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Congratulations! To Ara Cruz for receiving the Denver Mayor's Diversity and Inclusion Award. To Gracie Red Shirt Tyon for being chosen as the new Director of American Indian Student Services at UCD. To Halle Sago for being recognized at the 28th Annual Multicultural Awards Banquet for the Youth Category and Victor Hernandez, for receiving the Education Category on Thursday, October 6, 2016. To Erlidawn Roy & Steve Lapointe for the birth of their baby boy, Mato Chaske Lapointe born May 26, 2016. Congrats to the CU Law School for choosing James Anaya, as the new Dean of Colorado Law. He began his duties on August 8, 2016. Boulder City Council Voted Yes to Indigenous Peoples Day Resolution and to Drop Columbus Day, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the Boulder City Council Chambers, in Boulder, CO. Indigenous Peoples Day will be celebrated Sunday-Monday, October 9-10, 2016. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors)

Happy Birthday To People Born in October! To Kristen Lori Atone, Ben Ball, Sioux Black, Keiko Broken Le-Kinn, Jan Chaddlesone-Little, Rob Chante, Cheryl Charley, Tanksi Clairmont, Ara Cruz, Ian Cameron, Grant Davis, Thomas Yellowhorse-Davis, Tahnee Davis-Kills Crow, Tawa Ducheneaux, Marion Eagle, Christinia Eala, Denise Engstrom, John Emhoolah Jr., Zoe Fenton, Gloria Grant, John Gregg, Colleen Gorman, Gerome Gutierrez, Julia Halsey, Antwine and William Hamilton, Terri Hansen, Cheyenne Hardman, Larisa Irina Harvey, Charles Herrera, Lauren Hopkins, Dina Horwedel, Lionel; "Pnut" Holy Eagle Face, Marcie Howell-Hodshire, Michelle Howell, Myra Howell, Trujillo, Hotani Isaac, Roslita John, Yvette Joseph, Arlie Kendall, Millie Knapp, Geri Lameman, Kenneth Little, Denise Litz, Solomon Littleowl, Shawn Martinez, Isabelle Medchill, Torry Mendoza, Anselm & Lauren Mitchell, Chantel Moore, Kea'anne Morgan, Anetra Parks, Mary Annette Pember, Creason Pipe On Head, Tim Roan, Mahli Saunders, Tom Teegarden, Natalie Trenary, Jackie Trotchie, Cheryl Tsikewa, Angie Tsinnie, Shannon Pelot Valerio, Romana Ohitika Vigil, Alexandra Watson, Jacob Wildcat, Patterson Yazzie, Wilma Yellowcloud, Tse Chi Chad Yen, Troylynn Yellowwood and anyone else having a October birthday!

Happy Birthday To People Born in September! To Susan Arketa, Gene Artichoker, Ken Autabo, Terry Battiest, Letty Benally, Savannah Bernie, Jenn Black Elk, Joseph C, Blacksmith III, Michael & Riley Thomas Brave, Danica Brown, Sidney Brown, Kristen Carpenter, Casey Casica, Priscilla "Pat" Caverly, Jackie Chavez, Lee Christensen Vigil, Wambdi Clairmont, Casey Casias, Vivian Delgado, Lori-Edmo-Suppah, Juanita Espinosa, Rick Frazier, Ryan Frazier, Martina Gauthier, Chissoe "Boober" Gray, Casey, Raven & Sean Gray, Deanne Grant, Elliott, Michael & Theresa Halsey, Samuel Henry, Ian Her Many Horses, Geneva Horsechief-Hamilton, Josephine "JoJo" Horsechief, Karen & Sarah Hubble, Scott Denver Jacket, Annette Jaimes, Stephanie Jerome, Lizzie Kaplanek, Penny Kelsey, Kellie Jewett-Fernandez, Vincent Knight, Stevie Lee, Larry Left Hand Bull, Kara Lentz, Jolynne Locust Woodcock, Steve Manydeeds, Simako "Smiley" James Marshall, Tanya Minhas Ball, Maria Montour, Autumn Morningstar, Ira New Breast, Eden Nicole, Sarah Ortegon, Sonya Paul Gavin, SyLvan Paul, Leonard Peltier, Michelene Pesantubbe, Angel Perez, Ohinniyan Wicapi "Obie" Peters, Alex Red Prue, JC Rattler, Geri Reyna, Sherri Rouillard, Keith Secola Jr., Cibonet Salazar, Dave & Dan Sanders, Corby Shangreau, Marlon Sherman, Ariel Skinner, Chrysan Smallwood, Gabe Smith, Celeste Spoonhunter, Marion Spotted Bear, Faith Spotted Eagle, Derrick Thompson, Dorothy Tyon, Jonathan Tsosie, Isabella Iris Vanas, Isaac Wak Wak, Danielle White, Joan Jodi Francis White, Anne White Hat, Heather Whitemanrunshim, Raelene Whiteshield, Wes Wildcat, Amanda Williams, Rick Williams, Tom Wind, Candace Yazzie, Davison Yazzie, and Ohitike Zahn and anyone else having a September birthday!

