Indian Voices Newsletter
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Congratulations! Congratulations to Linda Hogan for receiving the Henry David Thoreau Prize for Nature Writing. Congrats to Darrick Silversmith for becoming the new DPS Title VII  worker. Congrats to the new DIHFS Staff, Andrea Vigil, Diabetes Program Manger and Alyssa Begay, Medical Assistant. Congrats to Joy Harjo for winning the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. To Dianne Van Voorhees for being selected as one of the people who won a Harvesting Harmony 2015 Mayor’s Diversity Award for her work with the Indian Law Clinic at the Denver Indian Center. Congrats to Clint Carroll for his book, “Roots of Our Renewal”. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors).

Happy birthday to People Born in February! To Sabra Artichoker, Arrow Banks, Jonny Bearcub-Stiffarm, Delane Black Elk, Sky Black Elk-Volkmann, Charlie Blue Back, Justin Boos, Derek Brown, Violet Catches, Gabriel & Michael Chapa, Angel Chaves-Eagle, Lucille Contreras, Tsali Cross, Brighton Dawn, Layla Dea, Pat Decory, Gabriel Draper, Desmond & Demetri Eagle, Alvina Earnhart, Shahela Eyre, Debbie Fills Pipe, Valorie Gaede, Joaquin & Lorenzo Franco Garbiso, Rick Garcia, Alger Grey Eyes, Ronnie Gutierrez Jr., Delmar Hamilton, Sena Harjo, Paul Harvey Dearhouse, Donna Haukaas, Hayden Hedman, Jennifer Herbert, Seferina Cameron Hopkins, Deborah Hunt, Sun Rose Iron Shell, Chris Janis, Amy Jumping Bull, Ivan Lewis, Kevin Locklear, Helen Littlejohn, Georgia Madrid, Jacquelyn Manzanares, Mary Amber & Adrienne Martinez, Tatanka Means, Cathy McAllister, Alex Pipe On Head, Lori Pourier, Don Ragona, Lily Roach, Gracie Red Shirt Tyon, Chanda Rendon Spotted Eagle, Rebecca Ridge Bear Sherwood, Angelica Saenz, Masani Salazar, Brooke Sanders, Richard Silversmith, Andre Kendal Smith, JoDean Stiffarm, Cancega Tail, Charleen Touchette, Taylor Todacheene, Shannon Wells, Matthew Wildcat, Suzanne Williams, Erika & Eric Wilson, Bruce Yellowwolf, Robert Chaske Zahn and anyone else having a February birthday!

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, Olga Vianey Gonzales, Shayne Gutierrez, Rick Hill, Joanna Holy Elk Face, Pearl Ironshield, Barbara Israel, Michael Johnson, Anaya Lamarr, Denise Linstrom, Bill Miller, Brenda Mitchell, Beverly Morgan, Lu Munoz, April Nabahe, Larry Pourier, Ruth Pourier, Donna Quintana, Nick Ragona, January Rendon, Jacoby George Rendon, Thalia Rodriguez, Sarena Roy, Michael Rae Running Wolf, Timber Running Wolf, Tachara Salazar, June Shakespeare, Bessie Smith, Deb Smith, Babette Thin Elk, Lynette Two Bulls, Diane A. Pacheco-Van Voorhees, Alan Watson, Montoya Whiteman, Ray Eagleboy Whiteshield, Laura A. Wilson, Lori Windle, Axel Wolf, Wanda Wolf, Desiree & Diana Yankton, Jesse Zamora and anyone else have a January birthday!

Happy Birthday to People Born In December! To Thomas Allen, Mat Barkhausen, Misty Dawn Brave, Rose Cuny, Shelley Duran, Teresa Bernie, Caprice, Betonny, Crystal Christler, Jim Ecoffey, Deb Emhoolah, Francisco Fills the Pipe, Arlo Frazier, Julie Greer, Leslie Goodluck, Nick Halsey, Steven Halsey-Williams, Carol Harvey, Sandy Hatchett, Mary Horse Chief, Derek Howell, Walter Johns, Darla Leslie, Ted Mitchell, Kayleen Christine Monroe, Andres Montour-Ransom, Anita & Cary Morin, Pearl Mousseau, Joseph Newman, Timothy Padilla, Brandon Robinson, Kalee Salazar, Jessica Sorrels, Rachelle Todea, Anthony & Kevin Thompson, Eulynda Toledo, Deborah Yates, Pam Watson, 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 Troylynn Yellowwood, Gloria Four Feather Masser, and Stevie Ray Eagle. Your prayers are very important and help people recover faster! They all need your prayers and positive thoughts because it's hard being ill. Also remember those who have made their journeys to the spirit world during the summer months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the family & friends of John Trudell, who made his spirit journey on December 8, 2015. To Carla Hollow Horn and family for the death of her brother, Jonathan "Chuck" HollowHorn who died in November, 2015. 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!

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursday, February 4 & 18, 2016, 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, 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. It will be to participate in activities and events. Contact Donna Lafferty at (303) 936-2688 ext. 146 for more information.

