Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Royalty

Welcome to Southern Ute Royalty. For more information, visit royalty committee.

Current 2017 – 2018 Southern Ute Royalty

  • Miss Southern Ute – Lorraine Watts
  • Jr Miss Southern Ute – Autumn Sage
  • Jr Miss Southern Ute Alternate – Tauri Raines
  • Little Miss Southern Ute – Myla Goodtracks
  • Southern Ute Brave – Dominick H. GoodTracks
(from left) Tauri Raines, Myla GoodTracks, Loraine Watts, Dominick Goodtracks, Autumn Sage

Quarterly Report

2018 Miss Southern Ute - Lorraine W. Watts
2018 Miss Southern Ute – Lorraine W. Watts

Miss Southern Ute

Mique,

Nu Nay Lorraine Wing Watts,

I am 2017-2018 Miss Southern Ute. Nuu Nay Nuu Unee is Goo-aww-avee-get (The Dust Maker). My Nuche name was given to me by my grandfather Thomas Wing and my Great Grandfather John Wing Sr. Nuu Nay Muu One Marshall Watts, NuuNay Bea Yon Corita Wing. My paternal grandparents are the late Rose Watts and Ed Watts. My maternal grandparents are Dorothy Wing and Thomas Wing. I have four sisters April Watts, Rena Watts, Meagan Watts, Mouneek Wing and one brother Ouray Watts.

During my reign, I have attended:

September 2017

  • I was crowned the new Miss Southern Ute 2017-2018 and attended the Southern Ute Fair and Powwow
  • Participated in the So. Ute Fair parade.

October

  • Participated in the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering parade.

November

  • I and my fellow Royalty attended the opening ceremony for the Youth Bull Riding Finals at the Sky Ute Downs
  • Attended the So. Ute Royalty Thanksgiving Walk which we sponsored
  • Attended the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Casino Events Center where Royalty greeted and welcomed all tribal members, families and guests.
  • I attended the Ft. Duchesne Northern Ute Thanksgiving Powwow in Ft. Duchesne Utah.

December

  • Attended the End of Term Reception for Councilwoman Amy Barry and Chairman Clement Frost
  • Attended the Inauguration for the newly elected Tribal Council members Cheryl Frost, Cedric Chavez and Chairman Christine Sage.

February 2018

  • I and my fellow Royalties participated in the annual Snow Down parade in Durango, Colo.
  • Attended the So. Ute Museums new exhibit, “Riders of the West” and welcomed all visitors.

March

  • Royalty sponsored the Ute Storytelling events at the So. Ute Museum.
  • Attended the Ring of Champions boxing event/ Fighting for Change to Stop Bullying at the Sky Ute Casino.

I am looking forward to upcoming events and meeting new people to represent my Nuche people and family.

Tog oiok

Lorraine W. Watts

Miss Southern Ute 2017-2018

2018 Jr. Miss Southern Ute - Autumn Sage
2018 Jr. Miss Southern Ute – Autumn Sage

Jr. Miss Southern Ute

Machaa (Hello) nu nia (my name) is Autumn Sage nu nuu nia (my Ute name) is Pachukwi (River Otter) I’m the 2017- 2018 Jr. Miss Southern Ute.  I am 13 years old and attend Ignacio Middle School where I am in the 7th grade.  My parents are Roger Sage Jr. & Lynnette Sage and I have a brother, Derek.  My paternal grandparents are Roger Sage and Christine Sage and the late Vera Mae Cuthair.  My maternal grandparents are Irene Burch and the late Leonard C. Burch.

The events that I have attended this year: 10 Year Anniversary of the Ignacio Community Library building, the annual Thanksgiving Powwow in Fort Duchesne, Utah, Youth Bull Riding Finals in Ignacio, Colo., Southern Ute Tribal End of Term and Inauguration ceremonies, and Ute Mountain Ute Royalty Christmas Eve Powwow in Towaco, Colo.

Along with my fellow Southern Ute Royalty members, we’ve had a   Halloween carnival fundraiser, a Thanksgiving Walk for the   community and sang in the annual Southern Ute Christmas program.  I am enjoying my reign and learning a lot.  I have met  new people and seen new places.  I am looking forward to future events.

