Benefit Concert Featuring Jana Mashonee
Help benefit SUCCM by coming out and listening to some awesome music, June 22nd.
Saturday, June 22, SUCCM in conjuction with Sky Ute Casino Resort proudly presents Jana Mashonee for a benefit concert. Jana is a member of the Lumbee/Tuscarora tribes of North Carolina.
Jana has been nominated for a Grammy, established a nonprofit organization, started the first Native American owned record label (Miss Molly), and founded Jana's Kids Foundation, just to name a few of her accomplishments.
Concert will be held at the Sky Ute Casino Event Center.
$20 Admission www.skyutecasino.tix.com
970-563-7777 or in person @ the Casino Gift Shop
Acting Executive Director Takes the Reins
Nathan Strong Elk, M.B.A., takes over, as Executive Director Lynn Brittner steps down
After almost 13 years of service to the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum, Lynn Brittner is leaving to make way for Nathan Strong Elk who takes over as Acting Executive Director.
Lynn recruited Nathan a year ago as her apprentice. The many aspects of running a museum challenged Nathan with a sharp learning curve, but the Board are now confident he is ready to lead.
Nathan, who is a graduate of Stanford University, aims to increase the use of the facility by the people for whom it was created – the Southern Ute Tribal members, neighbors, friends and the public.
Old Spanish Trail Lecture Series
The last scheduled lecture on May, 25th with Dr. James Goss has been CANCELLED
The National Park Service and Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum are helping tell the true story of the impact the use of this trail by incoming colonies had on native communities.
This fascinating lecture series attempts to explore and preserve for all time the many heartbreaking stories that have hitherto gone unrecorded.
Sat. March 30th, Dr. Jim Jefferson
Sat. April 6th, Otis Halfmoon of NPS
Sat. May 25th, Dr. James Goss CANCELLED
The lectures are from 10am - 11:30am
“Song of the Basket” exhibition opens
More than 50 baskets on display in the Temporary Gallery showing the artistry and craftsmanship of Ute basketry
Ute baskets are known for their artistry and craftsmanship, and have always been sought after by Native Americans and collectors alike.
The “Song of the Basket” exhibit narrates the story of Ute baskets, which were especially important to the nomadic, hunting peoples because they are lighter and less fragile than pottery vessels.
A basket is always owned by the woman who sang the basket into being. Over 400 generations and more than 10,000 years, Ute women have kept the art of coiled basketry alive.
Museum Wins Top Award
Extensive news coverage in the September issue of True West magazine
The Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum has been named Museum of the Year by True West Magazine. Here is an extract from the article in September's issue:
"Your first glimpse of the majesty that awaits you starts with the beauty of this parcel of southern Colorado—8½ acres of water features, gardens and hiking trails.
You marvel at the design of the 52,000-square-foot building, an architectural wonder designed by Johnpaul Jones."