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Royalty Quarterly Report: Southern Ute Brave

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Henry Whiteskunk II

Myhke Nuuchiu,  

Greetings to the Tribal membership and all Indian Country! 

Hello, my Name is Henry Elkriver Whiteskunk II. I am the Southern Ute Brave for 2023-2024. I’m 16 years old and I am a sophomore at Ignacio High School. My Ute name is Supurnay. Whiteskunk. 

My parents are Henry Whiteskunk and Daisy House Eagle. My paternal grandparents are Willette Thompson and the late Edward Whiteskunk. My maternal grandparents are Linda Eagle and Bradley Hight. My great paternal grandparents are the late Doris Red and William Thompson. My great maternal grandparents are the late Clifford & Annabell Eagle. 

I have attended the following events for this quarter: 

December 2023 

  • I applied to be on the Wildlife Youth Advisory Board for the alternate position for the Southern Ute Tribe. I was accepted into the position this month. 
  • Dec 1: I attended the lighting of the tree at the Casino.  
  • Dec.10: I participated in the Christmas Hand game tournament in Towaoc, Colo. My team took first place! At the time I was also gifted three sets of hand game sticks from various people. 
  • Dec. 24: I was asked to be Head Man at the Christmas Powwow in Towaoc, Colo. I was very honored to be taking on that role. 
  • Dec. 31: I attended the New Year’s Eve Celebration held at the Multi-Purpose facility. 

January 2024 

  • Jan. 13: I was asked to be Head Man for the Community Powwow at the Multi-Purpose. Thank you to Elise and her staff for allowing me to take this role on. 
  • Jan. 19: Royalty was the opening act for the talent show hosted by SUIMA.  

February 2024 

  • Feb. 2-10: I attended the Valentine’s Day powwow at the Multi-Purpose.  
  • Feb. 24: I attended the Awareness Powwow held in Alamosa, Colo. I was also Head Man for this powwow.  
  • Feb. 26: I along with my fellow royalty members did interviews for Native Lens media. 

This concludes my report for this quarter. I’d like to thank Ruth Horn of the San Luis Valley Indian Center. Ute Mountain Ute Royalty and Rayyni Badback. Elise Red and the Multi-Purpose staff and the powwow volunteers. 

Thank you all for allowing me to represent the Southern Ute Tribe as Head Man for these past powwows. 

Tüvüchi Togwayok(a) 

Henry Whiteskunk II 

Southern Ute Brave  


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