97th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair: Powwow & Results

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2017-2018 Southern Ute Royalty take a photo with Chairman Clement J. Frost and Andrew Frost following Grand Entry, Friday, Sept. 8.
Jack Frost Sr. prepares for the grand entry of the 97th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair Powwow.
Southern Ute elder, Jack Frost Jr., stands alongside his son, Hunter Frost prior to Grand Entry at the Southern Ute Tribal Fair, Saturday, Sept 9. The Powwow was held at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds.
Jonas Grant of the Northern Ute Veterans Association helps to bring in the Colors during the 97th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair, Ignacio, Colo.
Powwow dancers fill the arena following Grand Entry at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds for the 97th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair held in Ignacio, Colo.
Bruce LeClaire of Ignacio, Colo. never misses the opportunity to powwow close to home.
Ignacio’s own Yellow Jacket, fills the powwow arena during the Inter-tribal dances.
Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Royalty dance during Grand Entry, Friday, Sept. 8.
Candidates for 2017-2018 Southern Ute Royalty await the results.
Miss Southern Ute Lorraine Watts holds the crown for another year.
Myla Goodtracks wins Little Miss Southern Ute.
Autumn Sage receives Jr. Miss Southern Ute, pictured with Little Miss Southern Ute Myla Goodtracks.
Jr. Miss Southern Ute Alternate, Tauri Raines receives her crown from Chairman Clement J. Frost.
The sound of drums filled the air during the 97th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair, Ignacio, Colo. Powwow dancers and singers competed throughout the weekend, travelling from across the region to participate in this year’s event. The powwow is held annually at the Sky Ute Downs, craft and food vendors play a large role in the energy surrounding this cultural gathering. The contest powwow was held from Sept. 8-10. Saturday night’s events included an impressive fireworks display over the skyline of the Southern Ute Reservation.
Maria Rivera |

The Southern Ute Drum

Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Maria Rivera |

The Southern Ute Drum

Maria Rivera |

The Southern Ute Drum

Maria Rivera |

The Southern Ute Drum

Maria Rivera |

The Southern Ute Drum

Maria Rivera |

The Southern Ute Drum

Maria Rivera |

The Southern Ute Drum

Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
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The sound of drums filled the air during the 97th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair, Ignacio, Colo. Powwow dancers and singers competed throughout the weekend, travelling from across the region to participate in this year’s event. The powwow is held annually at the Sky Ute Downs, craft and food vendors play a large role in the energy surrounding this cultural gathering. The contest powwow was held from Sept. 8-10. Saturday night’s events included an impressive fireworks display over the skyline of the Southern Ute Reservation.

POWWOW RESULTS

Dance Contest Winners

Women’s Golden Age

1st Ladybird Jack

2nd Delaine Alley

3rd Amber Komahcheet

Women’s Southern Cloth

1st  Ashley Harris

2nd  Ponkawe Victors

3rd  Victoria Archuleta

Women’s Northern Cloth

1st Marissa Woody

2nd Kaylyn LeClaire

3rd Earlvand Alin

Women’s Southern Buckskin

1st  Jacqueline Tsonetokay

2nd  Tashena McCabe Chitwood

3rd  Amanda Harris

Women’s Northern Buckskin

1st  Tamara Begay

2nd  Tennille Coversup

Women’s Jingle

1st  Teri John

2nd  LaTanya Robinson

3rd  Candace McCabe

Women’s Fancy

1st  Toni Dee

2nd  Jessica Yazzie

3rd  Shanaray Little Child

Men’s Golden Age

1st Bruce LeClaire

2nd Ed Scott

3rd Rick Yazzie

Men’s Southern Straight

1st  Kiowa Cozad

2nd  Everett Moore

3rd  Lyndall Yazzie

Men’s Northern Traditional

1st  Brando Jack

2nd  Kenny Donahey

3rd  Wendall Powless

Men’s Grass

1st  Lee Jack Jr.

2nd  Jamal Isaic Jones

3rd  Neal Thunder Hawk

Men’s Chicken

1st  Sheldon Scalplock

2nd  Troy Becenti

3rd  Shauntay Begay

Men’s Fancy

1st Shaundo Poncho

2nd Cory LeClaire

3rd Dominic Largo

Jr. Girl’s Traditional

1st Kalani Yazzie

2nd Naliya Little Bird

3rd Octaviana John

Jr. Girl’s Jingle

1st Konalea Dee

2nd Lalaina Becenti

3rd Aliyanna Dee

Jr. Girl’s Fancy

1st Kerri Martin

2nd Kee ala Walsey

3rd Kelly Dee

Teen Girl’s Southern Traditional

1st Jayla Iron

2nd Wheylana Becenti

3rd Erin Anthony

Teen Girl’s Northern Traditional

1st Anna Dale

2nd Tona Amyotte

3rd Leiyalynn Yazzie

Teen Girl’s Jingle

1st Shanus Becenti

2nd Keira Sandovol

3rd Monika Lucero

Teen Girl’s Fancy

1st Jowanna Toya

2nd Cheyenne Manheimer

3rd Jurnee Sherlock

Jr. Boy’s Traditional

1st Darian Archuleta

2nd LaShane Becenti

3rd Noke Lowe

Jr. Boy’s Grass

1st Mylan Archuleta

2nd Leighton Yazzie

3rd Maurice Begay

Jr. Boy’s Fancy

1st Joe Little Bird

2nd Gourdin Dee

3rd Darius Ettsity

Teen Boy’s Southern Straight

1st Andrew Lowe

2nd Matthew Duncan

3rd Lyndrith Yazzie

Teen Boy’s Northern Traditional

1st Colby Donayhey

Teen Boy’s Grass

1st Travontae Becenti

2ndXavier Martin

3rd Leiland Yazzie

Teen Boy’s Fancy

1st Darian Brown

2nd Jaron Yazzie

3rd Kaidon Draper

Drum Contest Winners Southern

1st Buc Wild

2nd Yellow Jacket

3rd Southern Slam

4th Bad Company

Northern

1st Sun Eagle

2nd Indian Horse

3rd 550

4th Battle Shield

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