Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Constitution


Location: Colorado

Population: 12,349 enrolled members, of which 8,611 live on the reservation

Date of Constitution: 1975

Native Nations

Southern Ute Indian Tribe. 1975. "Constitution of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation." Ignacio, CO

Native American Lands and Natural Resource Development


The rules that govern oil, gas and mining on American Indian tribal lands are complex, and the tribes that seek economic development through natural resources face a range of challenges. In this report, Revenue Watch gives an overview of the issues and describes current approaches to natural resource management. The report also highlights the growing, and critical, role of tribal oversight and participation in efforts to secure the proper benefits of these resources for tribes and their members.

Resource Type

Grogan, Maura, Rebecca Morse, April Youpee-Roll. "Native American Lands and Natural Resource Development." Revenue Watch Institute. United States. June 2011. Article. (, accessed June 3, 2015)