Indian Voices Newsletter
Happenings in the Indian World

Listen to Indian Voices on KGNU Boulder Denver and online at http://www.kgnu.org Sundays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 88.5 FM, 1390 AM

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Look at http://ncipa.weebly.com/events.html for local powwows and happenings in Colorado.

Look at http://www.lakotacountrytimes.com/ for the Lakota Country Times News Paper in SD

Look at http://www.nativepeoples.com/ a Native magazine published every two months

Look http://www.kiliradio.org/ to get to KILI radio

Congratulations! To Cary Morin for the release of his 4th CD that came out January 13, 2017, called "Cradle to the Grave". To the December College Graduates. especially Saydie Sago, Zane O'Brien and Ime Salazar from CU-Boulder. To Frank Sherwood and Della Bad Wound for being recognized by the American Indian College Fund as the Honored Native Elders at the Holiday Elders Dinner, on December 6, 2016. Great Elders Dinner AICF! Thanks for sponsoring it! To everyone receiving awards and scholarships at the American Indian Achievement Awards Gala, especially the American Indian College Fund for receiving the American Indian Charity of the Year. To the family of the Late Elouise Cobell Honored by President Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, November, 2016. To Gracie Red Shirt Tyon for being chosen as the new Director of American Indian Student Services at UCD. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors).

Happy birthday to people born in January! To Jaime Aguilar, Nanobah Becker, Jean Belille, Carol Berry, Jennifer Black Elk, Gerri Bustamante, Joseph Chief Bear, Santee Dinsmore, Bernadette Eagle, Sarah Echo-Hawk, Shirley Falls, A'niw'na Francis, Lyon Frazier, John Gaisthea, Olga Via Gonzales, Shayna Gutierrez, Rick Hill, Joanna Holy Elk Face, Pearl Ironshield, Barbara Israel, Michael Johnson, Cordell Kills Crow, Anaya Lamarr, Denise Linstrom, Bill Miller, Brenda Mitchell, Linda Montour, Linda Yardley Monteau, Beverly Morgan, Lu Munoz, April Nabahe, Tia Peters, Larry Pourier, Ruth Pourier, Donna Quintana, Nick Ragona, January Rendon, Jacoby George Rendon, Thalia Rodriguez, Sarena Roy, Michaela Rae Running Wolf, Timber Running Wolf, Tachara Salazar, Grace Sesma, June Shakespeare, Bessie Smith, Babette Thin Elk, Lynette Two Bulls, Dianne A. Pacheco-Van Voorhees, Andrew Washines, Alan Watson, Montoya Whiteman, Ray Eagleboy Whiteshield, Laura A. Wilson, Lori Windle, Axel Wolf, Wanda Wolf, Desiree & Diana Yankton, Jesse Zamora and anyone else having a January birthday!

Happy birthday to People Born in December! To Thomas Allen, Jaime Arellano, Mat Barkhausen, Michael Begay, Teresa Bernie, Caprice Betonny, Marilyn Black Elk, Lily Boyce, Misty Dawn Brave, Harry Cage, Clifford Canku Jr., Stella Carrasco, Rose Cuny, Crystal Christler, Ryan Douville, Shelley Duran, Jim Ecoffey, Cherie Elm, Deb Emhoolah, Francisco Fills Pipe, Arlo Frazier, Julie Greer, Leslie Goodluck, Nick Halsey, Steven Halsey-Williams, Carol Harvey, Sandy Hatchett, Joanna Holy Elk Face, Mary Horse Chief, Derek Howell, Trevor Iron Cloud, Charlie Janis, Walter Johns, Debbie Jiron, Donna Lafferty, Marcey Lecompte, Darla Leslie, Danica Medak-Saltzman,  Brett Merrill, Ted Mitchell, Kayleen Christine Monroe, Andres Montour-Ransom, Gerald Montour, Anita & Cary Morin, Pearl Mousseau, Joseph Newman, Timony Padilla, Joe Pulliam, Jodi Rave Spotted Bear, Brandon Robinson, Kalee Salazar, Jessica Sorrels, Rachelle Todea, Anthony & Kevin Thompson, Eulynda Toledo, Deborah Yates, Pam Watson, Vi Waln, Thompson Williams, Sara Wilson, Dina & Skyler Yazzie and anyone else having a December birthday! (I need December birthdays). 

