Fort Lewis goes all out for N7

Noah Shadlow and some other Fort Lewis College students explained to Southern Ute youth the benefits of using the Native American center and joining the Native American run clubs on campus.
Shaundai Poncho, Bird Red and RC Lucero sing honor songs during the halftime performance of Fort Lewis College’s “Nike N7 Night” on Friday, Nov. 15.
Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Veterans conduct their color guard duties during the Men’s and Women’s basketball games at Fort Lewis College’s “Nike N7 Night”.
Junior Forward for the Fort Lewis Men’s basketball team, Riley Farris shoots a three-point score while wearing the infamous Nike N7 turquoise jersey that select collegiate programs are asked to wear to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Jr. Miss Southern Ute, Autumn Sage hands out gifts to the Native American players on the Fort Lewis Women’s basketball team during a trip sponsored by the Southern Ute Education Department on Friday, Nov. 15.
Tyson Thompson, Tim Ryder, and Hunter Frost sing honor songs during the halftime performance of Fort Lewis College’s “Nike N7 Night” on Friday, Nov. 15.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

Students, tribal leaders and youth attended events at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. on Friday, Nov. 15. The events were sponsored and held by Fort Lewis to highlight Native American Heritage Month. The Southern Ute Education Department took a group of high school students to attend presentations and panels that feature the work of indigenous students. They were also able to meet one on one with players from the Women’s Basketball team and toured the KDUR radio station on campus. To end the eventful day, the students watched the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams play while wearing the Nike N7 turquoise jerseys that only 12 select collegiate programs have been asked to wear in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

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