Bear Dance feast honors elders, traditions

Volunteers take a moment of their own time to assist elders with food plates during the Bear Dance feast, Monday, May 27. Ernestine Maez navigates the serving line, helping fill plates with corn and stew.
Southern Ute elder, Amy Barry (left) and Kree Lopez offer to lend a hand as the Bear Dance feast gets underway.
Elliot Hendren works hard at the Bear Dance, running plates of food out to the tables for elders, ahead of the mid-day feast, Monday, May 27.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum

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