“UTE DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION"
“NON-INDIAN SHAREHOLDERS 2003/2006”
This File is the membership list of each (Non-Member) name, addresses and number of UDC shares each owns.
To access the Ute Distribution Corp. Non-Members List CLICK HERE
This list of Ute Distribution Corporation Stockholders who are listed on UDC stockholder list, was provided by Ute Distribution Corporation, Roosevelt, Utah. If there is any mistakes it is Ute Distribution Corporations mistake and not ours. The above was taken from Ute Distribution Corporations Stockholders List Dated: July 15, 2003 and a few from Ute Distribution Corporation Stockholder List of 2006. The comments that were added to the list is on information and belief from persons who know that individual.
Can Ute Distribution Corp. Legally Claim to Represent the Terminated Mixed Blood Utes?
Here's the (concurring in part) opinion of Justice William O. Douglas of the Supreme Court of the United States on the Ute Distribution Corp. in the case " Affiliated Ute Citizens v. United States" which was argued Oct. 18, 1971 and decided April 24, 1972.
Congress set forth an explicit procedure for the selection of the 'authorized representives' of the mixed-blood Utes who, with the Tribal Business Committee, were to have managerial powers over the mineral estate in the reservation. Central to this selection was the requirement for 'a majority vote of the adult mixed-blood members of the tribe at a special election authorized and called by the Secertary' of the Interior. 25 U.S.C. §677e. The petitioner Affiliated Ute Citizens was created under this procedure on April 4, 1956. Two *159 years later, the Ute Distribution Corp. was formed and there lies the root of the present litigation.
The Ute Distribution Corp. was not chartered according to the guidelines mandated by Congress. Rather than following the requirement for a majority vote of the mixed-blood members, it was created by the five board members of Affiliated Ute. Approval of its articles of incorporation was by a vote of only 45 to 5- far short of the majority of the 490 mixed-blood Utes required by 25 U.S.C. Ǔ677e. After incorporation, 10 shares of stock were issued to each of the mixed-blood Utes. Despite the flaws in Ute Distribution Corp's formation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs treated it, and not the Affiliated Ute Citizens, as the 'authorized representative.' Payment for mineral rights were thus made to Ute Distribution which, in turn, passed them on to its shareholders as dividends.
Because the Bureau of Indian Affairs viewed the tranfer of mineral interests to Ute Distribution as one to the authorized representative, ef, 25 U.S.C. §677o(a), the restrictions on the tranfer of individual property were removed and the federal trust relationship purportedly was terminated.
Even if the federal trust relationship was terminated as to individual property interests, it does not follow that the trust relationship was also terminated as to the group interest in the mineral rights. The United states continued to owe signigicant obligations and duties with regard to these mineral interests.
Moreover, the only other immunity provision of the Act 25 U.S.C. §677h, applies only where there has been consent by the authorized representatives of the mixed-blood group which was necessarily absent because of the defect in the creation of the Ute Distribution Corp.