Happy Birthday to People Born in August! To Tina Anolin, Karen Artichoker, Adrienne Benally, Michael Berryhill, Frank Black Elk, Keelan Campbell, Kimimila Christler, Keya Clairmont, Scotti Clifford, Don Coyhis, Leonard Keith Cozad, Melinda Danforth, Sierra Dinsmore, Elaine Eagle, Viki Eagle, Tony Echo-Hawk, Valerie Embry, Isabel Farris, Donna Fayard-Gurung, Jason Firestone, Bob Frazier, Colton Frazier, Sheronnabah Harvey, Sarah Hernandez, Debbie Howell, Tokata Iron Eyes, Alvin & Calvin Janis, Lyla June-Johnston, Lizzie Kaplanek, Winona LaDuke, Marilyn Lone Hill, Amanda Lopez, Christie Manzanares, E’cho Martin, Ronald Martin, Britta Mayo, Nizhoni Mitchell, Alisa Montour-Ransom, Louise Morgan, Tad Morin, Glenn Morris, Zane O’Brien, Naomi Pacheco,  Jericho Pacheco, Olivia Pease Sierra, Lisa Radford, Harold & Skaseniio Ransom, Tatina Rodriguez, Phineas Rodriguez, Autumn Romero, Mirana Saenz, Aaron Sandoval, Joseph Salazar, Marissa Sapula, Seb Schenandoah, Lorene Shakespeare, JoDene Sherwood, Shadana Sultan, Clark Tallbull, Lori Tapahonso, Mark Trahant, Kiva Trujillo, Janet Trujillo, Wes Vigil, Candy Walker, Kevin Williams, Redwing, Sally and Wanbli Williams, Erika Wurth, Charmayne Yazzie, Gloria Yellowhorse, Jolene Zahn and anyone else having a August birthday! (I need August birthdays)

