Culture Royalty Reports

Southern Ute Royalty Quarterly Report

Photo Credit: McKayla Lee | Southern Ute Drum


My name is Autumn Rain Sage and I am the current Jr. Miss Southern Ute 2018-2019.


My Ute name is Pachukwi (River Otter) and I am 14 years old.  I am in the eighth grade at Ignacio Middle School.


My parents are Roger Sage Jr. and Lynnette Sage. My paternal grandparents are Roger Sage (Christine Baker Sage) and the late Vera Mae Cuthair.  My maternal grandparents are Irene Burch and the late Leonard C. Burch.


The events I have attended so far: Crowned on Sept. 7, 2018, at the Southern Ute Fair and Powwow, Parade, Oct. 5, 2018 attended the Inspiration Square at the ELHI, Oct. 15, 2018 attended the Growth Fund 2018 Environmental, Health, and Safety Retreat, Oct. 27, 2018 attended the you arts program, presented by Miss Indian World, at the cultural center. Attended the Nov. 15, 2018 Youth Bull Riding Finals at the Sky Ute Downs and on Nov. 17, 2018 attended the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sky Ute Casino, Nov. 19, 2018 attended the Native American Month Culture Day at the Ignacio High School, Dec. 7 & 8 attended the “Written on the Land” exhibit at History Colorado in Denver Colorado, and on Dec. 15, 2018 I attended the Tribal Christmas Dinner and Program.


This is my second term as Jr. Miss Southern Ute I have enjoyed representing my tribe at all the events and have enjoyed meeting the Southern Ute members, and the Ignacio community public members.


I would like to thank the Southern Ute Tribe, Royalty Committee for helping me get to all these events, I’m looking forward to more events. I’ve had great experiences and will do my best to uphold my title, Tog’oiak’.


Autumn Rain Sage

Jr. Miss Southern Ute


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