UTE NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF
MAY 13, 2019
Good Morning, my friends and relatives.
PUBLIC NOTICE: ISSUE DATE: MAY 13TH ,2019.
It’s the time of year our springs are at their lowest production please minimize watering lawns for the next three weeks. The Ute Tribe Water Systems apologizes for this request.
We ask your patience and understanding.
Thank you for your cooperation from Tribal Water Systems.
ATTENTION: TRIBAL MEMBERS:
Medicare Information meeting will be held Wednesday, May 15th , at 11:00 am.
Held in Vernal, at 1583 South 1700 East. On the Agenda: Preparing for Medicare, Your right to Social Security.
UPDATE FROM: ADULT PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICE:
Friendly Reminder: Every Thursday to wear red to acknowledge The Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls day!
If your department is wearing red, please email us the people who are cc and will come down and take your picture. Or feel to send your picture to us which ever you prefer.
We give a Big Thank you, to the departments that are supporting and wearing red.
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.
UPDATE FROM THE PEES-CHU DAYCARE:
The Pee-Chu Daycare is taking application for the Summer Child Care for ages 6 weeks old to 12 years old. Space is limited-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.
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 questions feel free to contact: the Tribal Education Department @ 722-2331.
UPDATE: FROM UINTAH RIVER HIGH SCHOOL:
Uintah River High School Basketball Banquet: Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00 pm, in the Commons Area,
We will present, Championship Banner, All-State Plaques, League shirts, Senior Gifts and Season Highlight Videos.
Players are encouraged to bring their families.
There are only 2 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.
UPDATE: FROM VENITA K. TAVEAPONT MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
Bear Dance Story Time, May 15th at 6:00 pm.
Come join us for stories, music and a potluck, please bring a dish to share with everyone.
UPDATE FROM THE UTE TRIBE SENIOR’S PROGRAM:
May 16th – UIT Head Start Mini-Bear Dance, @ 10:30 am. across the pow-wow grounds on the west side.
May 17 – 20th , Fort Duchesne Bear Dance, Offices 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 you’re 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.
Which will be 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.
EDUCATION UP-DATE FROM UTE TRIBE HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM:
ATTENTION!! ALL INTERESTED UTE TRIBAL MEMBERS:
The Ute Tribe Higher Education Office is now accepting applications for those individuals who are planning on attending college this fall semester 2019.
Deadline for application: June 30, 2019.
If you need an application packet or more information please contact: email@example.com or call 725-4082.
UP-COMING COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY:
Community Clean-day May 11th – 17th .
Community Members start to clean yards and identify old appliances that need to be removed. Place all trash bags on curbside or designated area for pickup. Clean up crew will start to pick up trash and old appliances. Please notify community presidents or Emergency Management Department for removal.
Bar-B-Q will be Wednesday, May 15th at noon.
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: 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.
Updates from Kateri Tewitha Mission:
Mass at Keteri Tewitha Mission every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, in Fort Duchesne, just North of the Blue Store.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Catholic Bishop will be doing a Mass for the Community at the Kateri Tewitha Mission in Fort Duchesne, July 14th , 2019.
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.
TRI-UTE APPLICATIONS DEADLINE MAY 23RD .
The Ute Recreation Office will be taking Tri-Ute Applications until May 23rd by 4:30 pm. this will be the final deadline, if your child would like a Tri-Ute bag they will need to be registered by this time. We will still take applications but do know that your child or children will not be able to get a bag but still may be able to get a shirt so please get your application in ASAP. This is not our deadline but it is one from the company what will be doing our bags. I totally forgot to put on Skateboarding as part of the games. If your kids want to Skateboard please call the Recreation Office.
If you should have any questions please contact the UIT Recreation Office @ 722-2249, or 823-2928.
THANK YOU NOTE: FROM CAP’S POW-WOW COMMITTEE:
I would like to take this time to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for all the people and departments who have donated and helped towards the CAP pow-wow that was held April 22nd . Some of the donations were given at the last minute but it was successful. Once again thank-you.
UPCOMING BEAR DANCE:
Fort Duchesne Bear Dance:
May 17 – 20th , 2019.
Feast: Monday May 20th starting at 2:30 pm.
Fort Duchesne, Utah.
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.
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, Pow-wow Grand Entry @ 7:00 pm.
Saturday: Ground Dance at 1:00 pm, Pow-wow Grand Entry: at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
For Pow-wow Vendor: Arts & Crafts vendors welcome (limited space provided) Contact: Dustin Weaver @ (970) 759-0690.
For Pow-wow Information Contacts: Hilda Burch @ (970) 946-5157, Heather White Thunder @ (970) 880-0580.
Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance
May 31st – June 1st, 2019.
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 UTE TRIBE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT:
Transit Department will be providing transportation to the Ute Mountain Bear Dance, May 31st to June 1st , 2019.
Please contact: Jeromy Groves,Transit Coordinator to get on the list. Call: 823-8880, or 725-4984.
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, Utah.
13 mile south of Blanding, Utah, White Mesa, Utah.
On-site registration at 8:00 am, Welcome and Prayer at 8:30 am
Race starts at 9:00 am.
Pre-registration at Event brite. And get a free t-shirt.
Limited Moccasins 5K T-shirts are available.
NORTHERN UTE YELLOW ELK, MEMORIAL HANDGAME TOURNAMENT:
June 28-30th , 2019.
In Honor of: Edith Cesspooch Sireech, Pricsilla Irene Sireech, and Vincentia Sireech
Northern Ute Sundance
July 25 – 29, 2019
East of Neola, Utah.
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 MAY 7 TO MAY 21, 2019
(NOTE: TRIBAL PREFERENCE WILL BE EXERICISED)
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
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
Custodian Department – Whiterocks Community Custodian
Victim of Crime – Victim Advocate
Adult Court – Victim Advocate
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:
For more information or Job description, please call: (801) 440-3867
UTE PLAZA SUPERMARKET:
Meat Department Lead (2-year experienced preferred))
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 Radio News to Ute Bulletin/Public Relation Department by noon (12:00 pm)
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.