Golden students visit the Tribe

Robin Duffy-Wirth
students spent their time in Ignacio
in front of Growth Fund
Mrs. Crystal Ivey
SUIMA Primary classroom
Councilman Mel Baker
Robert L. Ortiz
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For many of the students from Golden High School this was the first time being in a tipi. Although the tipi is inside the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum, the experience was real for the students.
Robin Duffy-Wirth from the SunUte Community Center discusses her role as the fitness director as well as the facilities history. Wirth went into details about health and reminded the students to take part in daily and healthy activities to boost a wholesome lifestyle.
The students spent their time in Ignacio gaining an understanding of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s culture, traditions, economy, and facilities that represent the community.
Anthony Parambo of the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum spoke of the various dances and traditions celebrated by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
Joyce Dutchie, Southern Ute Culture Education Coordinator gives a presentation on the various dances of the Southern Ute Tribe, specifically the Bear Dance held during the Memorial Day weekend.
The Golden High School students pose in front of Growth Fund building after a presentation by Growth Fund Executive Director Bruce Valdez.
A few of the students from Golden high School were lucky enough to get on-the-air during the broadcast of "Feeding The Spirit" hosted by Virgil Morgan and Claudette Casaus of the SunUte Community Center.
SUIMA Ute Language guide, Mrs. Crystal Ivey demonstrates proper enunciation of Ute words to the seniors of Golden High School during their visit with the Southern Ute Tribe.
Golden students visit a SUIMA Primary classroom and even sung happy birthday to one of the young students.
Southern Ute Tribal Councilman Mel Baker shake the hands and offers Tribal Seal pins to the students from Golden High School.
Robert L. Ortiz (center) of The Southern Ute Drum, introduces Southern Ute Growth Fund Executive Director, Bruce Valdez, to the Golden High School students. Valdez gave a presentation to the students about the Growth Fund’s history and accomplishments.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
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Seniors from Golden High School visited the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, making the fourth visit in as many years, as part of their two-week Senior Seminar Southwest Studies class. The students visited tribal headquarters for two days, April 8-9 and toured various departments before departing for Mesa Verde. Their trip then continues into New Mexico to visit other tribes.

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