Southern Ute Tribal Seal

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Southwest Colorado. The reservation land area covers 1,059 square miles in three counties (La Plata, Archuleta and Montezuma).

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Tribal Council headquarters are located in Ignacio, Colorado. Acting Chairman Mike Olguin and the Southern Ute Tribal Council invite you to visit the Southern Ute Reservation and learn more about our governmentculture and history.

2014 Southern Ute Tribal Council

2014 Southern Ute Tribal Council – photo Damon Toledo | Southern Ute Drum

2014 Southern Ute Bear Dance and Powwow

2014 Southern Ute Bear Dance

Bear Dance Powwow

 

Bear Dance Events

Wednesday May 14 • Bear Dance Workshop • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sky Ute Events Center by Bear Dance Chief Matthew Box. Open to the public.
Info: Tara Vigil 970-563-0100 ext. 3624 or Matthew Box 970-759-7038

Tuesday May 20-21 • NAGPRA Conference

Tribal Members, Tribal Leaders, Staff, Anyone interested in learning about the law. Cultural Center Large Classroom.
Info: Cassandra Naranjo, NAGPRA Coordinator Apprentice 970-563-0100 ext. 3628

Thursday May 22 • Ute Social & Round Dance • 10:00 AM

Pot Luck 5:00 PM, Round Dance 7:00 PM. Open to all Utes.
Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility
Info: 970-563-0100 ext. 3620

Friday May 23, 2014 Events

Ute Nation Day • Honoring Tribal Member Police • Southern Ute/Ute Mountain Ute/Northern Ute/Jicarilla • 8:30 AM

Bear Dance Grounds
Info: 970-563-0100 ext. 3620 or Joycelyn, 970-563-4802

Opening of Bear Dance • 10:00 AM

Bear Dance Corral

Kick-off Lunch • Noon

Bear Dance Grounds South of the corral.

Pow Wow • 5:00 PM

Sky Ute Fairgrounds
Info: Edward Box III, 970-779-8940
Registration Opens, 5:00 PM
Gourd Dance, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Grand Entry, 7:00 PM

Saturday May 24, 2014 Events

Bear Dance • 10:00 AM – Night Dancing

Bear Dance Corral

Kick-off Lunch • Noon

Bear Dance Corral.

Pow Wow • 5:00 PM

Sky Ute Fairgrounds
Info: Edward Box III, 970-779-8940
Gourd Dance, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Registration Closes, 12:00 PM
Grand Entry, 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Sunday May 25, 2014 Events

Bear Dance • 10:00 AM – Night Dancing

Bear Dance Corral

Hand Game Tournament • 1:00 PM

Bear Dance Campgrounds North Side
Info: Joycelyn Dutchie 970-563-0100 ext. 2306 or 970-563-4802

Monday May 26, 2014 Events

Bear Dance • 10:00 AM – Sunset

Bear Dance Corral

Day of Remembrance • 10:00 AM

Southern Ute Veteran’s Memorial Park
Info: Rod Grove 970-749-7361

Bear Dance Feast • Noon

Bear Dance Grounds South of the corral.