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, 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 Fall months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To all the families who have lost a loved one this Fall and winter. Our prayers and positive thoughts are with the families in their time of sorrow and mourning. May they all rest in peace! They are missed! (I need names and dates).

Joanne Shenandoah Has Just Released a New CD called, One World Christmas, get it at CD Baby. You can also listen to the Indian Voices Program on Sunday, December 18, and December 25, 2016 for her One World Christmas. An interview with Jo and Bambi will be aired on Christmas. December 25, 2016.Click on the archives on the http://www.kgnu.org website and look for Indian Voices, Sundays from 3-4 p.m. to listen to past programs.

Joanne Shenandoah Need Donations for a Liver Transplant She has a GoFundMe page. http://www.gofundme.com/joanneshenadoah or you can send the donation to her at Box 450 Oneida Territory, Oneida, NY 13421. She thanks you with humble gratitude. Look at her website at http://www.joanneshenandoah.com

Spirit of the Sun is looking for Native Board of Directors/Members If you are interested please send a letter of interest and your resume to Shannon Francis at sfrancis@spiritofthesun.org

Cafe' Cultura Open Mike, Friday, January 13, 2017, 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. Featured Performers: Rosline Mares, Navajo, Apache, Cherokee. Queenz of Hip Hop. Community Feature: American Friends Service Committee, Art by Victoria Page Gonzalez. $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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 394-6589 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura to see videos of the artists. Purchase your Cafe Cultura 2017 Season Pass for $30 ($120 value). This card entitles you to free admission for you and a guest. Free gifts (stickers, books, etc.)

8th Annual AIPAC Adams 12 Five Star Schools Powwow & College Fair, Saturday, January 14, 2017, starting at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Century Middle School, 13000 Lafayette Street, Thornton, CO 80241. Gourd dancing. Silent Auction. Arts & Crafts vendors. College Fair. Indian Tacos & Frybread. Cake walk. Crowning of the 2016-17 Adams 12 Indian Education Princess. Sponsored by Adams 12 American Indian Parent Advisory Committee & Adams 12 Community Engagement Funds. No Admission charged. Free and open to the public! Contact Felicia Alvardez at (720) 288-8452 for more information.

Boulder Valley School District Title VI Indian Education Indian Parent Mtg., Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 1900 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO. Potluck mtg. Please bring food or drinks to share.

36th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase, Friday-Sunday, January 20-22, 2017, at Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216. Show hours: Friday, January 20-1:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission prices: Adults-$13 Seniors (60+) -$11.00 Children under 13 are free. A single admission is good for the entire weekend. Tickets are available at the door. Look at http://www.indianmarket.net/colorado-festival-dates-and-details/ email indianmarket@sbcglobal.net or call (972-398-0052 for information.

Joseph M. Marshall III will be speaking about his new book, "In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse" As Part of Tesoro Cultural Center , Saturday-Sunday, January 21-22, 2017. Joseph will lecture about his new book for children & young adults. "In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse" Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Douglas H. Bark Community Rec Center, 2004 W. Powers Avenue, Littleton, CO 80120. This program is free, however registration is required. Call (303) 347-5999.

Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 2:00-3 p.m. at the Denver Central Library, 100 W. Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO. Level 5, Gates Conference Room. Free lecture. No need to RSVP. Limited seating.

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m. an event will take place at The Fort, Morrison, CO. Purchase tickets by calling (303) 839-1671 or email info@tesoroculturalcenter.org

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2017, Sunday, January 22, Monday, February 27, Monday, March 12, 2017, 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 http://www.dmns.org for more information.

Department of History at CU-Boulder speaker for the 28th Annual Athearn Lecture is Charles Wilkerson, Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in Eaton Humanities 150. "Writing a Tribal History, My Long Journey with the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon". A reception will follow the lecture in the Humanities Living Room.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, February 4, March 4, April 1, 2017, 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 http://denverartmuseum.org or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

Indigenous Films at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Wednesdays, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, 2017. at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Phillips IMAX Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO. 80205. Enter on the east entrance. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 6:30 p.m. Following the film, there will be a Q & A with members of the Denver American Indian Commission. Featured Film.

The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission are pleased to present another year of the Indigenous Film 2017 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Contact the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management  by looking at their facebook page or calling, Jeanne Rubin, (303) 744-9686 for more information about the upcoming films

Cafe' Cultura Open Mike, Friday, February 10, 2017, 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. Featured Performers: TBA Community Feature: TBA Art to 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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 394-6589 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura to see videos of the artists. Purchase your Cafe Cultura 2017 Season Pass for $30 ($120 value). This card entitles you to free admission for you and a guest. Free gifts (stickers, books, etc.)

