Tim Ryder grew up in Ignacio, Colorado. His mother is Southern Ute and his father is white.
He spoke with his son, Bird Red, about his experience growing up as a light-skinned boy. Their interview was recorded in November, 2018.
Photo credit: Jeremy Wade Shockley, Southern Ute Drum
Pictured above: Tim Ryder, and son, Bird Red sing during ceremony honoring veterans, September, 2019.