Golden students make annual visit to the Tribe

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Southern Ute Culture Department staff, along with Southern Ute Royalty and Golden High School Senior Seminar, Cultural Studies students.
Southern Ute Growth Fund Executive Director Bruce Valdez (left), along with other members of the Growth Fund, gave an informative presentation on Tuesday, April 5 of the history and current role of the of the Growth Fund.
Southern Ute Growth Fund Operations Manager Chuck farago shakes hands with Golden high School Senior Seminar chaperones, Mike Mendoza and John Morales.
Southern Ute Growth Fund employees and Golden High School Senior Seminar, Cultural Studies students.
Golden High School Senior Seminar, Cultural Studies students stand with Chuck Farago on the steps of the new Growth Fund Administration Building.
During a presentation by Sky Ute Casino Executive Chef, Bill Barbone to the Golden High School students, he spoke of various aspects of working in the food industry, not just being a cook.
CRAPS! A Golden high School student tries his luck throwing dice on one the casino's training tables.
Audio and video is always an exciting career, but managing more than just lights and sounds, theires much more to the job as explained by Sky Ute casino resort Audio and Video tech, Waylon Ryan.
Golden High School Senior Seminar, Cultural Studies pose with Rolling Thunder outside of the Sky Ute Casino Resort.
Fitness Trainer for SunUte Community Center Abel Velasquez and SUHC Diabetes Program Coordinator Deanna Frost spoke to the Golden high School students about proper nutrition and exercise during a light lunch meeting on Tuesday, April 5.
Deanna Frost of the Shining Mountain Health & Wellness program gave a presentation to the Golden High School students.
Golden High School students each took turns introducing themselves and told Tribal Council their plans after high school.
Southern Ute Tribal Council members gave ‘golden’ Tribal seal pins and welcomed the Golden students to the reservation in Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 5.
Southern Ute Tribal Council and Golden High School Senior Seminar, Cultural Studies students.
KSUT Interim Executive Director Sheila Nanaeto welcomed the Golden high School students to the KSUT radio stations.
Golden Students each took turns introducing themselves and giving LIVE shout-outs on the air.
Golden High School students and chaperones took turns answering questions during interviews conducted by KSUT interim Execuative Director Sheila Nanaeto.
Fitness Director for SunUte Community Center spoke to the Golden high School seniors about the community center and what the center offers tribal members and community members alike.
One of the Golden high School seniors shows his skills on the rings, as he attempts an iron cross.
The Golden students were treated to a special early morning visit with the newest members to the Southern Ute bison herd, Wednesday, April 6.
Southern Ute Wildlife Bison Herd Manager Jesse Lasater (center) and Bison management employee Henry Whiteskunk speak to the students from Golden high School about the newest members to the Southern Ute Tribe's herd.
Golden High School students get a first-hand look at tools and items used from the bison, from a water jug from a bladder, a box covered in bison fur and other various items and tools.
Southern Ute Bison herd management team and Golden High School Senior Seminar, Cultural Studies students at the bison pasture.
Golden High School students round danced as Yellow Jacket sang a Taos Round Dance song, as part of the Southern Ute Culture Department’s presentation. Special Events Coordinator Tara Vigil, Cultural Education Coordinator Edward Box III and NAGPRA executive assistant Mikki Naranjo also spoke as part of the presentation.
Golden High School students learned about the culture and traditions of the Southern Utes. Ian Thompson, drum group leader spoke of the drum and how we connect with it during our dances.
Golden High School students were eager to ask questions of The Southern Ute Drum staff during a lunch meeting on Wednesday, April 6.
Golden High School students glance through the Drum as they meet with The Southern Ute Drum staff.
Intrigued and engaged with the content of The Southern Ute Drum, students read the newspaper during lunch.
Employees of the Southern Ute Justice & regulatory Department each spoke of their job duties and what got them to their current employment with the tribe.
Ferlando Fonseca spoke about his role as a Southern Ute Police Department Officer. Tribal Rangers, Babe Lansing (left) and Amara Roberts, and Gaming Director Apprentice Matthew Box also spoke of their jobs with the tribe.
Southern Ute Justice & Regulatory employees and Golden High School Senior Seminar, Cultural Studies students.
How do you say buffalo in Ute? "Cuch" expressed on of the Golden High School students during a tour of the academy led by Mari Jo Owens Upper Elementary Guide.
Not able to resist the tempattion to wash their hands, in a "little" sink, Golden High School students toured the academy and were drawn in by the age appropriate furniture in the classrooms.
SUIMA students meet Golden students. Students meet and share some time and smiles during a tour of the SUIMA.
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students and staff alike join the Golden High School Senior Seminar, Cultural Studies students on the jungle gym.
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
Robert L. Ortiz | 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
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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Golden High School students visited the Southern Ute Tribe – their fifth year – as part of their Senior Seminar, Southwest Cultural Studies class. The graduating seniors visited various departments, and entities of the tribe during their two-day visit. The class are self-sufficient, camping and cooking their own meals, while studying various cultures, and areas throughout the Four Corners and Southwest regions.

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