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Quarterly Report: Southern Ute Brave

Photo Credit: McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum


Nunay Nia Andre Bluestar-Baker,

Nunay Nuu Nia, KaaPaa (Kaavi – Mountain Paa – Water) I am the 2019-2020 Southern Ute Brave. I am six years old and currently in Kindergarten. My mother’s name is Daisy Bluestar and my father’s name is Andre Baker. My Maternal grandparents are Audrey Frost-Nissen of the Southern Ute Tribe and Pete Vigil of Ignacio. My paternal grandparents are Trina Osife of The Salt River Pima-Maricopa tribe and my grandfather is Robert Baker of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

I am also a member of the Eagle Wing Youth Drum Group on the Southern Ute Reservation. My hobbies include basketball, dancing, singing, and playing with my siblings.

Since I became the Southern Ute Brave in September of 2019 these are the events I have attended to represent our tribe:

  • 9/14 – Southern Ute Fair Parade.
  • 9/23 – 27th annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference. (U.S. Department of Justice).
  • 10/19 – Daughters of the Red Road Powwow Fundraiser.
  • 11/16 – Southern Ute Royalty Walk.
  • 11/16 – Southern Ute Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • 11/21 – Youth Bull Riding at the Sky Ute Downs.
  • 11/26 – Dance Performance at the High School for Native American History Month.
  • 11/28 – Thanksgiving Powwow in Ft. Duchesne, Utah.
  • 12/6 – Taste of Christmas Light Parade and Events.

I have also attended Elders luncheons with the elders.

It’s been an honor to be a representative for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.


KaaPaa/ Andre Bluestar-Baker

2019-2020 Southern Ute Brave



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