right side. Everyone is welcome.

Tahgrayak.

SPECIAL THANK YOU NOTE:

For the U & O Search & Recuse Team, thank you for everything to you do for the communities.

and for helping at the Randlett Bear Dance events.

UP-COMING UTE TRIBE SPRING CLEAN-UP:

2017 Spring Community Clean-up: Thursday, May 18th , from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Trash/Appliance pick-up, Bags will be provided, tire pick-up, appliance pick-up, Control Burn – Call to schedule! There are limited spaces.

Special Projects Removal, K&K FREE Dump week, you take your trash etc. to them.

A Barbeque will follow and T-Shirts will be given out at the concluding the Clean-up back at the Tribal Office at 12:00 (noon)

To schedule a pick-up for the Listed items or if you have any questions call Bart Powaukee @ 725-4821, or Rachael Arrowgarp @ 725-4822.

NEWS UPDATE FROM THE AIR QUALITY DEPARTMENT:

The Ute Indian Tribe and Bureau of Indian Affairs Environmental Departments will be hosting an Environmental Forum Thursday, May 18th 2017, at 9:00 am, in front of the Tribal Administration Building. This forum is to inform you of the responsibilities of each department. Come to the forum and learn how these departments work to conserve, preserve and restore the natural environment. Lunch will be served.

For additional information contact: Minnie Grant, Air Quality Director @ (435) 725-4900.

UP-COMING EVENT FROM THE OURAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE:

Annual Open House, Come explore the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, May 13th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day!. Free, family-friendly fun!

Ouray National Wildlife Refuge is located on Highway 88, 27 miles Southwest of Vernal.

For additional information call: (435) 545-2522.

UPDATE FROM THE UTE TRIBE SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAM:

Senior Exercising Classes: from 10:45 – 11:30 am, Mondays & Wednesdays.

MAY ACTIVITIES:

Wednesday, May 10th – Annual Senior’s Health & Fitness day , at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, with other activities.

Guest: Barbie Johnson, from the Mascalero Apache Tribe, he is an Senior Fitness Trainer.

There will a CHR Screens, walk, light refreshments, yogo. Gift bags will be given to participants. Light lunch will be served at the gym. Please be dress ready to walk and exercise.

Thursday, May 11th – No lunch served due to Head start Mini Bear Dance.

Monday, May 15th – Senior Center closed due to Fort Duchesne Bear Dance.

Thursday, May 18th – Tribal Clean-up. Call to have your trash picked up, from Building Rehab., or Community Presidents.

Monday, May 29th – Senior Closed for Memorial Day.

Ute Tribe Senior Program: will be looking for part-time or seasonal Workers. more details soon, or it’ll be posted by the personnel department.

JUNE ACTIVITES:

Tuesday, June 6th – Annual Elder Recognition Day for 80 years & over.

Senior Meal Services: for 55 yrs age and over: Monday thru Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30 pm., except on Holidays/Tribal Events.

Please Note: Please call ahead of time if your not going to home for meal deliver. Please Note: We cannot deliver meals to anyone’s work site.

Ute Senior Transportation: is for 55 yrs. of age & over:

Don’t forget to call ahead to schedule for transportation from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm., Monday thru Thursday, except on Holidays.

FOR ALL MAINTENANCE: Call the following:

Ute Water Systems @ 722-5176

Ute Building Rehab. @ 722-1255

For more information call the Ute Tribe Senior Program @ 725-4283.

TAMMI NEWE TEWAU SEWEKWE-TAMME NEWENEE SEWETAGA OKAINTVI’I:

We Indians Gather Again.

11th Bannock Gathering: August 6 & 7th , 2017.

18th Shoshonean Language Reunion: August 8 – 10th , 2017.

2017 SHOSHONEAN LANGUAGE REUNION INFORMATION:

ANNOUNCEMNT: Contact the Ute Language program to be added to the list and fill out registration, and Motor Pool for those riding the bus. (Rooms and a small food stipend for those riding the bus).

