Indian Voices Newsletter
Happenings in the Indian World

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Congratulations! To Halle & Saydie Sago for receiving an Awards at the American Indian Achievement Awards on Nov. 9, 2019. To Masani Salazar for receiving the Youth Award on October 3, 2019 at the 30th Multicultural Awards Banquet. Congrats to Kalee Salazar for her new position at the Indian Affairs Department for New Mexico. Congrats to Heather Whitemanrunshim for becoming a Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors).

Happy Birthday to People Born in January! To Jaime Aguilar, Ursula Aldrich, Bridget Ambler, Leta Killer-Bailly, Jean Belille, Nanobah Becker, Carol Berry, Angela Bibens, Jennifer Black Elk, Regina Brave, Geri Bustamante, Joseph Chief Eagle, Santee Dinsmore, Bernadette Eagle. Pauline EchoHawk, Sarah EchoHawk, Shirley Falls, A’niw’na Francis, Lyon Frazier, John Gaisthea, Olga Gonzales, Bob Gough, Betty Gress, Shayna Gutierrez, Yvonne Gutierrez, Katherine Herman-Williams, Rick Hill, Angel Hinzo, Joanna Holy Elk Face, Carol Iron Rope-Herrera, Pearl Ironshield, Barbara Israel, Rosie Jacobson, Michael Johnson, Mato Cante Kills Crow, Zach Landem, Anaya Lamarr, Denise Lindstrom, Nataanii Means, Bill Miller, Brenda Mitchell, Beverly Morgan, Angela Montoya, Linda Montour, Linda Yardley –Monteau, Lu Munoz, Candace Murray, April Nabahe, Tia Peters, Larry Pourier, Donna Quintana, Thalia Rodriguez, Nick Ragona, Jacoby Rendon, Sarena Roy, Michaela Rae Running Wolf, Timberwolf Running Wolf, Tachara Salazar, Lavonne Santoyo, Grace Sesma, June Shakespeare, Bessie Smith, Kanti Smith, Charlie Thayer, Babette Thin Elk, Kim Trujillo, Lynette Two Bulls, Dianne Van Voorhees, Alan Watson, Andrew Washines, Laura Wilson, Lori Windle, Wanda Wolf, Desiree & Diane Yankton, Jesse Zamora, and anyone else having a January birthday!

Happy Birthday to People Born in December! Gail Archambault, Jaime Arellano, Mat Barkhausen, Misty Dawn Brave, Heather Brings Plenty, Shelley Duran, Michael Begay, Tessa Berman, Teresa Bernie, Manpiya Black Elk, Stella Carrasco, Clifford Canku Jr., Crystal Christler, Cheryl Crazy Bull, Harry Cage, Jim Ecoffey, Cherie Elm, Deb Emhoolah, Janice Fields, Francisco Fills Pipe, Arlo Frazier, Julie Greer, Leslie Goodluck, Nick Halsey, Steven Halsey-Williams, Carol Harvey, Sandy Hatchett, Mary Horse Chief, Derek Howell, Marcella Hutton, Hannah Jane, Charlie Janis, Walter Johns, Donna Lafferty, Chris LaMarr, Darla Leslie, Anpa’o Locke, Mirelle Martinez, Danika Medak-Saltzman, Ted Mitchell, Kayleen Christine Monroe, Andres Montour-Ransom, Gerald Montour, Anita & Cary Morin, Pearl Mousseau, Joseph Newman, Timony  Padilla, Joe Pulliam, Brandon Robinson, Kalee Salazar, Jessica Sorrels, Rachelle Todea, Anthony & Kevin Thompson, Eulynda Toledo, Deborah Yates, Vi Waln, Soncee Waters, Pam Watson, Thompson Williams, Sara Wilson, Dina & Skyler Yazzie and anyone else having a December birthday! To Thomas Allen Sr., and Rose Cuny, in the spirit world.

Prayers are needed! Prayers 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. Pray for the earth, land, water, animals and people in Australia.- Prayers for everyone as they recover from surgery. Prayers for Martin Knifechief, Lisa Slicer, Thompson Williams, Jokiah Waters, Rosemary Halsey, and John Emhoolah and for anyone else are 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 2019. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the family of Rick Hill, who died on December 12-13, 2019, especially his sons, Richard Lotni, Sage and Dakota, his spouse, Donsia along with his siblings: sisters, Barbara Author, Rosa Coenen & brother, Norbert S. Hill Jr. To the family of Ramon Chavez who died, November 10, 2019, in Longmont, CO especially to his Mom, Tamara Eagle and to his 3 brothers and 2 sisters who mourn him! To Sarge, HJ and Eileen for the death of Pat Waukau on October 22. 2019. To Calvin & Antonio Standing Bear and family of the death of their daughter, SunRose, September 2, 2019. To the family of Jean Black Elk who died recently, especially her children, and sister Janice. To Farren Mitchell and family for the death of their beloved Mom, Brenda Mitchell in July 2019. To the family and friends of Lakota Clairmont who died on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. To the Tallbull family for the death of their father, Richard. Tallbull Jr. To Cindy Hannah whose husband, James Reed made his journey. To Stephanie Jerome and family for the death of her mother. To the family of Jerry Fills Pipe who made his journey to the spirit world on May 19, 2019, especially to his wife, Debbie, son Francisco, sister, Gayla and his many nieces, nephews and relatives. 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).

