Northern Ute Tribal Enrollment May Rise, Pending Election Could Lower Blood Quantum

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A tribal nation with what could be North America’s strictest enrollment criteria may soon decide on more flexible rules that might, if adopted, increase the tribe’s current 3,000-plus membership.

A pending election could lower the 5/8 Ute Indian blood degree requirement for membership in the Ute Indian Tribe, Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Fort Duchesne, Utah [“Northern Utes”], which occupies some 1.3 million acres of trust land containing significant oil and gas deposits...

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Berry, Carol. "Northern Ute Tribal Enrollment May Rise, Pending Election Could Lower Blood Quantum." Indian Country Today Media Network. April 09, 2013. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/politics/northern-ute-tribal..., accessed April 9, 2013)