Defeat H.R. 5727 Another Indian Land Grab!

The Ute Indian Tribe’s Uintah and Ouray Reservation faces new attacks from the Utah Congressional Delegation.  On May 9, 2018, Congressman Curtis introduced, H.R. 5727, the Emery County Public Lands Management Act, with barely a weeks notice to the Tribe.  Despite claims of decades of outreach and negotiation, Curtis failed to include the Tribe in the drafting of his bill.  Now his bill threatens the homelands of Utah’s oldest residents as Curtis refuses to..

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Robert Lucero
Ute Indian Tribe Calls on Utah to Support Public Education

On August 29, 2018, the Ute Indian Tribe welcomed Congressman Rob Bishop and his Natural Resources Committee to the Uintah and Ouray Reservation for a hearing entitled “Energy and Education: What’s the Connection?” The hearing was held at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah in the middle of the Tribe’s Reservation. About 15 percent of the..

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Robert Lucero
State of Utah Seeks to Intervene in Suit Between The Ute Tribe and Federal Government--AGAINST THE TRIBE

On March 9, 2018, the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation filed suits against the United States of America for the United States’ blatant mismanagement of the Tribe’s Uncompahgre Reservation lands. The Tribe has filed two federal complaints—one in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and one in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The former complaint primarily seeks significant monetary relief to compensate the Tribe for the United States’ sale and use of its Uncompahgre Reservation lands, while the latter complaint seeks quiet title to the lands of the Uncompahgre Reservation, among other things. Both cases are..

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Robert Lucero