Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF

APRIL 2, 2018

“Good Morning”, My friends and relatives,

ATTENTION: ROAD CLOSURE ON THE EASTSIDE OF WHITEROCKS:

DUE TO ROAD CONTRUCTION ON THE EAST WHITEROCKS BRIDGE:

Public please pay attention and watch for Detour Signs, which will be placed shortly prior to start of bridge construction.

Road Construction will start Monday, March 19th THRU July 13th , 2018.

East Whiterocks Bridge UOIR 2 (1).

 

LUNCH SALE:

Indian Taco Sale, Today, April 3rd , from 11 to 2:00 pm. or until we sold out.

At the Hogan 1 ½ miles south of Ute Plaza. Everyone welcome stop by and enjoy, plus Hamburger Potatoes with Green Chile Burritos, Fry Bread, Beans & Chocolate Cake

IMPORATANT NOTICE FROM WATER SYSTEM:

The Dumpster Truck is out of services until further notice, We’re in the process of having this fixed ASAP, sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.

However Regular residential garbage pick-up will continue as scheduled.

For more information contact Water System @ 722-5176

REMINDER: THIS MORNING FROM UTE TRIBE FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT:

The department wants to remind all those who drew out for 2018 Spring Turkey permits to come by and pick up your permits.

Those permits that have not been picked up by the end of the day on Monday, April 9th , will be available to the general tribal membership on Tuesday, April 10th .

REMINDER: FROM UTE TRIBE RECREATION OFFICE:

Tri-Ute Coach and Athlete application are due this week Thursday, April 5th . Coaches and Athletes are required to pass a background check. Applications are available online @utetribe.com , also available at the following locations: Myton Ute Petroleum, Ft. Duchesne Post Office, Whiterocks Post Office, Randlett Merc. And the Recreation Office.

Slime Making Party, Wednesday, April 11th , at 5:30 pm.

Dinner and a movie along with Disney Theme Bake-Off, sponsored by Ute Housing Department

Wednesday, April 18th , at 5:30 pm.

CAP’s Color Jam (chalk throwing. Live dj’, concession), Sunday, April 22nd , at 2:00 pm.

All activities are held at the Fort Duchesne gym

NOTICE: INDIAN BENCH COMMUNITY MEETING:

A Community meeting will be held Tuesday, April 10th at 5:30 pm.

At the Indian Bench Community Center for the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) project UOIR 4500 (1) Indian Bench Community Center. This meeting will update the residents and interested parties on the completed design and the upcoming construction schedule for the new parking lot. The meeting will be conducted by TTP staff and representatives and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Roads Department @ 725-4247.

 

UPDATE FROM KEA:

Steamboat Springs creative District is putting together an event in September and would really like to have some members from the Ute Community to be invited to teach a couple of workshops during the Festival. Such as Basket Waving and Beading.

They are open to do other classes other than beading & Basket Weaving, It’ll be up to the instructor on what they want to share. They want to create interaction and give them a chance to teach the community on Native Arts and Traditions.

If anyone is interested, they can contact: Kea @ (435) 725-4088, or keat@utetribe.com.

NOTE FROM THE PROSECUTION DESK:

Monthly Basic Law Class, Tuesday, April 3rd , from 5-7 pm.

Held in the Tribal auditorium.

Potluck dinner, Beverages will be provided.

For more information contact: Jodi Gardner@ 725-4893.

UP-COMING HAND GAME FUN BUS TRIP:

There is a CDA Fun Bus going to Worley, Idaho for some BIG Handgame.

The Fun Bus will be leaving Thursday, April 5th and returning Tuesday, April 10th

The Couerdaline Casino is a beautiful native-owned resort & casino. Natives from all over Indian Country come for the big weekend to play handgame. It’s a great experience for everyone. Boarding fee is depending on number of riders. Room accommdation is on your own.

For more information contact: Angie Lucero @ 722-7957.

NOTICE: VIETNAM WAR “IN MEMORY DAY”

The U & O Veterans and Veterans families and friends are doing a Sunrise Prayer Ceremony, Monday, April 16th at Sunrise (6:40 am). At the Veterans Memorial Park, in Fort Duchesne

Honoring of our fallen Tribal Veterans who served during the Vietnam War, whose names are not listed on the “National Vietnam War Memorial Wall”, in Washington D.C., or any other list due to lack of documentation. The Department of Defense recently acknowledged the terrible side effects of Agent Orange and PTSD.

Everyone is invited U&O Veterans, Veterans families, U&O War Mothers, Ladies Auxiliary and Honor Society.

Sunrise Prayer & Prayer Song.

Welcome remarks: Joseph Tapoof

Prayer by U&O Sundance chief: Jerry Tapoof

Open comments:

Veterans Honor Song, Victory Song

Conclusion

“In remembrance and Honoring our fallen Vietnam War Veterans who answered the call to duty during the Vietnam War Era”.

