Bear Dance Powwow returns to SunUte

Dr. James Jefferson joins in with other gourd dancers before the last session of powwow contests begins on Saturday, May 25.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

The annual Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow filled the SunUte Community Center over Memorial Day weekend with drum beats, laughter and prayers. Each year the powwow brings dozens of tribes and nations together for a weekend full of celebrations, which included everything from dancing to eating. The two day event kicked off on Friday, May 24 and ended Saturday, May 25.

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