Praying for land, people, horses in northwest Colorado

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Praying for land, people, horses in northwest Colorado

Drummers play their instruments in the foreground as Rafael Knip, back, an elder from the Northern Ute tribe, offers prayers during a blessing of the land near Maybell, Colo. Individuals belonging to the group invest a great deal of time and money to assist the Bureau of Land Management. They are raising funds for fencing, improvements to water systems and other resources that will benefit all living things in the basin.
Women from the Northern Ute tribe, who asked to not give their names, sing to end the blessing for the land being offered by elders of their tribe and the Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin near Maybell, Colo. Northern Ute is a term that comprises several cultural bands, including the White River, Uintah and Uncompahgre peoples, and Moffat County is part of their traditional homeland.

Praying for land, people, horses in northwest Colorado

Drummers play their instruments in the foreground as Rafael Knip, back, an elder from the Northern Ute tribe, offers prayers during a blessing of the land near Maybell, Colo. Individuals belonging to the group invest a great deal of time and money to assist the Bureau of Land Management. They are raising funds for fencing, improvements to water systems and other resources that will benefit all living things in the basin.
Women from the Northern Ute tribe, who asked to not give their names, sing to end the blessing for the land being offered by elders of their tribe and the Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin near Maybell, Colo. Northern Ute is a term that comprises several cultural bands, including the White River, Uintah and Uncompahgre peoples, and Moffat County is part of their traditional homeland.

Praying for land, people, horses in northwest Colorado

Visitors look on during a blessing of the land by members of the Northern Ute tribe and the Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin near Maybell, Colo. Individuals belonging to the group invest a great deal of time and money to assist the Bureau of Land Management. They are raising funds for fencing, improvements to water systems and other resources that will benefit all living things in the basin.
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