“May the Creator bless them, and their families, and all our people”.

NOTE: FROM THE DESK OF SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR:

Attention parents, A survey from the Utah State Board of Education Office has been sent out to families who have students who attend Uintah River High School and that are or have enrolled in special education. If you get one and your son/daughter is not presently in special education, has graduated, or will be graduating, please fill it out and send back with the envelope the state has provided.

Please, fill the survey out and send it back. You will be helping URHS credibility scores by doing so. Uintah River High School and the Special Education Department, thanks you for all you do to support our school and students.

For more information contact: Lori Fitchette @ 725-4061.

UPDATE LETTER FROM THE NATIVE YOUTH COMMUNITY ADATATION AND LEADERSHIP CONGRESS:

Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. This mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change to better serve their school and home communities.

Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander, High School students, (in small groups of 3-5). Accepted students will travel with one adult mentor from their community to and from the event.

Date: July 1st-7th , 2018. There is no cost. All students travel to the Congress, Lodging and food costs at NCTC will be paid for by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other Federal Agency partners.

The National Conservation Training Center, Shephertown, West Virginia. Application Deadline: April 6th , 2018.

For more information: NYCALC@nmwidlife.org

UPDATE: FROM THE UTE INDIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR DESK:

Education Department is looking for a Bus driver.

Bus driver must have a CDL and Bus Endorsement to take a group of students and coaches to the United Native American Housing Association All West NA Basketball Classis in Lakewood, Colorado this weekend.

Departing: Thursday, April 5th and Returning: Sunday, April 8th , 2018.

Transportation will consist of driving students to and from hotel to Gold Crown Field House, 150 S. Harlan Street, Lakewood, Co. (where all the games will be played) they will also need transport to attend a Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolfs on Thursday, April 5th at 8:30 pm.

The Education department will pay for all expenses and will be utilizing one of our Tribal busses.

Please call Patty @ (435) 722-2331.

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH:

Our children are sacred.

April 4th -CAP’S Opening Ceremony, at 10:30 am held at the Fort Duchesne Gym.

April 11th – Slime Making Party, at 5:30 pm – Fort Duchesne Gym.

April 14th – Kids Day: BBQ, Bike Rodeo, Car Seats. At 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

April 18th – Dinner & Movie at 5:30 pm, Disney Theme, Bake-Off, held at the Fort Duchesne Gym.

April 22nd – CAP’s Color Jam 2018, at 2:00 pm, held at the Fort Duchesne Gym.

April 21st – Tye-Dye Run/Walk , At 10:00 am, & Golf Clinic: Roosevelt Golf Clubhouse @ 4:00 pm.

April 25th – Head Start: Brain injury in children workshop at the Head Start Building at 10:00 am – noon.

April 25th – Ute Indian Tribe Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Program Presents:

Our Sacred Children workshop, A.C.E. Study (learn about how “Adverse Childhood Experience” have an Impact on development), Peer Support Traning Program (peers helping peers discover resources), and Emotional Intelligence (Learn how to become aware of control, and express one’s emotions). From 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, at the Ute Crossing Grill. Lunch will be provided 12 to 1:00 pm.

April 26th – Ute Story Time: Bear Dance at 5:00 pm. held at the Ute Library.

April 28th – Painted Horse: Rez Pet Show at 10:00 am, at the Veteran’s Memorial building. CAP’s Closing ceremony: Pow-wow at 4:00 – 7:00 pm. held at the Fort Duchesne Gym.

UPDATE FROM PAINTED HORSE DIABETES PROGRAM:

April 10th , 17th and 24th – Shawl Making Class: Dust off winter and get ready for Spring!! Shawl making class at the Tribal Library starting at 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All the supplies making and light refreshment will be provided.

April 7th – Annual Big Springs relay to the Veteran’s monument. Sign-up at Painted Horse.

If you are interested in running. Meet at Painted Horse at 9:00 am. Relay starts at Big Springs at 10:00 am. Two Van caravan will carry two teams of runners. Each runner will run one mile at a time. Light snacks, and water will be provided. The Re-lay will end at the Veterans Memorial Park.

April 17th and April 19th –Tie Dye classes starting at 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at Painted Horse.

April 21st –Tie Dye Run/Walk at 10:00 am from Painted Horse.

Toning Class: At the Whiterocks Community Building every Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. in the month of April.

Elder’s workout sessions: every Monday’s & Wednesday’s from 11:00 -12:00. At the Senior Center.

Zumba: Monday’s, Wednesday’s, & Thursday’s , at the Head Start building starting at 5:00 pm

Zumba: Every Tuesday’s at the Myton Community Building, starts at 6:30 pm

Circuit Training: Monday’s & Wednesday’s from 1:30 – 2:15 pm.

