Sweethearts share love at powwow

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The Sweetheart Powwow resulted in a positive turnout, filling the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility to a fitting capacity.
The Sweetheart Powwow brought many dancers of all ages together where they graced the floor with colorful regalia and attire.
Tribal members lock hands during a cakewalk. Players were qualified in winning a number of freshly made cakes, including chocolate, vanilla, and pineapple.
Powwow attendees participate in the eventful Potato Dance. The rules of the dance involve partners balancing a potato between their heads while appropriately keeping up with the drumbeats.
More participants during the Potato Dance.
The performing drum group chants songs of blessing and companionship for the couples.
A young powwow dancer takes a moment to smile.
Couples lock hands and charm the event floor during a couples dance, which allowed everyone in the audience to participate.
A mother and daughter shine on the dance floor during the Sweetheart Powwow held on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Little Miss Southern Ute, Tauri Raines (left) gives thanks to all tribal members for joining in the celebration. She was accompanied by royalty from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and San Juan College.
The powwow provided many tasty treats and desserts for all the guests.
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
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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In light of Valentine’s Day, a Sweetheart Powwow was held on Saturday, Feb. 14 inside the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility. Tribal members and fellow Natives were able to stretch their legs and get some dancing in before “powwow season” really takes off in the spring. Attendees all pitched in to make Valentine’s special for everyone by hosting a potluck dinner. The day-long event started with gourd dance in the afternoon followed by a social powwow later in the evening.

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