The Southern Ute Drum: A Year in Review.

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM

Celebrating over two years with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as a full time staffer for The Southern Ute Drum Newspaper. We recently sent the first issue of 2011 to press, covering a year of editorial content, highlighting news stories and photography from 2010 at its best…please take a moment to visit The Southern Ute Drum online.

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM


A Photographic Retrospective.

Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU 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