If you are going on your own, transportation cost and rooms are on your own. Only a small food stipend will be given out by this program.

The Host Tribe is the Shoshonean Bannock Tribe of Fort Hall, Idaho.

For more information contact: Rowena Thompson Reed @ (435) 722-2331.

NEWS UPDATES FROM JOUNERY

  • We have Diabetic Doctor’s here at Journey Into Wellness Program:

    Tuesday mornings, Dr. Durant,

    Wednesday morning, Dr. Allred,

    Thursday afternoon, Julie Cope,

    Dr. Humphrey, every other Friday.

    Please call and make an appointment for a Diabetic check-up, or if you are a diabetic patient you can be seen at Journey Into Wellness Program.

    Call Kay @ 725-6893, or Darci @ 725-6890 to schedule an appointment.

    Why is using your glucose meter Important?

    Before you had diabetes, no matter what you ate or how active you were, your blood glucose automatically stayed within a normal range, with diabetes this is no longer true. Checking your blood glucose is one way you’ll know how the food, activity and medicine affect your blood glucose. It can help you make sure your blood glucose isn’t going too high or too low. Write the date, time and blood glucose number in a logbook so you can share it with your JIWC diabetes care team. Together with the team, you can use your logbook to make decisions about food, physical activity and medicine.

    UPDATES FROM PAINTED HORSE PROGRAM:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays are Elder’s Workouts at the Senior Center at 11:00 am

  • Tuesday, and Thursday, Zumba at the Head Start starting at 5:00 pm.

  • May 10th Kickboxing, at the Head Start Building at 5-6:00 pm.

  • May 13th Is the Fort Duchesne Bear Dance Fun Run/Walk staring at 9:00 am. at the Pow-wow grounds.

  • May 17th & 18th , & 23rd , Butt & Leg Workout, at the Head Start Building from 5-6:00 pm.

  • May 22nd – Circuit Training at Painted Horse from 5-6:00 pm

  • May 24th – Step Aerobics at the Head Start Building from 5-6:00 pm.

  • May 25th – Garden Box project day with a garden presentation at 10:00 am, at the Painted Horse Office. Application can be filled out at Painted Horse Office, there are two garden classes that should be attended to participate in the garden project. If you signed up last year, please stop by and fill out an application and we are looking for addition families to participate. This would be a good project to do with your kids/grand kids.

  • May 31st – Kickboxing at Head Start Building from 5-6:00 pm.

                       ACTIVITES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE

  • June 1st – Will be our tie dye class starting at 5:00 pm, at the Painted Horse Office.

  • June 10th – will be the tie dye Fun Run/Walk starting at 5:00 pm. wearing your tie dye shirt.

  • June 15th – we have planned for a Men’s Health Day with presentations and two guest speakers coming in. This activity will be at Uintah River High School, starting at 9:00 – 3:30 pm.

  • June 16th - will be our Big Foot Trail Fun Run/Walk starting at 9:00am. The trail run is 7 miles and for those who are active longer than 6 months. There afternoon will be the Strong Warrior weightlifting competition.

  • Starting in June there will be a monthly Food Demonstration at Painted Horse using Commods with recipes. This will be the last Thursday of every month.

    All our activities are free to the communities, For more information contact Painted Horse Office @ 725-4916, or 725-4911.

    NEWS UPDATE FROM PRIME TIME 4KIDS: LITTLE BLOSSOM CENTER:

    Free Development Evaluation for children, birth to 33 mos. Old

    Evaluation testing includes:

    Gross Motor

    Fine Motor

    Self Help

    Social Emotional skills

    Receptive & Expressive Language

    Hearing & Vision Screening

    Business Hours: Monday – Thursday, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

    For more information please call: (435) 722-5658.

    UPDATE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER:

    Food Handler Certification Course: will be held Friday, May 19th , 2017. From 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. held at Ute Crossing Grill.

