Ute Indian Tribe


for the week of

May 2, 2022

Good Morning Ute Country!


Per Resolution 22-072 all Covid19 restrictions have been lifted, effective immediately including the Mask Mandate. The Mandatory Vaccination Policy is still in place.

All individuals conducting business with the Business Committee are required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering Business Committee Chamber

Additional questions may be directed to Kirby Arrive @ 435-725-4035


Community Health Representatives Area Rotation Schedule goes as follows:

CHR Jaclyn Redfoot can be reached at 435-823-2311

The areas she will cover are, Randlett, Sunshine Acres, Gusher, Lapoint, Tridell, La Mesa, Foothill Apartments, Hilltop, Richardsons, Whiterocks, Farmcreek, Yellowstone, and Senior Apartments.

CHR Darci Lira can be reached at 435-828-2354

The areas she will cover are, Roosevelt, Myton, Bridgeland, Altamont, Arcadia, Neola, Vernal, Alterra, Coonsville, and Indian Bench.

Questions can be directed to the CHR office @ 435-722-3011

The UTE TRIBE SENIOR PROGRAM  would like to inform the elders that due to the Administrative Leave on May 5th, to attend Randlett Beardance and/or the MMNW Walk we are delivering meals earlier on this day. The mothers day meal will be on May 9th. This month we will continue outreach for Fort Duchesne, Richardson’s, Tavamuwisi and surrounding areas. Please direct questions, comments, and concern to Eva Myore at 725-4283 or 823-1060

EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT is in full operation. If you are interested in participating, contact Program Director Julitha Serawop at 435.725.4055.

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM is now accepting applications. There is only one application for both programs (Tribal / WIOA). All documents are required upon submitting application which consist of Two forms of ID’s, Tribal Affiliation and School Verification for 2021-2022. Placement is Limited. Deadline is May 5, 2022.

Questions can be directed to Human Resource at 435-725-4017


MMNW&G WALK Event on May 5th, 2022 and will start at 3pm at the Ute Veterans Memorial Park. Questions can be directed to their office at 435-725-4937.

UTE TRIBE RECREATION Department announcements are as follows:

- We will be participating in Tri-Utes in Towaoc CO. July 25th – 28th. We have athlete, coaching and chaperone applications available at the recreation office so please stop by to pick one up. Registration deadline is May 12, 2022 at 4:00pm. Late Registration deadline is May 20, 2022 at 2:00pm.

- Recreation will also be sponsoring the horse shoe tournament at the Randlett bear dance May 7, 2022. Registration will be from 8-9 and is $100 per team.

Any questions can be directed to Recreation at 435-722-2249. Or stop by their office

UTE TRIBE ENTERPRISES LLC will have open interviews on May 11th from 11am-5pm in Myton at the Ute Petroleum. They are looking to fill Full time, Part time, and Temporary positions. For more information please contact Human Resources at 435-725-4831 or Ute Petroleum at 435-725-5514.


May 7th, 2022 @ 10am Randlett Bear Dance Walk starting at the Bear dance grounds.

May 14th, 2022 @ 10 am Ft. Duchesne Bear Dance Walk at the Pow-wow grounds.

-Senior exercise at Whiterocks Community bldg. will be May 4th, 31st, and June 1st from 10-11 am. Following the workout with Vodne, there will be tasting demo’s with Shaye.

- Gym Use will be available only to those that have been fully vaccinated. Orientation with Jenny or Vodne is required so you know how to use the equipment properly. For more information, contact Painted Horse @ 435-725-5040 or Jessica at 435-823-2737.

The UTE INDIAN TRIBE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT will be hosting a Native American Student Career Day on May 4, 2022 at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal, Utah from 8:30am-200 pm. For more information contact the Education department at 435-725-4096

The 2022 INTERTRIBAL OPIOID WELLNESS SUMMIT Will take place in Vernal on June 22nd – 24th, 2022. Pre-conference events for first responders will be on June 21st, 2022. For information about participation and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Valentina Sireech at 435-722-1200.