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2017, Monday, February 27, Monday, March 12, 2017, 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 http://www.dmns.org for more information.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, March 4, April 1, May 6, 2017, 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 http://denverartmuseum.org or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

Indigenous Films at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Wednesdays, March 8, April 12, May 10, 2017. at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Phillips IMAX Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO. 80205. Enter on the east entrance. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 6:30 p.m. Following the film, there will be a Q & A with members of the Denver American Indian Commission. Film to be announced.

The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission are pleased to present another year of the Indigenous Film 2017 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Contact the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management  by looking at their facebook page or calling, Jeanne Rubin, (303) 744-9686 for more information about the upcoming films

Cafe' Cultura Open Mike, Friday, March 10, 2017, 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. 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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 394-6589 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura to see videos of the artists. Purchase your Cafe Cultura 2017 Season Pass for $30 ($120 value). This card entitles you to free admission for you and a guest. Free gifts (stickers, books, etc.)

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2017, Monday, March 12, April 1, 2017, 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 http://www.dmns.org for more information.

42nd Annual Denver March PowWow, Native American Cultural Festival, Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2017, Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt, in Denver, CO. (ext. 275B off I -70). Admission: $7/day, $20/3 day pass . 60+ / $3 day. 6 & under Free. All drums invited. $100 cash registration fee. No limit on drums. Contact Denver March PowWow, Inc. PO Box 19178, Denver, CO 80219. (303) 934-8045. http://www.denvermarchpowwow.org

                                                            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. depa8361@colorado.edu 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. gov0205620@adams12.org

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 VI 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 lsaiz@jeffco.k12.co.us 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 Rose_McGuire@dpsk12.org  

Boulder Valley School District Title VI Indian Education, Yvette Salas, (720) 561-5296, Yvette. Salas@bvsd.org is identifying American Indian students. Her Office hours: 8:30 -9:30 a.m. M. T, TH, F.

Congrats to the 2016-17 Indian Parent Advisory Council, Chair – Manda Robertson. Vice-President – Rob Rice, Secretary - Monique Fredericks - Douville. Treasurer – Candace Yazzie. Their next scheduled meeting is: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 1900 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO.

Colorado Springs Title VI Programs at School District 11, Lynda Espinoza-Ide, Director, LYNDA. ESPINOZA-IDLE@d11.org Ingrid Mobley, Administration Assistant, INGRID. MOBLEY@d11.org 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 http://www.ndigidreams.com/

Cafe' Cultura Open Mic, Friday, January 13, February 10, March 10, 2017, 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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 394-6589 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura 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 http://www.collegefund.org to apply. "Education is THE Answer", is the new saying or branding. Look at the animated beadwork in action at http://www.americanindiancollegefund.org Employment opps at http://www.collegefund.org/content/employment_opportunities

                                            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 http://www.kzkoradio.com 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, cheryllucerobiz@gmail.com or Jared Rains at (303) 585-6655, jaredrains@yahoo.com

InDigitNess Voice on KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, CO 80205 or live stream at http://www.kuvo.org 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 http://www.InDigitNessVoice.org 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 Community Radio Boulder Denver and Fort Collins online at http://www.kgnu.org Sundays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 88.5 FM, 1390 AM Theresa Halsey is the producer and host. Programs are archived so click on the archived show on the left side and put in Indian Voices.

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 http://www.kiliradio.org/

NativeRadio.com is a website for Native Music.

Tune into Navajo Nation radio on-line at http://www.ktnnonline.com/

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. typewriterwriterblue21@gmail.com

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: http://www.coloradospringsindiancenter.com/

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 welcomehomewarrior@comcast.net and look at http://www.whwarrior.org/ for more information.

Coyhis Publishing, in Aurora, CO, http://www.coyhispublising.com/ is an On-line store to order Wellbriety books and DVD's. They are the sole distributor for White Bison Inc. http://www.whitebison.org/

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 Lisa.Calderon@denvergov.org for more information.