    Anyone who cooks, prepares, or serves on Tribal lands at restaurants, cafes, stores, schools, childcare facilities, or food stands. The public is welcome.

    The course is FREE and will cover the essential food handling information and practices necessary to prevent food borne illness. Food Handler’s Certification cards will be issued following successful completion of the training. The course will be presented by LTJG Adam Mannarino, Environmental Health Officer, Indian Health Service.

    *NOTE; Participants must attend the entire training to be eligible to sit for the exam.

    HEAD START UPDATE: Ute Indian Tribe Head Start Mini-Bear Dance:

    Thursday, May 11th, 2017, Start’s at 10:30 – 11:30 am. At the Fort Duchesne Bear dance Corral.

    Classrooms will eat back at their centers.

    Please do not park in the bus unloading and loading areas.

    Please bring your own chairs, shade and sunscreen.

    Full day will be a half day on this day.

    NO FOOD OR CRAFT VENDORS PLEASE.

    If you have any questions, please contact: Tetona at Little Mesa @ 722-0603, or Sheri @ 722- 6834.

    NAHNAMAH CULTURE CLUB PRESENTS:

    3 on 3 Open Basketball Tournament: May 13th 2017.

    Games will starts at 9:00 am, at the Richardson/Tava Ma Wesi Park in Fort Duchesne.

    Deadline: May 8th , 2017. Entry Fee: $125.00.

    5 player limit, You must have 1 boy/1 girl on court at all times.

    For more information contact: Kea Tarness @ (435) 822-7243, or Eveningstar Curry @ (435) 401-1202.

    All proceedings will go towards URHS Nahnamah’s Culture Club’s trip to World Peace and Prayer Day in Mauna Kea, Hawaii in June 2017.

    UPDATE FOR THE UTE TRIBE RECREATION CALENDAR:

    List of activities for the month of May and don’t forget to come sign-up your kids for youth T-ball and softball and for more information on activities. Rides to activities and designated areas for pick up locations contact the Recreation Department @ 722-2249.

    May 9th & 10th – Girls Fast pitch Games

    May 15th – Girls Fast pitch practice

    May 16th – Youth Softball Deadline/Practice, All Communities Swimming at Vernal Recreation Center. From 6 – 8:00 pm.

    May 17th – Youth Softball Practices from 5-7:00 pm.

    May 18th – Youth Softball Practices 5 – 7:00 pm. & Girls Fast pitch games.

    May 22nd – Girls Fast pitch practice May 23rd – Girls Fast pitch games

    May 24th – All Communities Nine Mile Petrogylph Trip, Leaving at 10:00 am.

    May 30th – All Communities Dinosaur National Monument, Leave: TBA

    All Community activities will leave one hour prior to activity time that is scheduled at designated pick-up areas.

    Call the Recreation department for more information and designated areas for pick-up in each community @ 722-2249.

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

    Happy Birthday, an Open House for Grace Workman, held at the Roosevelt American Legion Hall, Saturday, May 13th , from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    UTE LANES UP-COMING SUMMER EVENTS:

    May 20th – 9-Pin Tournament, from 11:00am – 7:00pm.

    June 24th – 3-6-9- Tournament, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

    July 8 & 9th – Ute Enterprises Pow-wow.

    Tournament: Saturday. July 8th , 2017, at 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, & Sunday July 9th at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

    July 22nd – 2nd Chance Golf Tournament, at 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

    August 19th – Lge. Prep 9-pin tournament, at 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

    Come join us for the fun of Bowling.

    Watch for more information and applications.

    For more information contact: Ute Lanes @ (435) 722-2341.

    ACTITIVIES COMING UP IN JUNE:

    Tri-Ute Leadership Conference 2017:

    June 11th – 14th , 2017. Held at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Co.

    This is for all Ute Tribal Members, ages 13-19 yrs old, or Descendants, JOM, any youth living in Ute household.

    Cultural Workshop, College Tour, Games, Team Building, with Motivational Speakers.

