Southern Ute Indian Tribe

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe lies to the south and east of Durango, Colorado. The Tribal reservation is a checkerboard reservation with Tribal member allotments as well as Tribally owned land dating back to the early 19th century. The Tribe has 307,838 tribally owned acres. Currently, the Tribe has 1,510 enrolled members who reside both on and off the reservation. The Tribal administration is located in the community of Ignacio, Colorado. The Tribe has a seven-member council including the Chairman.

Find more information here on the Southern Ute Tribe Website

Check out the Tribe's Newspaper: The Southern Ute Drum

Southern Ute Tribal Council 

Official Seal of the SUIT
  • Chairman: Melvin J. Baker
  • Vice Chairman:  Lorelei Cloud
  • Council Member:  Marjorie D. Barry
  • Council Member:  Marvin Pinnecoose
  • Council Member:   Andrew Gallegos
  • Council Member:   Vanessa Torres
  • Council Member:   Marty Pinnecoose

Contact Information

Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council
Leonard C. Burch Building
P.O. Box 737
356 Ouray Drive
Ignacio, CO 81137