State-Tribal Relations

CDHS is committed to working with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe on a government-to- government basis. Each year, CDHS and the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Indian Tribes engage in formal CDHS-Tribal Consultations, where partners identify priorities and set a strategic direction for collaboration for the upcoming year. Such consultations recognize the unique nature of government-to-government relationships between the State of Colorado and the two federally recognized tribes located within Colorado’s borders; their commitment to collaboration ensures all Coloradans are able to receive effective and efficient health and human services. CDHS remains grateful for the continued relationship with both the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe as well as with the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, and looks forward to strengthening these important relationships.

In addition to working with tribes, CDHS also engages with several partners on American Indian affairs, including Denver Indian Family Resource Center, Denver Indian Center and Denver Indian Health and Family Services.