I hope you all find joy and happiness in the upcoming holidays and enjoy spending time with your families. I would like to update you all on some of the events I have been to representing the Southern Ute Tribe.
September 13th, 2013, I was crowned Miss Southern Ute 2013-2014 at the Southern Ute Tribal Fair. September 28th I attended the Ignacio Centennial celebration. On October 11th I traveled to the San Manuel Powwow in San Bernardino California. I attended the Shiprock Fair Powwow October 4th. October 25th I traveled to Mesa Arizona for a powwow and I also attended the Fort McDowell Powwow November 15th. I also have made a few appearances including our tribal Thanksgiving dinner, the American Youth Bull Riding Finals, and I walked in the Leonard C. Burch Memorial Poker Walk/Run. In recognition of Native American month, the royalty was fortunate to attend a City of Durango city council meeting where the Mayor of Durango, Dick White, announced the proclamation of American Indian Heritage Month. It was truly an honor to be a part of that presentation not only as a representative of the Southern Ute Tribe, but also as a Native American. We also attended a presentation to the schools November 26th where we danced and talked about our traditions in recognition of Native American Month.
As for December, we have our annual Tribal Christmas Dinner and program. We hope you all can attend as we have a special presentation and give away during the dinner and program that we are all very excited to share with you.
I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming powwows and events. Thank you so much for all your support and guidance.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Miss Southern Ute 2013-2014