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Congratulations! To Joaquin Gallegos who is now a Policy Fellow at the Center for American Indian Youth - The Aspen Institute. To Debbie Emhoolah for celebrating 12 years at the Native American Bank. To House Representative Joseph Salazar for his hard work on House Bill 1124, that had passed the House and the Senate Education Committee and the bill was killed in Senate Appropriations. House Bill 1124 is for In-State Tuition for Natives from Historical Tribes in Colorado. It will be introduced again next year with more support, education and testimony. To Thomas W. Fredericks for winning and being honored with the Lawrence Baca Lifetime Achievement Award. To Walt Pourier, Director of the Stronghold Society for receiving a 2014 Governor's Creative Leadership Award. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors)

Happy Birthday to people born in July, To Linda Arroyo - Holstrum, Errol Ball, Brad Bearsheart, Carla Birdshead, Robert Brown, Mara Chapa, Lakota Clairmont, Andy Cozad, Orin Dinsmore, Carla Fredericks, Chenoa Amadahe Francis, Christian Gering, Jackie Gray, Dru Guidry, Ronnie Gutierrez Sr. Zemmy Hall, Cindy Hannah, Chuck Hedin, Charlie Hill, Debra Holy Elkface, Steven Howell, Verla Howell, Ardie Janis Sr. Kay Ann Janis, Hawk Jerome, Melissa Henry, Micka King, Donna Langston, Steve Lapointe, Rhonda LeValdo, Julian "Afvske" Locust, Jason Lujan, Judy Lujan, April Martinez, Dennis Manuelito, Hunter Meacham, Gabe & Isabella McDonald, Corrine Morton, Lynda Pete, Lonnie Pourier, Walt Pourier, Lindsay Prairie Chicken, Thomas "TJ" Pulliam, Gwen Sherrod, Shania Nanabah Spink, Emma Ragona, Natchee Red Bear, Carmella Rodriguez, Dianna Ducote-Sabey, Gary Salazar, Karen Sapulpa, Keith Secola, Vince & Vivian Sheely, Rod Skenandore, Shirley Kay Sneve, Troy Spang, Joshua J. Stiffarm, Bill Tall Bull, Jerod Tate, Rwanda Todea, Marc Towersap. Charlotte Tsosie, Jeanine Valdez, Karen Wilde, Kathey Wilson, Chaske & Willie Wolf, Michael Zahn, Roberta Yazzie, Beverly Yellowhorse and anyone having a July birthday. (I need July birthdays)!

Happy Birthday to People Born in June! To Jennifer Abeita-Ross, Virginia Archambault, Lyndsey Autabo, Monica Ball, Tahlia Bear, Anne Begay, Sharon Bohnsteadt, Troy Brave, Ernest Chapa, Antonio Charging Thunder, Tashina Dinsmore, Lena & Leila El-Sensussi, Gary Farmer, Maymangwa Flying Earth, Olivia Gutierrez, Shilo Hembrough, Rebekah "Becky" Horsechief, Brandon Howell, Nena Howell, Joshua I'atala, Sandy Janis, Sharon Iron, Bo Johnson, Kevin Locke, Judy Lujan, Chase Manhattan, Audrey Marshall, Shatta Mejia, Heidi McCann, Melody McCoy, Julia & Liz Montour, Matt Mousseau, Polly Nordstrand, Sky Akira Osawa, Lonnie Pourier, Diamond Rattler, Kimimila Shoshone Gunn Red Feather, David Redhorse, Erica Rodriquez, Iris Rouillard, Erlidawn Roy, Dana & Gerald Running Enemy, Thomas Talache, Valerie Taliman, Jill Tompkins, Margaret Tranekier, Dawn Turning Robe, Leroy Saiz, Joanne & Leah Shenandoah, Regina Waters, Dave Woodcock, Mary Youngblood, Morningstar Yazzie and Rochelle "Shelley" Yazzie and anyone else having a June birthday!

Prayers are needed! Pray for all the people who are losing their homes due to the weather and because they don’t have a job. Pray for those that are having surgery or recovering from surgery, or are in the hospital or are ill at this time. Prayers for Rose Cuny, Norma Williams, Gloria Four Feather Masser, Mary Exendine, and Stevie Ray Eagle. Your prayers are very important and help people recover faster! They all need your prayers and positive thoughts because it's hard being ill. Also remember those who have made their journeys to the spirit world during these winter months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To The family and friends of  Susie Aikman who died June 21, 2014, and had Honoring services at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church with many people attending and food catered by Tocabe on July 3, 2014. To the family of Bill Center who died in May, 2014. To the Nisqually Tribal Nation, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and the family of Billy Frank Jr. for his death on May 5, 2014. To Wallace Coffey & family for the death of his beloved wife, Deborah "Debbie" Coffey in April, 2014. To the Southern Ute Tribal Nation and family of Tribal Chairman, Jimmy R. Newton who died, April 1, 2014. To the family of Cynthia Rouillard who died March 27, 2014, especially her family, mother, Nancy, sisters: Iris, Sherri, & Paula and brother Owen Jr. and her children Ronnie Jr., Olivia & Nick Gutierrez. Our prayers and positive thoughts are with the families in their time of sorrow and mourning. May they all rest in peace! They will be missed!

