Coming together for Christmas

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The Southern Ute Christmas Program “Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” brought the holiday cheer to Ignacio, bringing the community together for the festivities. The program was held on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Sky Ute Casino, and featured performances from the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy, as well as a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Council members provided welcomes to those in attendance at Saturday’s meal. Southern Ute Royalty and Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council Chairman, Issac Suina also welcomed guests and families of the three Ute tribes.
The annual Tribal Christmas dinner had guests of all ages smiling as they made their way through the buffet line.
Sibrya Larry was dressed to impress at this year’s Tribal Christmas Dinner.
The Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council sported their Christmas themed attire at this year’s dinner.
Elliott Hendren waits for a piece of prime rib to make his Christmas dish complete.
Dominique Rael and Autumn Sage give a delightful performance of the song “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen.
The Christmas Program was a jolly one, as Mr. and Mrs. Claus surprised the kids with gifts and Christmas treats.
Olaf from “Frozen” accompanies SUIMA students during the song “Summer”.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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Ute tribal members and families from the Ute tribes came together for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Annual Tribal Christmas Dinner Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Sky Ute Casino Resort. The meal was complete with turkey, prime rib and the fixings. After dinner, the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students treated guests to a show.

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