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Congratulations! 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 on Yes to Indigenous Peoples Day Resolution and to Drop Columbus Day, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the Boulder City Council Chambers, in Boulder, CO. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors).

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!

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

Prayers are needed! Pray for all the people who are losing their homes due to the weather and because they don’t have a job. Pray for those that are having surgery or recovering from surgery, or are in the hospital or are ill at this time. Prayers for Bill Miller, Christina Conquering Bear, Joanne Shenandoah who needs a liver transplant. 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 spring 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. To Med for the death of his wife Mary Agnes (Aka) Aya Medrud on Thursday, April 7, 2016. To Melanie Yazzie for the death of her father, April 1, 2016. To the family of Butch Mousseau who died on March 25, 2016, and was buried him in South Dakota. 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!

Why We Dance - American Indian Art in Motion, Sunday, May 29 - August 14, 2016, at the Hamilton Building-Level 1, at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, in Denver, CO. It is included in general admission. This multi sensory exhibition will present the motives behind Native American dance and highlight the Museum's annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration in September. This year it will be September 10, 2016. It features about 86 works, including 78 drawn from the DAM's American Indian art collection. Why We Dance is curated by Nancy Blomberg, Chief Curator and Curator of Native arts at the DAM as well as John Lukavic, Associate Curator of Native Arts and guest curator, Russ Tallchief.

This summer the artists in residence coincide with the Why We Dance - American Indian Art In Motion in the North Building Center 3 Studio. Open hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thursday - Sunday for two weeks. Alistair Bane, Men's Straight Dance from July 7-17, 2016. Verla Howell, Men's Fancy from July 21-31, 2016. Kiva Trujillo, Women's Fancy from August 4-14, 2016. Andy Cozad, Gourd Dance, from September 1 - 4, and Sept. 15 - 18, 2016.

Indigenous Films at the Museum of Nature & Science Features: Math Circles. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Gates Planetarium for August. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. FREE but Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away). Films this summer is: August 10, 2016, Math Circles will be at the Gates Planetarium and not IMAX.

September 4, 2016, Two Spirit, It is being held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps IMAX Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205. Enter on the East entrance.

A Monthly Indigenous Film series - Free and open to the public-Every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Suggested donation $5. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205. The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission is pleased to present another year of the Indigenous Film 2016@ the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a monthly Indigenous film series. Special thanks to the 2016 sponsor: Mile High Behavioral Healthcare Contact the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, 444 South Emerson Street, in Denver, CO 80209. Call Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for more information.

95th Annual Intertribal Ceremonial Powwow, Wednesday-Sunday, August 10-14, 2016, 206 West Coal Avenue, Gallup, NM 87305.

Omak Stampede Indian Encampment, Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14, 2016, 421 Stampede Drive E. Omak, WA 98841.

Cafe' Cultura's 6th Annual Art in the Park During the Summer Friday, August 12, 2016, at La Alma/Lincoln Park Amphitheater, 12th Avenue & Osage  (next to the swimming pool), in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Featured Performers: Emily Vulaca Lopez, Polynesian dancing and Josie Valdez Fraire. Community Feature: Colorado Indian Education Foundation. Live Art: Graffiti Battle between 7 graffiti artists. Vote for the best. $3 -$5 donations. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Open Mic starts at 7:00 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.)

Many activities Happen During the third week Third Week in August before the Santa Fe Indian Market, Native Cinema Showcase, Tuesday – Sunday, August 16-21, 2016, in Santa Fe, NM. Indian Market Edge Preview reception and the 2016 Kick Off Party on Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Best of Show Ceremony & Luncheon on Friday, August 19, 2016 and many more events. Look at for more information.

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, August 18, September 1 & 15, 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 Donna at (303) 936-2688 for more information.

Indigenous Fine Arts Market, Thursday-Saturday, August 18-20, 2016, at the Santa Fe Rail yard District in Santa Fe, NM Their Annual Glow Party is August 17, 2016, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. For IFAM event updates, visit

87th Annual 2016 Crow Fair & Parade Celebration, Wednesday-Monday, August 17-22, 2016, at Crow Agency, Montana. (Exit 509 & 510 off of 1-90).