2014 Federal of International Lacrosse World Championship Thursday, July 10 - July 19, 2014, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, in Commerce City, CO. Some of the teams playing are the Iroquois Nationals in the Blue Division and the Dutch Internationals from the Nederland who are playing in the green division. There will be six days of pool play between July 10 -15, and the top four teams in the Divisions will advance to the quarter finals. The Iroquois Nationals is the only all-Native team sanctioned to compete at the international level and participated in five previous world's men field lacrosse tournament. The Iroquois Nationals has won their games against England and Japan and lost by 1 point to Canada Sunday evening. Monday, July 14, 2014, they play Australia at 8:00 p.m. at Field 10 and on TV on * ESPN3 and Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. VS USA Field 10 and on TV at * ESPNU. Look for the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse facebook fan page or their website at

Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights 2014, Monday-Tuesday, July 14-15, 2014, at King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204. American Indian Pathways Taskforce is hosting a two day Free conference to promote leadership and action in civil rights of American Indians.

Four sessions follow themes: Listen. Learn. Motivate. Mobilize. Topics include: justice, health care, employment, education, environmental justice and nutrition. Meet activists and educators within the Indian community. Interact with federal, state, local service providers engaged with American Indian Civil Rights. Keynote speaker is Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota.

Sessions will be interactive and action oriented. the more Native community voices at the table the better! Registration is filling up fast so please don't delay in registering!  Register at

NATIVE Educators of Colorado Meeting at the Pathways Conference Has been canceled, Tuesday, July 15 2014, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the King Center, Room 306, 855 Lawrence Way, in Denver, CO 80204. Deborah Esquibel Hunt at (303) 556-2860 has canceled the meeting due to people not been able to attend.

Native Arts & Crafts Symposium, Thursday, July 17, 2014, McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO. 1st workshop at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Identifying Native Art. 11:30 - 11:45 p.m. Q & A. 12:00 p.m. Lunch break on your own. 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Establishing Native Business 3:00-3:15 p.m. Q & A. 3:30 p.m. Walking Tour (Denver Art Museum/Byer-Evens House/History Colorado Center. 5:00 p.m. Native American Trading Company for the reception hosted by the Human Rights & Community Partnership. Arts Vendors can contact Jennifer Williams at (720) 290-3342.

Elder Craft and Food Event at the Denver Indian Center, Friday, July 18, August 15, 2014. Elder Craft and Food events are held at DIC on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Crafts are sold from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Food is being sold from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Indian Tacos are $5. Stew & Fry bread are $5. Craft vendors are charged $5 which goes to the Elder Program. Contact Bellerena "Billie" Begaii at the Denver Indian Center, (303) 936-2688 ext. 123, or billie@denverindiancenter,org and look at for more information.

Annual Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Festival and Traditional Powwow, Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Freedom Financial Services EXPO Center, 3650 N. Nevada Colorado Springs, CO. Admission is $2. Bring chairs. Grand entry at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Drums by invitation only. For dancers, there will be several specials plus door prizes. Info: Call Al or Rhetta Walter at (719) 559-0525; email, or visit at (719) 329-0251 or email

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2014, Sunday, July 20, September 28, Monday, October 27, December 1, 2014. DMNS is located at 2001 Colorado Boulevard, in Denver, CO. Free days are for CO residents only. A fee applies to IMAX and planetarium shows. Look at for more information.

Association of American Indian Physicians 43rd Annual Meeting & National Health Conference Powwow, Saturday, July 26, 2014, Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO 80237. Schedule: Gourd dancing at 6:00 p.m. Grand entry at 7:00 p.m. Closing at 11:30 p.m. Vendors need to contact Events Coordinator: Jamie McDaniel at (404) 640-9949. More more Powwow information contact: Powwow Coordinator, Heather Levi, (405) 256-2196. For more information about the AAIP Conference from July 24-27, 2014, visit

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, in Denver, CO. Free general admission tickets are available to Colorado residents on Martin Plaza. Look at or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

Cafe' Cultura's Open Mic  Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the La Alma/Lincoln Park Amphitheater, 12th Avenue and Osage Street,  in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors starts at 6:30 p.m. Cafe Cultura Open Mic list starts at 7:00 p.m. Volunteers, please arrive at 6:00 p.m. June 13, 2014, Featuring: Cempollli Flor Marquez, Community Partners: Four Winds Survival Project. Live Art Feature: Showcase of Workshop Participants art by Mural unveiling from Words to Actions, Youth Leadership Program. $3 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. All ages are welcome! Open Mic, Native Hip Hop. Entertainment. Food. Vendors.

Contact information: Cafe Cultura, P.O. Box 11791, Denver, CO 80211. Office: 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Unit  Hours: Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (720) 394-6589 and look at  or to see videos of the artists.

SDAC Meeting, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Please contact Terra at or (303) 871-8035 ext. 241 for agenda items.

Indigenous Films @Su Teatro, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, starting at 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. at SU TEATRO, 721 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver, CO 80204. Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. film starts at 6:30 p.m.. Come early and have a bite to eat at the Su Teatro concession, from popcorn to tamales. The Films being shown on August 13, 2014, are TBA.

In 2014 the monthly Indigenous Film series will present film and discussion the Second Wednesday of the month at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive. Denver, CO 80204. The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission is pleased to present another year of the Indigenous Film 2013 @ Su Teatro, a monthly Indigenous film series, with annual sponsor, the Native American Rights Fund. Contact the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, 444 South Emerson Street, in Denver, CO 80209 Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for information.

