Powwow season commences at Denver March

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Miss Southern Ute, Ellie Siebel, and Miss Southern Ute Alternate, Autumn Medicine-Blanket, dance with pride and smiles during Grand Entry on Friday, March 20.
Thousands of dancers from tribes across Indian Country gathered at the annual Denver March Powwow from March 20 to March 22. Dancers, vendors, and families gathered inside the Denver Coliseum for the celebration of culture.
Bruce LeClaire, chief professional officer of the Boys and Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, marches with fellow veterans during Grand Entry on Friday, March 20.
A group of dancers pose before the Grand Entry Ceremony.
A fancy dancer admires the arena crowd as the venue fills with the sounds of cheers and drum beats.
A younger dancer takes a moment to regroup himself after an energized dance.
A traditional dancer keeps up with the blasting drum tempos inside the Denver Coliseum.
Shawl, jingle dress, fancy dance, and other traditional dance styles are among those performed by the dancers.
The vibrant regalia worn by the attending tribes dazzled the Denver Coliseum with an array of colors and imaginative designs.
Veterans played a major role during this year’s Denver March Powwow. The Flag Ceremony is significant in the remembrance of the fallen warriors who have given their lives, and those who are still fighting for cause.
Dancers of all ages from Tribes across the United States showed support for one another.
George Heiney from Broomfield, CO hand blows a variety of glass sculptures.
The 41st annual Denver March Powwow concluded with rousing applause and praise from audience members.
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
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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Traditional songs, dances, and various cultural activities fueled the Denver Coliseum from March 20 to March 22 as part of the annual Denver March Powwow. Tribes from across the United States gathered for the celebration in their colorful regalia complete with shawls, jingle dresses, and bonnets. Southern Ute Royalty and Ute Mountain Ute Royalty were participants in the Grand Entry as they joined hundreds of others for three days of festivities.

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