Senate Bill 38, passed by the Utah Legislature and signed into law by Governor Huntsman in 2008, required the Division of Finance to create a website to ensure state and local government financial information is available to the public.
The division worked closely with the Department of Technology Services and Utah Interactive to develop a site that is both comprehensive and easy to use.
Transparent.utah.gov went live on May 15, 2009. Since then, 551 different public entities in Utah, including state and local governments, school districts, and special service districts, have posted to the website over 182 million records, which total more than $830 billion.
In October 2020, the University of Utah officially launched its Indigenous Land Acknowledgment. The statement recognizes and honors the fact that the university is located on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Ute tribes; the state of Utah is home to eight distinct tribal nations.
The Native American Land Use Committee worked for about a year to develop the statement, which is intended to be used campus wide. Here is the statement.
The University of Utah has both historical and contemporary relationships with Indigenous peoples. Given that the Salt Lake Valley has always been a gathering place for Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes and is a crossroad for Indigenous peoples. The University of Utah recognizes the enduring relationships between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We are grateful for the territory upon which we gather today; we respect Utah’s Indigenous peoples, the original stewards of this land; and we value the sovereign relationships that exist between tribal governments, state governments, and the federal government. Today, approximately 60,000 American Indian and Alaska Native peoples live in Utah. As a state institution, the University of Utah is committed to serving Native communities throughout Utah in partnership with Native Nations and our Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.
Note: For full statement, please go to the Website of the University of Utah, Office of the President.
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