Grand Opening a Grand Success!

May 20, 2022
The Grand Opening of the PITU Youth & Senior Center and PITU Play Park was held earlier this morning. We had a great turnout of Tribal members, staff, and community partners. We want to thank all who helped bring this dream to life. We look forward to the memories that will be created in these sacred spaces.

Graduation of the Founding Cohort of Iron Leaders Academy

May 13, 2022
Now more than ever before, our community is looking to leaders who can advance progress and promote unity during this time of recovery and healing. Iron Leaders Academy, presented by Southern Utah University, provides opportunities for personal and professional growth among emerging and established leaders in Iron County through a high-impact, 11-month training schedule. Shane was nominated to participate in the Iron Leaders Academy and was part of its founding cohort. Participants gained the foundational knowledge and experiences to contribute to positive change in the community. Culmination of the experience results in a graduation ceremony and award of an SUU Institutional Certificate in Civic Engagement & Leadership. Institutional Certificate credits may matriculate into SUU master’s degree programs for those interested. Join us in congratulating Shane Parashonts on his graduation of this program. We are thankful for his hard work and commitment to progressive change.

College Exploration Week

May 13, 2022
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah are excited to invite our tribal students (enrolled or descendants) to this summer college prep camp! Preference given to Juniors and Seniors. Limited spaces available, so don't delay! Call Xavier Garcia at (435) 586-1112 for questions.

An Evening for Native Teaching

May 13, 2022
SUU Alumni House is inviting Native American artists and cultural presenters to join the UDA Native American teaching artist roster. Being apart of this roster allows Native artists the opportunity to call attention to their work in a statewide manner and helps organizations know how to utilize their skills. For questions, please email