The Southern Ute Cultural Department would like to start the New Year off by getting everybody pumped up for the 93rd Annual Southern Ute Fair, so what better way to start with a contest! The Southern Ute Cultural Department would like to announce the Logo and Theme Contest for the 2013 Southern Ute Fair for all Ute members. ALL medias of art will be accepted until March 29th at 5PM. Artwork shall be no bigger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Selected Art Work will be featured on ALL items involved with the 93rd Annual Southern Ute Fair. Logo submissions must include a theme to coincide with all respective artwork. Submit to the Southern Ute Cultural Department PO Box 737 #88 Ignacio, Colo., 81137 or Contact Tara Vigil at 970-563-0100 ext. 3624
January Birthday Luncheon for Southern Ute Tribal Elders will be held on jan. 25 at the Museum Big Classroom starting at 12 p.m. The menu will consist of: Brisket, Chicken and Rice, Macaroni Salad, tortillas, Lemon Meringue Pie and chopped green chili.
Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum will now be closed Saturday through Monday, until Memorial Day weekend when we move back to our Summer hours. We will also be closed for the Holidays starting December 22, 2012 through January 2, 2013. For further information contact the museum at 970-563-9583.
The Cultural Preservation Department is continuing the Ute language classes. The classes will be held in the Southern Ute Museum, large classroom, Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The classes will be taught by Dr. Tom Givon and Alden Naranjo Jr.
The Cultural Preservation Department is looking to update and add on to the list for all Native powwow dancers, Ute Bear dancers, and Ute lame and T dancers. If you know you’re on the list but haven’t been contacted in a while, it’s because you need to update your information. Call Tara Vigil, special events coordinator, at 970-563-0100 ext. 3624 or 970-442-1185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The department is also looking for interested Ute flute players, Ute storytellers, Ute artists, Ute speakers and presenters, and Ute beaders and seamstresses for teaching classes and performing at events.
We will be having an Elders Quilting Class Wednesday Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum’s Large Classroom. The Cultural Department is providing 6 sewing machines for Elders which do not have a sewing machine, first come first serve; to reserve a spot please contact Lindsay Box at 970-563-0100 ext. 2306. The class is still open to those Elders who can bring their own sewing machines. Deadline to reserve a spot is Friday, Jan. 18 for the class on Jan. 23. All Elders participating must call and signup through Lindsay Box in order to purchase the appropriate quantity of supplies for the class.