Attention all Fort Peck Nakota, the new website for the General Counsel is located at https://sites.goggle.com/site/fortpeckassiniboine/ 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 http://www.denvergov.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.denvergov.org/NativeAmerican

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 http://www.rmicc.org/ 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 Shadana@rmicc.org

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. (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 http://www.denvercic.org/ or call Richard and Susie Silversmith at (303) 733-3693 for more information.

Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219http://www.denverindiancenter.org/

The Native Workforce Program - Helping with Employment & Training needs. Call Lynn-Bah Johnson, Native Workforce intake coordinator at (303) 936-2688 or lyn@denverindiancenter.org 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 Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, January 5 & 19, 2017 at noon. 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 the Elders Program at (303) 936-2688 for more information. A volunteer is requested to help with the Elders Program.

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: January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2107. Contact information@denbar.org and call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

The Denver Indian Center Inc. is Pleased to Announce the Honoring Fatherhood Program,  at the Denver Indian Center Inc., 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. The Honoring Fatherhood Program is generations of Native men making a difference tied together by tradition building future generations of fathers. The Purpose is to Strengthen father-child engagement, increase healthy relationships, improve employment and economic mobility/opportunities. Enrolled Participants will receive: Culturally Specific Relationship Education. Career Path Guidance. Socioeconomic Stability including: Transportation Assistance. Child Care Assistance. Connecting with other community health and human services. Contact them at HFP@denverindiancenter.org  or call (303) 936-2688 ext. 200 for more information about how to enroll in the Honoring Fatherhood Program.. 

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 good.feather94@gmail.com

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). http://www.dihfs.org 

Diabetes Healthy Lifestyle Classes is on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-5 p.m. in the DIHFS gym. Questions? 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, eroy@dihfs.org 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 Expands Services to Crime Victims of adult physical abuse and child physical abuse in 2017. They are receiving a 2 year grant from the Colorado Office for Victims Programs to provide services to AI/AN victims of domestic violence. Questions about DIFRC's services, donations or volunteer opportunities? Contact Sarah Nelson at (720) 500-1004 or snelson@difrc.org

DIFRC's website is http://www.difrc.org/ and their facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/#!/DenverIndianFamilyResourceCenter/

Resource and Referral Services: Available to provide external referrals such as with community housing resources, baby items, clothing, and legal services.

Nurturing Parenting Program: Evidence based parenting classes offered in a 12 week cycle for families with children birth to 17 years old. Parents and children attend groups designed to promote healthy physical and emotional development, appropriate roles, and developmental expectations. Childcare for children ( with advance notice) and a meal are provided. Classes are held on Thursday evenings starting January 12. 207, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Cooking Matters: Culinary Classes designed for adults and families that offer hands-on cooking  using healthy recipes and affordable ingredients with nutrition education. Participants receive take-home groceries after each class and graduation cooking tools, including a cookbook, knife and cutting board! Classes run weekly for six week sessions. Next cycle to start in early 2017.  

Social Connections Support Group: A monthly safe and open gathering for parents and caregivers to provide support and sharing of parental roles, problem solving, and idea sharing. The Social Connections Support Group includes mutual self-help, shared leadership, and family support while strengthening protective factors. All groups and discussions are parent-led. Upcoming groups are: January 23, 2017, February 27, 2017, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Cultural Nights: Each month a traditional art/craft project is showcased, materials and light snacks are provided to support continued cultural knowledge and traditions. Cultural nights are held monthly. It will be held on January 17, 2017.. Call Ceriss Blackwood, (720) 500-1010 for information on the next event.

Native Youth Empowerment Program: A weekly after school program for youth ages 13-17 that includes life skills education and cultural activities! This program is offered in partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools Indian Education Program. Program held on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. from January - May, 2017.

Contact Ceriss Blackwood, Resource & Referral Specialist at (720) 500-1010, cblackwood@difrc.org about their 2016-2017 Programs and Services.

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 Alex16_x@yahoo.com.

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 http://www.natamcancer.org/ 

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, You can get their CD's by looking at Gary's website at http://www.myspace.com/garyfarmerandthetroublema 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 Carrie@sevenfallsindiandancers.com or carriehowell7@gmail.com for booking and for more information. They also have a face book page.

Blackfire's website is http://www.blackfire.net/

Chase Manhattan's website for Native Hip Hop is http://www.59chase.com/ He has a face book page.

