Culture hangs on language, art

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Culture hangs on language, art

Small number of fluent speakers threatens survival of Ute language
Artist Norman Lansing, a Ute Mountain Ute tribal member, hangs one of his paintings in the Mesa Verde National Park museum as his daughter Babe Lansing looks on with her friend Brandon Lucero. For Lansing, art is a powerful tool: “It goes back to ancient times, it goes back to the basics of our culture.”
Pottery made by artist Norman Lansing, a Ute Mountain Ute tribal member.
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe teaches children their native language in the tribe’s Montessori School.

Culture hangs on language, art

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Artist Norman Lansing, a Ute Mountain Ute tribal member, hangs one of his paintings in the Mesa Verde National Park museum as his daughter Babe Lansing looks on with her friend Brandon Lucero. For Lansing, art is a powerful tool: “It goes back to ancient times, it goes back to the basics of our culture.”
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Pottery made by artist Norman Lansing, a Ute Mountain Ute tribal member.
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The Southern Ute Indian Tribe teaches children their native language in the tribe’s Montessori School.
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