Burnside Road on the Navajo Reservation. Courtesy Navajo Times.

Federal Shutdown: Impacts for Utah Tribes

Utah’s eight sovereign tribes, as well as American Indians living throughout the state, will likely begin among the first groups to see real consequences because of the ongoing federal shutdown.

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Annual Report Available

The annual report for the Division of Indian Affairs, submitted to the Utah Legislature every year, is now available for the public. The annual report covers fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30, 2018. It includes the following sections, all of which can be downloaded as PDFs: Division highlights: From the annual Native American Summit to educational events with tribal …

Roasted grasshoppers, native potatos: Salt Lake menus tell new, old Native story

Some diners ate the roasted grasshoppers by the handful, like roasted peanuts. Others thought the crunchy ingredient tasted better when mixed into the blue corn mush. Native fusion might be the best way to describe the menu at the Urban Indian Center’s Native Foods potluck, featuring specialties from Utah’s eight tribes. Dishes ranged from the corn mush, infused with calcium-rich …