Youth experience Culture Camp first hand

Myla Goodtracks, Alicia Rock, Naveah Tres Sandoval, Bianka Velasquez, Kayanna Velasquez, Jacoby Scott, Osias GoodTracks, Aydin Baker Valdez. (Bottom left to right): Adrienne Rock, Larissa Howell, Natalie Howell, Avery Herrera, Nathaniel Baker Valdez, Orion H. Watts.
Mayla GoodTracks concentrates on sewing together her horse.
Culture Camp kids enjoy the Hot Springs. (Left to right) Osias Goodtracks, Orion Watts, Avery Herrera, Alicia Rock, and Nathaniel Baker Valdez.
Natalie Howell and Larissa Howell play at the Pagosa Park on the last day of Culture Camp.
Southern Ute Wildlife Bison Manager, Jesse Lasater gave a presentation at the Buffalo Farm to Bianka Velasquez, Larissa Howell and Hanley Frost.
Kree Lopez | SU Culture Dept.
Kree Lopez | SU Culture Dept.
Kree Lopez | SU Culture Dept.
Kree Lopez | SU Culture Dept.
Kree Lopez | SU Culture Dept.
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum

The Southern Ute Culture Preservation Department had two Culture Camps this year. The first camp was held June 10 – 12 for ages six to ten years. The time spent with the kids included crafts, a visit to the Southern Ute Buffalo Farm and the Pagosa Hot Springs. Education Coordinator, Hanley Frost shared what the horse meant to the Utes. NAGPRA Apprentice, Garrett Briggs shared the history of the Pagosa Hot Springs and taught the kids how to say water in Ute, “Pah.” The Southern Ute Wildlife Department talked about the different parts of the buffalo; they shared, that at birth the color of a calf is orange, this is a camouflage to other animals and when they get older they turn brown. The kids got to see the herd of buffalo at the farm.

 

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