Visiting hunters from the Pueblo of Laguna introduce themselves to the Southern Ute Tribal Council before taking part in the Cultural Hunt on Monday, Nov. 14. During this meeting in Council Chambers the Laguna Pueblo hunters presented gifts to the Tribal Council thanking them for allowing this hunt to take place on Southern Ute Tribal lands. Through the Cultural Hunt the Laguna Pueblo people had the opportunity to bring youth hunters to experience their traditional teachings in harvesting deer, for many this will be their first-time harvesting.
Hunters from the Santo Domingo Pueblo, also known as Kewa, take part in the Cultural Hunt on Southern Ute Tribal Trust Land on Monday, November 7. Kewa tribal leadership presented gifts of squash, melon, beans, and corn to members of the Southern Ute Tribal Council to give thanks for allowing the visiting hunters to participate in this year's harvest.