Tribe honors graduates

College graduate Julie Santistevan poses after receiving a Pendleton blanket from members of the Southern Ute Tribal Council and Education Department.
High school graduate and guest speaker, Akasia Oberly poses with her family at the Education and JOM Banquet on Friday, June 20.
JOM and tribal graduates received Pendleton blankets as a gift for their accomplishment
Three Sisters Salad and Prickly Pear Cheesecake were two out of many unique dishes served at the banquet.
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum

The annual Southern Ute Education & Johnson O’Malley banquet was held Friday, June 20 at the Sky Ute Casino Events Center. Graduates of all levels joined together to celebrate the joyous occasion. Graduates were treated to a catered dinner and were presented with plaques and Pendleton blankets for their accomplishments.

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