NATIVE AMERICAN CASES

CS 210-3 Other Utah Tribes

01/02/02 Revised 05/03/16 Training completed 05/17/16

 

 

Introduction

 

Other than the Navajo Nation, there are several tribes located in the State of Utah.  

 

1.                   Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation The Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation reservation is located in northern Utah, in Box Elder County.

 

2.                   Goshute Tribes – There are two recognized Goshute tribes:

a.                   The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation – Located in east-central Nevada and western Utah in Juab County; and,

b.                  The Skull Valley Band of Goshute – Located in Tooele County.

 

3.                   Paiute Tribes – The Paiute Tribe consists of five bands:

a.                   Cedar Band– Located in Iron County;

b.                  Indian Peaks Band – Located in Beaver County;

c.                   Kanosh Band – Located in Millard County;

d.                  Koosharem Band – Located in Sevier County; and,

e.                  Shivwits Band – Located in Washington County.

 

4.                   Ute Tribe – The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation is located in the eastern part of Utah in Duchesne, Uintah, Carbon and Grand counties, in the area known as the “Uintah Basin.”

 

5.                   White Mesa Ute – The White Mesa Ute reservation is part of the larger Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Tawoac, Colorado.  The White Mesa Ute reservation is located in southeastern Utah in San Juan County.

 

 

Tribal Councils

 

Because many tribes do not have a IV-D program it may be necessary to work directly with the tribe’s tribal council when working a Native American case (e.g., to verify if the tribe will honor the Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support, to obtain the name(s) of individuals authorized to serve papers [Process Server], etc.).  The address for the Goshute, Paiute, Shoshone, Ute, and White Mesa Ute Tribal Councils are as follows:

 

1.                   The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

Brigham Tribal Office

707 North Main Street

Brigham City, UT 84302

Telephone:  (800) 310-8241, (435) 734-2286

Fax:  (435) 734-0424

 

2.                   Goshute Tribes:

a.                   Confederated Tribes of Goshute Reservations

P.O. Box 6104

195 Tribal Center Road

Ibapah, UT 84034

Telephone:  (435) 234-1138

Fax:  (435) 234-1162

http://www.naicja.org/node/1217

b.                  Skull Valley Band of Goshute

P.O. Box 448

Grantsville, UT 84029

Telephone:  (435) 882-4532

Fax:  (435) 882-4889

 

3.                   Paiute Tribes:

a.                   Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

440 North Paiute Drive

Cedar City, UT 84721

Telephone:  (435) 586-1112

Fax:  (435) 867-2659

b.                  San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe

P.O. Box 1989

Tuba City, AZ 86045

Telephone:  (928) 514-6261

 

4.                   Ute Indian Tribe

P.O. Box 190

Fort Duchesne, UT 84026-0190

Telephone:  (435) 722-5141

Fax:  (435) 722-2374

 

5.                   White Mesa Ute Tribe:

a.                   White Mesa Ute Council

P.O. Box 7096

White Mesa, UT 84511

Telephone:  (435) 678-3685

b.                  White Mesa Ute Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Police Department

Telephone:  (970) 565-3706

c.                   Code of Federal Regulation Court (CFR Court)

P.O. Box KK

Towaoc, CO 81334

Telephone:  (970) 565-8471 and (866) 874-3967

Fax:  (970) 565-8906

 

NOTE:  Process Service should be sent to the CFR Court for approval by the judge.  Once the judge approves the service, the papers will be sent to the appropriate enforcement agency to serve the individual within their jurisdiction.

 

Current contact information for all Native American tribes located in Utah can be found at http://www.utahindians.org/archives/contacts.html.