Tribal Relations

2nd Annual Kwiyamuntsi Southern Paiute Youth Camp

The Dixie National Forest again played host to the 2nd annual Kwiyamuntsi Southern Paiute Youth Camp from July 31st to August 3rd, 2014. This year’s camp was located near Panguitch Lake, Utah. Several bands of Paiute tribes, Bryce Canyon NP, Cedar Breaks NM, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Parashant NM, BLM-Utah, and Southern Utah University teamed up with the Dixie to teach sixteen tribal youth about a variety of land management topics. Tribal elder and land management specialist teams, taught subjects like astronomy, archeology, botany, fuels management, hydrology, orienteering, and wildlife management. Elders taught the youth about resource use, while land management specialists entwined current practices in land management. BLM-Utah will be developing a video and still photography for recruitment use in the very near future.

Kwiyamuntsi Camp, 2014
















Leland Swain teaches tribal youth about how Paiutes use different plants.

Kwiyamuntsi Camp, 2014











Kwiyamuntsi Camp, 2014—Located near Panguitch Lake, Utah.

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