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Congratulations! Congrats to all students on all levels for graduating this year! Congratulations to Abigail Pino (daughter of Patricia Pino) who received her Master of Arts Degree in Communications from Eastern New Mexico in Portales. Thank you for the support and prayers from friends and family during her educational journey.  Congrats to Adrienne Maddux for being named the Director of the Denver Indian Health & Family Services! Great Open house! Good news! The American Indian Academy of Denver Charter School has been approved by the DPS Board of Education, May 17, 2018. They are having a Community Design Meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Denver, CO 80223. Congrats to the DPS Native students who had a successful 2nd Annual Dance to Your Future Powwow, Career Fair and Community Feed on Saturday, May 5, 2018. They held fundraisers for the event throughout the year to make this possible as well as writing letters to request sponsorships for the event. Good job, everyone!  Congrats and sad farewell to Darrick Silversmith who resigned from his position as Lead Education Partner with Denver Public Schools Native American Support Program. Keep him in mind for opportunities related to education and the American Indian community. His personal email address is Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors).

Happy Birthday To people Born in July! To Felicia Alvarez, Delores Andrade-Mejias, Linda Arroyo-Holstrum, Ben Artichoker, Ryan Avila, Errol Ball, Brad Bearsheart, Carla Birdshead, Anne Blaney, Derek ‘No-Sun’ Brown, Robert Brown, Mara Chapa, Lakota Clairmont, Andy Cozad, Orin Dinsmore, Mary Dodge, Dianna Ducote-Sabey, Bonnie Duran, Ginnie Duran, Desmond Eagle, Chenoa Amadahe Francis, Carla Fredericks, Christian Gering, Elicia Goodsoldier, Jackie Grey, Dru Guidry, Ronnie Gutierrez Jr., Zemmy Hall, Cindy Hannah, Chuck Hedin, Debra Holyelkface, Steven Howell, Verla Howell, Ardie Janis Sr., Kay Ann Janis, Hawk Jerome,  Marc John, Micka King, Donna Langston, Steve Lapointe, Rhonda LeValdo, Teresa Lilly, Julian Locust, Jason Lujan, Ema Lyman, Adrianne Maddeux, April Martinez, Dennis Manuelito, Gabe & Isabella McDonald, Hunter & Dabney Meachum, Shelia Moore, Darcia North Wind, Lynda Pete, Peter Pipe, Lonnie Pourier, Walt Pourier, Lindsay Prairie Chicken, Tarriah Shay Provost, Emma Ragona, Natchee Red Bear, Carmella Rodriquez, Ime & Gary Salazar, Keith Secola, Vince & Vivian Sheely, Shirley Sneve, Troy Spang, Shania Nanabah Spink, Joshua & Kipp Stiffarm, Lauren Swan, Bill Tall Bull, Jerod Tate, Rwanda Todea, Marc Towersap, Charlotte Tsosie, Jeanine Valdez, Dalton Walker, Karen Wilde, Kathey Wilson, Chaske & Willie Wolf, Shid Wright, Roberta Yazzie, Beverly Yellowhorse, Michael Zahn and anyone else having a July birthday! Happy birthday to Charlie Hill, Thomas “TJ” Pulliam, Rod Skenandore, Karen Whiting and Barbara Walking Stick-Watson in the Spirit world! Always loved! Never forgotten!

Happy Birthday to People Born in August, To Tina Anolin, Karen Artichoker, Adrienne Benally, Michael Berryhill, Keelan Campbell, Kimimila Christler,  Don Coyhis, Leonard Keith Cozad, Melinda Danforth, Sierra Dinsmore, Elaine Eagle, Valerie Embry, Isabel Farris, Jason Firestone, Bob Frazier, Colton Frazier, Debbie Howell, Marilyn Lone Hill, Tokata Iron Eyes, Alvin & Calvin Janis, Amanda Lopez, Christie Manzanares, Ronald Martin, Britta Mayo, Alisa Montour-Ransom, Louise Morgan, Tad Morin, Glenn Morris, Olivia Pease Sierra, Lisa Radford, Harold & Skaseniio Ransom, Tatina Rodriguez, Phineas Rodriguez, Autumn Romero, Mirana Saenz, Aaron Sandoval, Joseph Salazar, Lorene Shakespeare, JoDene Sherwood, Lori Tapahonso, Mark Trahant, Keya Trujillo-Clairmont, Kiva Trujillo, Janet Trujillo, Wes Vigil, Kevin Williams, Redwing, Sally and Wanbli Williams, Erika Wurth, Charmayne Yazzie,  and anyone else having a August birthday! (I need August birthdays)

