In the article on Sage Remington’s life (“Southern Ute tribal members remember lifelong activist,” Herald, Aug. 10), while we are pleased you have recognized him, family members should have had the opportunity to contribute to the article. Inaccuracies in the article could have been corrected prior to printing.
One sentence indicates no one knew he was gay until he came back to the reservation. This is untrue. We have known he was gay since he was very young. Distant extended family may not have known, but many of us did. He did so much more in the Denver community far beyond voter registration.
We are disappointed his spirituality was not recognized. He was a sun dancer for over 20 years and practiced the traditional Ute spiritual rituals. He strongly advocated use of the Ute language as he was a fluent Ute speaker. He was proud of being a Ute and advocated strengthening the culture and identity in today’s modern world.
Editor’s note: The Durango Herald reached Sage Remington’s family members before publication; they declined to comment.