Thu Jan 17th, 2019
Nunai Niaa, (my name) is Jazmin Carmenoros. My Ute name is Muutataachi, which mean Hummingbird, given to me by my Great Grandparents Alden Naranjo and the late Dorothy Naranjo.
I was crowned the new Miss Southern Ute 2018-2019 during the Southern Ute Tribal Fair & Powwow, September 7, 2018.
I am a Sophomore at Ignacio High School. I have two brothers, Jordan & Jace Carmenoros.
My Mother is Angelina Vicenti, and my Father is Wayne Carmenoros. My Grandparents are Dennis Vicenti and Starlene Naranjo. I currently reside with my Great, Great Aunt Darlene Frost.
During my reign, I attended the Southern Ute Powwow and was honored to dance with Mr. Wallace Coffey & other Gourd Dancers. I also was Head Lady Dancer for the powwow.
My appearances included the Southern Ute Growth Fund Retreat; Native American Month Dance Performance for the Ignacio School District; Northern Ute Thanksgiving Powwow, Ft. Duchesne, Utah; Southern Ute Tribal Christmas Dinner & Program; attended the festivities on “Written on the Land; Ute Voices, Ute History Grand Exhibit Opening at History Colorado in Denver, Colo. The Ute exhibit was an experience to visit, honor, & remember the many contributions of the Ute people, traditions and culture. It captures the stories of Colorado’s longest continuous residents from the perspectives and in the voices of today’s Ute people and the young Ute tribal members who participated in these stories.
When in Denver, Colo., please take the time to visit the Ute exhibit. The Ute exhibit will continue to be open at Denver’s History Colorado for the next five years.
It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as an ambassador and representative for the Southern Ute tribal membership, my family and other relatives near and far.
I will continue to do my best to represent you all at the various Southern Ute tribal functions and along the powwow trail in Indian Country.
Tuvuchi tog’oiak’, Thank you very much,
Miss Southern Ute 2018-19