Five young hunters from the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico met with members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council on Monday, Nov. 4 to share homemade gifts and express thanks for being allowed to hunt deer on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The deer is a sacred animal to the Laguna people.
The hunters were joined by Gov. Richard B. Luarkie (right) and Southern Ute Wildlife Resource Management Division Biologist Aran Johnson (second from right). This is the first year the pueblo has sent youth to hunt on Southern Ute lands.