Tog’oiak’ (thank you)

Autumn Sage

2018 Little Miss Southern - Ute Myla Goodtracks
2018 Little Miss Southern Ute – Myla Goodtracks

Little Miss Southern Ute

Mique,

My name is Myla GoodTracks, and I am the current 2017-2018 Little Miss Southern Ute. I am the daughter of Olin & Stephanie GoodTracks. My paternal grandparents are Robb GoodTracks & Wilinda Price. My maternal grandparents are Steve Rivera & Jody Tahlo. Since I have started my reign back in September of 2017, it has been a busy, but fun time for me.

My reign started in September at the Southern Ute Fair Powwow where I was crowned Little Miss Southern Ute. From there I attended the Ignacio Community Library 10 year party and the Southern Ute Tribe’s Annual ‘back to school’ family BBQ. I also went to Lawton, Okla., Sept. 22-24 for the 26th Annual Choctaw Powwow.

In October I was in the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Parade, and myself along with the other royalty members had a Halloween booth for the Halloween Carnival that was held at the Sky Ute Casino. On Oct. 18, I was presented to the Tribal Council with my fellow royalty members.

For the month of November, I attended the opening day of the Youth Bull Riding Finals that was held at the Sky Ute Downs. The Royalty members also put together a walk, and afterwards we visited with participants in the Sun Ute gym. For the Tribal Thanksgiving Dinner, I met and shook hands with the families of the Southern Ute, Northern Ute & Ute Mountain Ute tribes. On November 23-25, I traveled with my family to Ft. Duchesne, Utah for their annual Thanksgiving Powwow.

In December I appeared at the End of Term Reception for Councilwoman Amy Barry & Chairman Clement Frost. I was in attendance at the December Inauguration for the newly elected council members Cheryl Frost & Cedric Chavez, and Chairwoman Christine Sage. On Dec. 10, I went to the Leonard C. Burch Memorial walk. My last appearance for the month of December was our Tribal Christmas Dinner, where I again met & shook hands with the Ute tribes and their families, and our Tribal Christmas Program that I also participated in with my fellow royalty members.

As I said it has been a busy time, but I enjoy being Little Miss Southern Ute, representing my family and people, and will continue to do my best. I am looking forward to the upcoming months of appearances, powwows, and meeting new people everywhere I go.

Tog’oiak’,

Myla GoodTracks

Little Miss Southern Ute 2017-2018

2018 Southern Ute Brave – Dominick Goodtracks

Southern Ute Brave

Mique,

My name is Dominick GoodTracks and I am the 2017-18 Southern Ute Brave. I am 10 years old and the son of Kalin GoodTracks and the late Tiffany Box Howe. I am also the great nephew of Jennifer GoodTracks and Gary Alires. My paternal grandparents are Robb GoodTracks and Wilinda Price. My maternal grandparents are the late Paula Howe, Don Howe and Tilman Box. The following are events that I have attended:

September 2017:

I was honored to be announced as the new Southern Ute Brave and attended the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Powwow.

Helped serve the Royalty dinner during the Southern Ute Fair and I rode in the fair parade.

Attended the event called Sip, Chat, Chew and ate with the Ute elders at the multipurpose.

Participated with my fellow royalty and we had a booth at the Ignacio Community 10 year anniversary party.

Attended the Southern Ute Tribal Annual Back-to-School BBQ.

October 2017:

Participated in the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Parade.

I and my fellow Southern Ute royalties had a Halloween booth at the Halloween Carnival at Sky Ute Casino.

November 2017:

I attended the opening ceremony for the Youth Bull Riding Finals held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort.

Southern Ute Royalties sponsored a Thanksgiving Walk for the community and we hope this will become an annual event. For our Southern Ute Thanksgiving dinner, I shook hands with tribal members and guests.

I traveled to Ft. Duchesne and participated in the Northern Ute Thanksgiving Powwow.

December 2017:

It was fun to participate in the Leonard C. Burch memorial walk.

I attended the End of Term Reception for Councilwoman Amy Barry and Chairman Clement Frost and the inauguration for newly elected Council members Cheryl Frost, Cedric Chavez and Chairman Christine Sage.

Lastly I attended our Southern Ute Christmas dinner and shook hands with members of all three Ute Tribes and guests. For the Christmas program I sang a Christmas song in Ute with Little Miss Southern Ute and Junior Miss Southern Ute.

So far I have enjoyed attending different events and traveling to represent the Southern Ute Tribe and meeting new people. I look forward to attending upcoming events and learning new things along the way.

Tog’oiak’

Dominick H. GoodTracks

Southern Ute Brave, 2017-2018

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