Indian Voices Newsletter
Happenings in the Indian World

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Congratulations! To Alyssa Willie who was recently hired as the Family Engagement Specialist at the Denver Indian Family Resource Center. To Erli Dawn Roy and Steve Lapointe for the birth of their baby girl. To all of the students who received a scholarship at the American Indian Achievement Awards on October 27, 2018.  To Cante Waste Win Zephier for receiving the Youth Award on October 4, 2018 at the Multicultural Awards Banquet. Sad farewell to Ernest House Jr. who resigned as Executive Director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA) effective September 28, 2018. Congrats for Ernest for becoming the Senior Policy Director at the Keystone Policy Center. Thank you for your hard work over the years, Ernest! Good luck in your new position at the Keystone Policy Center. You will be missed. Congratulations to Leah Shenandoah and Jonathan Farley for the birth of Kieran Ryder, on September 25, 2018. Congrats and sad farewell to Lauren Garrett who resigned from her position at the Denver Indian Center. Andrew Grissom is the Native Workforce/Career Attainment Services Manager. Welcome to Sheralda Mae Mendoza, Tina Goodluck, Francis Ruiz, Tom Allen jr. and Jamal Long Soldier, Maher, Goetzl, Kaleda for beginning work at Native Workforce Program at the Denver Indian Center. 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, Joanna Holy Elk Face, Carol Iron Rope-Herrera, Pearl Ironshield, Barbara Israel, Rosie Jacobson, Michael Johnson, Mato 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. Prayers for everyone as they recover from surgery. Pray for Martin Knifechief, Lisa Slicer, Thompson Williams, and 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 Lonnie Mendoza and family for the death of her son and relative, Lyndell Yazzie in January 2019. To Carla Birdshead and Cheyenne McAllister, Soncee Waters and family for the death of Hisle Betet Birdshead who had a celebration of life December, 2018. She has now joined Virginia Allrunner and Lance in the spirit world. To Jan Iron & family and friends for the death of Bob Iron in November 2018. To the family of Sancha Windy Boy who died October 9, 2018. To Duane Matt and family for the death of his father, Ronald Matt on September 28, 2018. To the family and friends of Nancy Blomberg, Director of the Native Art Department at the Denver Art Museum, who advocated for Native Artists, died at 72, during the first weekend in September 2018. To the family of Sage Douglas Remington who passed away July 31, 2018 at his home in Ignacio, CO. He was a warrior of the Indians of All Nations. To the family and friends of beloved Cheyenne Arapaho elder, Virginia Allrunner who died in July 2018. She has now joined Lance Allrunner in the spirit world. To the many people who have made their journey this past summer 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).

Honoring Fatherhood Sessions, Tuesdays, November 6, 2018, - February 5, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, December 15, 2018, at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Sign up with Shawna or Thomas at (303) 936-2688 ext. 129 and look at http://www.denverindiancenter.org

American Indian Academy of Denver Board Meeting Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. to be held at 2707 W. Mississippi, Denver, CO. AIAD will be canvassing every weekend to recruit AIAD founding families in January & February. Let Terri know if you would like to volunteer. Every volunteer receives a gift of appreciation. It will open Fall 2019 and eventually serve approximately 400 students in grades 6-12. AIAD is a community driven school that incorporates Native American and Indigenous cultural strengths with a STEAM curriculum. Contact AIAD at tbissonette@americanindianacademy.org if you are coming and look at http://www.americanindianacademy.org for more information.

Legal Night Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 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 & Arts Film Series: ‘AS Nutayunean: We are Still Here”. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (6:00-8:30 p.m.) Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phillips Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205. “As Nutayunean: We Still Live Here, a documentary about cultural revival by Wampanoag Indians of southeastern Massachusetts. Brandy Toelupe, Attorney for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation will lead a post screening discussion with the audience. FREE. $5 suggested donation accepted on line or at the door. For schedule updates Look at their page - Facebook/Indigenous Film & Arts Festival check events or email film@iiirm.org Call Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for more information. You can also look at their website at http://www.iiirm.org

Two Spirit/LGBTQ Youth & Family Potluck, Saturday, January 12, 2019, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Please bring food and drinks to share.

“Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples.” Monday, January 14, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Boulder Friends Meeting House, 1825 Upland Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304. Jerilyn DeCoteau & Paula Palmer co-facilitate this experiential workshop, which is appropriate for high school students and adults. Suggest donation $10-$20 .Please rvsp to paularpalmer@gmail.com Look at http://www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org/i[pc-right-relationship (303) 443-0402-office for more information.

CNAIS Brown Bag Lunch Series: Fridays, Spring, 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) Cottage, University of Colorado Boulder, 1330 Grandview Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309. Bring your lunch and listen to speakers. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies (CNAIS). Contact Greg Johnson or Cibonet Salazar at (303) 735-4595 and look at http://www.colorado.edu/cnais/ Open to anyone interested in Native American Studies in the Boulder/Denver area. Notify them of events that you are aware of that might be relevant to our community so they can spread the word.

CNAIS Featured Lecture: Thursday, January 2019, TBA, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. TBA on the CU-Boulder campus, Boulder, CO 80309. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For additional information about CNAIS and this event, please visit the website at https://www.colorado.edu/cnais/ or contact Greg Johnson or Cibonet Salazar at (303) 735-4595. Sponsored by the Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) and CU Art & Art History at CU-Boulder.

Do you live in one of these counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, and Broomfield. Denver, Douglas, Jefferson or Weld? If you answered YES to any of these questions, join the DHFS Focus Group to share your knowledge and expertise. Focus Group Opportunities for The Spirit Within Project Focus Group, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited Light Refreshments provided Participants reimbursed with a gift card, Registration required. Contact Amanda at aharris@dihfs.org or (720) 612-7130 for questions or registration.

