That was the university’s theme at the men’s basketball game against the University of California Riverside on November 21.
As part of the university’s agreement to honor and educate others by using the tribe’s namesake as its mascot, the Red Spirit drum group and Ute Tribe adult and youth dancers were invited to perform during halftime at the game in a special tribute for Native American Heritage Month.
Meanwhile, on senior day, its football players sported helmets with “Ute Indian Tribe” emblems on them to honor the tribe and celebrate its history. Several photos of the uniforms, which had Native themes were posted on Utah Football’s Facebook Page. One reader commented, “Now that’s how you honor the First Nations!!!”