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. Prayers for everyone as they recover from surgery. Pray for Tony Frazier, Thompson Williams, Jerry Fills Pipe, and for Joanne Shenandoah who still needs a liver transplant and for anyone else needing prayers. Your prayers are very important and help people recover faster! They all need your prayers and positive thoughts because it's hard being ill. Also remember those who have made their journeys to the spirit world during 2018. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To Brenda Mitchell and Randy Wilson for the death of their daughter, Moagii Wilson. To the other members of Moagii’s family. To Hank Watson for the death of his wife, Barbara Joleen Walking Stick -Watson. To Sue Morris, Rainelle Rhone as well as the rest of the Barbara’s family. To the family of Cathleen Bear who died, May 10, 2018. Survivors include: His father Logan. Brothers, Lee, Everette & Evan and son, Jacob. To Ginnie Duran and family for the death of her father in March 2018. To the family of Reeta Flammond who died in February 2018. To the family of Margaret Red Shirt Tyon, who died in February 2018, especially to her daughter, Gracie Red Shirt Tyon and family and friends. To the many people who have made their journey this past spring 2018.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).    

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic, First Wednesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. except for July. It is being held July 11, August 7, September 5, October 3, 2018. Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Contact Robin Van Atta, Legal Services Coordinator, Metro Volunteer Lawyers email or call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

Indigenous Films & Arts, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phillips IMAX Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205. Enter on the East entrance. Film to be featured: 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice. It is story about Elouise Cobell’s 30-year fight for justice for 300,000 Native Americans where mineral rich lands were grossly mismanaged. Discussion to follow the film with Melinda Janko, Director/Producer of 100 Years and John EchoHawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund about the film. 100 Years is sponsored by NARF. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. film starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. Free admission. $5 donation suggested. Schedule updates at Look at their page - Facebook/Indigenous Film & Arts Festival or email or call Jeanne Rubin at the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (303) 744-9686 for more information.

Free Legal Clinic Hosted by the Denver Indian Center, Inc. and Volunteer Attorneys at the Law Firm of Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison and Lewis, Friday, July 13, 2018, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Open to the Public. No Attorney-Client relationship established. Volunteer Attorneys will provide Free consultation in civil/criminal matters. Housing, Family Law, Benefits, Probation, Identification issues, Record Sealing, etc. Call (303) 936-2688 (Please enter Door facing Morrison Road).

Cafe' Cultura's Art in the Park During the Summer Friday, July 13. August 10, 2018, 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: TBA. Community Feature: TBA Art. TBA $3 -$5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Contact information: Cafe Cultura, (720) 394-6589 and look at or to see videos of the artists.

2018 Prairie Island Dakota Wacipi Celebration, Friday-Sunday, July 13-15, 2018, 1158 Island Lake Blvd., Welch, Minnesota. Dance championship & Singing Contest Powwow, Free admission, music, culture and food! Look at or call the PIIC Pow Wow hotline at (651) 385-2554 ext. 40424 for more information on dance categories, singing, and arts & crafts opportunities. Treasure Island Resort & Casino Hotel reservations at 1-888-867-7829. RV Park 1-800-222-7077 ext. 3060. Camping available.

American Indian Academy of Denver Community Design Meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018. 6:00 p.m. All Nations Ministry, 2707 West Mississippi Avenue, Denver, CO 80219. Community meetings will on Mondays, every two weeks and the board meeting is once a month. Contact AIAD at and look at for more information.

NAJA/NAHJ 2018 National Media Conference, Wednesday-Saturday, July 18-21, 2018, Inter Continental Hotel, Miami, Westin Beach Resort, Florida. Member rates $400 by July 1, 2011. $500 on site. Student members attend for half the member rate. Miami International Training Conference & Career Fair. NAJA-register; visit follow to NAHJ event site. Find more information about the program at

2018 Mandaree Powwow, Thursday-Sunday, July 19-22, 2018, at the Mandaree Powwow Grounds, in Mandaree, ND. Call James Phelan, (701) 421-3623 for more information.