)Happy Birthday to People Born in July! To Linda Arroyo-Holstrum, Felicia Alvarez, Ryan Avila, Errol Ball, Regina Harris Begaye, Carla Birdshead, Anne Blaney, Derek "No Sun" Brown", Mara Chapa, Lakota Clairmont, Andy Cozad, Orin Dinsmore, Mary Dodge, Dianna Ducote-Sabey, Desmond Eagle, Chenoa Amadahe Francis, Carla Fredericks, Elicia Goodsoldier, Christian Gering, Jackie Gray, Dru Guidry, Ronnie Gutierrez Sr., Zemmy Hall, Cindy Hannah, Chuck Hedin, Melissa Henry, Charlie Hill, Debra Holy Elk Face, Steven Howell, Verla Howell, Ardie Janis Sr., Kay Ann Janis, Hawk Jerome, Marc John, Alexis Jones, Micka King, Donna Langston, Steve Lapointe, Julian Locust, Rhonda LeValdo, Jason Lujan, Adrienne Maddux, Dennis Manuelito, April Martinez, Dabney & Hunter Meachum,  Gabe & Isabella McDonald, Shelia Moore, Corrine Morton, Darcia North Wind, Ginny Ostemeier, Lynda Pete, Lonnie Pourier, Walt Pourier, Lindsay Prairie Chicken, Tarriah Shay Provost, Thomas "T.J" Pulliam, Emma Ragona, Natchee Red Bear, Carmella Rodriguez, Gary & Ime Salazar, Keith Secola, Vince & Vivian Sheely, Shirley Sneve, Troy Spang, Shania Nanabah Spink, Joshua & Kipp Stiffarm, Bill Tall Bull, Jerod Tate, Rwanda Todea, Marc Towersap, Charlotte Tsosie, Jeanine Valdez, Dalton Walker, Barbara Watson, Karen Whiting, Karen Wilde, Kathey Wilson, Chaske & Willie Wolf, Roberta Yazzie, Beverly Yellowhorse, Michael Zahn and anyone else having a July 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 Martin Knife Chief, Bill Miller, Christina Conquering Bear, Joanne Shenandoah who needs a liver transplant and anyone else needing prayers. 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 the summer months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the family of Jim Northrup Jr. who died in August 1, 2016. He was an Ojibwe writer who wrote “Fond du Luc Follies” that was published in several Native publications. To the family of Jim L. Boyd who died June 21, 2016. Especially to his wife, Shelley and his children and to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville reservation. Jim was Tribal Chairman since 2014. He was from the Arrow Lakes tribe of the 12 tribes of the Colville Confederacy.  To the family of Troylynn Yellowwood, to Rick Williams, and Seneca Williams and the many other relatives, Jolynne Woodcock, Redwing Sheeley, Wambli Williams, Theresa Burns as well as her children. To the family of Calvin Tyon, especially his mother Margaret Red shirt Tyon and his sister, Gracie Tyon. To Larry Lefthand Bull and family for the death of his wife, Rae Ann Lefthand Bull who died May 13, 2016 and their children, Johnny Ray, Alyx & Jack. 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!

Boulder's Inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration Events in Boulder, Sunday-Monday, October 9-10, 2016, October 9, 2016, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. City Council Chambers & Lobby, 1777 Broadway, in Boulder, CO. 2:00-2:15 p.m. Opening Song and Prayer: Matene Strikes First. 2:15 -2:30 p.m. Resolution Reading: Mary Dolores Young, Boulder Mayor Pro Tem. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Intertribal Dancers: Colorado American Indian Dance. 3:30-4:00 p.m. Keynote: Dr. James Anaya, Dean of CU Law School, former UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Reception by Three Sisters Indigenous Cuisine.

Monday, October 10, 2016, City Park & Bandshell, SE Corner of Broadway & Canyon, in Boulder, CO. 12:00 p.m. Opening Prayer: Crawford White. Welcome: Ava Hamilton, Honored Guests: Viola Hutch, Herb Walsh and Yufna Yellow Wolf. 12:00-12:30 p.m. Songs. Steven Halsey-Williams, playing the flute.12:45 p.m. Song & Dance with Francis Sherwood and Dance Troupe. Followed by Group Tlalco. The venue will change from 3:00-7:30 p.m. to the Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, in Boulder, CO. 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Film: Two Rivers with Introduction and Discussion by Elicia Goodsoldier. 4:30-5:00 p.m. Snacks. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Workshop (teens/adults) "Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples".  Jerilyn DeCoteau and Paula Palmer. Cost is FREE. Events are open to the public. Look at for more information. Los Dos Bros Mexican Food Truck will have food available from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016.

