Singing in the New Year

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Gathered around the center drum, singers fill the Multi-Purpose Facility with traditional songs. This celebration saw a large group of participants, joining together to sing and share stories. Organized by Alex Cloud, the event is held each year to welcome the New Year and encourage all to begin their year in a positive way.
Alex Cloud makes his dinner selections during the Singing in the New Year event, attendees brought a variety of food to share with each other.
Jr. Miss Southern Ute, Leandra Litz and Southern Ute Brave, Henry Whiteskunk II go table to table greeting attendees and wishing everyone a “Happy New Year.”
Boyd Lopez shares encouraging words for all attendees as they take in the New Year blessings, he encourages all to sing as a way to heal and help others.
Divine Windy Boy | SU Drum
Divine Windy Boy | SU Drum
Divine Windy Boy | SU Drum
Divine Windy Boy | SU Drum
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The Multi-Purpose Facility filled with visitors and locals, who came together to share a potluck style meal and singing on Saturday, Dec. 31 — ringing in the New Year,Nuuchiu Style.” Visiting singers from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe helped to sing Sundance songs throughout the night until the midnight hour. Welcoming the New Year with good thoughts, laughter, and friendship, this year’s event, hosted by Alex Cloud, proved to be a success. 

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