DIC Frybread  Friday Sale, Friday, July 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Enter through the side gym doors. Taco with fixings $5.00. Frybread by itself $3.00. Soda, Coffee or water $1.00. Frybread Friday presents Running Strong Give-away for shoes and vests. Look at or call (303) 936-2688 for information.

31st Annual Seafair Powwow- “Protect Honor & Lift Our Youth”, Friday-Sunday, July 20-22, 2018, at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, in Seattle, WA. Admission charged. Vendors can contact Lynette Jordan, and look at for more information.

Little Beaver Powwow Celebration, Friday-Sunday, July 20-22, 2018, at the Dulce Fairgrounds, in Dulce, NM. Admission will be taken at the gate. Vendors: Contact Shar Garcia at (505) 427-7497.for more information. Vendor booth contact: (575) 759-4378 or (575) 759-4374.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Annual Wacipi, Friday-Sunday, July 20-22, 2018, at the Wacipi Grounds located north of Flandreau on Hwy 13, in Flandreau, SD. Camping with restrooms and showers are available. Contact Jessica Harland (605) 997-3891. Call the Royal River Casino & Hotel for reservations at 1-877-912-LUCK. Look at for more information.

Julyamsh Coeur D'Alene Tribe Encampment & Powwow, Friday-Sunday, July 25-26, 2018, at Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur D'Alene, ID. Look at

152nd Winnebago Homecoming 2018 Celebration, Friday-Monday, July 26-29, 2018, Winnebago Veterans Memorial Park, 7300 G Street, Winnebago, NE. Features traditional songs, dances and food. Camping is available. Concession available on the grounds. Look at

DIC Elders Potluck Lunches, Thursdays, July 26, August 16, 2018, at noon-2:00 p.m. Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219, Please bring food and drinks to share. Look at or call (303) 936-2688 for questions.

66th Annual 2018 Tulsa Powwow, Friday-Sunday, July 27-29, 2018, at the Spirit Bank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd, in Tulsa, OK 74133. (105th and S. Memorial). Contact David at (918) 724-0762 or for powwow information. Look at for more hotel information and to download the vendor application.

33rd Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi Powwow Rodeo & Fair, Thursday-Sunday, August 2-5, 2018, at the Powwow Grounds, in Pine Ridge, SD. Email Look at or call (605) 867-5821 for more information.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, 2018, 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.

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic, First Wednesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. August 7, September 5, October 3, 2018. Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Contact or call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

Indigenous Films & Arts, Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, location change: Ricketson Theatre not the Phillips IMAX Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205. Enter on the East entrance. Films to be featured: Navajo Short films from Dine filmmakers: Velma Craig, Sydney Freeland, Blackhorse Lowe and Shaandiin Tome. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. film starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. Free admission. $5 donation suggested. Schedule updates at Look at their page - Facebook/Indigenous Film & Arts Festival or email or call Jeanne Rubin at the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (303) 744-9686 for more information.

Cafe' Cultura's Art in the Park During the Summer Friday, August 10, September 14, 2018, 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: TBA. Community Feature: TBA Art. TBA $3 -$5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Contact information: Cafe Cultura, (720) 394-6589 and look at or to see videos of the artists.

2018 Crow Fair Celebration- 100th Anniversary of Crow Fair Thursday-Monday, August 15-20, 2018, at Crow Agency, Montana. (Exit 509 & 510 off of 1-90). (406) 623-0156. Look at for more information.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi 2018, Friday-Sunday, August 17-19, 2018, in Shakopee, MN. Admission is $5 for the weekend button. Call (952) 445-8900 or visit for more powwow information. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 800-813-7349 or Dakotah Meadows RV Park at 800-653-CAMP.

                                                            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. Adams 12 Five Star website 

AIPAC (Indian Parent Committee) Meetings are every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at the Adams 12 Five Star Administration Building. We 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.

