Supporting Native American Fathers

Eugene Bereza, Family Court Case Manager, proudly displays a Fatherhood is Sacred Walk t-shirt while walking along the course with Vice-Chairman Ramona Eagle and Council Member Linda Baker.
NAGPRA Coordinator Trainee, Xavier Watts participates in the annual Fatherhood is Sacred Walk with coworker and Culture Department’s Media Technician Assistant, Juliya Valdez on Thursday, June 16.
The Southern Ute Police Department coordinated with event organizers to ensure that the route was as safe as possible and helped direct traffic as needed.
Chairman Melvin J. Baker welcomes all participants of the 2nd Annual Fatherhood is Sacred Walk, in front of the Leonard C. Burch Building. Chairman expressed his gratitude to the Native American fathers striving for good health, supporting their families, and their people.
Divine Windy Boy | SU Drum
Fabian Martinez | SU Drum
Fabian Martinez | SU Drum
Divine Windy Boy | SU Drum

Following the signing of the Native American Responsible Fatherhood Day Honorary Proclamation by Vice-Chairman Ramona Eagle on Tuesday, June 14, the Division of Social Services hosted the annual Fatherhood is Sacred Walk on Thursday, June 16. The event welcomed members of the community as well as Permanent Fund employees to show support for father figures and Native American men. Participants listened to the experiences of Southern Ute fathers, received a blessing from Sundance Chief Byron Frost, enjoyed light refreshments and walked a milelong course.  

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