About Us

The mission of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) is to carry out the Tribe's commitment to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Ute people on all Ute Ancestral Lands. This broad goal will be achieved through the following actions:

• Plan and implement protocols for the preservation and management of the cultural and historic properties on tribal lands.

• Consult with local, state, and federal agencies and other interested parties on the management of the Tribe's historic properties' and other cultural resources.

• Facilitate the repatriation of affiliated human remains, sacred objects, and items of cultural patrimony to the Tribe.

• Educate and inform tribal members and the general public regarding the rich cultural heritage of the Ute people and their land.

• Advise the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council on historic preservation protocols and policy.

As a formal participant in the national historic preservation program, a tribe may assume official responsibility for a number of functions aimed at the preservation of significant historic and traditional historic properties. Those functions include identifying and maintaining inventories of culturally significant properties, nominating properties to the National and Tribal Registers of Historic Places, conducting National Historic Preservation Act (NRHP) Section 106 reviews of federal agency projects on tribal lands, and conducting educational programs on the importance of preserving historic and traditional cultural properties.

 

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Director: Terry KnightSr.

PO Box 468

131 West Mike Wash Rd

Towaoc, Colorado 81334

Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Phone:  (970) 564-5731

FAX (970) 564-5401

email: thpocrm@utemountain.org
social media: www.linkedin.com/ute-mountain-ute-tribal-historic-preservation-office

About the Reservation

The Ute Mountain Ute Reservation is located in the Four Corners region of the United States. The majority of the reservation consist of lands about 553,008 acres in Montezuma and La Plata Counties, Colorado and San Juan County, New Mexico.

All of these lands are held in trust by the U.S. Government. The Ute Mountain Ute Reservation has substantial range, historical, and archaeological resources.

The Ute Mountain Ute Reservation is a Sovereign Nation.Currently the reservations has about 2,000+ residents.

Resource(s):

    - Geology & Resources of the Paradox Basin 1996

    - legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com

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Employment

We elect to practice our Sovereign rights and use TRIBAL PREFERENCE – To Qualified Individual In Following PRIORITY FOR EMPLOYMENT:

  1. ENROLLED TRIBAL MEMBER OF THE UMUT
  2. SO. & NO. UTE TRIBAL MEMBERS
  3. LEGAL SPOUSE OF UMUT
  4. OTHER FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED NATIVE AMERICAN

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Contact Us:

  • Phone:
    (970) 565-3751
  • Fax:
    (970) 564-5709
  • Address:
    125 Mike Wash Rd.
    Towaoc, CO
    81334