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 are Mondays, Edgewater Elementary from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Lumberg Elementary from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Patterson Elementary, Room 310 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Arvada K8, Library from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays, South Lakewood, Computer Lab from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Green Mountain Elementary in the Library from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Bear Creek K8, in the Music Room, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thomson Elementary in the Library from 2:35 –4:15 p.m.

Indian Parent Advisory Committee Meetings are held at the Jeffco Ed, Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Building #27, Golden, CO 80401, on Wednesdays, May 18, and June 13, 2018.

In order to receive support, a parent(s) /guardian(s) of the Native student must completely fill out a Title VII 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; email him at to get on their newsletter list and for more information.

DPS Indian Education, Chenoa Crowshoe-Patterson is the Education Partner in South, Thomas Jefferson High Schools, Hamilton Middle and Emily Griffith. You can email her at: Susie Mitchell, Communications & Data writes the Native American Student Support Program Newsletter for DPS Indian Education. There have been several updates that have been made o the NASSP website at They have updated staff contact information as well as the calendar and added students highlights tab. Parents can also find pervious newsletters, scholarship information and other helpful resources like the Focus Schools (enrollment, cultural activities, and transportation). Email Susie at (720) 423-2052 for more information.

Boulder Valley School District Title VII Indian Education, Yvette Salas, the BVSD American Indian Liaison is identifying American Indian students and having their parents fill out a Title VII 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 at the BVSD Ed Center, 6500 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO. Yvette’s Office hours: 8:00 -9:30 a.m. M - F and 4 -5:30 p.m. M, T, TH, F. Please contact her for any unique and culturally related academic needs of the American Indian and Alaskan Native students. (720) 561-5296, Yvette. You can download the 506 form on the website they are looking for Native tutors.

The 2017-2018 APIC Officers of BVSD are Cita Gover (Chairperson), Tachara Salazar (Vice-Chair), Cibonet Salazar (Secretary) and Ruby Wildcat (Treasurer! Their Meetings are typically held once a month. Feel free to view/like the facebook page: American Indian Parent Committee of BVSD. You can also look at their website:

Colorado Springs Title VI 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's Art in the Park During the Summer Friday, July 13. August 10, September 14, 2018, 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: TBA. Community Feature: TBA Art. TBA $3 -$5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Open Mic starts at 7:00 p.m. Native Hip Hop. Contact information: Cafe Cultura, 910 Galapago, Denver, CO 80211. (720) 394-6589 and look at or to see videos of the artists.

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 new 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 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 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 so click on the archived show on the left side and put in Indian Voices. The Indian Voices Calendar is in the Calendar section.

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

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

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).

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, Fridays, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 2100 Broadway downtown 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.

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.

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.

The office phone number for the Indian Chamber is (303) 629-0102. The email for Shadana Dickerson is

The Colorado Indian Education Foundation is recruiting Natives to be on their board to determine who will be receiving scholarships. To learn more about them, please visit and like their facebook page.

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.

Native Workforce/Career Attainment Services (CAS) - CAS Career Guidance Specialists (CGSs) provide 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. 

Lauren Garrett was the Native Workforce/Career Attainment Services Manager. She has moved on and no longer works at DIC. (303) 936-2688 ext. 139 will be the phone number for the new Career Attainment Services Manager at Native Workforce.

The Denver Indian Center Inc. Honoring Fatherhood Program will be hosting Tuesday and Saturday Sessions Tuesday, June 5-September 18, 2018,  for the Tuesday program, at the Denver Indian Center Inc., 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Tuesday sessions start with light snacks and refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by the workshop from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday sessions begins June 30, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday sessions include breakfast and lunch snack break. The Honoring Fatherhood Program is generations of Native men making a difference tied together by tradition building future generations of fathers. Enrolled Participants will receive: Culturally Specific Relationship Education. Career Path Guidance. Evaluation participation incentives for participation in the demonstration grant research component. Childcare and transportation support for those needing assistance for the Tuesday or Saturday sessions. A Certification of Completion will be presented to participants that successfully meet the requirements at the conclusion of the 16 weeks of workshop sessions. Interested participants must be a caretaker of a child and meet income guidelines. If you have additional questions, and are a parent or know of a parent who would benefit from the Honoring Fatherhood Program. Please call (303) 936-2688 ext. 200, email or drop by during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00-5:00 p.m. M-F for more information about how to enroll in the Honoring Fatherhood Program. 