RMICC Night at the Slots 2014, Friday-Saturday, August 22-23, 2014, Ameristar Casino, 111 Richman Street, in Black Hawk CO 80422. Friday, August 22, evening will be a mixer/cocktail/reception for Natives in Construction/Contractors gives you an opportunity to network with other Native Professional in market. Bring your business cards and get to know Natives in Construction/Contractors. After the reception enjoy a Night at the Slots with RMICC. Spend the night at the Ameristar Casino by calling (720) 946-4000 and speak with one of the Guest Agents at the front desk. When you call in, you must give the Group Code RMIH14A with Group name Night at the slots with RMICC. Room reservations must be made by July 23, 2014.

Saturday, August 23, 2014, will be the Saturday Business Resource Brunch with information about: How to do business with Casinos. How to pursue Federal Contracts-Colorado PTAC. How to pursue Transportation Contracts-RTD. Look at or call Shadana at (303) 629-0102  or email her at for more information.

Cafe' Cultura's Open Mic & Family Day  Friday, September 12, 2014,, 2014, 7:00-10 p.m., at the Denver Inner City Parish, 9th Avenue & Galapago Street,  in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors starts at 6:30 p.m. Cafe Cultura Open Mic list starts at 7:00 p.m. Volunteers, please arrive at 6:00 p.m. September 12, 2014, Featuring: TBA Community Partners: TBA Live Art Feature: TBA $3 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. All ages are welcome! Open Mic, Native Hip Hop. Entertainment. Food. Vendors.

Contact information: Cafe Cultura, P.O. Box 11791, Denver, CO 80211. Office: 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Unit  Hours: Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (720) 394-6589 and look at  or to see videos of the artists.

                                                             EDUCATION NEWS

PAIYL (Program of American Indian Youth Leaders), is a Native American youth leadership group part of UNITY (United National Intertribal Youth). They have been involved in many activities with their community. PAIYL has participated in numerous grants such as tobacco and obesity. This group has been around since 2005 and are looking for other Native youth in the Denver metro area to join their group. They participate in fun and exciting things while getting involved with their Native community such as summer youth camp, mentoring, Nuggets games etc., They are inviting anyone middle school through high school ages interested in joining their group. For more information, contact Carrie Howell at and look them up on face book under PAIYL

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Sasha Hoskie is no longer the Indian Education Liaison. Please contact the office on information on supplemental school supplies, academic resources and school visits. Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Title VII Indian Education, Grants & Federal Programs.(720) 972-5897. There is a facebook page for Adams 12 Indian Education Title VII and the Adams 12 AIPAC also has a facebook page for their activities.

Jeffco Indian Education, The mission of Indian Education is to meet the unique educationally and culturally related academic needs of eligible American Indian students enrolled in Jefferson County Public Schools. Jeffco Indian Education Program. Program offerings include: Community Liaison Service, Dropout Prevention & Credit Recovery Support, Educational Intervention, Parent Involvement, Parent & Student Advocacy, Cultural Support & Services, and Resource Development for Schools, Resource Referral, HS & Middle School mentoring, Scholarship Information, Jefferson County Summer School scholarships. Contact Thompson Williams at (303) 982-0382 or email him at Katherine Flecksing and Leroy Saiz are the Liaisons and are working Monday-Thursday. Thompson will be available on Fridays for any concerns. They are planning to offer after school programs at Lumberg, Thomson, Patterson and South Lakewood Elementary Schools. Eligible Indian Education students are welcome to attend. The parent or guardian must obtain and complete a 506 form that is then filed with the Jeffco Indian Education Program. Program. This form will remain valid the entire time your child is in Jeffco Public Schools. Call (303) 982-0388 if you are unsure whether you have turned in a form.

The Indian Parent Advisory Committee will be meeting the second Thursday at Brady School, 5220 W. Ohio Avenue, Ohio & Sheridan, in Lakewood, CO 80226.

DPS Indian Education, Students attending a DPS school receive support services from an Education Specialist. To learn more about the Focus Schools (enrollment, cultural activities, and transportation), please call Rose McGuire, Program Manager at (720) 423-8172 or email her at

Boulder Valley School District Title VII Indian Education, look on the on the left side links for the Fixed meeting dates for the 2014-15 school year & sign up for committees.

Colorado Springs Title VII Programs at School District 11, Lynda Espinoza-Ide, Director, LYNDA. Ingrid Mobley, Administration Assistant, INGRID. Carolena Jackson, Program Coordinator,  Stephanie Wilderman, H.S. contact;  Jessica Enriquez, Middle School Contact,  TBA, Elementary Contact. TBA Vanessa Coffman, Alternative School Contact, Contact Carolena Jackson, Program Coordinator at (719) 520-2364 to get on their newsletter list and for more information about the resources in Colorado Springs School District. The Indian Education Office at School District 11 is at 1115 N. El Paso Street, in Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

NDigiDreams is a woman owned and indigenous-focused consulting and training company that specializes in instructional technology and digital storytelling with a focus on health, education, policy and cultural preservation. NDigiDreams offers community based digital storytelling training workshops. Together, by making and sharing our stories with each other, we can heal our communities, one story at a time. For more information on the workshops, please call Brenda Manuelito at (520)591-9986; email her at bkay4@ndigidreams and look at their website at

As/US, Please support a new literary journal showcasing writing by indigenous women and women of color. This journal was co-founded by community member Tanaya Winder (Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone and Pyramid Lake Paiute). As/Us is a space to showcase the creative literacy /expressions and scholarly work of both emerging and established women writers from around the world. They are interested in publishing Indigenous women and women of color.

It is their hope that As/Us will be a convergence of international voices that speak to both diverse and shared experiences of international women of color and tribal women. You can support their issues by purchasing them.

