Tribal Fair 2013: Tradition on parade

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This year's theme honored the impact of ancestors on modern tribal members' lives.
Many floats featured visiting royalty members from tribes and powwows near and far.
A visiting princess waves to the crowd from atop a truck.
Former state Rep. J. Paul Brown smiles at a cheery crowd in downtown Ignacio.
The St. Ignatius Catholic Church showcases its float honoring Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the only canonized Native American.
Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council members greet the crowd in a float commemorating former council members.
The floats ready to make their entry on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Miss Southern Ute Amber Doughty smiles upon the crowd in downtown Ignacio.
There is no Tribal Fair parade without candy. Those with a sweet tooth left downtown Ignacio with abundant treats in hand.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Ace Stryker | Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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The 93rd annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair brought the traditional parade down Goddard Avenue in Ignacio on Saturday, Sept. 14. Dozens of floats featured tribal families, departments and royalty from near and far. This year’s theme, “Blessing the Future With Our Ancestor’s Lessons,” was featured prominently on floats with photos of tribal elders and past leaders.

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