Bear Dancing at RIMS

Culture Department gave a Bear Dance
Tribal elder Alden Naranjo Jr.
Janelle Doughty
A RIMS participant
‘The Real Wolf of Wall Street,’ Jordan Belfort
Miss Southern Ute Amber Doughty
Southern Ute dancers
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The Southern Ute Culture Department gave a Bear Dance presentation to begin the opening session of the RIMS (The Risk Management Society) Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Monday, April 18.
Southern Ute Tribal elder Alden Naranjo Jr., gave the opening blessing and welcome on behalf of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
Janelle Doughty places a shawl on the shoulders of RIMS President, Carolyn M. Snow before she participated in the Bear Dance.
A RIMS participant, an Alaskan native of the Eskimo tribal entity visits with Miss Southern Ute Amber Doughty, and exams her otter pelts, as he tells her of their uses for the pelts.
Southern Ute Royalty poses with the author of, ‘The Real Wolf of Wall Street,’ Jordan Belfort. Belfort was the opening keynote speaker during the RIMS General Session.
Miss Southern Ute Amber Doughty adjusts a headset used to train employees on workplace safety in a 3D virtual environment at the Travelers exhibit.
The Southern Ute dancers and Southern Ute Royalty pose with Growth Fund Executive Director, Bruce Valdez before the opening session of the RIMS Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Monday April 28 at the Colorado Convention Center. The group gave a Bear Dance presentation to over 2,000 RIMS convention participants, before doing a meet-and-greet in the exhibits hall.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Southern Ute Culture Department was invited to give an opening blessing and a Bear Dance presentation during the opening session of the RIMS (The Risk Management Society) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, Monday, April 28. Over 2,000 participants viewed the event. The convention was attended by over 10,000 people and streamed worldwide.

The Bear dancers were Alden Naranjo Jr., Janelle Doughty, Tommy Weaver, Mariah Thompson, Henry Whiteskunk, Miss Southern Ute Amber Doughty, Hanley Frost and Marquetta Howe. Matthew Box, and his two sons, Noah and Jacob sang the Bear Dance songs. Southern Ute Royalty, Miss Southern Ute Amber Doughty, Little Miss Southern Ute Ollyvia Howe and Little Miss Southern Ute Alternate Tauri Raines, were also present for the meet-and-greet in the exhibits hall.

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