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Southern Ute Indian Tribe


Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum


The Department of Education’s goal is to encourage, provide resources, and assist Tribal Members seeking an education at all levels. The department works to provide opportunities for the membership, other American Indians, and employees to enhance their education and employment. The director and staff will communicate and collaborate with students to help them progress, remain consistent with program policies, as well as remain compliant with public and private educational institutes. 


The Southern Ute Education Department compiled online education resources into a Distance Learning Resource page that our Distance Learning Coordinator and other staff developed for you, the membership! The resource page has an Adult Education, Youth, Parents and Wellness list that you can access here or from the Education side menu under Online Resources. This is a “working” page and will be updated every Wednesday. I think you will enjoy it while you are at home.


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Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum

The Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council is a group of young Southern Ute Tribal members that engage in community service and leadership activities and are an influential voice for our community.

Southern Ute Field School with Applied Archaeology International

The Education Department and Cultural Preservation Team worked with Applied Archaeology International to provide practical field training in heritage surveying, mapping and planning. Students recorded artifacts and studied landforms while learning a variety of lessons from Muz Pinnecoose. Video courtesy of David Guilfoyle, Applied Archaeology International.

Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy (SUIMA)

The Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy operates under the Education Department and is the private education section serving children from birth to 12 yrs of age. Visit the Southern Ute Academy website for more information and current news and events.

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