SUIMA Upper Elementary students assist SUIMA Primary students during their turn at the drum.
Afrem Wall presented to SUIMA students on Fancy Friday, on Nov. 19. The academy’s Ute Culture and Language class regularly brings in guest speakers to present on various topics related to Ute traditions, culture, and language.
Council Member Dr. Stacey Oberly enjoys spending the morning with SUIMA students while listening to Ute origin stories, Friday, Nov. 19. Prior to her election to Tribal Council, Dr. Oberly spent several years at SUIMA teaching Ute language and culture.
SUIMA students took turns at the drum, practicing how to drum and staying in rhythm. Older students assisted the younger primary students.
After sharing the drum’s creation story, Afrem Wall taught students a Sundance song which they will continue to practice throughout the year.