Native America

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On August 25, 2017, the Ute Council Tree in Delta, Colorado - a cottonwood considered to be at least 215-years old - was cut down. (Click here for the KDNK news story.) Today's show features Alden Naranjo, Southern Ute historian, Terry Knight of the Ute Mountain Ute Nation, and Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk of the Northern Ute Nation, who came to the ceremony honoring the tree just before it was cut.

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The Ute Council Tree, just outside Delta, Colorado, is a 215-year old cottonwood…or was a 215-year old cottonwood. It was cut down Friday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

courtesy Aspen Ute Foundation

The Aspen Ute Foundation hosts a pow wow exhibition Saturday afternoon at 4 at Aspen's Wagner Park, featuring Native American dancing and drumming. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Anuk Bald Eagle, a Lakota from the Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota, who is organizing the dancers. The pow wow exhibition will be at the Aspen High School commons in case of bad weather.

Local resident Ross Douglas explains the Doctrine of Discovery, proclaimed by the Pope in 1493, gave Christendom absolute right to the land of North America. This legal structure continues to violate Native American human and land rights in the 21st century.

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Winona LaDuke, Native American activist and two-time vice-presidential candidate on the Green Party ticket, visited CMC's Vail Valley campus on February 21st. This is an unedited recording of her talk. Thanks to Beth Wysong for the audio.