Ute Indian Tribe

UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF
MAY 6, 2019

Good Morning, my friends and relatives.

 

UPDATE FROM: ADULT PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICE:

Murdered and Missing Native American Women and Girls, Moccasin Top Design Contest:

Deadline: May 23rd , before 4:30 pm.

All entries will be on displayed in the entry way at the Ute Tribe Justice Center

Prize will be given.

Any questions, please call the Adult Probation & Parole Office @ (435) 725-4895, Prosecution Office @ (435) 722-4625.

Also: Join Ute Tribe Prosecution, Adult Probation & Parole, and Sorna:

In Recognizing Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Basic Law Class! May 7th at 5:00 pm.

We welcome you to come and have a fun night, with us at the Ute Tribe Auditorium.

“Happy Mother’s Day.

 

UPDATE FROM THE PEES-CHU DAYCARE:

The Pee-Chu Daycare is taking application for the Summer Child Care from ages 6 weeks old to 12 years old. Space is limted-first come, first served. The Summer session will be starting on June 3rd .

Child Care Assistance is available for all Native American families. Eligibility is determined by: Household size and income. All children participating MUST be 100% Immunized. If you have a family friend or relative that can help you with child care-provider application are available.

For more information or to apply please call Daycare @ 722-8390.

UPDATE: FROM EAGLE VIEW ELEMENTARY:

Eagle View Elementary is having an Annual end of year Pow-wow, Thursday, May 16th at 1:00 pm.

We are seeking adult dancers who are willing to come to Eagle View Elementary to teach our students about the different types of pow-wow dances and the meaning of the dance they perform. This assembly will be broken up throughout the morning. Lunch will be provided. We only need one dancer per category for both men and women, so please let us know as soon as possible!

For any questions, concerns or to volunteer to be one of the dancers teaching please contact: Chelsey Kidd or Jaundelis Cummings @ 722-2247 ext. 1641.

UPDATE FROM LAPOINT ELEMENTARY NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS:

Lapoint Elementary Native American Week.

I’m looking for volunteers for our Fry Bread Day, for Thursday, May 9th ,

For more information contact: Cloee Hackford @ Lapoint Elementary School.

NOTE: UTE INDIAN TRIBE SUMMER SCHOOL:

Summer School application is available for Grades 1st to 3rd grades and 4th to 8th grades.

If you have any question, feel free to contact the Tribal Education Department @ 722-2331.

UPDATE: FROM UINTAH RIVER HIGH SCHOOL:

There are only 3 more Mondays left of this school year! In order for our students and staff to be ready for graduation ALL Apex (credit Recovery) classes MUST be finished by Monday, May 20th . There will be NO exceptions made. Students may come in on Friday, May 17th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, to work on any of their assignments and APEX. All grades must be passing in the students classroom class by May 22nd .

Please let us know if you have any questions. Call: Kameron Murray @ 725-4088.

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 THE UTE TRIBE SENIOR’S PROGRAM:

May 7th , - Ute Senior’s Mother’s Day Luncheon.

May 8th , - IHS Cooking Classes Demo will be set up. CREATE, Family Meals at 10:30 am (May 8th, 22nd & 29th ). No age limit, learn to cook for better health. All supplies provided including the taste testing. For more information contact: Pamela Shaffer PHN @ 725-6828.

May 16th – UIT Head Start Mini-Bear Dance

May 17 – 20th , Fort Duchesne Bear Dance, Office will be closed Monday, May 20th .

May 22-23rd , - Ute Nations Day for those 70 yrs. and up, at Southern Ute Tribe, In Ignacio, Co. For those riding the bus, it will leave Wednesday, May 22nd at 10:00 am.

May 29th , - Ute Senior Health Day, starting at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

June 11th – Annual Ute Elder Recognition Day, for those 80 years and over at 11:30 am.

Ute Senior/Caregivers: Stretching Routine For Seniors, Senior Balance and Strength Classes every Thursday, starting May 2nd at the Senior Center 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Tuesday morning will be Senior Massage after 10:30 to 12:00 noon.

All Ute Caregivers are encouraged and welcome to participate.

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 idea’s, all crafts are done on site.

Ute Tribe Senior Title V1, Ute Caregiver Support Program for 2019-2020:

The Ute Senior Program is here to give support. We will be offering classes or events in coordination with other tribal program. Resite care for tribal seniors during these times at the Ute Senior Center from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Monday thru Thursday, plus lunch is provided at the center from 11:30 to 12:30 pm.

Meal Delivery: As required by Federal Grants guidelines, we cannot leave food outside your home, 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, every mishap is reported to the UIT Executive Director.

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.

UPDATE FROM THE UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY:

ATTENTION ALL LOW RENT:

UIHA will be having a clean-up on May 20-24th , for Low Rent units. We encourage everyone to get out and clean your yards.

If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Office @ 722-4656.

 

ATTENTION FROM UNION HIGH SCHOOL TUTOR/MENTORS:

APLUS RECOVERY CREDITS.