Legal Night Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Bring your questions, documents and anything you want to discuss with the volunteer lawyers. They will be available to offer advice.

Indigenous Film at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 6:00-8:30 p.m. The Showcase of Animated Films: will be in these categories: Difficult Topics, Contempory Stories, Identity, Experimental Film, and Humor will be shown at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205. FREE. $5 suggested donation accepted on line or at the door. Kristina Bad Hand Maldonado will lead a audience discussion following the screenings. For schedule updates Look at their page - Facebook/Indigenous Film & Arts Festival check events or email Call Jeanne Rubin at the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (303) 744-9686 for more information. You can also look at their website at or

Celebrating Mexicana Culture at American Indian Academy of Denver, Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. American Indian Academy of Denver Building, 1865 W. Mississippi Avenue, Denver, CO 80223. Enrollment will start Fall 2020. And they are now recruiting AIAD Ambassadors. AIAD is a community driven school that incorporates Native American and Indigenous cultural strengths with a STEAM curriculum for 6-8 grades. Enrollment for Fall 2020 will start January 15, 2010. Get more info and RSVP to (720) 919-7559. Look at AIAD at for more information.

39th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase, Friday-Sunday, January 17-19, 2020, at Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216. Show hours: Friday, January 17, 2020, 1:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020. Adults $15 for the entire weekend. Children under 13, FREE. $5 for parking. Look at email: or call (972) 398-0052 for more information and (303) 292-6278 for directions to Denver Mart.

Café Sacred Voices Open Night Mic Night, Friday, January 24, 2020, 4th Friday of the month, at the Open Media Foundation, Studio A, 700 Kalamath Street, in Denver, CO 80204. 6:00-9:00 p.m. $5 donation. (No one is turned away). Drug & Alcohol Free Community Event. Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Contact information (720) 460-9203, and look at

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, February 1, March 7, April 4, 2020, 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. Look at or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

11th Annual Adams 12 AIPAC Powwow, Saturday, February 22, 2020. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Grand entry: 11:00 a.m. Century Middle School, 13000 Lafayette Street, Thornton, CO 80241. Silent auction. Frybread & Indian Taco Stand. Cake Walk. Vendor booths. Vendors can contact Lydia Chavez at Public is welcome! Hosted by the AIPAC. For more information: look at or call Phil Gover (720) 972-5897.

46th Annual Denver March Powwow, Friday-Sunday, March 20-22, 2020, Denver Coliseum, 4800 Humboldt, Denver, CO 80216. Admission: $7 per day. $20 for 3-day passes. 7 and under free. 60+  $3 day or $20 for three day passes. Tickets sold at the door. Personal checking not accepted. (Pre-paid will call or mail service is not available).  Special student group rates available. All booths are sold out. There is no wait list. Video & digital cameras includes cell phones. Permits must be purchased for use of recording devices & digital cameras. Friday, $30. Saturday, $20. Sunday, $10. Official Host Hotel, Double Tree by Hilton, Quebec & Martin Luther King, in Denver, CO. $99 powwow rate. Call (303) 321-3333 or look at to book a room. Contact Denver March Powwow, Inc. at (303) 934-8045, and look at

                                                            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. gov0205620@adams12.orgFacebook/Adams12FiveStarSchools website

AIPAC (Indian Parent Committee) Meetings are TBA from 6-8 p.m. at the Adams 12 Five Star Administration Building. They are encouraging more Indian Parent participation. Be a part of your Native Students futures. Success Through Culture. There is a facebook page for Adams 12 AIPAC for their monthly activities. Look at AIPAC Facebook page.

American Indian Academy of Denver Board Meeting January TBA Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. to be held at 1865 W. Mississippi, Denver, CO. AIAD is a community driven school that incorporates Native American and Indigenous cultural strengths with a STEAM curriculum. Fall 2020 enrollment starts January 15, 2019. Get more info by calling Terri at  (720) 919-7559 and RSVP at or look at for more information.

