Ignacio Schools celebrate Native American Heritage Day

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Shane Siebel smiles as he dances in the Grand Entry ceremony.
The Native American Heritage Day celebration brought in dancers of all ages to honor their culture.
Bettie Box leads in the grand entry at Ignacio High School.
Dewayne Hendren thanks the students of Ignacio High School for attending.
Tribal member, Kai Roubideaux celebrated his 16th birthday - smiling as his fellow students sing to him.
Tribal elder, Neida Chackee dances with a smile.
Sarafina Chackee dances in the grand entry at Ignacio High School.
Little Miss Southern Ute, Krystyn Weaver honors her culture on Native American Heritage Day.
Elementary and High School students were dazzled by the variety of colored regalia.
Eddie Box Jr. and Jr. Miss Southern Ute Odyssey Baker-Silva greet the elementary students as the lead the Grand Entry ceremony.
Tyson Thompson, Alex Cloud, and Lorelei Cloud give thanks to all students in attendance.
Isaac Suina, Larenz Wilbourn, Lakota TwoCrow, and Elijah Weaver from the Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council invite the elementary students to take part in upcoming tribal events, including the annual Leonard C. Burch memorial walk.
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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Ignacio Elementary School and Ignacio High School hosted a special assembly in honor of Native American Heritage Day on Tuesday, Nov. 24, where members of Tribal Council, Southern Ute Royalty, and the Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council gave statements on remembering heritage and history. The students were greeted with energized traditional dancers and music performed by Yellow Jacket.

 

 

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