Current royalty joined royalty candidates for one song Monday evening.
Odyssey Baker-Silva is the sole candidate running for Jr. Miss Southern Ute 2015-2016. Baker-Silva answers panel questions during the Southern Ute Royalty Pageant Monday, Aug. 17.
Southern Ute Brave candidate, eight-year-old Dewayne Hendren, answers questions with the help of MC Russell Blackbird.
Krystyn Arilyn-Elizabeth Weaver, Little Miss Southern Ute candidate, introduces herself to the room full of people during the Royalty Pageant, Monday evening
Southern Ute tribal elder, Marge Barry gave an encouraging speech to the three youth running for a title this year.
Tawnie Knight, Ute Mountain Ute, speaks about her time as Miss Hizhoni (2011-2012) and her experience representing all Ute people running for Miss Indian World in 2014. “Always be true to yourself,” she told the young contestants competing in Monday’s pageant.