Riders rendezvous at resort

Fancy dancer, Shayne WhiteThunder makes her way into the “grand entry” with jingle dress dancers, Mia Lopez and Olyvia Watts.
Cultural Education Coordinator, Hanley Frost welcomes the Durango Rendezvous bike riders and offers a prayer for their dinner on Thursday, June 13 at the Sky Ute Casino Resort. The rendezvous has returned to the Four Corners, bringing in bikers and families to explore and adventure in the rich history of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and surrounding communities.
Southern Ute Royalty, Jazmin Carmenoros and Autumn Sage dance in the “grand entry” before they offered words of encouragement and bids of safe travels to the bikers.
Jalisa Paul smiles at the audience after concluding her dancing presentation.
Eddie Box Jr. smiles at the camera during his dancing category.
The Durango Rendezvous founders present the Southern Ute Culture Department with a historic photo.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

The Southern Ute Heritage Dancers were invited to give a presentation of powwow dancing and to showcase their regalia for the Durango Rendezvous banquet on Thursday, June 13, at the Sky Ute Casino Resort. Watching dance performances by golden age dancers to tiny tots, the bikers at the event were left in awe of each category. The Durango Rendezvous brings hundreds of bikers from across the country together each year to explore the Four Corners region.

 

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