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Chipeta Rising October 8 & 9


Together We Moved a Mountain!
Chipeta Rising Celebration - October 8 & 9

The Chipeta Rising Celebration is being organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sunday, October 8, and Monday, October 9, in Salida and surrounding areas.

Free historic, public events will pay tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a blessing of the Arkansas River, a mountain dedication ceremony, memorial summit climb, and a mountain blessing for Chipeta Mountain at the summit.

This historic occasion will be led by our esteemed guests, Chipeta's Family and the Ute Tribal Council. Many members of the Ute Tribe will be present for these ceremonies, their dancers, and their drummers. You won't want to miss this event. Bring your entire family. 

For a full schedule of events for the Chipeta Rising Celebration, visit the Chipeta Mountain Project website:

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