A Golden return: Golden High School return to the reservation

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Ignacio’s Yellow Jacket drum group sings, as Golden High School and Southern Ute Head Start students join hands together during a round dance song, outside the Southern Ute Museum Monday, April 16.
Gathered within the “Circle of Life” the students view the panoramic video at the Southern Ute Museum, Monday, April 16.
Southern Ute Museum Director, Linda Baker takes the Golden High School students on a behind the scenes tour of the museum, Monday, April 16.
Hanley Frost, Southern Ute Cultural Education Coordinator and spiritual advisor for the Southern Ute Tribe, talks of the traditions and language of the Southern Ute with the Golden students, Monday, April 16, in the Southern Ute Museum.
Little Miss Southern Ute – Myla Goodtracks and Miss Southern Ute – Lorraine Watts, addresses the Golden students and answers questions about being ambassadors for the Southern Ute Tribe.
Southern Ute Little Miss Southern Ute – Myla Goodtracks shakes hands with Golden High School teacher/chaperon, Kimberly Askamit.
Golden High School students gather in front of the Southern Ute Museum with Southern Ute Head Start students, Yellow Jacket drum group, Culture Department's, Hanley Frost and Southern Ute Royalty, Lorraine Watts and Myla Goodtracks, for a picture.
KSUT Tribal Radio Station Manager, Sheila Nanaeto speaks with the Golden students about the history and future of Tribal Radio, Monday, April 16.
Host DJ of “REZ-olution Radio Hour,” Robert Ortiz snaps a selfie during live in-studio interviews, with the Golden High School students in the KSUT Tribal Radio studio on Monday, April 16.
Golden High School students have a “Meet & Greet” with the Southern Ute Tribal Council in the Council Chambers on Monday, April 16.
Miali Plentyholes, Sky Ute Casino Resort's, Table Games Administrative Assistant demonstrates Three Card Poker to the Golden Students in the casino's table-games training room, Monday, April 16.
Southern Ute Bison Manager, Jesse Lasater speaks with the Golden Students at the Southern Ute Bison Pasture, bright and early, Tuesday, April 17.
Southern Ute Bison Manager, Jesse Lasater gives an informative presentation on the Tribe’s Bison Management Program to students on location.
One Golden High School student captures a photo of the Southern Ute Bison in the early morning light, Tuesday, April 17.
Nathan Elk, Ute Language Guide for the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy leads students in speaking Ute and using sign language for the Golden High School students, Tuesday, April 17.
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Indian Academy, Ute Language Design Coordinator explains the circle of life and the meanings of the colors, Tuesday, April 17.
Southern Ute Montessori students greet the visiting students with handshakes as they entered the classroom.
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students rush to meet some of the Golden High School students on Tuesday, April 17.
Various animal pelts, labeled in Ute, were available for the students to view and touch, as part of the Southern Ute Wildlife Department’s presentation, Tuesday, April 17.
Southern Ute Veterans Association Commander, Howard Richards Sr., points to past chairman that line the Council Chambers and speaks of the Tribe’s past leaders on Tuesday, April 17.
During the Southern Ute Veterans Associations presentation, one Golden High School student reads about the monuments in the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park, Tuesday, April 17.
SunUte Fitness Trainer, demonstrates various pieces of weight-lifting equipment while giving a tour of SunUte to the visiting Golden High School students Tuesday, April 17.
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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Golden High School students from Golden, Colo., made their annual visit to the Southern Ute Tribe, April 16 — 17, as part of their Senior Seminar curriculum. The two-week Southwest Studies excursion brings the students to the Southwest, which includes visiting other reservations and cultural locations.

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