Cafe' Cultura's Open Mic  Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the La Alma/Lincoln Park Amphitheater, 12th Avenue and Osage Street,  in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors starts at 6:30 p.m. Cafe Cultura Open Mic list starts at 7:00 p.m. Volunteers, please arrive at 6:00 p.m. June 13, 2014, Featuring: Cempollli Flor Marquez, Community Partners: Four Winds Survival Project. Live Art Feature: Showcase of Workshop Participants art by Mural unveiling from Words to Actions, Youth Leadership Program. $3 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. All ages are welcome! Open Mic, Native Hip Hop. Entertainment. Food. Vendors.

Contact information: Cafe Cultura, P.O. Box 11791, Denver, CO 80211. Office: 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Unit  Hours: Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (720) 394-6589 and look at  or to see videos of the artists.

American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. Their phone number is (303) 426-8900. They provide college scholarships to native students. For more information and application materials, please visit or call 1-800-776-3863. Look at their web site for their job openings at "Help a student, Help a Tribe", is the new saying or branding.

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Indian Reporter Team in the Jammin KZKO/MSE Radio Network studio every Monday evening & Weds from 8:00-9:00 p.m. at The American Indian Reporter is a unique internet radio show featuring current and traditional issues, music, movies, family comedy and much more from a Native point of view. Contact Jared Rains at (303) 585-6655, or Cheryl Lola Lucero (720) 299-5268,

alterNative Voices Program has ended since Susie Death but Native Programming has Not ended. Listen to the new Native Program called: InDigitNess Voice on KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, CO 80205 or live stream at Sundays 7:00 a.m. AlterNative Radio features Native community news, interviews, story narratives, contemporary & traditional Native music. Arlie Kendall is the host filling in for Susie Aikman. Richard Silversmith and Richard Two Elk are the news reporters.

Native Dance Practice for the Medicine Heart Dancers, Mondays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Four Winds, 5th & Bannock, in Denver, CO. Everyone is welcome! Please bring your favorite dish or drinks for potluck. Contact Angel Perez-Herbert at

Fatherhood Group, Four Winds, 5th & Bannock, in Denver, CO. Contact Thompson at (720) 289-8444 or for the time and date..

Women's Talking Circle, 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, at The Gathering Place, 1535 High Street, (Colfax & High Street), 2nd floor, in Denver, CO. All Indigenous Nations women are welcome! Lunch is included. Call Richard Martel, Program Coordinator at (303) 312-9878 or Gracie Tyon at (303) 312-9823 or with any questions or concerns.

The Talking Circle, 12 Noon on Mondays at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 25 East 16th Avenue, old downtown YMCA building, east of 16th on Lincoln Blvd., downtown Denver, CO. The Talking Circle is a safe place to meet and talk about alcoholism, addiction, homelessness, or any other concerns you may have. Lunch is included.

Native American Women with Lupus Group on Facebook-You are invited to join this group on Facebook-Moderator is Janice Black Elk-Jim

The Camp Crier's website is:

The CSIC newsletter has a lot of resources for Military members and Veterans. The Welcome Home project provides free family retreats for families of those returning from deployment and for those with combat veterans at home. Call Donna Finicle, at (719) 687-1000 or email her at and look at for more information.

Coyhis Publishing, in Aurora, CO, is an On-line store to order Wellbriety books and DVD's. They are the sole distributor for White Bison Inc.

Community Reentry Project for Denver residents exiting the Denver County Jail. They conduct classes both inside and outside of the jail. Participants in the program have access to bus passes, tokens, counseling, emergency housing vouchers for shelter programs, etc. Contact Lisa Calderon at for more information.

The Caring Association for Native Americans (CANA)  If you are interested in the mission of assisting Native families as they visit Denver for medical care, please contact (303) 698-0248,  the address is 1700 South Grant Street, Denver, CO 80210. Help is needed to: establish a volunteer group. In need of donations for the food bank. Help to keep families fed and sheltered. The website is

Native American Homeownership-Section 184 Loan, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers a mortgage program specifically for enrolled members of Federally recognized tribes. If you would like to buy or build a house, or refinance an existing mortgage loan, contact Deanna at for more information about the advantages and cost savings of this loan. Call her at (303) 675-1615.

Attention all Fort Peck Nakota, the new website for the General Counsel is located at  Communication with the people is the key for great government and accomplishments. They would like to hear from their constituents/people.

Denver American Indian Commission: The Mission of the Denver American Indian Commission is to enhance present and future communications between the Denver American Indian Community and the City and County of Denver and to advocate for social and cultural awareness and promote economic and political equality. They are currently recruiting youth to be on the Commission. Please go to the following website to apply:

Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber has Colorado American Indian Scholars Specialty License Plates that Benefit the Scholarship Fund, You need not be an American Indian or a student to buy a plate, just have a desire to support the higher education of deserving Indian students. The proceeds go to a scholarship for American Indian Colorado residents who attend a Colorado institution of higher learning. You need to purchase a certificate from the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber for $25 to take to your Motor Vehicle department in order to buy a plate. The procedure is explained more fully on the RMICC website at you may also purchase your certificate on line through the Chamber or visit their offices at 924 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 104F, in Denver, CO 80204. The office phone number for the Indian Chamber is (303) 629-0102. The email for Shadana Dickerson is 

Prayer Ceremony is held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Four Winds Survival Project, 5th & Bannock, in Denver, CO. They start at 10:30 a.m. and will end with a brunch. Please bring some food or drinks to share.

