Utes join in Capitol Christmas Tree celebrations

Cradle board ornaments were made by elders at the Uintah and Ouray Reservations near Ft. Duchesne. Members of the Utes of the Uintah and Ouray Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe are joining the celebration. Ute dancers will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday and tribal council members and elders from the three tribes will travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in receptions at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the USFS, then observe the Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

Cradle board ornaments were made by elders at the Uintah and Ouray Reservations near Ft. Duchesne. Members of the Utes of the Uintah and Ouray Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe are joining the celebration. Ute dancers will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday and

Northern Ute elder will make presentation at grade school

phmkclilfordduncan3

MEEKER — “Brothers of the Bear — Colorado’s First People” is an educational presentation for preschool through fifth grade children by Northern Ute elder Clifford Duncan.

Bear Dance has sights, sounds of Ute tradition

FT. DUCHESENE — There was a Bear Dance May 16-18. It was traditional. It was a celebration. The event took place within a live branch bough dance circle, and it is a wonderfully warm Ute tradition to welcome in spring — a time to shake off the ills of the cold winter months.