Heritage presented at library

Heritage dancers, Heather White Thunder and Edward Box III share a laugh as they dance together during a round dance at the Durango Public Library.
Jingle Dress dancer, Shayne White Thunder dances during the ‘Grand Entry’ during a heritage dance presentation at the Durango Public Library.
Southern Ute elder, Eddie Box Jr. showcases his Southern Traditional dance skills for the Durango Public Library Native American Heritage Presentation.
Southern Ute Cultural Preservation Events Coordinator, Marvin Pinnecoose demonstrates how to men’s fancy dance during the heritage dance presentation.
Reggie Lopez sings alongside a drum group from Towac, Colo. during a heritage round dance presentation at the Durango Public Library.
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum

The Southern Ute Heritage Dancers performed at an outdoor celebration at the Durango Public Library in honor of Native American Heritage Month on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 17. The performance showcased various forms of powwow dancing including — fancy dance, jingle dress as well as, northern and southern traditional. Dancers of all ages were in attendance, each showcasing their own unique style. The evening concluded with a round dance that joined performers and audience members and featured a special round dance song from Towaoc drummers. The event was made possible by the Southern Ute Culture Department.

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