New Peace Pole Dedication
Members of SAC joined with the Scouts, Ute Indian Drummers, the Friends of the Ute Indian Museum, and the Western Colorado Friends of the Himalayas for the dedication of the new Peace Pole in Ute Indian Park. The previous Peace Pole, installed and dedicated in 2007, was deteriorating from harsh weather conditions. The new pole contains the original languages plus Braille of the message, "May Peace Prevail on Earth." Members of the Ute Tribe prayed and blessed the new pole as it stands in silent vigil for peace in our community. The original Peace Pole will be weather-proofed and relocated to another place on the museum grounds. The dedication was the kick-off event for a community festival hosted by the museum. One of the many fun activities was to help decorate a new tipi with handprints.