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Ceremony blesses tree carving preservation efforts


February 3, 2021

Bruce Warren

Oglala Lakota tribal member Walt Pourier of the Stronghold Society speaks to the crowd gathered at Niwot's tree carvings prior to offering a Lakota song as a blessing to the preservation efforts.

It has been six months since the death of Arapaho artist Eddie Running Wolf due to the coronavirus, but his memory and his art live on in Niwot.

A Saturday gathering, masked and socially distant, paid tribute to the work of Wolf and continuing efforts to preserve his iconic tree sculptures on Niwot Road with a blessing ceremony led by Thornton resident Walt Pourier of the Oglala Lakota Nation,...

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