Colorado Professional Chapter Information/Kickoff Meeting, Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the UCD Student Commons Building, Rm. 2000, 1201 Larimer Denver, CO 80204. Current and past AISES members. native and non-native are invited to attend. Contact Jacob Conners (719) 939-3976 or to RSVP and for questions.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturday, February 6, March 8, April 2 & 24, May 7. June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 & 10, October 1, November 5, December 3, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, in Denver, CO. Free general admission tickets are available to Colorado residents on Martin Plaza. General museum admission is free for kids 18 and younger every day. Look at or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2016, Sunday, February 7, March 7, April 10 & 23, May 9, June 5, August 29, September 11, October 24, November 13, 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. 

Indigenous Films at the Museum of Nature & Science Features: Finding Gaston Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at the Doors open at 6:00 p.m. film starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. It is being held monthly at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps IMAX Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205. Enter on the East entrance. Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away). The film is: Finding Gaston Following the film, there will be a Q & A with members of the Denver American Indian Commission.

In 2016, the monthly Indigenous Film series will present film and discussion the Second Wednesday of the month at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80204. The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission is pleased to present another year of the Indigenous Film 2015@ the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a monthly Indigenous film series. 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.

Cafe' Cultura Open Mic, Friday, February 12, 2016, at the Denver Inner City Parrish/La Academia, 9th & 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: Hasan Salaam, Emcee and Educator from New Jersey and Ty Holly, 15 year old Dine'. Community Feature: VORP of Denver. Victim Offender Reconciliation Program. Art by Gregg Deal, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Artist/Activist.  $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.

Denver Indian Center Inc. 12th Annual Sweetheart Pow-Wow, Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Denver Indian Center Gym, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Gourd Dancing from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Grand entry 1:00 & 6:00 p.m. Cake Walk, Bake sale. Specials: Head Woman-Tara Gover -prettiest Shawl Contest. Head Girl, Lilliah Walker - Father/Daughter two-step. Sponsored by the DICI Youth Program. Contact Debra Preston (303) 936-2688 ext. 128,  for vendor or more information.

2016 Native American Youth Weekend Featuring the Amerind All West Basketball Classic, Friday-Sunday, March 31- April 3, 2016,  at the Gold Crown Field house, in Lakewood, CO. Like their page on facebook

Denver Aging Commission to Host Elders for Their Monthly Meeting in March, Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in the gym, Denver, CO 80219. The first 1/2 hour of the meeting will be to get input from the native community about the thoughts and opinions on how Denver should support their elders, questions about the commission and questions on the commissions Age Matters report. Please support the effort by attending the meeting and bring a friend. Ask questions. Paul Lopez is scheduled to come and listen. The first half of the meeting is for the elders and elder advocates to ask questions. Those interested in staying for the entire meeting are welcome to stay and listen. Via Ruth Starr.

Denver March Powwow, Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, 2016, at the Denver Coliseum, 4800 Humboldt ( exit 275B off 1-70), Denver, CO 80216.  Admission: $7 per day Three Day Pass $20. 6 & under free 60+-$3 day. Grand entries: Friday: 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Official Host Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton (303) 321-3333 Group coupon code: DMP. Contact Denver March Powwow, Inc. P.O. Box 19178, Denver, CO 80219., (303) 934-8045 FAX: (303) 934-8046.Email: Website:

                                                            EDUCATION NEWS

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. Let Yvette know if your student needs a tutor. Tutors are needed at the elementary and mid-school levels. Look at the website at

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 February , at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location TBA.

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

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

Cafe' Cultura Open Mic, Friday, February 12, 2016, at the Denver Inner City Parrish/La Academia, 9th & 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: Hasan Salaam, Emcee and Educator from New Jersey and Ty Holly, 15 year old Dine'. Community Feature: VORP of Denver. Victim Offender Reconciliation Program. Art by Gregg Deal, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Artist/Activist.  $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,

AlterNative Voices Program has ended since Susie death but Native Programming has not ended for that time slot on Sundays, at 7:00 a.m. Tune into the new Native radio program called: 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 adult 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 RoSean Howard, Case Manager and Patient Navigator, at (303) 312-9812, email 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.

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

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

Denver American Indian Commission: The Mission of the Denver American Indian Commission is to enhance present and future communications between the Denver American Indian Community and the City and County of Denver and to advocate for social and cultural awareness and promote economic and political equality. 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.

Colorado Cherokee Meeting Sundays, Highland's United Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola Street,  32nd and Osceola Street, in Denver, CO 80212 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Potluck. Bring food to share. Email:

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

Food Pantry is Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00- 4:45 p.m. once a month.

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 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. This is a program open to adults and children. Bus tickets are available. Look at

Native American Youth Program: (303) 936-2688 ext. 119

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

Homework Club, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 4-6 p.m. Tutors are needed for middle and high school students to tutor Reading, Math, English and Science. Must be 16 or older with a GPA of 2.0. All tutors will be paid a stipend for tutoring. Please call (303) 936-2688 and let them know you are interested in tutoring. Someone will call you back.