RANDLETT COMMUNITY president Jonas Grant Sr. shares that on Sunday evenings, Narcotic Anonymous Meetings will proceed at 7pm. Anyone in need of a meeting, please feel free to come and join. Zoom will also be available upon request for those who cannot be there in person, thank you all for your time. Jonas can be reached at 435-621-8680.

SHOSHONE LANGUGAGE REUNION SIGN UP are now taking place. Departure will be June 20, 2022 & Returning Date will be June 25, 2022. At this time only vaccinated seniors ages 65 and older are eligible to sign up. If you want to attend you still have time to get vaccinated. Rooms will be provided to the seniors who ride the bus. To sign up call Ronee K at 435-823-1139


Big Game Applications are out and being accepted until May 26, 2022.

Please take the time to complete your applications properly your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Feel free to stop by the UIT Fish and Wildlife Office to pick up and submit a Big Game Application.

U&O IHS CLINIC has their vaccination and immunization clinic for all types of vaccinations and immunizations for all ages every Wednesday at the Wellness Center from 1 to 4pm.  Please call 725-6815 to get on the clinic schedule.

From now on all medication prescriptions will need to be picked up and electronically signed for inside the U&O IHS clinic at the pharmacy window. The pharmacy will no longer be able to deliver medications out to the parking lot.

All who enter the IHS Clinic MUST wear a mask covering their mouth and nose.

Please make an appointment for your COVID shot by calling 725-6815.

U&O Wellness Center has a new Public Health Nurse. Eve O’Pray-Nichols, RN, has been working with Diabetic patients at the Wellness Center and is excited to take her knowledge and skills out into the community. Eve has been instrumental in getting the U&O IHS Wellness Center Diabetic Program accredited as a Nationally Recognized Diabetic Education Program

The TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT Assistant at the U&O Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services is in the process of compiling a complete list of all Tribal Police Officers and Dispatchers (living and deceased). If you are able to assist with this list and have a photograph of the law enforcement officer or dispatcher, preferably in uniform, please contact Tahnee Pegaroose, Tribal Law Enforcement Assistant at 435.725.4206 or email at tahneep@utetribe.com

UTE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY has the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program available. This program was established to provide rental and utility assistance to eligible Ute Tribal members. For eligibility requirements and additional information please contact the Ute Indian Housing Authority @ 435-722-4656 In addition, UIHA is now accepting applications for its Homeowner Assistance Fund. Contact their office for more information

LIHEAP now has applications available. For a list of required documents and an application please contact the LIHEAP office. You may bring income verification if any, and your utility bill. Direct questions to LIHEAP at 725-4878 or 725-4023

WATER SYSTEMS would like to kindly Remind patrons, DO NOT Flush paper towels, facial tissues, baby wipes, flushable wipes. Flushing these items will cause issues in the sewer lines and septic tanks. Please only flush toilet paper

ALSO - Trash cans need to be curb side by 7am; homes with two trash cans, place them a foot apart. There are dumpsters in the communities to accommodate larger items. You may contact Water Systems. Questions can be directed to the department at 435-725-4922

The ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION (A/SAP) program is now accepting application for Alcohol & Drug Residential Treatment. You may pick up an intake packet or stop by for more information. Question can be directed to Betty Lee at 435-722-9906 or 435-725-2833.

- Intake/Assessments are done on Thursdays from “7am to 10am & 1pm to 3pm” Intake/Assessments take approximately 2 hours.

- Wellbriety “Mending Broken Hearts” Native American Grief Recovery Meetings are every Wednesday from 10am – 11:30am. Call Rebecka McNeil to sign up at 435-725-2868.

-AA meetings are Monday nights 7pm-8pm for more information call 722-9906

-NA meetings are Wednesday nights and holidays 7pm-8pm for more information call 722-9906

ENVIROMENTAL HEALTH SERVICE would like to announce that vendors planning to participate in multiple Bear Dances or the upcoming Pow-wow in June are required to attend one of the following meetings.

