Culture Royalty Reports

Miss Southern Ute Quarterly Report Jazmin Carmenoros

Miss Southern Ute, Jazmine Carmenoros
Photo Credit: McKayla Lee | Southern Ute Drum

Good Day, Southern Ute Tribal Membership,

I would like to wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and very Happy, prosperous, joyful and blessed New Year 2020. I truly hope your resolutions become fruitful.

My name is Jazmin Carmenoros. I am the 2019-2020 Miss Southern Ute. I was re-crowned during the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Powwow, Sept. 14, 2019. I have chosen once again to represent the Southern Ute tribal membership and elders during this year. I have truly enjoyed representing at the various tribal functions and will continue to do so during my reign.


I have attended the following functions:


September 2019:

9/14 and 15/19 – Southern Ute Tribal Fair, during this time I was crowned as Miss Southern Ute 2019-2020. I participated in the powwow dances. Served Southern Ute Royalty Dinner to visitors and participants at the powwow.

9/30/19 – Attended the Southern Ute Royalty Meeting.

October 2019

10/2/19 – Participated in dancing for the Red Willow retreat held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort.

10/7 /019 – Attended the Southern Ute Royalty Meeting at the Multi-Purpose Facility.

10/9/19 – Meet and Greet with Southern Ute Tribal Council Members at 3pm, with Introductions of newly elected Southern Ute Tribal Royalties for 2019-2020 in the Tribal Council Chambers.

10/10 -13/2019 -Traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo. to the Blessing of a Mountain named Tava Quad, with the Culture Department Education Coordinator and other Staff.

10/14/19 -Assisted with the Elder’s Celebration Monthly Dinner for October. Handed out Raffle Tickets and Prizes to the Winners.

November 2019

11/16/19 – Participated in the Southern Ute Royalty Walk at 8:30am, along with other Southern Ute Royalties, Southern Ute Royalty Committee, and Southern Ute Elders and other tribal member participants.

At 11am, assisted with the Southern Ute Tribal Thanksgiving Dinner, meet and greet Southern Ute Tribal membership, Ute Mountain Ute tribal membership, and Ute Tribe membership who attended the Thanksgiving Meal.

11/26/19 – Performed and danced with other Southern Ute Royalties for the Native American Heritage Month for the Ignacio Elementary, Jr. High and High School.

December 2019

12/14/19 – Participated and assist in the Christmas Dinner and Program. I and the other Royalties performed the Lord’s Prayer in Sign Language; Handed out Christmas Agenda, assist tribal elders with their dinner, and passed out Christmas Candy Bags to everyone.


I am looking forward to 2020 with more powwow celebrations around Indian Country, meeting new people, and assisting with other Southern Ute Tribal functions. Thank you for providing me the opportunity to serve you the Southern Ute elders and tribal membership once again. I look for forward to learning more and helping our young kids, teen/tweens and middle-aged tribal members.



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