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Ute Indian dance performance planned in Steamboat Thursday, May 3

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs is hosting the Youth Leadership Coalition of the Ute Indian Tribe in Fort Duchesne, Utah, who will share Ute Indian customs, powwow dances, music and regalia in special performance and historical presentations at 5 and 6 p.m. May 3 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 45 Maple St.

The all-ages event is free, but donations will be accepted for a Ute Indian native language preservation project.

“The Ute Indians were the original native inhabitants of the Yampa Valley, and the Tread of Pioneers Museum is thrilled to host these performers who will share their beautiful culture with our community,” said event organizer and Tread of Pioneers Museum Executive Director Candice Bannister in a news release.

Visit treadofpioneers.org/events-current.php or call 970-879-2214 for more information.

Yampatika to sponsor Wild Migratory Bird Day events May 5

Yampatika is leading a series of events on May 5 in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. The activities will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bud Werner Memorial Library and will include live birds, kids games, arts and crafts and interactive learning opportunities.

“Our focus in this community, along with the international collaboration, is all about inspiring people to improve everyday actions that can help migratory birds,” said Yampatika program director Kellie Gorman in a news release. “As part of the celebration, we will have live birds and interactive discussions led by Nature’s Educators. Special thanks to the U.S. Forest Service for sponsoring this fun event and also to our partners at Colorado Parks and Wildlife.”

Visit yampatika.org for more information.

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