    For more information contact: Southern Ute Education Department @ (970) 563-0237 ext. 2793.

    TIME TO GET READY FOR THE ANNUAL BEAR DANCE SEASON:

    FORT DUCHESNE BEAR DANCE & POW-WOW:

    May 12-15, 2017.

    Bear Dance Chiefs: Antonio (AJ) Kanip, Serenus Kanip

    Feast Day: Monday May, 15th at 2:00 pm.

    Contest Pow-wow:

    Friday & Saturday – May 12th & 13th

    Grand Entry at 7:00 pm, both nights

    More Information contact: Dan Cesspooch @ (435) 724-2451

    Vendors Information contact: Darrin Cuch @ (435) 724-3986

    Open Softball Tournament:

    Men’s & Women’s Co-Ed

    May 11-14th , 2017.

    Entry Fee: $300.00 (no refunds)

    For more information contact: Auggie Santio @ (435) 724-3629

    Handgame Tournment:

    Friday, May 12th – 3-Man Scramble - $60.00 per team

    Registration begins at 3-6:00 pm.

    Saturday, May 13th – Main Tournament – 3-5 players – Entry Fee: $150.00

    Registration from 1-4:00 pm. Tournament starts at 4:30 pm.

    Potluck: at 1:00 pm.

    Bring your favorite dish, dessert or drinks to share.

    Sunday, May 14th – Traditional Game, at 3:00 pm, Playing Oklahoma Style, Bet a material item. Followed by 4-Man Tournament, Entry Fee: $100.00

    Registration from 1-4:00 pm.

    Card Tournament: start at 1:00 pm. $10.00 a person + $100 added

    Kids Tournament: at 1:00 pm - $50.00 a team (3-5 players) – Entries + $200.00 added

    New T-Shirts for sale, and Raffle Items.

    For more information contact: Angie Lucero @ (435) 722-7959, or Lionel Tahreep @ (435) 724-7675.

    Fort Duchesne Bear Dance Fun Run & Walk:

    Saturday, May 13th , starting at 9:00 am at the Bear Dance grounds

    For more information contact: Painted Horse Diabetes Prevention Program: @ (435) 725-4912.

    T-Shirts will be given to all participants & All Mothers will receive a gift.

    For more information contact: Reffel Kanip @ (435) 401-3125.

    Southern Ute Bear Dance & Pow-wow

    Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Ignacio, Co.

    May 26 – 29th , 2017.

    Feast Monday, May 29th

    Bear Dance Chief: Matthew Box

    Gourd Dance:

    May 26th & 27th , 2017

    Friday: 5:00 pm

    Saturday: 11:00 am & 5:00 pm.

    Bear Dance Pow-wow:

    May 26th & 27th , 2017.

    Registration;

    Open’s Friday, May 26th at 5:00 pm, and Closes Saturday, May 27th at 2:00 pm.

    Friday, Grand Entry @ 7:00 pm

    Saturday’s, Grand Entry @ 1:00 & 7:00 pm.

    Arts & Crafts Vendors: Ramada Cloud @ (505) 402-8846

    Food Vendors: Kendra Alexander @ (970) 563-5541

    128th ANNUAL UTE MOUNTAIN UTE BEAR DANCE & POW-WOW:

    “Celebrating the Awakening of the Bear”

    Towaco, Co.

    Royalty Pageant: Thursday, May 18th at 5:00 pm.

    Held at the Ute Mountain Ute Community Center.

    Friday, June 2nd –June 5th , 2017.

    Feast: Monday, June 5th

    Bear Dance Chief: Terry Knight Sr., John Wing, Austin Jacket

    Bear Dance will begin with the children of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe at 10:00 am.

    Bear Dance Pow-wow & Gourd Dancing:

    Friday & Saturday, June 2nd & 3rd , 2017.

    Gourd Dancing: Friday at 5:00 pm

    Pow-wow Grand Entry at 7:00 pm.