2016 Annual Powwow & Hand Game Tournament, Friday-Sunday, August 19-21, 2016, Ute Mountain Ute Casino, 3 Weeminuche Dr. Towaoc, CO.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community 2016 Annual Wacipi, Friday-Sunday, August 19-21, 2016, SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. (952) 445- 8900. Open to the public. Admission: $10 button for the entire weekend. Adults 60+ & Children under 10 are free. Grand entries. Friday 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Look at for more information.

95th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21, 2016, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Santa Fe Plaza. It continues Sunday, August 21, 2016; from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Look at for more information.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi 2016, Friday-Sunday, August 19-21, 2011, SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway, in Shakopee, MN. Admission is $10 for the weekend button. Adults 60+ and children under 10 are FREE!  Grand entries: Friday at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Call (952) 445-8900 or visit for more powwow information. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN 1-800-813-7349 or Dakotah Meadows RV Park at 800-653-CAMP.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2016, Monday, August 29, Sunday, September 11, 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.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, September 3 & 10th, October 1, 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.

One Gathering-Skate for Life, Labor Day weekend in September 2016, at the Yo Park in Pine Ridge, SD. This is a major Skateboard Event. Show support in making One Gathering successful, contact Stronghold Society at info@strongholdsociety Allison Pourier at (303) 255-1730 Look at for the vendor and volunteer application. Please write your check to Stronghold Society and write One Gathering in the memo section. Please mail completed form and payment to: Stronghold Society, 2022 E. 134th Way, in Thornton, CO 80241.

Cafe' Cultura Open Mic, Friday, September 9, 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.)

96th Annual Southern Ute Fair Contest Powwow, Friday-Sunday, September 9-11, 2016, Sky Ute Fairgrounds. 200 East Highway 151, Ignacio, CO (970) 799-3149

Friendship Powwow -DAM I Love To Powwow, Saturday, September 10, 2016, on the Plaza, at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, in Denver, CO.

White Stallion Fine Arts Craft Fair, Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18, 2016, at the Denver Indian Center. 4407 Morison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Opens at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016, and Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concession stand and raffle sales. Sponsored by the DIC Elders Program with Thompson Williams of the White Stallion CO. Free and open to the public. Proceeds are going to the Denver Indian Center Elders Program. Contact Donna at the Denver Indian Center at (303) 936-2688 or email her or Thompson Williams,

2016 NAJA Conference: EIJ16 Excellence in Journalism is Collaboration with the Society of Professional Journalists, RTDNA and the Native American Journalist Association. Sunday-Tuesday, September 18-20, 2016, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA. Look at to register. You must have a NAJA membership to get members registration. $55 for professional memberships, $20 for college students and $10 for high school. For questions about NAJA memberships, email or call (405) 325-1649.  Find more information about the program at

2nd Annual Healing Hoop Powwow, Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25, 2016, Stonehocker Farmhouse, 2952 E. 109th Avenue, Denver, CO 80233. Native dancing, drumming, crafts, food, storytelling. Free and open to the public. For more information look at

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.

                                                            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 Open Mic, Friday, September 9, 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, August 18, September 1 & 15, 2016 at noon. - Donna

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: September 7, 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.  August 22, 2016, September 26, 2016, October 24, 2016, November 28, 2016. A parent-led safe and open gathering for support and sharing of parental roles, problem solving and idea sharing. A meal will be provided. RTD bus tickets and childcare are available. For more information contact Ceriss Blackwood at (720) 500-1006,

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, July 27-August 31, 2016, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Session dates are 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 8/31.  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) 500-1006, 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.  

Become a Foster Parent and learn how you can help keep Native Children Connected to their Culture by Attending a Meeting About Foster and Adoptive care in Denver County. Meetings are held from 6:00 -9:00 p.m. at DDHS Castro Building (Room 1017), 1200 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80204. Meeting date is the First Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, call Denver Human Services at (720) 944-4000.

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 Summer 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. They are hiring for the summer.

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, 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. The Skate Celebration is July 2015.

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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