‘Ute Life Today’ offers images and words exploring traditions and life of tribe

‘Ute Life Today’ offers images and words exploring traditions and life of tribe

Standard-Examiner staff

OGDEN — An exhibit of photographs and stories created by Native Americans is currently on display at Ogden’s Union Station.

“Ute Life Today — Through the Photographs and Words of Utes” will be exhibited through Nov. 28 at the station, 2501 Wall Ave. The show is being held in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, taking place during November.

The exhibit features photographs by Native American photographers, as well as “zines” — short for small-circulation, self-published “magazines” — created by Ute students. The photos and words portray Ute culture and life on the Uintah and Ouray reservation in Northeastern Utah.

“The images and words in this exhibit provide visitors with the opportunity to experience the vitality and significance of enduring Ute traditions, and consider the role of those traditions in contemporary reservation life,” according to a news release announcing the exhibit.

Photos were created by Miya Cerno, Larry Cesspooch, Curtis Cesspooch, Tirrell Gardner, Valentina Sireech and Koralene Tapoof. The zines were produced by primary school students, facilitated by the University of Utah’s Office of Engagement and the Marriott Library.

“Ute Life Today” is on display at Gallery at the Station, on the west side of the station’s Grand Lobby. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, call 801-629-8680 or visit theunionstation.org.

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