Chef Series: In Whiterocks at the Community Building, every Tuesday’s starting at 5:00 pm.

Quill Club: Every Wednesday’s , held at Painted Horse, from 5-7:00 pm.

Painted Horse Office:

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Gym Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday’s 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Please be aware events may change. All our activities are free to the communities.

For more information contact: Painted Horse Office @ 725-4912, or 725-2916.

 

UPDATE FROM THE UTE TRIBE SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAM:

I would like to acknowledge the Ute Recreation program for sponsoring the Senior Movie day. This event will happen monthly, snacks are provided and is much appreciated by all. Thank you for thinking of our Elders.

The Senior Program is for those 55 years of age or older, and Enrolled member of the Ute Indian Tribe.

REMINDER: Ute Senior Winter Heating Program is out of funds until next October 2018.

Ute Tribe Senior Title VI meals & Transportations:

The senior center meal service’s is from 11:30 – 12:30 pm. Monday – Thursday, except on holidays/tribal events.

Lunch Fee: for those 55 under and children.

Home Bound: meals are for those seniors over 55 years of age, and unable to leave their homes. Also if you are not going to be home due medical appointment please let us know.

There is a problem with dogs. Please keep animals tied up or away from staff. If this problem persist other accommodations will be made, this is for our workers safety.

All Ute Seniors call in advance for Transportation:

Transportation scheduling is from 8:30 – 4:00 pm. Monday thru Thursday, except on holidays/tribal events. REMINDER: there is only one driver so please make advance scheduling is required.

All Medical Transportation:

Contact the CHR Program

Elder’s who need assists with any help, please call one of the following department.

Outdoors Water Problems or Trash call:

Ute Water Systems @ 722-5176

Home Repair or Chores call:

Building Rehab @ 722-1255

Minor Home Repair call:

Maintenance @ 722-2256

Medical Transportation call:

CHR’s Program @722-3011.

For more information contact: Ute Tribe Senior citizens Program @ 725-4281.

UPDATE FROM PRIME TIME 4KIDS: LITTLE BLOSSOM CENTER:

We offer Free Development Evaluation for children, birth to 3 years of age.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more information please call: Little Blossom Center (435) 722-5654.

ATTENTION: NATIVE VOLTAGE 90.3 PRESENT:

Local Native Hip Hop Artisit from Fort Duchesne: Rosco, Thursday at 2:00 pm.

On Rez Radio 90.3 FM.

 

COURT STRONG VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

May 11th and 12th , 2018. At Roosevelt Jr. High School.

Women’s and Co-Ed.

$200 per team, 8 players max per team, sign your team up at Cheyenne1613@gmail.com

Payment is due with registration. Deadline is May 5th , 2018.

Games will start on May 11th at 6:00 pm. With Captain’s meeting at 5:30 pm.

Courtney Grant is a 26 yrs old wife and mother of a 3 yr old boy and 1 yr old girl. She has been diagnosed with stage 4 Sarcoma Cancer and is in the fight for her life to be here for her husband and babies.

For more information contact: Cheyenne @ (435) 733-0740, Brandy @ (435) 724-2110, or Ashley @ (435) 650-5131.

WRESTLING CAMP:

Kaden Campbell will be hosting a 2 day wrestling camp on May 18th & 19th , 2018. At Union High School.

This camp will be for Athletes 3rd – 12th grades. A USA Wrestling card (folkstyle) is required before registration, you can get on line at usawmembership.com.

Cost for registration will be $50.00, this includes a tee-shirt.

Deadline to register in order to receive tee shirt is May 4th . You can register late at the door but it will not guarantee you a shirt.

For more information please contact: Billy Danials @ (435) 622-6219, Kerry Farrer @ (435) 724-1401, or Shane Davis @ 722-7182.

 

46th ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF UTAH POW-WOW:

April 6th and 7th , 2018.

“In Honor of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women”

Location: A. Ray Olpin Student Union Building.

BYU CEDARTREE MEMORIAL COMPETITION POW-WOW:

April 6th & 7th , 2018.

Friday: Grand Entry 6:00 pm

Saturday: Grand Entry 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm.

Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom

Provo, Utah.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY POW-WOW:

April 20th & 21st , 2018.

Friday: Grand Entry 7:00 pm

Saturday: Grand Entry 12:00 pm.

Arts Fair and Food Vendors, Contact: Shaina Snyder@ NWA.UVU@gmail.com

800 West University Pkwy, Rebecca D. Lockhart Arena.

Orem, Utah.

  1. ST. ELIZABETH CHURCH ARTS – KIDS:

Wednesday, April 18th to May 9th , 2018.

This is opened to kids ages 6 to 17 yrs. of age.

