So. Ute Royalty Pageant set for Aug. 23

The stage has been set for the 2017 Southern Ute Royalty Pageant. Contestants will be competing to represent the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as the next Miss, Jr. Miss and Little Miss Southern Ute as well as Southern Ute Brave.

During the pageant, contestants will showcase their talents, dancing skills and knowledge of the Tribe and its history and culture. Contestants ages 5 to 25 will be broken into their respective groups based on age.

Five to nine-year old girls will be competing for Little Miss Southern Ute, 10-15 girls will be competing for Jr. Miss, and 16 to 25 competing for Miss Southern Ute. Males 5 to 15 will compete for Southern Ute Brave.

The pageant is still open for registration for tribal members who wish to run for a title. Applications are available at the Southern Ute Culture Dept. and must be submitted back to the Culture Dept. by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 21. The pageant is slated to begin at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Facility, Wednesday, Aug. 23. Dinner will be served.

The Royalty Committee is calling on the tribal community to encourage their young family and friends to try out for a title. There has been low turnout the past couple years and the committee is hoping to fill all positions for 2017-2018.  The tribal community is welcome to come and cheer on the royalty hopefuls.

The winners of the pageant will be crowned on the first night of the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Powwow, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

For information about the pageant contact Edward Box III at or the Culture Dept. at 970-563-2984.


Applications are available at the Southern Ute Culture Dept. located on the second floor of the Southern Ute Museum. Southern Ute Royalty applications are due to the Culture Dept. by Monday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m.

Pageant will take place at Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility Wed., Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.

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