100th annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair: Events

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Randolph Scott takes aim with his traditional recurve bow during the annual Archery Challenge hosted by SunUte. The course took archers along the Bear Trail where they had to take aim at a variety of 3D targets.
A variety of ornate roosters and prized poultry — along with a number of horses — were on display throughout the weekend, as part of the 100th annual Tribal Fair livestock exhibition at the Southern Ute Fairgrounds.
Matthew Maestas and his grandfather Jose “Delfin” Lucero Sr. get an early start at Scott’s Pond during the annul Fishing Derby sponsored by the Southern Ute Wildlife Division.
Southern Ute tribal members, LeAnn Wesley and her son, Tenetke Baker-Wesley — get their lines on the water at Scott’s Pond during the Tribal Fair Fishing Derby, Friday, Sept. 9. Lucky fisherman had the opportunity to reel in tagged trout for cash prizes, awards were also given for the largest catch.
The tribal membership started off the Tribal Fair week by entering their handmade crafts, artwork, and homegrown produce on Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum big classroom.
Ernestine Maez entered her homegrown corn and placed first during the Tribal Fair Exhibits showcase
The Native Artists Market and Juried Show was held at the field north of the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum from Friday Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11. The inaugural event featured traditional and contemporary artwork and jewelry from Native American artists around the United States. The event also featured a Juried Show that was judged by Native artists Russel Box Sr., Norman Lansing and Orlin Joe. The Best in Show winner, Patt Yazzie received a specially crafted ribbon from Joe’s nonprofit organization The Yellow Nose Ute Warrior Foundation and a cash prize.
A native artist shows his contemporary artwork during the Native Artists Market and Juried Show.
Sibrya Larry and Aeden Richards receive their free t-shirts before they participated in the race.
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy’s elementary level classrooms competed in the Honoring All Veterans Run/Walk, formerly known as Vigil Family Memorial Run/Walk at the Multi-purpose Building parking lot on Friday, Sept. 9.
Council Members Lorelei Cloud and Vanessa Torres held down the Tribal Council watermelon stand during the 100th Annual Tribal Fair on Saturday, September 10. 
Tribal Council, Tribal Council Affairs, and Lorelyn Hall from the Legal Department pass out watermelon to participants of the Tribal Fair and Powwow. Tribal Council has hosted this booth for a number of years and enjoys the opportunity to engage with the tribal membership and fair visitors.  
Culture Department’s Media Technician, Kree Lopez gives a shirt to tribal member Kimberly Armstrong at the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Kick-Off Meal hosted by the Culture Department on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Sky Ute Casino Event Center.
Tribal member Maylon Newton enjoys her lunch at the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Kick-off Meal.
Isaiah Patterson (left) and Scottie Noline (right) of the San Carlos, Ariz. heavy metal band Alliance perform at the 12th Annual Rez-olution Youth Concert at the Sky Ute Fair Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Ashley Nez, of the band Alliance, shreds on the guitar during a song at the 12th Annual Rez-olution Youth Concert at the Sky Ute Fair Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Ernest “Muz” Pinnecoose, Marten Pinnecoose and Troy Scott compete together in the “senior class” of traditional archers.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
Krista Richards | SU Drum
Krista Richards | SU Drum
Krista Richards | SU Drum
Krista Richards | SU Drum
Krista Richards | SU Drum
Krista Richards | SU Drum
Lindsay J. Box | Tribal Council Affairs
Lindsay J. Box | Tribal Council Affairs
Terence Whyte | SU Drum
Terence Whyte | SU Drum
Terence Whyte | SU Drum
Terence Whyte | SU Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | SU Drum
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Kicking off the Southern Ute Tribal Fair with a fishing derby and wrapping the weekend with late night fireworks to accompany the powwow— a full schedule kept thing lively in Ignacio over the weekend. This year’s fair events included the Honoring All Veterans Walk and Run, an archery challenge, pancake breakfast and the return of the ‘REZ-olution’ Youth Concert — a well-rounded line up of activities made the 100th annual Tribal Fair especially memorable.  

 

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