Oyate Indigenous Peoples Day/Anti-Columbus Day March, Monday, October 10, 2016, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Wear Black. Meet at Farrand Field and began walking to the UMC Fountain at 11:45 a.m. Starting at 12:00 p.m. There will be a spoken word performance by Cafe Cultura followed by drumming. Come and show your support for Indigenous Peoples Day! They will be having a Oyate meeting Monday, October 10, 2016, in the C4C at 5:00 p.m. Look at for more information.

Indigenous Peoples Day at University of Colorado-Denver (UCD). Monday, October 10, 2016,  8:00-9:00 am. Blessing the Ground. CU Denver Ethnic Studies to Have an Open House at noon. Food catered by Tocabe. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Women Warriors, Leaders, Activists-Sky Roosevelt-Morris. Steven Newcomb, will be having a Film Screening, Doctrine of Discovery Unmaking the Domination Code, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Student Commons. Room 2600, in Denver, CO Dinner is served.

Two Day Conference at Iliff School of Theology: Christian Discovery, Genocide & the Dakota Pipeline, Monday-Tuesday, October 10-11, 2016, 2323 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO. Monday, October 10, 2016, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel on "Genocide on Three Continents". 12:00-1:00 p.m. BYO Lunch .Conversation about the History of the Native American Justice Counsel (NAJC) @ Iliff and NAJC events. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. "The Doctrine of Discovery, Unmasking the Domination Code" documentary Screening/Film by Steven Newcomb. 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Breakout sessions to discuss the documentary 3:30-4:45 p.m. Keynote Address: Adrienne Benavidez from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner provide by Tocabe Native American Eatery. "The Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery & the Dakota Access Pipeline" Panelists: Glenn Morris, Steven Newcomb and Phyllis Young. Moderated by Tink Tinker. Free and open to the public. Call (303) 808-6280 for more information.

Denver City Council Meeting To Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 10, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at the Denver City Council chambers.

13th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival,  Wednesday-Monday, October 5-10, 2016,  at various venues in Denver, CO.

Monday, 10 October, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
The Price of Peace  
Welcome by Patricia Limerick, State Historian; Q&A with Morris Te Whiti Love
History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver
Cosponsor: History Colorado

►   Festival Finale   ◄
Wednesday, 9 November, 6:30 – 8:30
Chasing the Light  
Q&A with director Blackhorse Lowe
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
Cosponsors: Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver American Indian Commission

 All events are FREE (suggested donation $5) Updates at
for more information email:
or call Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for more information.

Cafe' Cultura 12th Anniversary Showcase, Book Release & Fundraiser, Friday, October 14, 2016, at 910 Galapago Street, in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:45 p.m. $5-$30 donation. (No one turned away). Art, Food Door Prizes, & Silent Auction. Unveiling of Mural from Words to Actions Youth Leadership Program. Featured Performers: Cafe Cultura Poets and youth in our programs. Community Feature: TBA Art by TBA. $3 - $5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Open Mic starts at 7:45 p.m. Native Hip Hop.

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. Purchase your Cafe Cultura 2016 Season Pass for $30 ($120 value). This card entitles you to free admission for you and a guest. Free gifts (stickers, books, etc.)

University of Colorado Homecoming 2016, Friday-Saturday, October 14-15, 2016, 2016. Buff Bash and Stampede Parade and Pep Rally, 5:00-8:30 p.m. Join the other affinity groups at the Lazy Dog, Pearl Street Mall, downtown Boulder, CO. Register at: Http:// 

American Indian Alumni Tailgate Party, Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3 hours before the game vs. ASU, Kickoff to be announced. Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO. Bring your favorite drink & side dish to share-Grill will be fired up and ready! Game day parking. Spaces are limited Arrive early. Need tickets? Register at Http:// and receive a promo code for discount tickets. Hosted by the Native American Rights Fund. Sponsored by the American Indian Alumni Association, Oyate and the CU Alumni Association. Come celebrate with the American Indian Alumni Association and to cheer on the Buffs for the win against Arizona State University. Go Buffs!

