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Ute Mountain Ute council provides financial aid for tribal members


August 28, 2020

The Ute Mountain Ute tribal council has agreed to divide up $4.4 million of federal CARES Act funding to individual tribal members.

Each of the 1,729 adult tribal members will receive $2,250 to assist with essential needs during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, said Ute Mountain Chairman Manuel Heart.

“The tribal members requested CARES funds for food and bills, and we passed a resolution for $4.4 million to help out,” Heart said Aug. 24 during weekly announcements on the Weenuche Smoke Signals Facebook page. “This is a fair distribution. We are doing the best we can to meet the needs of the tribal membership.”


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