Talking Circle, Sundays, at 10:30 a.m., at Four Winds House, 201 W. 5th Avenue, (5th & Bannock), in Denver, CO. This alternates with the Traditional Prayers. Contact Thompson Williams at (720)289-8444 for more information.

Kateri Catholic Community - American Indian Catholic Church, has Mass is every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at 1020 Upham Street, in Lakewood, CO. Chaplin: Rev. John Gibbons (303) 274-7729. Deacon Bill Stow, (303) 868-2780.

Denver Christian Indian Center - service - every Sunday, 11:30 a.m. at 3000 South Race Street, Denver, CO 80210. Come worship with them at their newer building, a warm sanctuary, handicap accessible and ample parking. The nearest public transportation is RTD bus route 27. If you have any questions, please look at or call Richard and Susie Silversmith at (303) 733-3693 for more information.

Colorado Cherokee Meeting Saturday,  at Highland's United Methodist Church, 32nd and Osceola Street, in Denver, CO 80212 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Potluck. Bring food to share. Email: Website:

The Healing Hoop Will Combine the Traditional Native Culture and the Al-Anon 12 Step Program, Tuesdays, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Four Winds Church, 201 W. 5th Avenue, in Denver, CO. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Doug Goodfeather, Program Facilitator, at (720) 276-7558 or email him at 

Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219

The Native Workforce Program - Helping with Employment & Training needs. Call Lynn-Bah Johnson, Native Workforce intake coordinator at (303) 936-2688 or for their monthly schedule.

Rez Crew Practicing Sundays at DIC, Sundays, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. in the gym. Call Tommy T at (303) 341-2828 for sign up and for more information.

Free Zumba Classes at the Denver Indian Center, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. This will be a free program open to adults and children. Bus tokens are available. Look at

Native American Youth Program: Contact April Tsosie, Youth Program Instructor at (303) 936-2688 ext. 119 or

Look at DIC, Inc. May, 2014 Youth Programs at to see the after school activities.

Homework Club, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3-4 and 5-6 p.m. Need more time? Call and make arrangements.

Young Dribblers! Basketball Practice for Youth Grades K-6th Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

DIC Youth Powwow Class on Tuesdays. Celebrate Native culture and join them from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. All drums & dancers are welcome! Class Program: 5:30 p.m. Potluck. Main dish provided. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Drum & Dance Program. Children under 8 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Program contact: for more information. Contact April Tsosie, Youth Program Instructor at (303) 936-2688 ext. 119 or 

Every Third Thursday of the month is the Elder's Monthly Food & Craft Sale. Indian Tacos are $5. The next ones are scheduled for June 20, July 18, August 15, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Contact Billie at DIC's Elder Entrepreneurial Program at

Community Voice Gathering, Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, Farrell Howell Gym, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Everyone is invited! Please bring a potluck item to share.

New Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center, The Clinic take place at DIC on the First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Upcoming clinic dates include: July 2, August 6 September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, 2014. Contact Dianne Van Voorhees at Metro Volunteer Lawyers at (303) 866-9378 or diannev@denbar if you have any questions.

SouthWest Improvement Center, 1000 Lowell Blvd., in Denver, CO, will assist elderly Natives and Hispanics and have services for Natives who live in the urban southwest Denver. They offer many programs including: Hot lunches, food boxes, and bread donations, home chore assistance for elders, nutrition and wellness education, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, housing assistance, recreation and education for at risk youth and so much more. Call SWIC at (303)934-2181 for information.

Denver Indian Health & Family Services is located at 1633 Fillmore Street, Ground level, in Suite GL-1 for the clinic, in Denver, CO 80206. (Between Colfax and 17th, just east of East High School and south of City Park). Fork 'n Road Weight Management Program Summer 2014 Schedule is Tuesdays, Starting 6/17/14 - 8/5/14. Note skip July 4th week). Call Kathy Canclini at (303) 953-6604 to sign up for 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or the 4:00-6:30 p.m. time slot.

They invite you to become a member of the Diabetes Advisory Committee which meets two times per year. July & January, usually the third Wednesday of the month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at DIHFS, first floor conference room to review the two programs they have for diabetes: Fork 'n Road Weight Management Program & CrossRoads, Diabetes Education Program. The January meeting has been rescheduled to February 19 & July 2014 meetings have been scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, 2104, and July 16, 2014, from 3-4 p.m. Contact Kathy  at if you are interested.

DIHFS Dental clinic has expanded accepting children and Medicaid & CHP + (two week waiting list for appointment) Volunteer dentist there Tuesday & Wednesday. Dental Hygienists are there M W F. Call them at (303) 953-6601 to make an appointment. Chris Willis: Diabetic Prevention Specialist who has extended hours on Tuesday-Friday. Hours vary for fitness training on the machines.

Elders Talking Circle, Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Contact John Jewett, MA LPC CACII at (303) 953-6614. Sponsored by the DIHFS & DIFRC at the Denver Indian Center.

Clinic hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, are 8:00 a.m. noon & 1 - 5:00 pm. Tuesday is from 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. Friday is from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. To enroll or get a free determination to see if you qualify for these great health care programs, you should apply by calling and coming by the office, 1633 Fillmore Street, Suite GL-1, in Denver, CO 80206. The Main Phone is (303) 953-6600. FAX: (303) 781-884-0850. Walk-ins are accepted but it's best to call to ensure availability. Dr, Gary Escudero is DIHFS's new medical director. The dental phone number is (303) 953-6601. To find information about these programs call or stop by the Denver Indian Health & Family Services. Eridawn Roy, CHIPRA Enrollment Specialist (303) 953-6616, 

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), 4407 Morrison Road, Suite 100, Denver, CO. 80219. Call (303) 871-8035 for support, referrals and Indian Child Welfare Advocacy for families that are involved with county departments of social services. Please call if you have questions on child welfare issues. DIFRC's website is and their facebook page is!/DenverIndianFamilyResourceCenter/

Following are programs within DIFRC. Contact them about their 2013 Program Services

Indian Child Welfare Program: Call (303) 871-8035 x 252.

