Four tribes walk together for healthier nations

Four tribes from the Four Corners region held the fifth annual Journey to Wellness: Walking Together for Healthier Nations on Friday.

About 50 to 75 members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Southern Ute Tribe, the Northern Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation participated. They walked 20 miles from the Ute Mountain Tribal Park to the Four Corners Monument.

Three miles of the walk were dedicated to Arthur Cuthair, a former council member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. He died May 5 after running into his burning house because he thought his 6-year-old son was inside.

Cuthair was the longtime director of the tribal park and a frequent participant in the health walk. He served in the Vietnam War, was active in the National Congress of American Indians and helped secure the passage of the tribe's water rights settlement. He was 58.

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