SALT LAKE CITY -- The Ute Indian Tribe wants more from the University of Utah in exchange for allowing the school's sports teams to use the tribe's name and logo.
The Tribe's business committee has requested a meeting later this month to renegotiate the terms of an agreement last revised in 2005. In a letter to University of Utah President David Pershing, the tribe says the current model doesn't go far enough to promote tribal human resources.
They are asking for tuition waivers instead of scholarships for Ute students and the appointment of a Ute tribal member as a special advisor to the university's president on American Indian Affairs.
University vice president Fred Esplin says school officials welcome the meeting. Esplin says the two sides have always enjoyed a good relationship.