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Utah’s Indigenous Day 2017

About Indigenous Day:

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrates, honors and recognizes the countless contributions of Utah’s American Indian community at its annual Indigenous Day celebration. As part of National Native American Indian Heritage Month, UDIA and its network of partners work together to promote events celebrating Native culture throughout the state.

This year, we will celebrate our Indigenous Day event on November 3, 2017, at The Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.

More details to come soon!






Tribal Consultations

The Governor’s Executive Order on Tribal Consultations, effective beginning in 2014, directs each state agency to develop a formal tribal consultation policy. This ensures tribes have input when the state is contemplating actions that have tribal implications.

“Consultation, communication, and cooperation between state agencies and Utah’s tribal nations are already taking place and yielding positive results,” Governor Gary R. Herbert said when issuing the Executive Order. “This consultation executive order will build upon these successes and shows our strong commitment to strengthening the government-to-government relationship between the state and the tribes.”

The full text of the executive order is available in HTML and PDF (begins on page 5). The press release announcing the order is also available.

Through the executive order, each state agency will be required to compile a report of consultation activities annually. These will be submitted to the governor and lieutenant governor, shared with tribal leaders, and posted for public review. Current reports are available in PDF format below. Past reports can be requested by contacting us.

Governor’s Office of Economical Development Tribal Consultation Report FY17

Department of Workforce Services Tribal Consultation Report FY17

Department of Public Safety Tribal Consultation Executive Summary FY17 and Consultation Report

Department of Environmental Quality Tribal Consultation Report FY17

Board of Pardons & Parole Tribal Consultation Report FY17


12th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit

“Embracing Paths To Success”

July 20, 2017

Utah Valley University – Sorensen Student Center

About the Summit

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrated a successful 12th anniversary of the Governor’s Native American Summit.  This year’s theme was “Embracing Paths to Success.”   The theme reflects our focus on working together to strengthen family and tribal communities in order to build a better future for Utah’s Native American population.

This year, we welcomed keynote speaker Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). She is a member of the Raven/Sockeye Clan of the Tlingit Tribe and is the 4th Vice President for the Central Council of the Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. We were fortunate to have Ms. Pata as our keynote, as well as a breakout session presenter.

We are very grateful to all who sponsored the Summit this year and to all of our attendees!





2018 American Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol

Every year the Utah Division of Indian Affairs (UDIA) invites state and tribal leaders, legislators, community members and partners to attend our annual America Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol.  Caucus Day provides an opportunity for state government to maintain and strengthen its relationship with Utah’s eight sovereign tribal nations by encouraging discussions between state and tribal leaders.

Please join us at our annual American Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol on Monday, February 5, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Utah State Office Building. We will provide more information as details are finalized.

Register Here

Event Location

The 2018 American Indian Caucus Day is being held in the Utah State Office Building, which is the building behind (north) the State Capitol. Enter through the main entrance located on the south side of the building.  Take the elevator to the basement.  Please remember to check-in at the registration table.

Click here for map of Capitol grounds.

Agenda – State Office Building, Auditorium

11:00 – 11:30 AM – Attendee Check-in
11:45 – 12:00 PM – Welcome
12:30 – 1:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM – Afternoon Session
3:00 – 4:00 PM – Networking Time


Parking is very limited during the Legislative Session and taking public transit or carpooling is encouraged.  Street parking is available. Please pay attention to parking enforcement signs. Click here for directions and parking information.


Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY MARKET DAY – 1/17/2018, 1/24/2018, 1/31/2018

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
120 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

* Every Wednesday













Sunday, January 28, 2018
5 PM

328 W. Gregson Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah















13th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit
Unity ~ Strengthening Our Nations and Culture

July 26-27, 2018
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah

10th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit: “Hozho Speaks – Love, Peace, Beauty, and Harmony”

The Annual Native American Summit began in 2005 at the request of then Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., as a way of facilitating a discussion between state government, business and tribal leaders to address and develop solutions to various challenges that American Indians living in Utah face.

This year, the Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Governor’s Native American Summit at Utah Valley University July 30-31, 2015.


American Express
Brigham Young University
Utah Valley University
Department of Public Safety
Zions Bank
Wells Fargo
University of Utah Health Care
Molina Healthcare




Annual Li’l Feathers Benefit Pow Wow – Saturday, May 2, 2015

Annual Li’l Feathers Benefit Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015:
Granger High School2015lilfeatherspowwowflyer pdf
3580 South 3600 West
West Valley City, UT

Grand Entry:  12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Admission:  $3 – Adults, $2 – Students
*Elders (60 and older), children under 12, drummers & singers – FREE

Please see flyer for more information.

Upcoming Events

UDIA - Navajo Rug Show
November 6-8, 2015

The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program Presents ‘Weaving Ceremonial Blankets’ – The 26th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale from November 6-8, 2015 – Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley – Park City, Utah.  Please see flyer for full schedule of events.

Friday, November 6, SPECIAL EVENT, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

* Preview/sale of rugs, jewelry/crafts; hors d’oeuvres served; entertainment; live auction

– Admission:  Adults $30, Children $10 (under age 12)

Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

* Sale of rugs, jewelry/crafts; pageant, weaving demonstrations; Native American Grandma and Grandpa Idol; Veterans ceremony; closing pow wow

– Admission:  $5 or canned food donation