·        Friday May 6th. 10am – 11am at the Randlett Community Center

·        Thursday May 12th. 5pm – 6pm at the Fort Duchesne Community Center

·        Friday May 13th. 10am – 11am at the Fort Duchesne Community Center

If you have food safety questions? Complaints, Concerns, Questions, Training Requests, if it is on Tribal land, your EHO can assist. Call Paula Morgan at 435-545-7233.

HEADSTART registration will be every Friday starting April 22, 2022 from 9-11 am at the Headstart Administration building located at 6640 East Bottle Hollow Loop Road in Fort Duchesne, Utah. For more information call the Headstart office at 435-722-4506.

THERE WILL BE AN OPEN HIGH SCHOOL TEEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT & a 12 and under co-ed basketball tournament June 17-18, 2022. Questions regarding this event can be directed to Jamie Arrive at 435-724-5553.


RANDLETT UTE BEARDANCE will be held May 5th – 8th, 2022.

Feast will be Sunday May 8th.

Headstart will be hosting their miniature version of the Bear Dance on May 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Fort Duchesne Bear Dance grounds.

It is a family oriented event and they are requesting that there be NO VENDORS, but the community is welcome to attend. For more information you may contact Ute Tribe Headstart Program at 435-722-4506 or 435-725-4861.

UTE BEAR DANCE IN FORT DUCHESNE will be held May 13th – 16th, 2022. Feast will be Monday May 16th.

WHITEROCKS OLD STYLE BEAR DANCE will be held May 19th – 22nd, 2022.

Sunrise Flag Ceremony will be held every morning at 8:00am with Breakfast at 8:30am & Lunch at 12pm. Events will go as followed:

- Thursday May 19th, Bear dance Creation Story will be at 1pm. Bear dance will start at 3pm.

- Friday May 20th, Dress making demo at 9am. Cradle Board demo at 10am. Women’s Shinny Game at 1pm. Bear dance at 3pm and Traditional hand game at 5pm.

- Saturday May 21st, Painted Horse Walk/Run at 9am. Kids Parade at 12pm. Kid Games at 1pm. Bear dance at 3pm.

- Sunday May 22nd, Horse Parade at 11am. Bear dance at 1pm. Honoring BC Ute Indian Business Committee at 3pm. Feast at 6pm and Turkey Dance at 7pm.

If you have any additional questions you may contact Bear Dance Chief Paul LaRose at 435-722-7705.

SOUTHERN UTE BEAR DANCE will be held May 27th – 30th, 2022.

Bear Dance Corral Blessing will be at 10:30am Friday May 27th, 2022. Bear Dance Feast will be held at 12pm on Monday May 30th, 2022.

For vending information, you may call 970-563-2983 or for additional questions you may contact Bear Dance Chief Matthew J. Box at 970-759-7083.

UTE MOUNTAIN UTE BEAR DANCE will be held June 3-6, 2022

WHITE MESA UTE BEAR DANCE will be held September 2-5, 2005


This is an update from Jerry C. Tapoof, July Sundance Chief: I have set the tentative dates of July 29th & 30th, with the feast on August 1, 2022 for this year’s Sundance. Questions can be directed to Jerry C. Tapoof at 435-724-1918.

The NORTHERN UTE TRIBE EMERGENCY RESPONDER Search & Rescue is looking for new members from the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation. The Northern Ute Tribe Emergency Responder Search & Rescue Organization is recognized by the Tribal Business Committee and Bureau of Indian Affairs Chief of Police. This is open to anyone who is willing and able. No Politics involved and this is a Non-profit voluntary organization. Meetings are held in Ballard, UT once a month at 10:00am. If you’re interested please attend one of the meetings or, get in touch with Larry London, Vice-Commander at 435-671-1966 or Corwin Murray, Squad Leader 435-401-0526

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS for the Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Tribe Enterprise’s are available online at www.utetribe.com or at the Human Resource office.

The next UTE BULLETIN DEADLINE is Monday May 9, 2022 and will be out Wednesday May 18, 2022. Please submit your articles and photos to reginaa@utetribe.com.

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