Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF
APRIL 1, 2019

Good morning, friends and relatives.

NOTICE: FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR:

You are invited to Indian Mineral Owner Questions and Answer Session

Thursday, April 11th , from 9:00 am to Noon. Place: Large Conference Room at the Ute Crossing Grill.

Representatives from various Federal Agencies responsible for managing trust minerals will be available to answer your mineral ownership and or royalty questions regardless of where your allotment is located.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Wednesday, April 10th 2019. There will be a Grasshopper information meeting held in Roosevelt at 7:30 pm, to prepare for possible grasshopper infestation this year. This meeting will be at the Roosevelt USU Classroom, in room 105.

Have you ever wanted to work from home? Join us for a meeting in Vernal to learn more, Monday, April 15th , 2019.

For more information contact: Boyd Kitchen @ 781-5455.

NOTICE OF THE UTE TRIBE ELECTION:

Notice of 2019 Ute Tribe Elections: Pursuant to Ordinance 13-006 as amended, notice is hereby given that the Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray Reservation will hold as Election to fill the expiring terms of the following members of the Ute Tribal Business Committee:

Shaun Chapoose, Uncompahgre Band,

Ronald J. Wopsock, Uintah Band and

Edred Secakuku, Whiteriver Band.

PRIMARY ELECTION:

The Primary Election will be held Wednesday, April 3rd , 2019 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

The purpose to selecting (2) Candidates from the list of eligible nominees from the nomination period representing the Uncompahgre, Uintah and Whiteriver bands of the Ute Tribe Business Committee for the term of 2019 -2022.

POLLING PLACES AND TIME:

The polls will be open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. At the following places: Fort Duchesne Community Building, Myton Community Building, Whiterocks Community Building, and Randlett Community Building.

For the Primary Elections April 3rd and for the General Elections April 17th , 2019.

ABSENTEE VOTERS: An Eligible voter who qualifies to vote by absentee Ballot (pursuant to Ordinance 13-006 as amended) must request an absentee ballot for the Primary Election starting March 27th at 8:30 am.

The Election Commission must receive this ballot no later than 4:30 pm, on April 2nd.

The Election Commission will start accepting absentee ballots for the General Election on April 10th at 8:30 am, through April 16th, at the Ute Tribal Auditorium.

ELECTION COMMISSION: Eric J. Appah, Chairman, Uncompahgre Band, Jasanna Cuch, Whiteriver Band, and, Vacate seat Uintah Band. Election Committee can be reached @ (435) 725-4042.

“IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO HARASSED, INTIMIDATE OR HAVE ATTEMPED TO HARNESS OR INTIMIDATE AN ELECTION OFFICAL OF THE TRIBE, OR VOTER OF THE TRIBE ATTEMPTING TO CAST HIS OR HER BALLOT.

PERSON FOUND TO HAVE HARNESSED, INTIMIDATE OR HAVE ATTEMPED TO HARNESS OR INTIMIDATE ANY ELECTION OFFICAL OR VOTER MAY BE IMPRIONED OF THE TERM NOT EXCEED 6 MONTHS AND ORDERS TO PAY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED $500.00.

NOTICE IS TO REMAIN POSTED THROUGHT MAY 8TH , 2019.

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE NOMINATIONS:

In accordance to the Ute Indian Tribe Amended & Restated Consolidated Elections, Recall, Referendum, and Vacancy Ordinance 13-006 of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation Article V, Tribal Business Committee Election. Section A Tribal BC Candidate. 2. Posting of Nominations.

UINTAH BAND

Curtis Cesspooch                                

Charlyn Tissy Cuch                

Forrest Cuch

Fabian Jenks

Julius Murray 111

Bruce Pargeets

DeLanna Redfoot

Ronald Wopsock

Veronica Wopsock

Irene C. Cuch

WHITERIVER BAND

Janet R. Arrowchis

Amy Joy Cesspooch

Percel Cesspooch

Jasanna Cuch

Phillip Chimburas

Henry Howell

Frances Poowegup

Terrent Ridley

Edred Secakuku

UNCOMPAHGE BAND

Shaun Chapoose

Doyle Cesspooch

Baldwin Duncan

Regina Mandan

Claria Pinnecoose

Christopher Tabbee

Art Cesspooch

Paula Cesspooch

Austin McCook

Stewart Pike

Max Serawop

Lionel Tahreep

There were (5) five spoiled

Certified by the Election Commission on this 21st day of March, 2019.

ATTENTION: Election Commission has received letters from the following individuals, declining nomination as of March 29th, 2019.

UNCOMPAHGRE BAND:

Art Cesspooch

Paula Cesspooch

Claria Pinnecoose

Christopher Tabbee

Lionel Tahreep

WHITERIVER BAND:

Janet R. Arrowchis

Jasanna Cuch

Frances Poowegup.

None from the Uintah Band.

We encourage all members of the Ute Tribe that are 21 yrs. of age and residents of the reservation for 1 year, to make sure you have updated your address with Vital Statistics, so that you are eligible to vote in the Primary & General Elections.

