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.

During my reign, I attended the Southern Ute Powwow and was honored to dance with Mr. Wallace Coffey & other Gourd Dancers. I also was Head Lady Dancer for the powwow.

My appearances included the Southern Ute Growth Fund Retreat; Native American Month Dance Performance for the Ignacio School District; Northern Ute Thanksgiving Powwow, Ft. Duchesne, Utah; Southern Ute Tribal Christmas Dinner & Program; attended the festivities on “Written on the Land; Ute Voices, Ute History Grand Exhibit Opening at History Colorado in Denver, Colo. The Ute exhibit was an experience to visit, honor, & remember the many contributions of the Ute people, traditions and culture. It captures the stories of Colorado’s longest continuous residents from the perspectives and in the voices of today’s Ute people and the young Ute tribal members who participated in these stories.

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.

The events I have attended so far: Crowned on Sept. 7, 2018, at the Southern Ute Fair and Powwow, Parade, Oct. 5, 2018 attended the Inspiration Square at the ELHI, Oct. 15, 2018 attended the Growth Fund 2018 Environmental, Health, and Safety Retreat, Oct. 27, 2018 attended the you arts program, presented by Miss Indian World, at the cultural center. Attended the Nov. 15, 2018 Youth Bull Riding Finals at the Sky Ute Downs and on Nov. 17, 2018 attended the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sky Ute Casino, Nov. 19, 2018 attended the Native American Month Culture Day at the Ignacio High School, Dec. 7 & 8 attended the “Written on the Land” exhibit at History Colorado in Denver Colorado, and on Dec. 15, 2018 I attended the Tribal Christmas Dinner and Program.

This is my second term as Jr. Miss Southern Ute I have enjoyed representing my tribe at all the events and have enjoyed meeting the Southern Ute members, and the Ignacio community public members.

I would like to thank the Southern Ute Tribe, Royalty Committee for helping me get to all these events, I’m looking forward to more events.

I’ve had great experiences and will do my best to uphold my title, Tog’oiak’.
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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