Intensive Case Management, Supportive wrap-around services for families at risk of, or currently involved with the child welfare system.

Healthy Families Group meets on Wednesdays, 4::00-6:00 p.m.

Dream Catcher Group, offered Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on an on-going basis.

Healthy Living Programs: Contact Terra Her Many Horses,, (303) 871-8035 X241

Health Living Coverage  call Vanessa Racehorse at (303) 871-8035 X 241 to get an appointment to sign up for health benefits.

Cooking Matters Classes with DIFRC and the Denver Indian Center for the American Indian Community, Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. starting TBA, 2014. Pre-registration is required! Classes will be held at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO. Class participation is required for all six weeks and class size is limited to 15 participants. Bus tokens available upon request. Call Donna Lafferty at (303) 871-8035 ext. 229 to pre-register and/or for more information.

American Indian Nurturing Skills for Families. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A Free family centered program designed to strengthen families through a focus in five areas. Parents and children increase their empathy, learn nurturing ways to encourage appropriate behaviors, build self-concept and self-esteem, and learn to have fun as a family. A class for both parents and children is provided. Childcare is provided for the very young. Each participant is provided with a nutritious meal and if needed tokens for transportation assistance Call  Vanessa Racehorse,  (303) 871-8035 ext. 241 for more information.

Community Garden, Let's Move in Indian Country Adult Exercise (Zumba classes), Let's Move Youth Exercise classes take place at DIC/DIFRC Everyone is welcome!

Become a Foster Parent and Learn how you can help keep Native Children Connected to their Culture by Attending a Meeting About Foster and Adoptive care in Denver County. Meetings are held from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at Four Winds American Indian Council, 201 W. 5th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204. Meeting dates are: TBA. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, call Denver Human Services at (720) 944-4000; email or visit

FREE ZUMBA at Four Winds, M-W-F from 5:30-6:30 p.m., 201 W.5th Avenue, (5th & Bannock), in Denver, CO. All levels are welcome! Adults/Children/ Men/Women. This will be a free program open to adults and children. Bus tokens are available. Claudia Alejandra Lopez is the licensed Zumba Instructor. For more information, call/email her at (720) 499-7743 or .

Native American Cancer Research (NACR), Native American Cancer Research NEW Office, 3110 South Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 103, Hampton & Wadsworth, in Lakewood, CO 80226. The Phone number is (303) 975-2449. They are currently referring women for mammograms and pap tests, conducting educational sessions and providing support to American Indian cancer survivors. Please, call their office if you need a cancer screening or if you need information about other services.

Lisa Harjo is the Executive Director. Denise Linstrom, Lisa Castro, Audrey Marshall, Linda Lucero also work at NACR.  Please give them a call at (303) 975-2449. If no one is available. Please leave your name, and phone number and someone will call you back as soon as possible. Their website is 

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, You can get their CD's by looking at Gary's website at His mailing address is Gary Farmer, P.O. Box 31096, Santa Fe, NM 87594. He has a new CD out called "Under the Water Tower". You can send $20 to his address to obtain the CD. For booking information call John at (505) 362-9087 or Gary at (505) 629-6580.

Seven Falls Indian Dancers are a family troupe representing four generations of dancers. They present educational and entertaining Native American social and exhibition dances including the Eagle and Hoop Dance. They are available for performances. Contact Carrie Howell at or for booking and for more information. They also have a face book page.

Blackfire's website is

Chase Manhattan's website for Native Hip Hop is He has a face book page. Chase's latest CD is called, "2013".

Red Tail Chasing Hawks are available for booking. Contact Calvin Standing Bear at if you would like more information or look at their website at: or call him at (303) 915-3675.

Native Nations, is a weekly Radio Program, featuring National, Regional, and local Native Musicians and their music. It can be heard every Tuesday evening from 8-10 p.m. MST on KRFC, Fort Collins, CO. It is also on line at it is produced by Bo Johnson, Media Communications Specialist, professional musician and member of the Native American Music Association. Email Bo at

KILI radio in Porcupine, SD. The Voice of the Lakota Nation! They are selling calendars & t-shirts. Send your money orders/checks to: KILI Radio, Lakota Communications, Inc. P.O. Box 150, Porcupine, SD 57702. (605) 867-5002. They always need donations. Their internet is working and you can get them on line at is a website for Native Music.

Tune into Navajo Nation radio on-line at

Arthur Short Bull Opens Gallery in Estes Park, Wind Horse Gallery, and a new studio/art gallery has opened in Estes Park at 165 Virginia Drive, Suite 5A, at the Courtyard Shops overlooking Bond Park. The shop will feature the work of Oglala Lakota artist, Arthur Short Bull and will feature his original paintings, prints and note cards of his work along with his original bisque ornaments and wall hangings. Wind Horse Gallery will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and by appointment. Call (970) 310-9974 or visit his website at or email him at for more information.