May 17th is the hard deadline to finish recovery credits for Seniors to walk at Union High School Graduation May 24th .

Please encourage your children to finish making up their past recovery credits over the weekends and after school.

Union High School Tutor/Mentors are available through email or work phone at (435) 725-4541.

 

UP-DATE FROM UTE TRIBE HEAD START PROGRAM:

Your invited to come participate in Head Starts end of the year event! May 22nd , at 10:30 am. Held at the Roosevelt Constitution Park.

We are encouraging all departments to come help us celebrate our end of the year celebration by sponsoring a fun enriched activity for children and parents. The activity sponsored can be educational, cultural, physical or safety wise. These activities are geared to help encourage families to be safe and fun during the summer.

You will need to provide your own table for your activity and we are asking all sponsors to be at the park and set up not later than 10:00 am.

If you would like to participate and sponsor a booth please contact: Sherrilla McKunley @ (435) 722-4506.

UP-COMING COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY:

Date for this year Community Clean-day has been set for May 11th – 17th .

For more information please, contact: Felicia Pike @ (435) 823-8005.

 

UPDATE FROM PAINTED HORSE PROGRAM:

Zumba: Mondays/Thursday at 5-6:25 pm. at Head Start with Mariah

Zumba: Wednesday at 5-6:00 pm, at Head Start with TJ

Step Aerobics: Mondays at 5:15 – 6:15 pm, at the Ft. Duchesne Community Building.

Body Weight Resistance Workout: Tuesday, at 5:15-6:15.

Garden Box: applications will be done May 3rd . Plants will be given out the week of May 13th . If you already have a garden box, and want to participate in our project this year. You will need to fill out the plant application. Contact: Sandy @ 725-4911.

We are planning our Little Ponies Day Camp: for youth ages 10-18 yrs. old. We will be coming to the communities of Randlett, Ft. Duchesne, Myton, Whiterocks and would appreciate any volunteers in those communities to assist us.

For more information contact: Jessica Jenkins @ 725-4914.

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!

Prize will be given to the winner!

Deadline for the Design is May 10th , 2019.

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

Updates from Kateri Teawitha Mission:

Mass at Keteri Teawitha Mission every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, in Fort Duchesne.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

UP-COMING ACTIVITY:

Hooping Into Spring, Ironman Men’s & Women’s Tournament:

May 17 & 18, 2019.

Entry Fee: $300.00, Deadline: May 13th .

Games will be played at the Richardson’s Park, in Fort Duchesne.

For more information contact: Marsha Jack @ 435-722-7482, or Voden Chapoose @ 435-823-0609.

UPDATE FROM THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT:

Central Utah Camping and Hiking, Moab Arches/Goblin Valley:

Delicate Arch and Explore Valley 2019. Schedule for June 17th – 20th , 2019.

Opened to youth Boys & Girls ages 14-17, it’s a 3 day/9 mile backpacking trip.

(Food and most backpacking gear provided)

For any questions please, contact: Ute Tribe Recreation @ (435) 722-2249, or Elton Blackhair @ (435) 823-2075.

Wrestling & Volleyball:

If your child is planning on Wrestling during the Tri-Ute games please attend a parent meeting tomorrow night at the Fort Duchesne gym at 5:00 pm. There will also be a parent meeting for those that are playing Volleyball in the girls and boys 16-18 year old division starting at 6:00 pm.

If you should have any questions contact the Recreation Department @ 722-2249.

LIL UTE’S RECREATION CHEER: Application deadline and parent meeting May 6th at 6:00 pm, at the Fort Duchesne gym.

Age 7 – 18 years. Deposit: $100.00 (deposit due at parent meeting)

For more information call the Recreation Department.

UPCOMING BEAR DANCE:

Fort Duchesne Bear Dance:

May 17 – 20 , 2019.

Feast: Monday May 20th starting at 2:30 pm.

Fort Duchesne, Ut.

Ute Tribe Head Start 2018-19 Bear Dance: “Let us celebrate Spring together”

Thursday, May 16, at 10:30 am. At the Fort Duchesne Bear Dance Grounds, west of the Pow-Wow grounds.

If you have any questions call (435) 722-4506.

This is a family event, please NO VENDORS.

This is Drug Free and Alcohol Free event.

Bear Dance Contest Pow-wow:

Friday & Saturday, May 17th & 18th , Grand Entry at 7:00 pm, both nights. For more information contact: Dan Cesspooch @ 724-2457.

Bear Dance Fun Walk/Run:

Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 am starting at the Bear Dance grounds. T-Shirts will be given out to participants. For more information: contact: Painted Horse @ 725-4912.

Northern Ute Bear Dance Handgame Tournament:

Friday: 3 Man Scramble Tourney, Register by 6:00 pm, $20.00 per person.

Main Tournament: Entry Fee; $150.00 (3-5 players). Registration from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Pot Luck dinner @1:00 pm. bring your favorite dish.

Sunday, May 19th

5’s Card Tourney Register by 1:00 pm – Starts at 1:30 pm.

Kids Tourney: 3-5 players $50.00 per team. Register by 2:00 pm.

