Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Ute Tribal Council

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  • Southern Ute Tribal Council

Mission Statement

We are a sovereign tribe, managing resources and protecting our culture as we serve our people now and into the future.

  1. We strengthen sovereignty by exercising self-determination and self-sufficiency.
  2. We act as guardian of Tribal natural, fiscal, human, and cultural resources through sound business practices demonstrating accountability, responsibility, and efficiency.
  3. We provide a foundation for our people to prosper, while sustaining Ute identity and quality of life.
  4. We foster quality relationships with respect and dignity.
  5. We communicate with our Tribal Members ensuring they are aware of important issues and building trust.
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Melvin J. Baker, Chairman
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Lorelei Cloud, Vice Chairman
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Marvin Pinnecoose, Treasurer
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Marty Pinnecoose
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Andrew Gallegos
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Vanessa Torres
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Marge Barry

Photos By Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum

Vision Statement

We will be a sovereign tribal nation that:

  • encourages the membership to achieve their full potential through self-responsibility
  • expands our tribal resources, culture, and traditions while ensuring never-ending prosperity
  • creates access to resources that enhance capabilities, provide education, and enrich experiences for our people

Core Values

  1. Accountability
  2. Communication
  3. Compassion
  4. Ethics
  5. Foresight
  6. Health
  7. Heritage
  8. Integrity
  9. Partnership
  10. Preservation
  11. Safety
  12. Spirituality
  13. Sustainability
  14. Transparency