DIC Youth Powwow Class on Wednesdays. Celebrate Native culture and join them from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All drums & dancers are welcome! Class Program: 6:00 p.m. Potluck. Main dish provided. Drum & Dance Program. Children under 8 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.  Contact Debra Preston at (303) 936-2688 for more information.

Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center, The Clinic takes place at DIC on the First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Upcoming clinic dates include: February 3, 2106. Contact Metro Volunteer Lawyers at (303) 866-9378 if you have any questions.

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 partnering with the Denver Indian Center to offer a weekly Relapse Prevention Talking Circle for All American Indian/Alaska Native adults (18+). It is called the Red Road Talking Circle and is facilitated by Teresa Bernie, Nakota and Starr Hess. It is held from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Call Teresa at Denver Indian Health & Family Services at (303) 953-6600 for more information.

Denver Indian Health & Family Services is located at 1633 Fillmore Street, Ground level, in Suite GL-1 for the clinic, in Denver, CO 80206. (Between Colfax and 17th, just east of East High School and south of City Park). 

Diabetes Prevention: Andrea Vigil, Diabetes Program Manger. Call her at (303) 953-6604 to sign up. Chris Willis: Diabetic Prevention Specialist, has extended hours on Tuesday-Friday. Hours vary for fitness training on the machines.

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 2015 Program Services

Indian Child Welfare Program: Call (720) 500-1020

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

Adult Life Skills Group, An urban Indian Empowerment Class. Free 10 week class for adults 18 and up Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 7596 W. Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. Contact Melissa Yazzie at (720) 500-1010.

Cooking Matters Classes with DIFRC and the Denver Indian Center for the American Indian Community, Tuesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. starting January 12. Pre-registration is required! Classes will be held at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO. Class participation is required for all six weeks and class size is limited to 15 participants. Bus coupons available upon request. Call  Sarah Nelson (720) 500-1006 or email her at  to pre-register and/or for more information. 

American Indian Nurturing Skills for Families. Wednesdays, 5:00-7:30 p.m. A free 15 week class for parents & children!  Nurturing Skills for families is designed to strengthening families. Classes are offered at no cost to participants. Classes are intended for both parents and children between the ages of 6-12. Teen Life Skills will be offered for ages 13-18. Childcare is provided for children under 5. Participants will enjoy a nutritious meal together. Bus tickets are available for transportation assistance Call (720) 500-1020 for more information and to set an intake appointment.

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. They are now on tour.

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

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

Colorado Directory of American Indian Resources, They are updating the Resource Directory so call to update your information for the 2015 on-line edition. Look at it on-line at or call Ernest House Jr., at (303) 866- 5470 for more information.

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

                                            Job Announcements

Office/Human Resource Administrator, Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, CO. Summit resume with application letter with names and addresses of three references no later than Monday, February 29, 2016 to Katrina Mora Administrative Assistant at Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 802302 or

Program Director, Case Manager, Data Specialist, for the Honoring Fatherhood Program, at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO. Qualified candidates should have experience working with Native American Programs. Open until filled. To view the job descriptions go to Submit a cover letter & your resume to Rick Waters,

Finance Officer, Denver Indian Center. Submit cover letter and résumé to Isabelle Medchill email at Open until filled.

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 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 Appointments available evenings after 6:00 p.m. & every other Saturday.

Fourth World Creative, Matt Barkhausen has a business that does graphic design. Call Matt at (720) 297-8290 cell. Email: for more details.

Tocabe -Native American Eatery in Metro Denver, specializes in contemporary American Indian cuisine, the menu combines traditional Osage family recipes with elements of American cuisine. It offers quick food service in a stunning Native American setting. Indian Tacos and buffalo ribs are the centerpieces of the Tocabe menu. Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra own it. The Metro location is: 3536 W. 44th Avenue (44th and Lowell), in Denver, CO. Call (720) 524-8282 for takeout and look at their face book page for more information.

Tocabe Native American Eatery has a new location: 8181 E. Arapahoe Road Unit C, Greenwood Village, CO. 80112 (720) 485-6738 and look at

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

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

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, Lisa Yellow Eagle, and Montoya Whiteman. It is located at 2432 Main Street, 2nd floor, in Longmont, CO. (303) 774-7836. You can sign up for their newsletter and their trainings by looking at the

Eagle Plume's Fine Arts & Crafts of the American Indian, located at 9853 Highway 7 in Allenspark, CO. (10 miles south of Estes Park on Hwy. 7). January through April; 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 will be: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. daily. Call Dayton, Ann & Nico at (303) 747-2861, email and look at and find their face book page for more information.

Nakota Designs, Inc./STRONGHOLD SOCIETY is owned by Walt & Allison Pourier, 2022 E. 134th Way, in Thornton, CO 80241. Look at their website at for t-shirts and skateboard products. You can contact Walt at (303) 255-1730, and look at website to donate to the Stronghold Society Live Life Call To Action campaigns. The Skate Celebration is July 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 If you look on her website you can listen to Love Came to Rescue Me. To book them you can send an email to or call (505) 261-5014.

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