N7 Night honors Native athletes at FLC

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Heritage Dancers from the Ute Mountain Ute tribe dance during a special halftime performance at Fort Lewis College’s Nike N7 Games.
Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute veterans brought in the flags for the opening of the Nike N7 Basketball Games inside Fort Lewis College’s Whalen Gymnasium.
Reggie Lopez sings a traditional powwow song during the halftime performance at Fort Lewis College’s Nike N7 Games.
Southern Ute Tribal Councilwoman, Marge Barry wraps her niece Daya Thompson in a hug while watching the Nike N7 Basketball Games inside Fort Lewis College’s Whalen Gymnasium.
Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees member, Adam Red and daughter, McKayla Red smile while watching the Nike N7 Basketball Games.
Fort Lewis College Women’s Basketball guard, Charlize Valdez sports the infamous turquoise jersey during the Nike N7 games while driving to score at the goal.
Chris, Cindy, and Charlize Valdez are filled with excitement after the Women’s Nike N7 Game at Fort Lewis College. The Skyhawks won their game against Northern New Mexico College.
Leadership from both the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes attended the Nike N7 Basketball game
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
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Families, tribal leaders and athletes attended the Nike N7 Basketball games at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., Sunday, Nov. 21. The event was sponsored and held by Fort Lewis College to honor and highlight Native American Heritage Month. Dozens of audience members watched both the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams play while wearing the classic Nike N7 turquoise jerseys. Only 12 select collegiate programs have been asked to wear the jerseys in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Leadership from both Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes attended the games; heritage dancers made a special halftime performance.  

 

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