Skip to content
Secondary Content

Category Archives: Indian Affairs

Utah’s Indigenous Day 2015

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 celebrated our Indigenous Day event, “Taking Flight With Our Traditions”, on November 12, 2015, at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. Governor Gary Herbert offered remarks and read hsi recently signed Declaration of Native American Heritage Month in Utah.

We are grateful to all who assisted with the planning and follow through of making this year’s celebration a successful event:  Utah’s Indigenous Day Planning Committee, Natural History Museum of Utah, Hill AFB Native American Outreach Division, Honorable William Thorne, Jr. (Pomo/Coast Miwok), Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah performers, Devon Denny (Dine’), Mario Platero, Li’l Feathers Drum Group, Li’l Feathers Hoop dancers and Jingle Dress dancers, Utah State Office of Education (Dr. Chuck Foster), Title VII Program and Coordinators, Rupert Steele (Confederated Tribes of Goshute), Damon Polk (Paiute Tribes of Utah), Carl Moore, Jr. (Hopi), Rios Pacheco (Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation), Utah Education Network and FNX, local Native American Indian royalty and all volunteers.

Thank you to all who attended and celebrated with us.

 

 Signed Declaration-page-0

Upcoming Events

JR McCABE MEMORIAL GRASS DANCE SPECIAL
ETHETE CELEBRATION POWWOW

JULY 22-24, 2016
ETHETE, WY

 

Memorial Grass Dance Special- Ethete-page-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36TH ANNUAL RESTORATION GATHERING & POWWOW
June 10-12, 2016

PAIUTE TRIBE OF UTAH POWWOW GROUNDS
440 N. PAIUTE DRIVE
CEDAR CITY, UT

Paiute Tribe Pow-wow-page-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Ute Bear Dance / Powwow
May 20-23, 2016

FORT DUCHESNE, UT

N.Ute Bear Dance Powwow 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Li’l Feathers Benefit Powwow

Annual Li’l Feathers Benefit Powwow                                                               2016 Li'l Feathers Pow Wow Flyer-page-0
SATURDAY – MAY 7, 2016

Granger High School
3580 South 3600 West
West Valley City, UT

Admission:
$3/General   $2/Students
Elders, children under 12, drummers & singers are FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

2016 BEAR DANCE
Randlett Ute Bear Dance

MAY 6-9, 2016

                                                                                               Bear Dance 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GATHERING OF NATIONS POWWOW
April 28-30, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO                                                                                                Gathering Of Nations Pow-wow-page-0
WISE PIES ARENA – “THE PIT”
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

11th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit                                                                           NAS 16 Save the Date-page-0
August 8-9, 2016

Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT

“Weaving Our Future Together ~

Love, Family & Community”            


 

 

 

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

American Express
Brigham Young University
Utah Valley University
Department of Public Safety
Zions Bank
Wells Fargo
at&t
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

http://anelder.org/       http://facebook.com/adoptanativeelder

Upcoming Events

4th Annual “Celebrating The People” Powwow
July 24, 2015

11010 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan, UTS.Jrdn.Powwow
*Free to the public!

Grand Entry at 12:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Please see flyer for more details.

****VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT****
Setting up, cleaning up after the powwow & in the kitchen.
If you can assist, please call:
801-362-6987 or 801-420-7288.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!

10th Annual Powwow – Saturday July 18, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Free Admission

Presented by Davis County S.D. Title VII and Hill AFB American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Committee

Central Davis Jr. High (Soccer Field)
664 North Church Street
Layton, UTaian pow-wow flyer 2015

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

*Please see flyer for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Indian School Father’s Day Powwow
June 19-21, 2015

5500 Snyder Ave.Stewart Fathers Day powwow
Carson City, NV

 

 

 

Annual Li’l Feathers Benefit Powwow
Saturday, May 2, 20152015lilfeatherspowwowflyer pdf

Granger High School
3580 South 3600 West
West Valley City, UT

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

Admission:
$3, General   $2, Students
Elders (60 and older), children under 12,
drummers and singers are free.