    Saturday: Gourd Dancing at 11:00 am & 5:00 pm.

    Grand Entry: 1 & 7:00 pm.

    For more information contact: Reggie Lopez @ (970) 739-0737.

    Saturday, June 3rd , 2017.

    Open Co-Ed Softball Tournament, 16 teams – Double Elimination

    Entry Fee: $125.00 Deadline: June 1st , 2017.

    Games start at 8:00 am.

    For more information: Johnathan Dinae @ (970) 560-6983.

    Parade:

    Line-up at the Recreation Center at 9:00 am , Parade starts at 10:00 am.

    For more information: Rita Wing @ (970) 739-3036

    Hang Games:

    Registration at 12:30 – 1:30 pm.

    Hand Game Tent: Entry Fee: $150.00

    For more information: Ruben Hammond @ (970) 560-8769

    Sunday, June 4th , 2017.

    Bear Dancing all day

    Softball finals at 8:00 am

    36th Annual Louise Hammond Memorial Bear Dance Run

    Registration morning of the race, at the Recreation Center @ 6:00 am, Race starts @ 7:00 am.

    Monday, June 5th , 2017.

    Bear Dance all day

    Feast day.

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS: WITH UTE INDIAN TRIBE

    For the week of: MAY 2 TO MAY 16, 2017.

    (NOTE: Tribal Preference will be exercised)

    Tribal Courts - Bailiff

    Tribal Courts – Chief Judge

    Prosecution – Tribal Prosecutor

    Building Rehab. – Crew Boss

    Ute Energy Exploration and Marketing – Chief Executive Officer & President

    Energy & Mineral – Project Manager, Office Receptionist

    U I H A – Carpenter/Maintenance Worker

    Transit – Data Entry Cleark/Driver

    Red Pine – Male House Manager

    Fish & Wildlife – (4) positions, Conservation Officer

    Closing dates for this Job announcement: May 16, 2017.

    For more information contact: Human Resource @ 725-4009

    UTE INDIAN TRIBE AND WIOA SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM 2017:

    Qualifications for youth Worker participants.

    HR, SUMMER YOUTH

    Must be an enrolled member of the Ute Indian Tribe

    Must be 14-21 years old

    Must be enrolled in school and provide transcript (report card)

    WIOA, SUMMER YOUTH

    Must be an enrolled member of any Federally recognized Tribe or a Tribal Descendent

    Must be 14-24 years old

    Income Verification (last 6 months)

    Public Assistance documents (if applicable)

    All participants will need to provide two forms of ID:

    Tribal ID, State ID, Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, or School ID.

    Youth participants attending summer school MUST provide documentation.

    If participants are 18 years or older they will need to submit a criminal background check. This can be obtained through the Roosevelt or Vernal Police department for an upfront fee of $15.00. Please submit background check and receipt with application for reimbursement.

    Any missing documentation will hinder placement.

    Both programs will begin Monday, June 12th through August 3rd , 2017.

    Pick-up applications, from the Human Resources Department.

    It’s first come, first serve basis.

    Participants must submit applications in person by the Deadline of June 1st, 2017.

    There is a possibility of running two sessions this summer depending on Tribal support & number of participants.

    If you have any questions, or concerns please contact: Human Resources Department @ 725-4218, or 725-4009.

    UTE TRIBAL ENTERPRISES, LLC:

    Career Opportunities with the Ute Tribal Enterprises, We are currently accepting application for the following positions:

    BULLETIN DEADLINES:

    The next Bulletin deadline date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Bulletin will be out Friday, May 19, 2017

    Please, submit your articles and photos to the Ute Bulletin Office, Or to Kermit Wopsock @kermitw@utetribe.com, or Charlotte Navanick @ charlottenn@utetribe.com.

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    Jacquelinea@utetribe.com, or Gwenitap@utetribe.com.

    before 9:00 am, on Tuesday morning.

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    www.utetribe.com. Or stop by the office a pick up a copy of the Ute News.

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