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, at the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (MoCNA).Admission is free for museum members, American Indians, veterans & youth who are 16 and younger. Admission fees are Adults: $10. Seniors: +62 are $5. For more information about upcoming museum exhibitions, go to For more information about the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, go to   

Colorado Directory of American Indian Resources, They are updating the Resource Directory so call to update your information for the 2013 on-line edition. Look at it on-line at or call Ernest House Jr., at (303) 866- 5470 for more information.

The Radio Reading Service of the Rockies is a non profit news and information service that provides access to printed material not available through another resource and covers all of Colorado. Volunteers read from local newspapers and other publications and broadcasts 24 hours per day, seven days a week. If you would like more information about RRSR and their services, please visit their web site at

                                            Job Announcements

Data Entry Specialist, Grand Writers & Researcher (2 positions), at the American Indian College Fund. Please email a letter of interest, salary requirements (with Word documents or PDF documents in one attachment as the subject line, your name & job you are applying for) and a current résumé to Human Resources at by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, for the Grand Writer/Researcher. Data Entry Specialist is open until filled. Look at their website at Their address is American Indian College Fund, Vivian Mount, Human Resources Manager, 8333 Greenwood Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221. FAX: (303) 426-1200. Call her at (303) 430-5340 for more information.

Spanish Bilingual Shelter Crisis Line Advocate & Spanish Bilingual Shelter Overnight Advocate, at SPAN. Look at the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence website at for complete information.

National Congress of American Indians has a job bank. Look at their website at for more information.

There are job openings at the Denver Veterans Medical Center. Call Human Resources at (303)399-8020 and look at their web sites to do a search for your specialty.

Entry-level Opportunities at the EPA, Browse the vacancy listing, then scroll down to browse jobs. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to EPA Intern Program (EPI) Call Jason at (202)564-5568 if you have questions. The website is

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has open positions (for college students too!) Look at Call LuAnna Allapowa at (303) 497-8718 if you have any questions.

Boulder County Job Line (303)441-4555. Human Resources Division 2025 14th Street, in Boulder, CO 80302. (303)441-3508. Check our their website weekly for their openings at

Job Openings with the City and County of Denver look at the Career Service Authority home page is

                                                Native Businesses

For all your photographic needs, please see the following link Jolynne Locust Woodcock is an American Indian photographer based in Denver, CO. She specializes in High school senior and family portraits. You can call her at (303)653-6787 and like her facebook page.

Dr. Trent Artichoker MS, DC, Oglala Lakota, is a chiropractor in Denver. He is located in Northwest Denver, in the Highlands neighborhood. He treats people with neck pain, back pain, auto accidents, and sports injuries. Call (303) 455-2225 to schedule an appointment. You can find out more information about him and his practice on his website:

Roots Hair Design-Katrina's Summer Promotion, 20% Off New Clients, 10% Off Old Clients. Women's & Men's cuts, Kids too! Color Techniques, facial Waxing, Eyelash/Brow Tinting, Paraffin Waxing & UPDO Hair Art. Call Katrina Mora for an appointment (720) 620-0777 (cell) or Appointments available evenings after 6:00 p.m. & Every other Saturday.

Fourth World Creative, Matt Barkhausen has a business that does graphic design. He did t-shirts for the 2014 All West Basketball Classic that looked great! Call Matt at (720) 297-8290 cell. Email:

Native American Eatery in Metro Denver, specializing in contemporary American Indian cuisine, Tocabe is the only Native restaurant in metro Denver. The menu combines traditional Osage family recipes with elements of American cuisine. It offers quick food service in a stunning Native American setting. Indian Tacos is the centerpiece of the Tocabe menu. It is owned by Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra. It is located at 3536 W. 44th Avenue (44th and Lowell), in Denver, CO. Call (720) 524-8282 for takeout and look at their face book page for more information. Tocabe's episode on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives was on September 12, 2011. Guy Fieri, host of Triple D and his team were in Denver in November, 2010 and spent several days filming at the restaurant. All those days have been edited down to a 6 minute segment highlighting Tocabe’s wonderful food. The episode is titled Grillin and Smokin and will feature their awesome Buffalo ribs plus other items from the menu. Check them out at  and look at

Jennifer Wolf, Elizabeth Redwing Sheeley and Ida Williams are Owners of Native Wisdom, who sell herbal products safe enough to use on babies and sensitive Native skin. Look at their website at or proceed directly to the shopping cart at a portion of all online sales benefits the American Indian College Fund.

Marcey Hodshire, Sewing jobs nothing too small. Can create Northern and Southern outfits, men or women, including beadwork. Have some children outfits and shawls on hand. Call (719) 839-1821 or email her at

Christina Conquering Bear has star quilts for sale! Call her at (720) 329-1018 if you need one!

Mable Teller, specializing in Navajo Jewelry & Native Clothing, (303) 922-3956.

Derrick Thompson Has Turquoise Boy Designs, You can contact him at or (720) 748-1152.

Cecelia Bernice Bull Bear has Porcupine Quill work for sale. Contact her at or (720) 364-2520

Carolyn Hayes Frazier is an experienced seamstress offering basic mending service at an affordable rate. She will mend torn clothing. She will also sew and design American Indian dance outfits: Jingle dress & Fancy shawl dresses, capes, vests. Leggings, traditional woman's' cloth dresses and shawls as well as men's ribbon shirts. She also sells Native dolls. Order yours from her at or call her at (303) 440-4695.

