My name is Krystyn Weaver the current reigning Little Miss Southern Ute for 2015-2016.
First and foremost it has been such a blessing and honor to represent my people the Southern Ute for the last four months.
In September I was crowned at the Southern Ute Fair, where I began my reign along with my fellow royalty members.
On September 23, I was part of a dance presentation for the Southern Ute Growth Fund Employees at the Sky Ute Casino Resort.
In October I was asked to be the Head Little Girl dancer for the Halloween Powwow, due to weather it had to be rescheduled.
On November 7, I attended the Veterans Powwow at the Sky Ute Casino Resort. Two days later I woke up really early and traveled to the Four Corners Monument to represent my tribe on the Good Morning America Al Rockerthon along with the Southern Ute Brave.
On November 19, I helped welcome the Youth Bull riders to Sky Ute Fairgrounds and on November 22, I was in attendance to hand out and take photos with the winners from the event.
On November 21, I was on hand to greet and welcome my fellow Ute people Southern Ute, Northern Ute, and Ute Mountain Ute to the Tribal Thanksgiving Dinner.
November 24, I did a dance presentation along with the other royalty and many tribal dancers for the lgnacio Elementary School and High School for Heritage Day. Two days later I took my first road trip to Northern Ute Country in Ft. Duchesne, UT to represent the Southern Ute Tribe at their Annual Thanksgiving Powwow; I met many new royalties and also met some of my Northern Ute family.
In the month of December I along with the royalty passed out candy canes and chocolate to the community at the Annual Taste of Christmas on December 4 at the ELHI Building.
Following that event I once again greeted and welcomed all Ute People to my tribes Annual Christmas dinner, where I also performed with my school that evening singing Christmas songs and bringing holiday cheer.
To bring in the New Year I attended the first Sobriety Powwow held at the Sun Ute Community Center.
I was the Head Little Girl dancer at the Valentine’s Powwow.
Being Little Miss Southern Ute has taught me many valuable lessons already the biggest one being to learn to speak in public. I have truly enjoyed my experience this far and look forward to the next seven months!
Little Miss Southern Ute,