Carbondale's First Indigenous Peoples' Day Archives

Oct 29, 2019

On Monday, October 14, 2019, Carbondale celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples' Day with a small pow wow in Sopris Park. This is archival audio of the event, lead by historian and former Northern Ute Tribal Chairman Roland McCook.


Part One, including introductions, Carbondale drumming and questions and answers with Roland McCook:

Part Two, including Roland's personal story:

Part Three, including round dances and the Bear Dance:

Part Four, including John Hoffman's recounting of the story of the Meeker Massacre, a catalyst for the displacement of the White River, Uncompahgre and Southern Utes:

Carbondale's first Indigenous Peoples' Day
Credit Photo by Sue Rollyson Persiko