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Bear Dance

Bear Dance
Bear Dance

Laura Pritchett: When it comes to rites of spring, bring on the Bear Dance

The long-running Southern Ute event invites the public to southwest Colorado to celebrate one of the tribe's most sacred traditions. It's worth the trip.


Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances, a key ceremony of renewal, as coronavirus locks down Colorado reservations

As Colorado eases coronavirus restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribal councils have voted to maintain strict protective measures