*See flyer for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

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.scanmail@utah.gov_20150408_083445

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

http://anelder.org/http://facebook.com/adoptanativeelder

The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Presents:powwow 2015tribe
35th Annual Restoration Gathering & Powwow
June 12-13, 2015 – FREE EVENT

440 N. Paiute Drive
Cedar City, UT

*Bring your own chairs/shade.

Please see flyer for more details.

 

 

 

Legends from the Sky – Lehi & St. George, UT
Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres – March 6-12, 2015

Holt Hamilton Productions presents ‘Legends from the Sky,’ a Native American Sci-Fi Film.  The film will be showing at select Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres from March 6-12, 2015.  Check local listings for showtimes.

Megaplex Theatres Thanksgiving Point
2935 Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Megaplex Theatres Pineview Stadium
2376 Red Cliffs Dr.
St. George, UT 84790

 

4th Annual Healing the Spirit Round Dance – Salt Lake City, UT
Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake – March 14, 2015

UDIA - Round Dance 03.2015

Join the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake as they host the 4th annual Healing the Spirit Round Dance.  This is a community event and open to the public.  There will be a Cake Walk and raffle drawing.

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
120 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

 

 

34th Annual BYU Cedartree Powwow – Provo, UT
WSC Ballroom – March 27-28, 2015

BYU powwowJoin the BYU Multicultural Student Services as they hose the 34th annual BYU Cedartree Memorial Powwow on March 27-28, 2015.  Grand Entry Friday at 6 PM and Saturday Grand Entry’s 1 PM & 6 PM.  Tickets are available at the door, at the BYU Information Desk, or by phone at (801) 422-4313.

$6 for General Public,
$5 for non-BYU students,
$3 for Dancers and Singers, and
Free for Seniors & children 10 and under.

Urban Indian Center Community Assessment

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UIC) is pleased to announce that it is working on a special project.  This project is a community assessment to determine how the Center can better meet the needs of urban American Indians living along the Wasatch Front.  We would be pleased to have you participate in focused explorations of the issues important to you.

Are you American Indian or Alaska Native & age 18 or older?

Do you live in Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, Weber, or Tooele County?

If so, we invite you to participate in the UIC’s special project to determine the needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban areas along the Wasatch Front.

Click here to begin a 10-15 minute questionnaire, or visit the Urban Indian Center (formerly the Indian Walk-In Center) for more information.

Participants will be entered into a drawing for a tablet computer.  Three tablets will be given away at the beginning of January 2015.

Remember, you can shape and strengthen your community’s future by taking part in this exciting project.  Thank you in advance and please feel free to share this information.

Governor Herbert Signs Historic Executive Order at 9th Annual Native American Summit

Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order to strengthen communication between state agencies and Utah’s eight sovereign tribes at the 9th Annual Native American Summit, held at Utah Valley University on July 20, 2014.

This executive order is the first of it’s kind and will ensure that Utah’s Native American tribes are consulted before any important decisions are made that will have impact on said tribes.

For the Full EO: Native American Summit Executive Order
For the full Press Release: Gov. Herbert takes steps to strengthen state-tribe communication

History of Indian Affairs

Background

The Utah Division of Indian Affairs (UDIA) was created in 1953 when the Utah State Legislature passed the “Indian Affairs Act” creating the Commission on State Indian Affairs. The first director for the UDIA was hired in 1956. The UDIA is currently staffed by the Director, Research Analyst, and Secretary.

Authority
The UDIA has mandated functions, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities under Utah Code Annotated (UCA), Chapter 9: Parts 1, 2, & 3 of the “Indian Affairs Act.”

Scope of Responsibility

Serve as the Indian Affairs authority for the state of Utah under UCA Sec. 9-1-101.

Serve as liaison and promote positive intergovernmental relations with and between Utah Indian Tribes, Office of the Governor, federal and state agencies, and local entities.

Coordinate with the Governor’s office to address Indian Affairs’ issues and develop policies.

Coordinate with the Native American Legislative Liaison Committee to develop Indian legislation and address Indian Affairs’ issues.

Works closely with the Native American Remains Review Committee to determine disposition of human remains found on state or school trust lands.

Monitor Utah and Federal Indian legislation which impacts Utah Indian Tribes and the state of Utah. Develop programs and services, provide alternatives, and implement solutions that will allow Indian citizens an opportunity to share in the progress of the state of Utah.