Ute Tribe signs a new agreement with the University of Utah — adding a stipulation

The Ute Tribe has agreed to continue allowing sports teams at the University of the Utah to compete as “Utes” — though as part of an update to the longstanding deal, the school must educate all incoming students about the tribe.

The renewed contract, which was signed Tuesday, will hold for the next five years.

“This agreement renews our shared commitment to building genuine respect and understanding of our tribe’s history,” said Luke Duncan, chairman of the Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee, “as well as our goal to support our youth in pursuing their education.” Read the full article on The Salt Lake Tribune.

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