Traditional Game: at 2:00 pm, Wager Material items and Oklahoma Style.

4-Man Tourney: Register by 2:00 PM, $100.00 PER TEAM.

Open games all weekend

For more information contact: Angie Lucero @ (435) 722-7957, or Lionel Tahreep @ (435) 724-7675.

Everyone is welcome to attend

For more information/Vendor Booths contact: Raffel Kanip @ (435) 401-3125.

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 11th , 2019.

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

Southern Ute Bear Dance

May 24 – 27 , 2019.

SunUte Community Center in Ignacio, Co.

Southern Ute Pow-wow

Registration: Opens Friday at 4:00 pm, Closes Saturday, at 1:00 pm.

Friday: Gourd Dance at 5:00 pm, Saturday: Ground Dance at 1:00 pm.

Pow-wow: Grand Entry: Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Pow-wow Vendor: Arts & Crafts vendors welcome (limited space provided) Contact: Dustin Weaver @ (970) 759-0690.

Pow-wow Contacts: Hilda Burch @ (970) 946-5157, Heather White Thunder @ (970) 880-0580.

 

Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance

May 31 – June 1st, 2019.

Towaco, Co,

130th Annual Bear Dance Pow-wow:

Friday: Gourd Dance-4:30 to 7:00 pm. Pow-wow, Grand Entry at 7:00 pm.

Saturday: Gourd Dance: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Pow-wow, Grand Entry at 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Supper break @ 5:00 pm.

Saturday Evening: Gourd Dance @ 5:00 – 7:00 pm., Pow-wow Grand Entry @ 7:00 pm.

For more information contact: Willa Whiteskunk @ (970) 560-4338.

NOTE: FROM THE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT:

Transit Department will be providing transportation to the Ute Mountain Bear Dance, May 31st to June 1st , 2019.

Please contact: Jeromy Transit Coordinator to get on the list. Call: 725-4924, or 823-8880.

UP-COMING EVENTS: FROM THE URBAN INDIAN CENTER OF SALT LAKE:

May 24-25th – Snow Mountain Pow-wow Memorial Day Weekend, Held in Las Vegas, NV.

June 7-9th , - 39th Annual Restoration Festival and Contest Pow-wow, Held at the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah – Cedar City, Utah.

For more information contact: Rad Cuch @ (801) 214-7654.

2019 GOVERNOR’S NATIVE AMERICAN SUMMIT, UTAH DIVISION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS:

July 11-12, 2019.

Utah Valley University, at the Sorenson Student Center – Orem, Utah.

Free Event (pre-registration required)

Register today at: Indian.utah.gov/events/native-american-summit.

UTAH DIVISION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS: UTAH FOSTER CARE:

MOCCASIN 5K RUN/WALK FOR FOSTER CARE AWARNESS by Utah Foster Care:

Saturday, May 18th 2019. White Mesa, 13 mile south of Blanding, Utah, White Mesa, Ut.

On-site registration at 8:00 am, Welcome and Prayer at 8:30 am

Race starts at 9:00 am.

Preregistration at Eventbrite for a free t-shirt.

Limited Moccasins 5K T-shirts are available.

Northern Ute Sundance

July 25 – 29 , 2019

East of Neola, Ut.

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

Eastern Shoshone Sundance:

July 25 – 29 , 2019

Sage Creek Area, Fort Washakie, Wy.

For more information contact: Tilton Tillman @ (307) 349-0353.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS: WITH UTE INDIAN TRIBE
FOR APRIL 23 TO MAY 7, 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

Red Pine – Licensed Sub. Abuse Counselor

Red Pine – Substance use disorder Counselor 11 – Traditional

BIA Law Enforcement – Tribal Dispatch

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention Program- Lead Prevention Specialist

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

Social Service – Guardian Ad Litem

Motor Pool – Vehicle Monitor

Cultural Rights – Secretary

Transit – Bus Driver

Fish & Wildlife – (2) positions Conservation Officer

Tribal Courts – Chief Judge

Administration – Administrative Assistant

Administration – Secretary

Fish & Wildlife Big Game Enhancement – Wildlife Technician 1 (seasonal)

Red Pine – Male House Manager

Mosquito Abatement – Mosquito control Tech.

Building Inspector – Building Inspector

Air Quality – Monitor Operations Manager

Custodian Department – Whiterocks Community Custodian

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

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WITH CAREER OPPORTUNIES WITH UTE TRIBAL ENTERPRISES, LLC:
MAY 6, 2019.

UTE CROSSING GRILL:

Cook

Prep Cook/Dishwasher

Server (Night/Weekends)

For more information or Job description, please call: (801) 440-3867

UTE PLAZA SUPERMARKET:

Meat Department Lead (2-year experienced preferred))

Cashier

True Value Lead

For more information, contact: Jathan Belton @ (801) 455-6061.

UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE:

The next Bulletin Deadline: Monday, May 20th , 2019.

Bulletin will be out: May 27th , 2019.

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

I would like to wish everyone “Happy Mother’s Day”

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