Casino hosts NAGSA

Photo Credit: Krista Richards | SU Drum

The Native American Grant School Association (NAGSA) hosted their Summer Conference themed “Year of the Indigenous People” at the Sky Ute Casino Resort, Thursday, July 14 — Saturday, July 16. Southern Ute Navy Veteran, Raymond Baker retires the American Flag during the opening ceremonies. Conference attendees were able to hear about Southern Ute culture and history by tribal elder Russell Box Sr. during the first day of the conference as well as keynote address by Chairman, Melvin J. Baker. The full schedule of presentations included Native educators, professionals, Arizona State Representative, Jasmine Backwater-Nygren, and royalty including; Miss Navajo Nation Niagara Rockbridge and former Miss Hopi Aeon Winter Albert.  

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