SALT LAKE CITY June 14, 2016 – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes released the following statement today about certain agreements signed by Utah and the Ute Council:
“It was an honor to visit Chairman Shaun Chapoose and other members of the Ute Council in their offices and on their sacred land to sign these historic agreements. I applaud the Ute Tribe, county commissioners, law enforcement leaders, the Governor and his team and all in the Attorney General’s Office who have worked so diligently over the years to re-establish these accords.
“While each of the parties acknowledges that there remains issues to resolve, today’s signing is a significant move in the right direction, toward mutual understanding, cooperation, health, safety, prosperity and respect.
“With the support of Governor Herbert, legislators and commissioners, we are making available to the Tribe training and education resources for their law enforcement personnel, intervention resources for teen suicide and drug addiction and any other resources of the Utah Attorney General’s Office that may assist the Tribe in whatever manner seems best to them.”
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