Our Native Healing Center, Native Healing Practices serving Adults, children, and families: Individual, Family & Couples Counseling, Massage Therapy. Herbal Knowledge. Substance Abuse Treatment. Dream Interpretation. They accept Medicaid. Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and offer some services on a sliding fee scale. It is located at 2150 W. 29th Avenue, Suite 330, in Denver, CO. Dr. Dianna Ducote-Sabey, Chickasaw Nation, is the therapist. Please contact Dianna at or (720) 287-1590 for more information.

Carolyna Smiley and Company, Carolyna specializes in intercultural communication, group facilitation, consensus building. decision-making, community involvement and conflict resolution. She provides educational and management services consultation services including strategic planning, project management and workplace effectiveness reviews and provides keynote and workshop presentations at national conferences. Contact Carolyna at (303) 772-1714 or

Jason Conger, LSW, Salt River Pima, is a psychotherapist in Denver, CO. He has received post graduate training at the Denver Family Institute in individual, couples, and family therapy. His therapy emphasizes the strengths of each client in order to empower and break negative cycles. His office is located in Denver, CO. To learn more about him & his practice, please visit or call (480) 227-2369.

First Nations Development is in Longmont, CO. A field office remains in Virginia. The Strengthening Native Philanthropy (SNAP) program will be housed in Colorado. The staff includes: Michael Roberts, Sonya Todacheene as the new Executive Assistant, Raymond Foxworth, Marsha Whiting, Lisa Yellow Eagle, and Montoya Whiteman. It is located at 2432 Main Street, 2nd floor, in Longmont, CO. (303) 774-7836. You can sign up for their newsletter and their trainings by looking at the

Eagle Plume's Fine Arts & Crafts of the American Indian, located at 9853 Highway 7 in Allenspark, CO. (10 miles south of Estes Park on Hwy. 7). January through April;, we will be closed except by appointment or chance. They will reopen on a daily basis beginning in May- October. They are always open online. Their hours will be: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. daily. Call Dayton, Ann & Nico at (303) 747-2861, email and look at and find their face book page for more information.

Nakota Designs, Inc./STRONGHOLD SOCIETY is owned by Walt & Allison Pourier, 2022 E. 134th Way, in Thornton, CO 80241. Look at their website at for t-shirts and skateboard products. You can contact Walt at (303) 255-1730,  and look at website to donate to the Stronghold Society Live Life Call To Action campaigns. The Skate Celebration is July 12, 2014.

Beacon Printing is owned by Terri Witt, Cherokee. 2161 S. Platte River Drive (West), in Denver, CO. It is your one stop shop for printing and advertising needs. Call or stop by anytime to get a quote on all your printing needs. Discounts for Native Businesses and Non-profits. Call (303) 922-4384 and look at for more information.

Smith, Shellenburger and Salazar, LLC, located at 14694 Orchard Parkway, Suite A-210, Westminster, CO 80023. The Attorneys, Smith, Shellenburger and Salazar are experienced in working with Native Nations and specialize in the practice of Federal Indian Law. They also represent private individuals in matters of family law, contracts, criminal cases and some unemployment cases. Contact Keith Smith at (303) 255-3588 for more information. The fax is (303) 255-3677. You can also look at their website at for more information.

OFF THE FRONT PAINTING Charlie Blue Back is the answer for all of your painting needs! Contact him at (720)988-5048, email:

Shelley Morning Song and Fabian Fontenelle, Shelley sings and Fabian dances while she sings. Look at their website at Shelley's CD Full Circle was 2011 Record of the Year. She also has an album called, Heart Songs of the Native American Flute. Shelley's new Upcoming album for 2013 will be in the more mainstream style of Shelley's contemporary rock and blues! If you look on her website you can listen to Love Came to Rescue Me. To book them you can send an email to or call (505) 261-5014.

Rose Red Elk aka Red Feather Woman's website is  look at it for her concert schedule and how to order her CD's as well as her dream catchers. Contact her at

Native American Natural Foods, located at 287 Water Tower Road, Kyle, SD 57752. Based on Wasna, a traditional Lakota dish using fruits and herbs to preserve buffalo meat. Tanka products are real food for real people. All Tanka products made with 100% natural buffalo and cranberries. Tanka sticks also have wild rice. The products are Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, and Tanka Wild Rice sticks And come in two flavors: Traditional and Spicy Pepper Blend. You can order yours on line at email: or call 800-416-7212. They also have an fb page  you can also buy them at Denver-Boulder area stores like REI. I saw Tanka Dogs & Tanka Bites at the Vitamin Cottage. There is a big display of Tanka bars at Whole Foods in Boulder. Look at their website to see where they are sold in your area.

Check out Autumn Morning Star's web site at: or email her at

DJ Eagle Bear Vanas, Odawa has his products for sale at or you can call him at (719)282-7747. He is a motivational speaker and you can contact him to book him. He owns the Native Discovery Inc. a company dedicated to improving lives and building the warriors of!

Dentistry for Children, Call Dr. Lucinda Lewis, (Navajo) DDS, P.C. at (303)367-1502 to make an appointment for your child. Her office is at 390 S. Potomac Way, Suite A, in Aurora, CO 80012. (Near Alameda & 1-225). Her office will take most health insurance except for Medicaid.

Send your PSA's to indian_voices or or send them to: Theresa Halsey, Indian Voices Program, KGNU Community Radio, 4700 Walnut, Boulder, CO 80301. KGNU's Fax number is (303) 447-9955. Directions: Come to 30th & Walnut and go east under the bridge to the first building on your right. You cannot reach us from Pearl Street or 55th since Walnut dead ends and does not connect with either one of them.

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