American Indian Academy of Denver Open House, Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 1865 W. Mississippi Avenue, Denver, CO 80223. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. and the open house will start at 6:30 p.m. There are new Activities for the students. Come learn the Art of Graffiti. Street artists: Aaron Yellowboy & Rogenio Maestas will be at AIAD to help kids paint a mural in the building. AIAD is a community driven school that incorporates Native American and Indigenous cultural strengths with a STEAM curriculum. Fall 2020 enrollment starts January 15, 2019. Get more info and RSVP at or look at for more information.

Boulder Valley School District Title VI Indian Education, Yvette Salas, the BVSD American Indian Liaison is identifying American Indian students and having their parents fill out a Title VI 506 Student Eligibility Certication form. This form will remain valid the entire time your child is in Boulder Valley Schools. Please completely fill out the 506 form and return to Yvette Salas, Community Liaison, at the BVSD Ed Center, 6500 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO. Yvette’s Office hours: 8:00 –10:30 a.m. M, T, TH, F. and also by appointment. Please contact her for any unique and culturally related academic needs of the American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Call Yvette at the office phone (720) 561-5238. Cell: (720) 626-9430. Email: Yvette. You can download the 506 form on the website. 

Ema Lyman is the BVSD Kinney-Vento Specialist for the homeless children & youth. Contact her at or call (720) 561-5925.

The 2019-2020 AIPC Officers of BVSD is Rob Rice and Rebecca Rice. Their Meetings are typically held once a month. Feel free to view/like the facebook page: American Indian Parent Committee of BVSD.

Colorado Springs Title VI Programs at School District 11, 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.

DPS Indian Education, You can email Susie Mitchell, Communications & Data who writes the Native American Student Support Program Newsletter for DPS Indian Education. There have been several updates that have been made on the NASSP website at They have updated staff contact information as well as the calendar and added students highlights tab. Parents can also find newsletters, scholarship information and other helpful resources like the Focus Schools (enrollment, cultural activities, and transportation). College campus visits will start early October and high school students will be notified. Newest NASSP Team members: Marcus Cyrus, Jay Grimm, and Jason “The Peacemaker” Watson. Other support staff includes: Rose Marie McGuire, Gwen Holmes, Eileen Masquat, Beulah Morman, Susie Mitchell and Jennifer Wolf. The Indian Education Office is located at Denver Public Schools, Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80204. Email Susie at or call her at (720) 423-2052 for more information.

Jeffco Indian Education, The Jeffco Indian Education Program serve over 500 students who identified within the program as American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Jeffco Indian Education program provides supplemental support to students, families, district staff and community in the form of academic and cultural advocacy. The After school programs TBA

Indian Parent Advisory Committee Meetings are held at the Jeffco Ed. Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Building #27, in Golden, CO 80401. The Title VI Indian Education Office is also located in that building. PAC mtg. are Wednesdays, TBA Potluck set-up starts at 5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. To join please contact Coordinator at (303) 982-6549.

In order to receive support, a parent/guardian of the Native student must completely fill out a Title VI 506 Student Eligibility Certication form to be considered for enrollment. This form will remain valid the entire time your child is in Jeffco Public Schools. If you need help filling out the form or need one, contact LeRoy Saiz, Coordinator, Jeffco Title VI Indian Education Program, Office of Engagement, and Department of Student Success at his voice mail (303) 982-6549; to get on their newsletter list and for more information.

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

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. "Think Indian", is the saying or branding. Look at Employment opps at

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 Kodid. 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 Community Radio Boulder Denver and Fort Collins and online at Sundays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 88.5 FM, 1390 AM Theresa Halsey is the producer and host. Programs are archived and can be downloaded and listened to like a pod cast, so click on the archived show on the left side and put in Indian Voices. The Indian Voices Calendar is in the Calendar section for Happenings in the Indian World.

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. You can get them on line at is a website for Native Music.

Tune into Navajo Nation radio on-line at

Colorado Cherokee Circle Gatherings, Saturday, January 18, 2020. (It’s usually the 3rd Saturday of the month) at 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Highlands United Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola Street, Denver, CO. Look at

Talking Circles at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless “The Circle’s unifying theme is safe, sober and culturally welcoming healing space for all Natives, including those that may have little or no concept of their history of their traditions. As participants share in the Circle, the focus is often on health matters, including stories of recovery from alcohol or other drug use, as well as healing from physical and mental health challenges. The inclusion of food is an integral part of the talking circle because it symbolizes an offering to the Creator, as well as a healing gift to all who are present”.