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, October 20, 2016, 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, at noon at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Soup is on the menu. Bring a dish or a drink to share with others. This gathering will be to discuss elder issues and meet other elders. Suggestions for participation in activities and events are needed. Contact Doris at (303) 936-2688 for more information.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2016, Monday, October 24, Sunday, November 13, Monday, December 12, 2016, 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.

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, November 3 &17, 2016, 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, at noon at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Soup is on the menu. Bring a dish or a drink to share with others. This gathering will be to discuss elder issues and meet other elders. Suggestions for participation in activities and events are needed. Contact Doris at (303) 936-2688 for more information.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, November 5, December 3, 2016 from 9:00 -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.

American Indian Achievement Awards Gala, Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Marriott Denver Tech, Denver, CO. Applications are due September 2, 2016, for the student and small business awards. Individual tickets-$125. Look at for more information.

13th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival,

►   Festival Finale   ◄
Wednesday, 9 November, 6:30 – 8:30
Chasing the Light  
Q&A with director Blackhorse Lowe
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
Cosponsors: Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver American Indian Commission

All events are FREE (suggested donation $5) Updates at
for more information email:
or call Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for more information.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2016, Sunday, November 13, Monday, December 12, 2016, 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.

                                                            EDUCATION NEWS

Deanne Grant, PhD. Pawnee Student at CU-Boulder is seeking one on one interviews with self identified Native American women in the Denver metro area for a research study about gender roles and responsibilities, what it means to be a Native heterosexual women and what you think about intimate relationships with others All participants must know their tribal affiliation and be 18 years or older. All interviews are confidential and we will meet at a convenient public location for you, such as your local library. Please email Deanne Grant, PhD. Pawnee Student, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. or call (303) 532-9597. Please plan on 1-3 hours for the interviews. All participants will be compensated $20 cash for the completion of an interview.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Phillip Gover, Indian Ed Youth Advocate, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Title VII Indian Education, Grants & Federal Programs. (720) 972-5897.

There is a facebook page for Adams 12 AIPAC 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, Office of Student Engagement, Jeffco Indian Education Program. The Title VII Indian Education 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.

The parent or guardian must obtain and complete a 506 form that is then filed with the Jeffco Indian Education Program. This form will remain valid the entire time your child is in Jeffco Public Schools. Call Leroy Saiz, Interim Program Coordinator at  (303) 982-6549; email him at for more information.

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, Yvette Salas, (720) 561-5296, Yvette. is identifying American Indian students. Her Office hours: 8:30 -9:30 a.m. M. T, TH, F.

Congrats to the 2015-16 Indian Parent Advisory Council, Chair – Manda Robertson. Vice-President – Rob Rice, Secretary - Monique Fredericks - Douville. Treasurer – Candace Yazzie. Their next scheduled meeting is: Wednesday, TBA August/September, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at place to be determined.

Colorado Springs Title VII Programs at School District 11, Lynda Espinoza-Ide, Director, LYNDA. Ingrid Mobley, Administration Assistant, INGRID. 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

Cafe' Cultura 12th Anniversary Showcase, Friday, October 14, 2016, at 910 Galapago Street, in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:45 p.m. Featured Performers: TBA. Community Feature: TBA Art by TBA. $3 - $5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Open Mic starts at 7:45 p.m. Native Hip Hop.

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. Purchase your Cafe Cultura 2016 Season Pass for $30 ($120 value). This card entitles you to free admission for you and a guest. Free gifts (stickers, books, etc.)

