|Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum|
Young dancers walk in single file alongside the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow-gauge Railroad Train in August 2009 after it reached its destination at Cascade. Young Shyden Pinnecoose leads the dancers, who participated in a mini-powwow for a group of visiting tourists as part of the first annual Heritage Train event.
Looking back on the Southern Ute Reservation in 2009, milestones were reached and other dreams just began. The Animas-La Plata Project finally opened after almost a century of work. The Tribe partnered with Solix Biofuels to create a plant to convert algae to energy. The first-ever Tri-Ute Games were hosted right here in Ignacio. We review the highlights in the most recent issue of the Southern Ute Drum Online.
The full retrospective can be viewed on page six and seven of this weeks issue. Links have been updated.
Enjoy the Images! Cheers, Jeremy
The Southern Ute Drum rolls out the final issue of the year for 2008!
Please take a minute to view the “Drum” online! Click HERE.
The Southern Ute Drum delves into topics ranging from Tribal affairs and community events to historical moments; as well as documenting many of the traditions honored by the Southern Ute Tribe and it’s members.
Enjoy the Photographs! Cheers, Jeremy
Good timing, a strong portfolio and an ongoing personal interest in photographing Native American Culture landed me a position with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, as a full time photographer for their newspaper and archive in Ignacio, Colorado.
The Southern Ute Drum is published as Ignacio’s only newspaper, covering Tribal affairs and local events. The archive is a product of journalism and provides a historical record belonging to Ute culture and the Southern Ute Tribe.
The “Drum” is published every two weeks, followed immediately by an online posting. I have added a link on the right sidebar, as well as links to a few pages of my work from our last two issues below.
I look forward to the opportunities, challenges and relationships that will come with this position as I explore Ute culture “through the lens”. Perhaps most valuable will be the experiences that I will have as a photojournalist within just a few miles of my own doorstep!
View the Southern Ute Drum Website HERE.
Keep checking in! Cheers, Jeremy