Colorado: Ute Mountain Casino Powwow celebrates diversity of tribes

Colorado: Ute Mountain Casino Powwow celebrates diversity of tribes

Article brief provided by The Durango Herald
  • Jim Mimiaga, The Durango Herald
August 13, 2022 2:14 PM
  • Jim Mimiaga, The Durango Herald

    The Ute Mountain Casino Powwow will celebrate Native American culture through dancing, singing and drumming.

    The competitive event will take place Aug. 19-20 at the outdoor powwow grounds north of the casino in Towaoc. It is free to the public. Tribes from across the U.S. and Canada participate in the dancing and drumming competitions, said powwow Chairman Reggie Lopez.

    “This powwow has really grown since it started 20 years ago,” he said. “We’re expecting a good turnout, especially because people have been so cooped up the last few years. Everybody is really ready to be back dancing and performing.”

    The event was canceled in 2020 and 2021.