Primary Election Wednesday, April 3rd . Polling sites will be open 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Reminder: Poll place for Fort Duchesne is at the New Community Building, not the Gym.

Election Commission is accepting absentee ballots in the Tribal Auditorium until April 2nd by 4:30 pm.

Election Commission will be tabulating the votes, at the Tribal Auditorium Wednesday Evening at 6:30 pm.

NEWS UPDATE FROM BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND UINTAH INDIAN IRRIGATION PROJECT:

Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Uintah Indian Irrigation Project will be having their Spring Water User meeting today Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm. At the Utah State University Multi-Purpose Room in Roosevelt, Utah.

On the Agenda:

2019 Budget

Proposed Projects for the year

Review of the CFR (code of federal regulations)

Questions and Answers session

For more information please contact: Kay @ (435) 722-4340.

UPDATE FROM UTE INDIAN TRIBE AND ALCOHOL/SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM PRESENTS:

Parent Prevention Training

Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention & Assistance to Families of Incarcerated Individuals.

Tuesday, April 9th , from 5:30 pm, held at the Head Start Building.

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH:

Spring Break for Uintah County School District. April 1st – 5th, 2019.

This year’s Theme: “Our Children today, Our Leaders tomorrow”

All activities with Painted Horse Diabetes Program:

April 2nd – Clothes Pin Wreath Making in Whiterocks, Ft. Duchesne, Randlett and Myton, held at the Community buildings, beginning at 5-7:00 pm.

April 4th & April 17th ,– Swimming at the Vernal Recreation Center, from 6 – 8:00 pm. Participants under 9 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Activities available: Play Basketball, Walk on Tread Mills, Climb the Rock Wall, Walk the indoor track, and Workout in the Weight Room. A light snack will be provided.

April 5th – CAPS Pageant at 4:00 pm, held at the Ft. Duchesne Community Building.

April 6th – Big Springs Relay- If weather permitting- Meet at Painted Horse Bldg at 9:00 am, Relay starts at Big Springs at 10:00 am.

Light snack will be provided. Sign-up at the Painted Horse Office, or call the office to be added to the list.

April 6th – Movie: Dumbo & Shazam in 2D, At the Duchesne County Children’s Justice Center and the Roosevelt Theatre. Beginning at 1:00 pm.

April 7th – Recreation Movie: at the Ft. Duchesne Community Bldg.

Family Cosmic Bowling: held every Sunday’s starting at 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Weekly announcements will be up-coming.

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

Free Development Evaluation for children, birth to 33 months old

Evaluation testing includes the following:

Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Self help, Social Emotional skill, Receptive & Expressive Language, Hearing, & Vision Screening.

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

For more information call (435) 722-5654.

 

UPDATE FROM VENITA K. TAVEAPONT LIBRARY:

Book sale: We have cleared out our Adult Fiction Section…finally! So come on in and buy some books.

Adults:

Paperback books $1.00, & Hardcover books $2.00.

Newer Book Titles:

Paperback books $5.00, & Hardcover books $7.00

Just to name a few: (Twightlight, Harry Potter, Emmy, Chocolate War, Jurassic Park, the Fountainhead, Left Out)

For more information contact: Cheryl Lone Bear @ 725-4248.

UPDATE FROM THE UTE TRIBE SENIOR’S PROGRAM:

April 1st – Beginning of Title V1 Grants for 2019-2020

April 2nd & 3rd – Senior Craft project in the morning at the Senior Center.

April 10th – Ute Language meeting, from 12:45 to 2:00 pm.

April 16th – Seniors Easter lunch and activities.

April 17th – Ute Senior Center leaning, lunch delivery & pick up lunch only.

April 18th – No Lunch, due to the Tribes activity for Tribal Employees.

April 23rd – Some staff will be attending Dementia Caregiver Conference in Roosevelt from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. (Limited transport) Deadline to sign-up April 9th.

Ute Senior/Caregivers: Exercises on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15-2:00 pm. Points are being counted for participations prizes/awards.

Senior Crafts/Respite Program: has been doing all sorts of crafts, wreath making, fleece blankets, and many other seasonal decorations are to come. I have directed and require that all senior staff help do crafts or come up with ideas, all crafts are done on site. Next craft event (Easter) will be in April.

Meal Delivery: As required by Federal Grants guidelines, we cannot leave food outside your home, So if your, not going to be home, please call the Senior Office @ 725-4281.

Also delivery drivers are having problems with Dogs, please watch your animals.

For those needing chore work contact: UIT Building Rehab, UIT Water Systems, or UIT Maintenance. All these programs are here to try their best to assist.

COMMUNITY UPDATE:

Myton Ute Community will be having an Easter Egg hunt Saturday, April 20th , starting at 10:00 am, at the Myton City Park.

There will be Prizes, Food, Family fun, BBQ lunch at the Myton Ute Community Building.