American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. Their phone number is (303) 426-8900. They provide college scholarships to Native students. Look at to apply. "Education is THE Answer", is the new saying or branding. Look at the animated beadwork in action at Employment opps at

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Indian Reporter Team in the Jammin KZKO/MSE Radio Network studio every Wednesday 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 Cheryl Lola Lucero (720) 299-5268, or Jared Rains at (303) 585-6655,

InDigitNess Voice on KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, CO 80205 or live stream at Sundays 7:00 a.m. Program Mission: To entertain, educate, inform & engage positive perception of Native America today through presentation of Native American radio programming across digital platforms.  Hosted by Richard Two-Elk and his children, Alix and Codid. InDigitNess Voice will focus upon the issues, people, news, events, and communities of Native America, while presenting traditional and contemporary music. Look at their website at they also have a facebook page you can join. They need Native music to play so if you have any to donate or are Native musicians who want your music aired you can contact them.

Listen to Indian Voices on KGNU Boulder Denver and online at Sundays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 88.5 FM, 1390 AM Theresa Halsey is the producer and host.

KILI radio is 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, and 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

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 Michelle Perez, Executive Director, The Medicine Heart Dancers (720) 837-5461.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Talking Circles: Provides connection to culture and healthy living to Native Americans experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The Native American Services are not an emergency program.

Co-Ed Talking Circle: Mondays: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 2100 Broadway, in Denver, CO. (Old Stout Street Clinic) Lunch served. Nicole Miera, Case Manager and Patient Navigator, (303) 332-9813 with any questions or concerns.

Women's Talking Circle, Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 1535 High Street, (Colfax & High Street), in Denver, CO. All Indigenous women are welcome! Lunch is included. Call Petra Ulrych, Case Manager and Program Manager at (303) 312-9822 with any questions or concerns.

The Talking Circle, Fridays - 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 2100 Broadway downtown Denver, CO. Breakfast is served. The Talking Circle is a safe place to meet and talk about alcoholism, addiction, homelessness, or any other concerns you may have. Call Case Manager and Patient Navigator, at (303) 312-9812, with any questions or concerns.

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.

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. Their website is

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.

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. Hillcrest Christian Church upstairs. Coffee & Fellowship downstairs 12:00 p.m.  For a chance to meet folks. Come worship with them at their new building, a warm sanctuary, handicap accessible and ample parking. If you have any questions, please look at or call Richard and Susie Silversmith at (303) 733-3693 for more information.

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.

Zumba Classes at the Denver Indian Center, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Jason Francis (303) 936-2688

Little Dribblers 5:00-6:30 p.m. M-W-F – Manuel Ortegon

Sacred Hoops 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. M-W-F

Elders Lunch, Thursdays, October 6 and 20, 2016 at noon. - Doris

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic takes place at DIC on the First Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Upcoming clinic dates include: October 5, November 2, and December 7, 2106. Contact and call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

The Denver Indian Center is Pleased to Announce the Beginning of the Fatherhood Program, Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 2016, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Enter through the Westside doors. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. with the class beginning at 6:00 p.m. Contact Rick Waters at (303) 936-2688 ext. 200 or Steve Revello (303) 936-2688 ext. 203 for more information. 

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 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). 

Diabetes Prevention: GoodPath: Diabetes Self-Management Class is on Tuesdays in August in the morning from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or afternoons from 4-6 p.m. Give Sarah Ziherl RD Diabetes Educator and Chris Willis, CPT Diabetic Prevention Specialist, a call at (720) 612-7130 to reserve your spot today!

DIHFS Dental clinic has expanded and is accepting children and Medicaid & CHP + (two week waiting list for appointment) Volunteer dentist is there Tuesday & Wednesday. Dental Hygienists are there on M W F. Call them at (303) 953-6601 to make an appointment.

DIHFS Clinic hours are: Monday, - Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- noon & 1 - 5:00 pm. 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. Eridawn Roy, CHIPRA Enrollment Specialist (303) 953-6616, The Main Phone is (303) 953-6600. FAX: (303) Walk-ins are accepted but it's best to call to ensure availability. To find information about these programs, call or stop by the Denver Indian Health & Family Services.

