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1)  Annual Pow Wow exhibition 1st Saturday of April downtown Aspen. AUF provides lodging, lift tickets and ski/snowboard rentals, offset costs for food and traveling expenses for a 2 days visit. In exchange, all Indigenous members will interact with local community through traditional dances, drumming and blessing ceremonies.

2) AUF Helps young adults who want to experience life outside Reservations by connecting them with local employers, finding them affordable rents and acts as "surrogate family" for emotional support.

3) Youth Programs:

-  Cherry Creek Singers

AUF sponsored in March 2015, a drum group of young Lakota men from Cheyenne River Reservation, SD.  The purpose of the visit was to record a CD in Basalt which will provide opportunities to generate income for themselves by promoting their music to Pow Wows all over USA

- Youth Victory Ride

AUF will donate this year funds to support a healing horse ride for Lakota youth that takes place in South Dakota every June.  For details check:  www.lakotayouthride.com

The Aspen Times

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