Little Dribblers for ages 5-12. Monday and Wednesday, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Contact Coach Manuel for more information.

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic, First Wednesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. except for July which will be July 11, August 7, September 5, October 3, 2018. It was 4th of July on the first Wednesday in July. Contact or call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

Elders Potluck Lunches are Thursdays on the third week of the month at noon-2:00 p.m. July 26, August 16, 2018. Please bring food and drinks to share. (303) 936-2688 for questions. They will be held once a month during the spring and twice a month during the summer.

Denver Indian Health & Family Services (DIHFS) is now 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. They moved with an effective change 11-17- 2017. Their website is Phone number is (303) 953-6600. Adrianne Maddeux was announced as the New Executive Director at the DIHFS Open House.

They have a Diabetic clinic along with a regular clinic. DIHFS Clinic Hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – noon & 1-5:00 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. You can come and enroll as a Medicaid patient.

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.

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC) has moved to the old DIHFS Building, They opened their doors on Monday, January 8, 2018, and 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. They need a Family Engagement Specialist with a MSW. To apply: Please send electronically your letter of interest and resume to Please list subject as “Family Engagement Specialist” Phone calls, walk-ins, standard mail, incomplete submissions, and/or faxed applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled. Look at for complete job description

Congratulations to Kathryn Red Horse for becoming the State of Colorado Indian Child Welfare Coordinator. Ashley Brown has been hired as the Development & Marketing Manger. Currently Lucille EchoHawk, Rachel Bryan-Auker, Resource & Referral Specialist and Katie Brown, Case Management/Family Engagement Specialist as well as Verla Howell, McKenna Ganz, Melanie Archuleta are working at DIFRC. As always, the Indian Child Welfare advocacy continues. Nurturing Parenting Program will start in the next coming months! Keep an eye out for the next intake date! They are beginning to plan upcoming Culture Nights for 2018! Have a request for an activity? Want to lead a future culture night? Let them know at or (303) 500-500-1020.

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

Receptionist, Denver Indian Family Resource Center. To apply: Please send electronically your letter of interest and resume to Please list subject as “Receptionist” Phone calls, walk-ins, standard mail, incomplete submissions, and/or faxed applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled. Look at for complete job description. Natives with an MSW are encouraged to apply.

Research & Evaluation Associate, American Indian College Fund. To apply qualified applicants: Please send a letter of interest, salary requirements and a current resume in one combined attachment to Human Resources at in the subject line, list your name and “Research Evaluation Associate “. Look in the About Us –College Fund Career Opportunities at for more information.

Program Specialist, Native Culture and Equity, Denver Public Schools. Indian Education Program. (Job ID: 30046).

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. Spirit of the Sun in Westminister, CO. Deadline to apply is July 13, 2018.

AmeriCorps Vista Capacity Building for the Future, Denver Indian Center. Look at

University of Colorado job openings at Call Teresa Hernandez at (303) 735-3577 or email her at 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 carrie@sevenfallsindiandancers or for booking them for a performance and for more information.

Blackfire’s website is for alternative native music

Chase Manhattan’s website for Native Hip-Hop is

Calvin Standing Bear’s website is, (303) 915-3675, email for flute music.

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: 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 2150 W. 29th Avenue, Suite 330, in Denver, CO. Dr. Dianna Ducote-Sabey, Chickasaw Nation, is the therapist. Please contact Dianna at

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 The staff includes: Michael Roberts, Raymond Foxworth, Marsh Whiting. 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, 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. They are helping with the 2018 Run for the Stronghold Hypertension Symposium on June 9, 2018.

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 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. 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 Stay tuned for the new website with a great on-line store. Look at it for her concert schedule and how to order her CD's as well as her dream catchers.

Native American Natural Foods, located at 287 Water Tower Road, Kyle, SD 57752. Based on Wasna, a traditional Lakota dish using fruits and herbs to preserve buffalo meat. Tanka products are real food for real people. All Tanka products made with 100% natural buffalo and cranberries. 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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