Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Keystone Policy Center Launch RISE Education Initiative

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Keystone Policy Center Launch RISE Education Initiative Millie Hamner and Ernest House, Jr. tour the Higher Education Lab for the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe hosted a community launch of a Tribal education initiative May 25-26 that will develop an academic [...]

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Keystone Policy Center Launch RISE Education Initiative2021-06-02T14:00:58-06:00

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Receives Grant for Education Initiative

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Receives Grant for Education Initiative Colorado Governor Jared Governor Polis announced Jan. 25 that a charter school initiative for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will receive a grant from the Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Fund. "This pandemic has forced us to face unimaginable challenges. What [...]

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Receives Grant for Education Initiative2021-01-26T12:06:26-07:00

Mental Health in Tribal, Rural Communities

Mental Health in Tribal, Rural Communities Mental health concerns for Americans have significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elevated levels of adverse mental health conditions, substance use, and suicidal ideation were reported by adults in the United States in June 2020. The prevalence of symptoms of anxiety disorder was approximately three times those [...]

Mental Health in Tribal, Rural Communities2021-09-16T11:00:49-06:00

Keystone Partners with Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to Offer Pandemic Support

Keystone Partners with Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to Offer Pandemic Support American Indian Tribes were already navigating stressed systems – from education to infrastructure to health care – that are now only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ernest House, Jr., director of Keystone’s American Indian/Alaska Native Program, details the steps some [...]

Keystone Partners with Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to Offer Pandemic Support2020-05-20T07:47:57-06:00

KUNC Talks to Keystone, Highlights Repatriation Effort in Series on Stolen and Returned Art in Colorado

KUNC Talks to Keystone, Highlights Repatriation Effort in Series on Stolen and Returned Art in Colorado Much of the world’s stolen art and artifacts already reside in museums as many culturally sacred pieces that originally belonged to Native American tribes and other indigenous communities were taken by curators, reports [...]

KUNC Talks to Keystone, Highlights Repatriation Effort in Series on Stolen and Returned Art in Colorado2020-03-05T08:30:09-07:00

Keystone Offers Insight to Boulder City Council About Tribal Consultation

Keystone Offers Insight to Boulder City Council About Tribal Consultation The director of Keystone’s American Indian/Alaska Native program, Ernest House, Jr., offered a presentation on Feb. 11 to the Boulder City Council on conducting tribal consultations with federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Nations. The full presentation is available below. [...]

Keystone Offers Insight to Boulder City Council About Tribal Consultation2020-02-17T11:32:10-07:00

Lieutenant Governor, Keystone Partner to Conduct Series of Mental Health Listening Sessions

Lieutenant Governor, Keystone Partner to Conduct Series of Mental Health Listening Sessions Ernest House, Jr., director of Keystone's American Indian/Alaska Native program, leads a listening session on mental health at the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Photo courtesy of Lindsay J. Box. Keystone Policy Center is partnering with the office of the [...]

Lieutenant Governor, Keystone Partner to Conduct Series of Mental Health Listening Sessions2019-12-09T12:39:45-07:00

(VIDEO): Denver 7 speaks to Keystone about Colorado’s history regarding land and Native American tribes

(VIDEO): Denver 7 speaks to Keystone about Colorado’s history regarding land and Native American tribes Ernest House, director of Keystone's American Indian/Alaska Native Program, is interviewed by Denver 7 about displacement, reparations, and the acknowledgement by one neighborhood association of Colorado's history regarding land and Native American tribes. Watch the [...]

(VIDEO): Denver 7 speaks to Keystone about Colorado’s history regarding land and Native American tribes2019-11-26T09:07:00-07:00

Opinion: Despite painful history, Colorado’s tribal nations and Fort Lewis College found path toward reconciliation

Opinion: Despite painful history, Colorado’s tribal nations and Fort Lewis College found path toward reconciliation Ernest House, Jr. By Ernest House, Jr. For thousands of years, beginning long before there was ever a line demarking its borders, Colorado has been home to American Indian residents. There were once 48 tribes in [...]

Opinion: Despite painful history, Colorado’s tribal nations and Fort Lewis College found path toward reconciliation2019-11-11T12:24:15-07:00