Whiterocks Community: The Ute Cradle Board

“How to make the Ute Cradle Board”, Friday, April 12th , at 2:00 pm. At the Whiterocks Community Building.

Please call: Rose Ioupe @ (435) 790-4136. For instructions on what you need to bring.

 

UPDATE FROM PAINTED HORSE PROGRAM:

Food Tasting Demo: April 10th, and April 24th , at the Ute Plaza from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

For more information contact Painted Horse @ 722-4506.

UP-DATE FROM UINTAH HIGH SCHOOL:

LOGO CONTEST

Uintah High School is looking for an artist to design a logo that represents the Ute Tribe.

Theme: What represents the Utes?

Design a logo that will be used for the New Uintah High School logo. The New logo will be utilized throughout the athletics department!

A prize will be given to the winner!

Design is due May 10th , 2019.

Please submit artwork to melissa.tavenapont@uintah.net or brandie.reed@uintah.net.

NEWS FROM THE UTE LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT:

Ute Language Elders Committee Monthly meeting dates:

Wednesday, April 10th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, held at the Ute Senior Center.

For more information, or if you would like to be on the agenda, call Rowena @ 722-2331.

Updates from St. Helen’s Catholic Church:

Mass at St. Helen’s Saturday at 4:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am., in Roosevelt.

Up-coming Catfish Dinner May 4th , time TBA.

The Catholic Bishop will be doing a Mass for the Community at the Kateri Teawitha Mission in Fort Duchesne, July 14th , 2019.

DIOCESE OF SALK LAKE CITY COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN:

Is collecting donations to assist those in need.

Items:

Rosaries, Eyeglasses, Hearing aids, cancelled stamps (other than forever flag stamps) Pull tabs from cans and school supplies.

Deadline: Friday, April 12th , 2019. Thank you for your support.

HIGH SCHOOL UPDATES:

Eagle View Elementary Native American Pageant:

Tea, is schedule for Tuesday, April 16th and the Pageant is Thursday, April 18th , both begins at 6:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

UPDATE FROM THE 2019 TRI-UTE GAMES:

July 16TH – 20TH , 2019.

Opening Ceremony’s July 16th at the Pow-wow Grounds.

Deadline: April 5th by 4:30 pm. Open for youth ages 9 thru 18 years of age.

Enrolled members, and 1st Descendants with CIB.

The Purpose of the games is to come together so our children will get to know one another and to foster friendship between the Northern Ute, Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Tribes.

POW-WOW TRAILS:

Weber State University Pow-wow:

April 6th

Odgen, Ut.

University of Utah Pow-wow:

April 19-20, 2019.

Salt Lake City, Utah.

Gathering of Nations

April 19 -20, 2019.

Albuquerque, New Mexico.

UPCOMING BEAR DANCE:

Randlett Bear Dance

May 3rd -6th

Feast & Turkey Dance Monday, May 6th

Randlett, Ut.

 

Fort Duchesne Bear Dance:

May 17th – 20th

Fort Duchesne, Ut.

Bear Dance Open Co-Ed Softball Tournament:

May 17-18, 2019. Fort Duchesne, Utah.

Entry Fee: $300.00 (1/2 down NO REFUNDS)

Deadline: May 11, 2019.

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

Southern Ute Bear Dance

Memorial Day Weekend

May 24th – 27th

Ignacio, Co.

 

Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance

Beginning of June

Towaco, Co.

More information to update activities will be announced as time nears.

Northern Ute Sundance

Attentive dates: July 25th – 29, 2019

East of Neola, Ut.

For more information contact: Jerry Tapoof @ (435) 724-1918.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS: WITH UTE INDIAN TRIBE
FOR MARCH 29TH TO APRIL 9, 2019

Natural Resource Sclerocactus Plan – Seasonal Biological technician & Botanist

Prosecution – Tribal Prosecutor

Social Service – Attorney

Justice Center- Facilities Supervisor Intern

Social Service- (2) Positions Social Worker

Transit – Temp Driver

Adult Court – Associate Judge

Natural Resource – Environmental Outreach Worker

Grievance Committee – (2) Non-Tribal

Red Pine – Licensed Sub. Abuse Counselor

Red Pine – Substance use disorder Counselor 11 – Traditional

Fish & Wildlife – Hatchery Manager

BIA Law Enforcement – Tribal Dispatch

Natural Resource – Land Assignment Clerk

Motor Pool – Vehicle Detailer

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Program- Lead Prevention Specialist

UTERO – Data Entry Clerk

Recreation – Secretary

Maintenance – Laborer 1

Energy & Mineral – Oil & Gas Compliance Officer

Head Start – (3)Lead Teacher, (3) Assistant Teacher, and Education Specialist.

Uintah River High School – Principal, Counselor, Counselor.

Social Service – Guardian Ad Litem

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

 

UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE:

The next Bulletin Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019.

Bulletin will be out: April 15, 2019.

Please submit your articles and photos to Ute Bulletin Office to, reginam@utetribe.com, or charlotten@utetribe.com .

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