Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Royalty

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Current 2018-2019 Southern Ute Royalty

Miss Southern Ute 2019
Miss Southern Ute 2019 – Jazmin Carmenoros

Miss Southern Ute Quarterly Report

Maiku -Hello,

Nunai Niaa, (my name) is Jazmin Carmenoros. My Ute name is Muutataachi, which mean Hummingbird, given to me by my Great Grandparents Alden Naranjo and the late Dorothy Naranjo.

I was crowned the new Miss Southern Ute 2018-2019 during the Southern Ute Tribal Fair & Powwow, September 7, 2018.

I am a Sophomore at Ignacio High School. I have two brothers, Jordan & Jace Carmenoros.

My Mother is Angelina Vicenti, and my Father is Wayne Carmenoros. My Grandparents are Dennis Vicenti and Starlene Naranjo. I currently reside with my Great, Great Aunt Darlene Frost.

These are recent events I’ve attended:

May

5/23/19 – Welcome Address for Ute Nations Day, participated and danced at the Southern Ute Bear Dance.

5/23/19 – Welcome Address for the Southern Ute Academy Transition Day for students.

5/31/19-6/1/19 – Attended and danced at the Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance Powwow.

June

6/13/19 – Indian Motorcycle event, Sky Ute Casino Resort – Welcome address

The month of June, I did not travel much as I started working under the Youth Employment Program, making money for future use.

July

7/4/19 – Rode in the Fourth of July Parade in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

7/16/19-7/19/19 – Welcome address at the Tri-Ute Games, also participation in the Tri-Ute Games, Fort Duchesne, Utah.

7/27/19 – Rode in the San Ignatius Fiesta parade, throwing candy. My brother Jace rode along with me as he is the reigning St. Ignatius Fiesta King, 2018-2019.

August

8/8/19-8/11/19 – Attended and danced at the 56th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival Powwow, Ft. Hall, Idaho.

8/12/19 – Welcome address and attended the Elder’s Celebration Dinner at the Multi-Purpose Facility.

8/14/19 – Welcome address for the Southern Ute Royalty Pageant at the Multi-Purpose Facility.

8/17/19 – Welcome address and danced at the Gold Wing Motorcycle event at the Sky Ute Casino Resort.

 

When in Denver, Colo., please take the time to visit the Ute exhibit. The Ute exhibit will continue to be open at Denver’s History Colorado for the next five years.

It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as an ambassador and representative for the Southern Ute tribal membership, my family and other relatives near and far.

I will continue to do my best to represent you all at the various Southern Ute tribal functions and along the powwow trail in Indian Country.

Tuvuchi tog’oiak’, Thank you very much.
Jazmin Carmenoros
Miss Southern Ute 2018-2019

Jr. Miss Southern Ute 2019
Jr. Miss Southern Ute 2019 – Autumn Rain Sage

Jr. Miss Southern Ute Quarterly Report

Mique,

My name is Autumn Rain Sage and I am the current Jr. Miss Southern Ute 2018-2019.

My Ute name is Pachukwi (River Otter) and I am 14 years old.  I am in the eighth grade at Ignacio Middle School.

My parents are Roger Sage Jr. and Lynnette Sage.  My paternal grandparents are Roger Sage (Christine Baker Sage) and the late Vera Mae Cuthair.  My maternal grandparents are Irene Burch and the late Leonard C. Burch.

I’ve attended these events since May 1, 2019:

Events in May

On May 23​​ there were two events the same day I attended. The Ute Nations Day was held at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility and the Southern Ute Montessori Academy’s transition day at the SunUte Community Center. On May 24​ I attended the Southern Ute Bear Dance and Powwow and also the kick-off meal for the Bear Dance. May 27​​ I attended the Southern Ute Veterans Walk of the Warriors. May 31​​ was the Youth of Color block party held at the La Plata Youth Services.

Events in June

On June 1​ ​was the Ute Mountain Bear dance and Powwow in Towaoc, Colo. June 13​​ I attended the Indian Motorcycle event held at the Sky Ute Casino Event Center

Events in July

On July 16​​ I attended the Tri-Ute Games opening ceremony in Fort Duchesne, Utah where I represented and participated in the games. July 19​​ and 20​ ​I attended the annual Little Beaver Powwow in Dulce, N.M., I also participated in the parade for Little Beaver. On July 27​​ I participated in the annual San Ignacio Fiesta parade.