This program provides the following services: Outreach and engagement of the Native homeless population. There are Three Talking Circles per week

Co-Ed Talking Circle, Mondays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 2100 Broadway, in Denver, CO. (Old Stout Street Clinic).

Women’s Talking Circle, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 1535 High Street, (Colfax & High Street), in Denver, CO.

Talking Circle Focusing on the Homeless, Fridays, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 2100 Broadway, Denver, CO.

No referrals are needed. Native people who are sober, in recovery and willing to follow the Talking Circle rules are welcome to join the Coalitions Taking Circles. Contact Teresa E, Bernie, Program Coordinator, Native American Services/Talking Circle. Email phone: (303) 312-9675 with any questions or concerns.

Haseya Advocacy, Native specific advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking & elder abuse in El Paso County. Free & confidential. Women’s Educational groups held on the 1st & last Monday each month. Call 866-896-2560 and look at

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.

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 they also have a facebook page.

Digital Processing for Colorado American Indian Scholars Specialty License Plates that Benefit the Scholarship Fund, Anyone who donates a minimum of $25 to the program is eligible to receive the plates. Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce & Colorado Indian Education Foundation is incredibly appreciative of the continued support for the American Indian Scholars License Plates program.  The proceeds go to a scholarship for American Indian Colorado residents who attend a Colorado institution of higher education across Colorado. As a reminder, the program no longer issues Certificates.

1.      Process a credit card donation (Minimum of $25) on the RMICC website at

2.      Receipt of donation is immediately emailed to the donor.

3.      Present the emailed receipt at the Department of Motor Vehicles within 2 weeks of donation to secure the Plates.

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 or call Richard and Susie Silversmith at (303) 733-3693 for more information.

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

Denver Indian Center, Inc. (DICI), 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. (303) 936-2688, DICI provides services for all ages: children, youth, adults and elders. Family Empowerment Services promotes Career Attainment through partnerships with local career centers and employers as well as through it's own supportive services. Community Support Services-DICI has a food bank supplied through Food Bank of the Rockies. Several events are held over the course of the year including Elders luncheons, Back 2 School Giveaway, Veterans Day Powwow, Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, and Christmas Toy & Food Basket Giveaway. Denver Indian Center is closed December 25, 2020.

Native Workforce provides resume review and revision, interviewing coaching, career-related personality assessment, individualized planning, educational and training exploration and guidance in choosing both relevant and suitable career pathways. NWP Orientation Nights: Every Wednesday in January, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. GED Classes are Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Honoring Fatherhood Sessions, Tuesdays in January 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays, TBA, the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Enroll now! Sessions Begin soon! Call Fatherhood Program at (303) 936-2688. Email and look at

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic, First Wednesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Contact or call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

Elders Potluck Lunches, Thursdays, TBA, Noon-2:00 p.m. Please bring food and drinks to share. (303) 936-2688 or look at for questions.

DRUM Group at Sloans Lake, Thursdays, TBA 6:00-8:00 p.m. meet at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219.

Denver Indian Health & Family Services (DIHFS) is located at 2880 W. Holden Street, Denver, CO 80204. You can use the W light rail and get off at the Decatur/Federal Station and walk to 2880 W. Holden Street, Denver, CO. Their website is Phone number is (303) 953-6600. Adrianne Maddeux is Executive Director at the DIHFS. Kelly, Michelle & Patricia, Enrollment specialists are at (303) 953-6602.

They have a Diabetic clinic along with a regular clinic. DIHFS Clinic Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. – noon & 1-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You can stop by their office to enroll as a patient. Bring your social security card, ID and your CDIB or your parents/grandparents Tribal Enrollment papers. DIHFS is an Urban Indian Health Clinic and a neighborhood clinic. However, they have a Sliding Scale Fee Discount Program starting June 1, 2019, for those that cannot provide a tribal ID or CDIB. You can also enroll as an expanded Medicaid patient and get information how to get health insurance.

Dental clinic hours are: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- noon & 1:00-5:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. noon. (303) 953-6601 to make an appointment. To find information about their programs, call or stop by the Denver Indian Health & Family Services new location. Main phone number is (303) 953-6600.

To add a health & wellness event to the DIHFS Community Calendar look at select “Summit event” and add your event information.