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), 7596 W. Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. (Intersection of S. Wadsworth Blvd, W. Jewell Avenue). The RTD Bus 76 goes by it. Call the main number at (720)500-1020 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 2016 Program Services

Clinical Services: Intensive Case Management to support families at risk of, or currently involved with the child welfare system. Resource and Referral assistance with community resource searching and accessibility. Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy. Relapse Prevention Group. Domestic Violence Support Group. For Clinical Information.

Community Programs

Circle of Parents: Every 4th Monday of the moth from 5:30-7:00 p.m. September 26, 2016, October 24, 2016, November 28, 2016. December 19, 2016. January 23, 2017. February 27, 2017. A parent-led safe and open gathering for support and sharing of parental roles, problem solving and idea sharing. A healthy meal will be provided each month. RTD assistance and childcare are available. For more information contact Ceriss Blackwood at (720) 500-1010

Cooking Matters Classes for the Adults: Living With Diabetes, Adults living with diabetes, at-risk of diagnosis family and friends of individuals living with diabetes are all welcome to join! Pre-registration is required! Six weeks program starting on Wednesday, , from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Session dates are  Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 7596 W. Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232.  Learn more about Nutrition, healthy cooking and diabetes self-management education. Take home groceries after each class so you can practice the recipes taught that day! Earn a Cooking Matters recipe book, cutting board and a chef’s knife. Register with Ceriss Blackwood at (720) 500-1010, and for more information. 

Teen Life Skills Group, Teens meet for 12 weeks to focus on skill attainment related to school, practical living, personal growth and communication, from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. at Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 7596 W. Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232.  

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. $5 for the class. Claudia Alejandra Lopez is the licensed Zumba Instructor. For more information, call/email her at (720) 499-7743 or

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.

Native American Cancer Research (NACR), Native American Cancer Research. 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.

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 or his facebook page. His mailing address is Gary Farmer, P.O. Box 31096, Santa Fe, NM 87594.  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.

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.

Arthur Short Bull Opens Gallery in Estes Park, Wind Horse Gallery, and a new studio/art gallery have 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 2016 on-line edition. Look at it on-line at or call Ernest House Jr., at (303) 866- 5470 for more information.

                                            Job Announcements

Human Resource Manager and Program Assistant for TCU Early Childhood Education Initiatives. American Indian College Fund. List your name and which job you are applying for in the subject line. Open until filled. Look at Employment opps at

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, and 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 Fall Promotion, 20% Off New Clients, and 10% Off Old Clients. Women's & Men's cuts, Kids too! Color Techniques, facial Waxing, Eyelash/Brow Tinting, and 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 is an American Indian owned Design Studio, print shop and clothing label. Order original American Indian clothing designs, posters, stickers, etc. under the Fourth World label at they work with local, regional, national and international clients. Email: Matt Barkhausen at: for more details about their business rates.

Tocabe -Native American Eatery in Metro Denver, specializes in contemporary American Indian cuisine, 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 and buffalo ribs are the centerpieces of the Tocabe menu. Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra own it. The Metro location is: 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 Native American Eatery has a new location: 8181 E. Arapahoe Road Unit C, Greenwood Village, CO. 80112 (720) 485-6738 and look at

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

DZABAHE Southwestern Jewelry is Bessie Smith, or (303) 898-1185, and Betina Smith, or (303) 547-4678. Look at for more information.

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, and 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, and 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. Benito Concha has joined the Our Native Healing Center, as the Massage Therapy, IBMC. Contact him at (575) 779-9856 or

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 postgraduate 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, Raymond Foxworth, Marsha Whiting, Mary Bowannie 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; they will be closed except by appointment or chance. They are open on a daily basis beginning in May- October. They are always open online. Their hours are: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. daily. Call Dayton, Ann & Nico at (303) 747-2861, email and look at and 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.

Terri Witt, Cherokee, owns Beacon Printing. 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 To book them you can send an email to

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 Her Cd 'Keeper of the Dreams' won a Best Folk Recording from the Native American Music Awards.

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 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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