Events in August

On August 12​ ​I attended the Elders Celebration Dinner at the Multi-Purpose Facility. On August 14​ ​I attended the annual Southern Ute Royalty Pageant held at the Multi-Purpose Facility. On August 24​​ I attended the annual Ute Mountain Ute Casino Powwow in Towaoc, Colo. Finally, on August 30-31 White Mesa Bear Dance and Powwow in White Mesa, Utah.

 

I had such a great time representing the Southern Ute Indian Tribe at different powwows and events, and it has been a great honor to hold the title of Jr. Miss Southern Ute. I have met some really nice people at the different events I have traveled to this past year. I would like to say thank you to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Royalty Committee and my family for supporting me during my reign as Jr. Miss Southern Ute.


Autumn Rain Sage
Jr. Miss Southern Ute 2018-2019

Little Miss Southern Ute 2019-Patience Watts Gaines

Little Miss Southern Ute

Mique, my name is Patience Jada Ruby Watts Gaines. I am Little Miss Southern Ute 2018-2019. My parents are Megan Watts and Davidson Lopez. I have two brothers, Levi and Melleno. My maternal grandparents are the late Margaret Hummingbird Red and Rodney Red. My paternal grandparents are Leann and Reggie Lopez of Towaoc, Colorado. I am 8 years old and I am in the second grade at Ignacio Elementary school. I enjoy dancing, singing and playing with my cousins and my brothers.

I received my crown at the 2018 Southern Ute Tribal Fair powwow. I am happy to represent my tribe as Little Miss Southern Ute and I look forward to attending future events. I want to thank the Royalty committee and my family for helping me learn the responsibilities of representing my Tribe at different gatherings. So far I have attended the following events:

  • San Juan College All Nations Community Powwow in Farmington NM, September 21 & 22 2018
  • Bannock Creek Halloween Powwow in Bannock Creek ID, October 27 2018
  • Salt Lake City Halloween Powwow in Salt Lake UT, October 28 2018
  • Boulder Valley Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow in Boulder CO, October 6-8 2018
  • Family Matters Gathering in Towaoc CO, December 1 2018
  • The 13th annual Cedar Band of Paiutes Thanksgiving Powwow, November 23 & 24 2018
  • Memorial Birthday Celebration Powwow in honor of the late Ira Water House JR., December 28 & 29 2018
  • The Southern Ute Tribal Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sky Ute Casino
  • The Written on the Land Ute Voices History Colorado Exhibit in Denver CO
  • Ute Mountain Royalty Christmas Powwow
  • Southern Ute Tribal Christmas Dinner and Program at the Sky Ute Casino

Tog’oiak’, Patience Watts Gaines
Little Miss Southern Ute 2018-2019

Southern Ute Brave 2019-Levi Lopez

Southern Ute Little Brave

Mique, my name is Levi Justin Lopez. I am the 2018-2019 Southern Ute Brave. My parents are Megan Watts and Davidson Lopez. I have one sister, Patience and one brother Melleno. My maternal grandparents are the late Margaret Hummingbird Red and Rodney Red. My paternal grandparents are Leann and Reggie Lopez of Towaoc, Colorado. I am 6 years old and I attend the first grade at the Ignacio Elementary School. I like to play outside, play video games, sing powwow songs and play with my little brother.

I received my banner at the 2018 Southern Ute Tribal Fair powwow. I am honored to be the Southern Ute Brave for the Southern Ute tribe. I thank the Royalty Committee and my family for helping me learn to be a good representative for my people. I look forward to attending different powwows and events. Since becoming the Southern Ute Brave I have attended:

  • The San Juan College All Nations Community Powwow in Farmington NM, September 21 & 22 2018
  • Bannock Creek Halloween Powwow in Bannock Creek ID, October 27 2018
  • Salt Lake City Halloween Powwow in Salt Lake UT, October 28 2018
  • Boulder Valley Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow in Boulder CO, October 6-8 2018
  • Family Matters Gathering in Towaoc CO, December 1 2018
  • The 13th annual Cedar Band of Paiutes Thanksgiving Powwow, November 23 & 24 2018
  • Memorial Birthday Celebration Powwow in honor of the late Ira Water House JR., December 28 & 29 2018
  • The Southern Ute Tribal Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sky Ute Casino
  • The Written on the Land Ute Voices History Colorado Exhibit in Denver CO
  • Ute Mountain Royalty Christmas Powwow
  • The Southern Ute Tribal Christmas dinner and Program at the Sky Ute Casino

Tog’oiak’ , Levi Lopez
Southern Ute Brave 2018-2019

 

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