Originally called Ouray Day, the Southern Ute Cultural Department reestablished the event under the name “Ute Nations Day” with focus on a different theme every year.
The theme is chosen to honor an aspect of Ute life, culture, government, or service and celebrate those individuals for their contribution to the three Ute tribes.
Past Ute Nation Days
- 2011 – Tribal Elders
- 2012 – Tribal Veterans
- 2013 – Service of three individuals within the Ute Tribes
- 2014 – Tribal Police forces
- 2015 – Tribal Royalty
- 2016 – The Ute-Comanche treaty of 1977
- 2017 – Ute Tribal Council Women
- 2018 – Bear Dance Chiefs