Tri-Ute Games: Opening ceremony

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Manuel Heart, Ute Mountain Ute Chairman, welcomes all participating athletes representing the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian Tribes. See the Sports tab for more photos of all the Tri-Ute events.
Roshae Weaver stands alongside team Southern Ute during the opening prayer.
Franklin Thompson marches in the Tri-Ute opening ceremony.
Southern Ute Brave, Dewayne Hendren represents team Southern Ute at the 2016 Tri-Ute Games.
Little Miss Southern Ute Krystyn Weaver welcomes all participating athletes.
Charise Hunter marches alongside team Southern Ute during the Tri-Ute opening ceremonies on Monday, June 13 in Towaoc, Colo.
Virgil Morgan, SunUte recreation specialist, marches in the Tri-Ute opening ceremony.
Color guard from the three sister tribes lead the athletes into the Ute Mountain Recreation Center.
All the Tri-Ute athletes and coaches fill the gymnasium.
Each of the Ute teams walked in to the Ute Mountain Recreation Center’s gym on June 13 to kick-off this year’s Tri-Ute Games hosted by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. The games were held in Towaoc, Colo. June 13-15.
Southern Ute Brave Dewayne Hendren dances during the victory song at the Tri-Ute Games Opening Ceremony, Monday, June 13.
410 athletes and coaches participated in this year's Tri-Ute Games in Towaoc, Colo.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
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