High energy filled the coliseum during Friday night’s grand entry.
Beauty and pageantry fill the coliseum for the 39th annual Denver March Powwow.
Kelsie Monroe sports a smile for the 39th annual Denver March Powwow.
Representing the Southern Ute Tribe and Southern Ute Veterans Association, Rudley Weaver brought in the tribe’s flag each night.
Traditional Dancers make their way in during grand entry.
Jasmine Carmenoros and Tauri Raines proudly represent the tribe as royalty from across Indian Country make a circle through the arena.
Southern Ute tribal member Brianna Goodtracks-Alires adorns a shell dress during a grand entry.
The youngest of the dancers holds close to family during the dance.
Odyssey Baker-Silva dances shawl alongside her peers.
Standing proudly, head dancers bring the American Flag into the coliseum.
Southern Ute Royalty members pay their respects to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces following a grand entry on Saturday, March 23 that filled the Denver Coliseum as part of the 39th annual Denver March Powwow. Crowds packed the arena despite heavy snowfall throughout the metro region.
Hailing from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, women share a moment together while preparing their dance regalia.
A dancer from Lame Deer, Mont., readies himself for dance.
Head Dancers lead the way for the 39th annual Denver March Powwow.
Dancers play double duty, sitting in on one of the many drums that resounded throughout the weekend-long powwow.
The lights are lowered during the flag song as fancy dancers line the arena, filling the ceremony with color.
Jr. Miss Indian Colorado Serena Fournier stands for a portrait.
Southern Ute elder Kenny Frost stands for a portrait with the Native American Women Warrior group, who recently represented Indian Country during President Obama’s second-term inauguration.
Grand Entry draws dancers from across Indian Country.
Jingle dress, fancy shawl and traditional dance styles are among those performed by the many women who danced at the spring powwow.