Utes bless the Animas River

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Utes bless the Animas River

Southern Ute Sun Dance Chief hopes to make this an annual tradition
“Water is life; water is sacred,” said Southern Ute Sun Dance Chief Kenny Frost, who led a ceremony to heal the Animas River on Sunday at sunrise at Santa Rita Park in Durango.
Bob Andre of Basalt, front, and Tamsen Wiltshire pour water into the Animas River at sunrise Sunday during a healing ceremony at Santa Rita Park in Durango.
Southern Ute Sun Dance Chief Kenny Frost said participants poured water into the Animas River in order to awaken the water spirits so they can “start the healing process of the Animas River.”
Ute Mountain Ute Lyndreth Wall, left, and Southern Ute Kenny Frost led a ceremony to heal the Animas River on Sunday at sunrise at Santa Rita Park.

Utes bless the Animas River

“Water is life; water is sacred,” said Southern Ute Sun Dance Chief Kenny Frost, who led a ceremony to heal the Animas River on Sunday at sunrise at Santa Rita Park in Durango.
Bob Andre of Basalt, front, and Tamsen Wiltshire pour water into the Animas River at sunrise Sunday during a healing ceremony at Santa Rita Park in Durango.
Southern Ute Sun Dance Chief Kenny Frost said participants poured water into the Animas River in order to awaken the water spirits so they can “start the healing process of the Animas River.”
Ute Mountain Ute Lyndreth Wall, left, and Southern Ute Kenny Frost led a ceremony to heal the Animas River on Sunday at sunrise at Santa Rita Park.
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