Valentine’s Powwow brought the love

Miali Snow and Jack Frost III, along with fellow two-steppers, hit the floor for the chance to take home the top honors.
The tiny tots showed up in big numbers Saturday night filling the powwow circle during a dance dedicated to them, at the Valentine’s Day Powwow on Feb. 13, at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility.
Southern Ute Youth, Caesar Thompson, Hunter Frost, Anthony Suina and David Boyd sang the Flag Song to start the powwow.
Dancers fill the floor during grand entry at the Valentine’s Day Powwow on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Each tiny tot dancer received $10 for participating in the powwow from coordinator Edward Box III.
Straight dancer, Joe Howell makes his way around the powwow circle.
Hunter Frost, and father, Jack Frost III dance during a special held for Hunter Saturday night.
Kessley StandingRock, took home first place in the Switch Dance held during the Valentine’s Day Powwow.
Nate Hendren put on a pink dress and shawl to compete in the Switch Dance Saturday evening.
Junior Miss Ute Mountain Ute Anna Dale and Paul LaRose were chosen as the best two-step partners.
Helena Taylor, right, took home first place in the Prettiest Shawl Contest.
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum

The Ignacio Intertribal Powwow Association held its Valentine’s Day Powwow Saturday, Feb. 13 inside the Southern Ute Multi Purpose Facility. There was gourd dance in the afternoon followed by a community potluck and grand entry in the evening. The mid-winter powwow featured entertaining contests and raffles for the public to enjoy.

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