Nations dance together at Bear Dance Powwow

Southern Ute veteran Austin Box carrying the United States flag and Southern Ute veteran Jack Frost Jr. carrying the Southern Ute tribal flag bookend the eagle staffs during a grand entry of the Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow on Saturday, May 25 at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds.
Ignacio girls stand together in friendship and solidarity as they ready themselves for the grand entry (left to right): Monica Lucero, Avaleena Nanaeto, Yllana Howe and KennaLeigh Teagues.
Host Southern Drum Yellow Jacket sings two round dance songs just after a grand entry.
Norman Largo takes in the cool night air with fellow dancers following a grand entry ceremony on the evening of Friday, May 24. Largo hails from Window Rock, Ariz.
Southern Ute veteran Jack Frost Jr. carries in the Southern Ute colors during Bear Dance Powwow on Friday, May 24 at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds.
Fancy Dancer Nakwihi Perry dances into the arena during a grand entry at the Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow.
Southern Ute Chairman Jimmy R. Newton Jr. welcomes attendees to the Bear Dance Powwow at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds following a grand entry on Saturday, May 25.
Representatives of the Southern Ute law enforcement community helped carry flags to lead the afternoon grand entry at the Bear Dance Powwow on Saturday, May 25.
A young dancer gives an energetic display as he makes his way into the powwow arena.
Southern Ute Brave Cyrus Naranjo, Little Miss Southern Ute Alternate Tauri Raines, Northern Colorado (Fort Collins) Intertribal Powwow Association Princess Avaleena Nanaeto and Jr. Miss Southern Ute Jazmin Carmenoros are all smiles prior to entering the powwow arena.
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Southern Ute veteran Austin Box carrying the United States flag and Southern Ute veteran Jack Frost Jr. carrying the Southern Ute tribal flag bookend the eagle staffs during a grand entry of the Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow on Saturday, May 25 at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds.
Ignacio girls stand together in friendship and solidarity as they ready themselves for the grand entry (left to right): Monica Lucero, Avaleena Nanaeto, Yllana Howe and KennaLeigh Teagues.
Host Southern Drum Yellow Jacket sings two round dance songs just after a grand entry.
Norman Largo takes in the cool night air with fellow dancers following a grand entry ceremony on the evening of Friday, May 24. Largo hails from Window Rock, Ariz.
Southern Ute veteran Jack Frost Jr. carries in the Southern Ute colors during Bear Dance Powwow on Friday, May 24 at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds.
Fancy Dancer Nakwihi Perry dances into the arena during a grand entry at the Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow.
Southern Ute Chairman Jimmy R. Newton Jr. welcomes attendees to the Bear Dance Powwow at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds following a grand entry on Saturday, May 25.
Representatives of the Southern Ute law enforcement community helped carry flags to lead the afternoon grand entry at the Bear Dance Powwow on Saturday, May 25.
A young dancer gives an energetic display as he makes his way into the powwow arena.
Southern Ute Brave Cyrus Naranjo, Little Miss Southern Ute Alternate Tauri Raines, Northern Colorado (Fort Collins) Intertribal Powwow Association Princess Avaleena Nanaeto and Jr. Miss Southern Ute Jazmin Carmenoros are all smiles prior to entering the powwow arena.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Thumbnail image of Southern Ute veteran Austin Box carrying the United States flag and Southern Ute veteran Jack Frost Jr. carrying the Southern Ute tribal flag bookend the eagle staffs during a grand entry of the Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow on Saturday, May 25 at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds.
Thumbnail image of Ignacio girls stand together in friendship and solidarity as they ready themselves for the grand entry (left to right): Monica Lucero, Avaleena Nanaeto, Yllana Howe and KennaLeigh Teagues.
Thumbnail image of Host Southern Drum Yellow Jacket sings two round dance songs just after a grand entry.
Thumbnail image of Norman Largo takes in the cool night air with fellow dancers following a grand entry ceremony on the evening of Friday, May 24. Largo hails from Window Rock, Ariz.
Thumbnail image of Southern Ute veteran Jack Frost Jr. carries in the Southern Ute colors during Bear Dance Powwow on Friday, May 24 at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds.
Thumbnail image of Fancy Dancer Nakwihi Perry dances into the arena during a grand entry at the Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow.
Thumbnail image of Southern Ute Chairman Jimmy R. Newton Jr. welcomes attendees to the Bear Dance Powwow at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds following a grand entry on Saturday, May 25.
Thumbnail image of Representatives of the Southern Ute law enforcement community helped carry flags to lead the afternoon grand entry at the Bear Dance Powwow on Saturday, May 25.
Thumbnail image of A young dancer gives an energetic display as he makes his way into the powwow arena.
Thumbnail image of Southern Ute Brave Cyrus Naranjo, Little Miss Southern Ute Alternate Tauri Raines, Northern Colorado (Fort Collins) Intertribal Powwow Association Princess Avaleena Nanaeto and Jr. Miss Southern Ute Jazmin Carmenoros are all smiles prior to entering the powwow arena.
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The Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow brought together members of various tribes and nations from across the country May 24-25 for dance, song and fellowship. The Sky Ute Fairgrounds filled with sound and color during grand entries, gourd dancing, competitions and other specials throughout the weekend.

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