SUIMA: From the Eagle’s Nest

On Friday, Nov. 5 Upper Elementary students and the Eagle Wing Youth Drum Group performed at Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Swearing in Ceremony.
Upper Elementary students and the Eagle Wing Youth Drum Group attended Kwiyaghatu school in Towaoc, Colo. and met students who performed songs to them.
courtesy Daisy Bluestar/SUIMA
courtesy Daisy Bluestar/SUIMA

Kwanachigani pe’ekwatu – Eagle’s Nest

As we continue to stay as healthy as possible, thank you for wearing your masks and helping with the temperature checks. 

On Friday, Nov. 5 Upper Elementary students and the Eagle Wing Youth Drum Group attended Kwiyaghatu school in Towaoc, Colo. and met students who performed songs to them. 

Upper Elementary students and the Eagle Wing Youth Drum Group performed at Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Swearing in Ceremony. 

The Upper Elementary students went to Crow Canyon on Tuesday, Nov. 9. It was a fun trip, which included lots of learning, activities and making new connections. They are looking forward to going back.

On Wednesday, Nov. 10 the Upper Elementary students visited with Tribal Veterans in the Hall of Warriors. Both the Early Childhood (Primary) and the Elementary levels produced cards for our Veterans.

SUIMA participated in Roc Your Mocs day/week with several staff and students showing off their foot gear.

We had a good turnout for our boxed Thanksgiving meal – thank you to everyone for celebrating this time of year with us and following the COVID protocol.

Tumiikukh kwanachiu – Eagles of the Week 

Our two students for this edition will not be named, but they are highlighted in regard to a conversation that was overheard in the dining hall one morning by Ms. Mari Jo.

After coming back from the weekend, students A and B were sitting at a table, just about to enjoy their breakfast.

As I walked in, the first thing I noticed were the hand signs that were occurring at the table. Not wanting to distract these two boys, I kept walking past them. I then heard these words, which were being said in conjunction with the hand signs.

  • Student A,” Mamachi kuchin panakara”
  • Student B, “Your mom doesn’t have any money?”
  • Student A “Uu, Mamachi kuchin panakara.”
  • Student B, “Sometimes that is the same for my mom.”

I don’t know if the conversation continued, but this was amazing! Without fear of being wrong, these two students used what they have been learning to have a conversation using their knowledge of their Ute language. 

Nuu’apaghapi – Ute phrases

 

Principal’s pick:

1. Páanatuka’napuvan’wachuka. – Bread-table-on, was placed (The bread was placed on the table)

2. Máas tutukanich. – She/he good-cook (she/he cooks good)

Ute Word:

1. ‘akapáagharuruRed-Water-Sitting (Sitting Red Water) Uncompadre

Upcoming events:

  • 11/22  – Drum Practice/ SUIMA Cafeteria
  • 11/22-26 – Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/30 – Virtual Parent Advisory Group meeting
  • 12/1-12/10 – Online Winter Registration Opens on Website: www.suima.org
  • 12/10 – No School: Leonard C. Burch day
  • 12/20-12/31 – Christmas break. See you in 2022!

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