Red Tail Chasing Hawks are available for booking. Contact Calvin Standing Bear at calvin@calvinstandingbear.org if you would like more information or look at their website at: http://www.calvinstandingbear.org/ 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 http://www.dawnhawk.org/ or email him at wakinyan1@mac.com 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 http://www.iaia.edu/museum/exhibitions/upcoming/ for more information about the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, go to http://www.iaia.edu/museum   

Colorado Directory of American Indian Resources, They are updating the Resource Directory so call to update your information for the 2017 on-line edition. Look at it on-line at www.colorado.gov/ltgovernor/initiatives/indianaffairs.html or call Ernest House Jr., at (303) 866- 5470 for more information.

                                            Job Announcements

Assistant to the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Controller, Media Placement Manager, Assistant to Chief Marketing & Development Officer, American Indian College Fund. To apply: Send a letter of interest, salary requirements, (must be included), and a current resume in a word document or PDF, combined as one attachment. In the subject line, list your name and the position title you are applying to applications@collegefund.org  Open until filled. Look at Employment opps at http://www.collegefund.org/content/employment_opportunities

National Congress of American Indians has a job bank. Look at their website at http://www.ncai.org/ 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. http://www.va.gov/jobs/or http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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 http://www.epa.gov/ezhire

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has open positions (for college students too!) Look at http://www.fin.ucar.edu/hr/employment/index.html 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 http://www.co.boulder.co.us/

Job Openings with the City and County of Denver look at the Career Service Authority home page is www.DenverGov.org/CSA

                                                Native Businesses

For all your photographic needs, please see the following link http://images-by-jolynne.smugmug.com/ 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: http://www.denvercoloradochiropractic.com/

Roots Hair Design-Katrina's Winter 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 tipisawiya@comcast.net 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 http://wwwfourthworldcreative.com they work with local, regional, national and international clients. Email: them at: director@fourthworldcreative.com 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. They also cater and have a food truck. Call (720) 524-8282 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 http://www.tocabe.com

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 gooduks74@aol.com

DZABAHE Southwestern Jewelry Contact Bessie Smith, bessie247@gmail.com or call her at (303) 898-1185, and Betina Smith, mstina61@gmail.com or (303) 547-4678. Look at the DZABAHE Southwest Jewelry website at http://www.dzabahe.com to look at their products. .

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

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

Benito Concha has joined the Our Native Healing Center, as the Massage Therapy, IBMC. He is also at the Medicine Mountain Massage, Taos Pueblo Fireside Massages, 120 Veterans Highway, Taos Pueblo, NM (575) 779-9856,  or bmconcha65@gmail.com or look at http://www.medicinemountainmassage.com

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 hayes.redhouse@gmail.com 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 info@OurNativeHealingCenter.org 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 bmconcha65@gmail.com

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 carolyna@smileyandcompany.com

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 http://www.milehighpsychotherapy.com or call (480) 227-2369.

First Nations Development is in Longmont, CO. 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 http://www.firstnations.org/

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 nico@eagleplume.com and look at http://www.eagleplume.com/ 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 http://www.nakotadesigns.com for t-shirts and skateboard products. You can contact Walt at (303) 255-1730, info@strongholdsociety.org and look at http://www.strongholdsociety.org/ 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 http://www.beaconprintingdenver.com 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 http://ssr~lawyers.com 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: oftfrnt@yahoo.com

Shelley Morning Song and Fabian Fontenelle, Shelley sings and Fabian dances while she sings. Look at their website at http://www.shelleymorningsong.com To book them you can send an email to shelleymorningsong@yahoo.com

Rose Red Elk aka Red Feather Woman's website is http://www.redfeatherwoman.com/ Contact her at Red Elk Enterprises Inc./Red Feather Woman, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.  (303) 579-8713 or redfw2013@gmail.com Stay tuned for the new website with a great on-line store. Look at it for her concert schedule and how to order her CD's as well as her dream catchers.

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, Warrior Bar and Tanka Wild Rice sticks And come in two flavors: Traditional and Spicy Pepper Blend. You can order yours on line at http://Tankabar.com email: TankaBar@tankaBar.com or call 800-416-7212. They also have an fb page http://Facebook.com/Tanka-Bar 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: http://www.magicmorningstar.com/ or email her at magicmorningstar@hotmail.com

DJ Eagle Bear Vanas, Odawa has his products for sale at http://www.nativediscovery.com/ 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 tomorrow...today!

Send your PSA's to tmh80303@hotmail.com or indian_voices@hotmail.com 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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