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) has moved to the old DIHFS Building, They have moved to1633 Fillmore Street, GL2, Denver, CO 80206. Between Colfax off of 17th Street, just east of East High School and south of City Park. Bus number 20 on 17th stops by Fillmore. THIS IS THE FORMER LOCATION for the Denver Indian Health & Family Services. Website: Email: Facebook@DenverIndianFamilyResourceCenter Twitter@DenverIndianFRC

Call their main number (720) 500-1020 for support, referrals and Indian Child Welfare Advocacy for families that are involved in county departments of social services. Please be aware that they are sometimes out and about. Come to see them during walk-in hours, which are Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Zumba at Four Winds, MWF from 5:30-6:30 p.m., 201 W. 5th Avenue, (5th & Bannock), Denver, CO. All levels are welcome. $5 for the class. Claudia Alejandra is the licensed Zumba instructor. Call her at (720) 499-7743 or email her at

Native American Cancer Research (NACR)’s website is Lisa Harjo is the Executive Director, Denise Linstrom and Audrey Marshall work from home.

                                            Job Announcements 

Scholarship Coordinator, Accountant, College Readiness Coach, and TCU Student Success Program Officer, American Indian College Fund. To apply send your cover letter and resume to Please put your name & job title applying for in the job title. Look at for more career information.

Native American Housing Circle (NAHC) Coordinator, Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 1633 Fillmore Street, GL2, Denver, CO 80206. Instructions & deadline for applying: Submit a letter of application & resume to Lucille Echohawk, Executive Director, DIFRC, or email Position is open until filled.

Join the 2020 Census team & be a census taker. By becoming a Census Taker you can support your community while being paid to do it. Learn more at including how to apply by visiting! 1-855-562-2020 for full-time and part-time positions.

University of Colorado job openings at Call Teresa Hernandez at (303) 735-3577 or email her at Teresa. if you have any questions about any positions or if you would like to learn more about CU Boulder, campus climate, etc.

Volunteers, at the American Indian College Fund. To apply submit cover letter, current resume, copy of unofficial transcript and three letters of recommendation (in award or PDF document), combined in one attachment. In the subject line list your first, last name Send to Human Resources at Look at or look under The About Us drop down for more information. 

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

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

Entry-level Opportunities at the EPA, Browse the vacancy listing, 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.

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, you can get contact him by calling him at (505) 629-6580. PO Box 31096, Santa Fe, NM 87594.

Seven Falls Indian Dancers are a family dance troupe representing four generations of dancers. They can present educational and entertaining Native American social and exhibition dances including the Eagle and the Hoop Dances. They are available for performances. Contact Carrie Howell at for booking them for a performance and for more information.

Blackfire is now Sihasin and have a new album called, Fight Like a Woman.’ Their website is for hard punk backbone, softened by folk world thumping by pop music. They are multi-award winning musicians. Jeneda and Clayson Benally are multi-award winning musicians from the Dine’ Nation in northern Arizona. Their ‘Fight Like A Women’, CD won a 2019 NAMA Award.

Chase Manhattan’s website for Native Hip-Hop is

Calvin Standing Bear’s website is, (303) 915-3675, email for flute music. Calvin’s music was nominated for a 2019 NAMA Award.

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 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: them 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. They have added to their menu, which includes dishes with chicken. 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 second location at 8181 E. Arapahoe Road Unit C, Greenwood Village, CO. 80112 The menu includes bannock. Call (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, Contact Bessie Smith, or call her at (303) 898-1185, and Betina Smith, or (303) 547-4678. Look at the DZABAHE Southwest Jewelry website at to look at their products. .

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

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

Benito Concha is at the Medicine Mountain Massage, Taos Pueblo Fireside Massages, 120 Veterans Highway, Taos Pueblo, NM (575) 779-9856, or or look at

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. Order yours from her at or call her at (303) 397-9580.

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 5800 W 38th AVE, STE 9 Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80212. Dr. Dianna Ducote-Sabey, Chickasaw Nation, is the therapist. Please contact Diana at or call her at 720-560-1450.

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 Institute, The staff includes: Michael Roberts, Raymond Foxworth, and Autumn Romero. 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). They are open on a daily basis beginning in May- October. They are open on weekends in January – April. They are always open online. Their hours are: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. daily. Call Nico, Dayton, & Ann at (303) 747-2861, email and look at and their face book page for more information.

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

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

Jonathan Nelson owns badwinds studios, He does illustration, identity, development, fine art, print design and web design. Look at email or call (505) 321-3136 for more information.

Smith and Shellenberger, LLC, located at 11990 Grant Street, Suite 100, Northglenn, CO 80233. The Attorneys, Smith and Shellenberger 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. They will be coming to the Colorado Indian Market in January, 2020. Their CD won 2 NMA Awards. Look at their website at to book them you can send an email to

Rose Red Elk aka Red Feather Woman's website is Contact her at Red Elk Enterprises Inc./Red Feather Woman, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.  (303) 579-8713 or 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. You can get 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!

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 KGNU from Pearl Street or 55th since Walnut dead ends and does not connect with either one of them.

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