Nor sleet, now snow could stop the DMPW

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The Saturday Grand Entry filled the Denver Coliseum’s floor to capacity with various Color Guard, royalty members, dancers, and drum groups alike, representing many tribes from across the U.S. and Canada.
Little Miss Southern Ute Krystyn Weaver (left), stands proudly beside the 2015 Denver March Powwow Princess Makayla Irene Sage just after Friday evenings Grand Entry.
Southern Ute elder, Kenny Frost sings with the Denver Heartbeat Singers, who lead the Grand Entry into the powwow arena singing the Denver March Powwow song.
Edidiong Ekkio (left) is followed by her cousin Brianna GoodTracks, as they enter the powwow arena during Friday evenings Grand Entry of the Denver March Powwow.
From the cheap-seats, a view of the Grand Entry Color Guard and Royalty stand encircled by dancers at Friday's Grand Entry.
Southern Ute Veterans Association member, Bruce LeClaire gets down during his dance category before Saturday's Grand Entry.
Perla Dutchie, granddaughter of former Southern Ute Tribal Councilwoman, Joycelyn Dutchie smiles during Grand Entry.
Representatives for the Southern Ute Color Guard, Bruce Heller (left), Rudley Weaver and Bruce LeClaire along with Cesar Thompson (right), wearing his grandfather – Bennett Thompson’s head dress and regalia – were among of the color guard present for Saturday evening’s Denver March Powwow Grand Entry.
The Sisters Nation Color Guard pose for a photo after Saturday's Grand Entry in the Denver Coliseum.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The 42nd annual Denver March Powwow went on as scheduled, even as early spring snowstorm belted the Front Range, the blizzard-like conditions couldn’t stop the beat of the drum as the dancers from near and far filled the Denver Coliseum, March 25-27.

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