Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

  • Navajo leaders and New Mexico Senator Tom Udall are seeking solutions to a funding crisis for the Gallup Detoxification Center.
  • The Montezuma County Fair Board would like to put on a concert before this year’s fair to help promote and fund it.

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A coalition of Native American tribes have come together in an effort to conserve the Bears Ears cultural landscape in southeast Utah. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Ute Mountain Ute Tribe councilwoman Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk about why this place is of special importance to area tribes, why it needs protection, and the effort to create the Bears Ears National Monument.


  • The Vice President of the Navajo Nation says native people need to be considered in discussions about transferring federal lands to the states.
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $2.6 million in grant allocations to Colorado's two Native American tribes for affordable housing.


  • Coalition of five American Indian tribes calls for President Obama to create a huge national monument in southeastern Utah.


  • Montezuma County commissioners publicly state their support for the manager of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe voices support for Colorado commission to study the use of American Indian mascots by public schools.


  • Fire departments in Montezuma County responded to a blaze at a senior housing five-plex in Towaoc on Saturday.
  • Two local citizens sharply criticize the Montezuma County commissioners for their recent decision not to participate in a Master Leasing Plan process initiated by the BLM.


The Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance

May 28, 2015
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The Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance is a spring tradition that is filled with symbolism and social importance. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Terry Knight, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about the significance of the Bear Dance, the events surrounding it, and how it connects the community after the long, cold winter months.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Historic Preservation

May 23, 2014
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Historic properties and archaeological sites on tribal lands are managed more and more by Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Terry Knight, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how his office protects important places both on tribal lands and around the southwest.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Economic Development

Apr 17, 2014
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The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is a significant contributor to the economy in southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Tawnie Knight, Economic Development Specialist with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how the tribe is developing their assets and looking at new ways to create opportunities for economic growth.