From 4:15 to 6:45 pm, dinner is included.

Painting, Beading, Dance, & Storytelling.

Express yourself, Expend Imagination, Explore your Heritage with local Artist.

Have fun and make new friends.

For more information contact: SueAnn Cotonuts @ (435) 823-2125, or Rev. Michael @ (435) 823-1559.

IT’S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT SPRING! AH, BEAR DANCE SEASON, IS AROUND THE CORNER.

Randlett Rabbit’s Bear Dance- May 3rd Head Start will Kick-off the Bear Dance off.

Bear Dance: May 3rd thru May 7th . Feast Monday, May 7th .

Fort Duchesne Mother Day’s Bear Dance – May 11th thru May 14th . Feast Monday, May 14th .

Fort Duchesne Bear Dance Pow-wow: Friday May 11th & Saturday May 12th

Fun Walk:

Hand Game Tournament: May 11th – 13th . For more information contact: Angie Lucero @ (435) 722-7957, or Lionel Tahreep @ (435) 724-7675

Softball Tournament: May 10-12th , Entry Fee: $300. (NO Refunds) Deadline: May 6th , 2018. 12 player limit (6 men, 6 women). For more information contact: Auggie Santio @ (435) 724-3629.

Southern Ute Bear Dance – May 25th thru May 26th . Bear Dance Corral Blessing Friday, May 25th at 10:30 am.

Honoring Ute Bear Dance Chiefs – Thursday, May 24th , at 9:00 am – 12:00 (noon). At the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facilities.

JOB ANNOUCEMENTS: WITH THE UTE TRIBE INDIAN

THE WEEK OF MARCH 20TH , TO APRIL 2, 2018

Natural Resource Sclerocactus Plan –Botanist, Seasonal Biological Technician

Ute Family Services – Guardian Ad Liem

Fish & Wildlife – Fishery Biologist I & Conservation Officer

Water System –Treatment Plant Operator

Red Pine – Male House Manager, & Part Time Cook

Tribal Courts –Public Defender

Accounting –Financial Reporting Officer

Social Services – Financial Officer Title IV-E Specialist

Oil & Gas Realty – Realty Specialist

Adult Courts – Chief Judge

Fish & Wildlife Parks – Outdoor Technician (Seasonal)

Homeland Security Emergency Management – Secretary 1

Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement – Range Tech/Bison 1

Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement – Wildlife Tech 1

Painted Horse Diabetes Prevention Program – Dialysis Transport Driver

Juvenile Courts - Clerk

For more information contact: the Human Resources Office @ 725-4017.

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE UTE TRIBE ENTERPRISES LLC:

Career opportunities, is now accepting application for the following position’s:

Ute Crossing Grill:

Server – Must be over 21

For more information call: (801) 633-8656.

Fort Duchesne Ute Petroleum:

Stocker

For more information call: (801) 889-6651

Ute Oilfield Water Services:

Drivers

Competitive pay, benefits, and willing to train the right candidate.

Must have a Class A CDL and clean MVR with a minimum of one year driving experience. Must have the applicable knowledge of DOT, Rules and Regulations as requested for the position.

For more information call: (801) 300-3764.

UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORY: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Ute Housing is seeking up to two (2) workers with carpentry skills to do rehabilitation work on homes currently under management. The homes are located in various communities through-out the Uintah & Ouray Reservation.

Duties:

Remove and replace flooring, interior and exterior doors, windows, cabinets and counter tops,

Install sub-flooring and underlayment in preparation for floor covering, perform painting on the interior and exterior of a house as required. There may be some roofing and siding work depending on the needs of the house repair requirements.

Applicant must be drug free and will be subject to Drug Testing and background check.

Duration: of 4 months of work.

Closing date: April 10, 2018. At 5:00 pm.

BIA FORESTY & WILDLAND FIRE – UINTAH & OURAY AGENCY:

AD/EFF Casual Hire – Wildland Firefighting Application Packet

U.S. Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs Uintah & Ouray Agency 2018 Season.

Application Deadline: April 27th , 2018. (No exceptions)

You must be 18 years old to apply we are only accepting experienced and self instructed applicants, you need have a Drug Test, Physical exam, pack test, will be required to fight fire.

For more information on self instruction call:

Forestry @ 722-4350, 722-4351, or Alton @ 725-2600, or Don @ 724-2593.

Bulletin Deadline:

The next Bulletin deadline: Monday, April 16th , 2018.

Bulletin will be out: Monday, April 23rd , 2018.

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

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER:

Please submit your Radio News to the Ute Bulletin/Public Relation Department, before 9:00 am, on Tuesday morning.

If you missed any portion of this program, you can view the Ute News at www.utetribe.com , or stop by the office and pick up a copy of the Ute News.

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