“Two Rivers” Documentary Film/Discussion, Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Boulder Friends Meeting House, 1825 Upland Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304. Jerilyn DeCoteau & Paula Palmer co-facilitates this workshop that is appropriate for high school students and adults. Please rvsp to paularpalmer@gmail.com Look at http://www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org/i[pc-right-relationship (303) 443-0402-office for more information.

38th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase, Friday-Sunday, January 18-20, 2019, at Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216. Show hours: Friday, January 18, 2018, 1:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 Adults $15 for the entire weekend. Children under 13, FREE. $5 for parking. Look at http://www.indianmarket.net/ email: indianmarket@sbcglobal.net or call (972) 398-0052 for more information and (303) 292-6278 for directions to Denver Mart.

10th Annual Adams 12 Powwow & College Fair, Saturday, January 19, 2019. College Fair 10:00 a.m. – noon. Gourd dancing 11:00 a.m. Grand entries: 12:30-8:00 p.m. Century Middle School, 13000 Lafayette Street, Thornton, CO 80241. Check our Silent auction. Indian Taco Stand. Cakes are needed for the Cake Walk. Fancy shawl special by Johanna Flood. Vendors can contact Tara Gover, (720) 336-1302 or taragover@gmail.com or Robin Flood, (720) 972-5897 for more information and look at http://facebook.com/Adams12AIPAC

Right Relationships Boulder Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tebo Family Medicine Family Medical Building, Boulder Foothills Hospital, 48th & Arapahoe Rd., in the basement, Boulder, CO. Look at http://www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org or email paularpalmer@gmail.com (303) 443-0402-office for more information.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2019, Sunday, January 27, Monday, February 11, Wednesday, April 3, Sunday, April 28, 2019. DMNS is located at 2001 Colorado Boulevard; in Denver, CO. Free days are for CO residents only. A fee applies to IMAX and planetarium shows. Look at http://www.dmns.org for more information.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, February 2, March 2, April 6, 2019, 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 http://www.denverartmuseum.org or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

Indigenous Film & Arts Film Series: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (6:00-8:30 p.m.) Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phillips Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205. Brandy Toelupe, Attorney for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation will lead a post screening discussion with the audience. FREE. $5 suggested donation accepted on line or at the door. For schedule updates Look at their page - Facebook/Indigenous Film & Arts Festival check events or email film@iiirm.org Call Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for more information. You can also look at their website at http://www.iiirm.org

45th Annual Denver March Powwow, Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, 2019, 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. Deadline is February 23, 2019. 2019. 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 http://doubletree.com to book a room. Contact Denver March Powwow, Inc. at (303) 934-8045, denvermarchpowwow@comcast.net and look at http://www.denvermarchpowwow.org

                                                            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.org Facebook/Adams12FiveStarSchools website https://www.adams12.org/programs/native-education-title-vii 

Cultural Night Events, Special Spring TBA, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hand Game Competition with BVSD, DPS and Jeffco with lunch provided at DIC.

Culture Nights are at Vantage Point High School, Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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. 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 https://facebook.com/Adams12/ AIPAC Facebook page.

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an approved middle/high school charter in Denver Public Schools. AIAD will be canvassing every weekend to recruit AIAD founding families in January & February. Let Terri know if you would like to volunteer. Every volunteer receives a gift of appreciation. It will open Fall 2019 and eventually serve approximately 400 students in grades 6-12. AIAD is a community driven school that incorporates Native American and Indigenous cultural strengths with a STEAM curriculum. Each aspect of the school is designed through an indigenous lens included: school governance, instructional content, pedagogy, students’ interaction and community engagement. They do not have a facility yet but will open an office in the Denver Indian Center this fall, 2018. Website: http://www.americanindianacademy.org Email Terri at tbissonette@americanindianacademy.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/americanindianacademy

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 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. Salas@bvsd.org You can download the 506 form on the website. Native tutors are needed.

The 2018-2019 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 http://indianeducation.dpsk12.org 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 Susie_Mitchell@dpsk12.org 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 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. (this will be updated for the 2018019 school year)

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. is Wednesday, . TBA Potluck set-up starts at 5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. To join please contact LeRoy Saiz, Coordinator at (303) 982-6549 or lsaiz@jeffco.k12.co.us

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; email him at lsaiz@jeffco.k12.co.us 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 http://www.ndigidreams.com/

American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. Their phone number is (303) 426-8900. They provide college scholarships to Native students. Look at http://www.collegefund.org to apply. "Think Indian", is the new saying or branding. Look at Employment opps at http://www.collegefund.org/content/employment_opportunities

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

InDigitNess Voice on KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, CO 80205 or live stream at http://www.kuvo.org Sundays 7:00 a.m. Program Mission: To entertain, educate, inform & engage positive perception of Native America today through presentation of Native American radio programming across digital platforms.  Hosted by Richard Two-Elk and his children, Alix and 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 http://www.InDigitNessVoice.org they also have a facebook page you can join. They need Native music to play so if you have any to donate or are Native musicians who want your music aired you can contact them.

Listen to Indian Voices on KGNU Community Radio Boulder Denver and Fort Collins and online at http://www.kgnu.org Sundays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 88.5 FM, 1390 AM Theresa Halsey is the producer and host. Programs are archived 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.

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 http://www.kiliradio.org/ 

NativeRadio.com is a website for Native Music.

Blackfire is now Sihasin, a Native Dine brother & sister punk/world/pop bass and drum duo

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

Colorado Cherokee Circle Gatherings, Saturday, December, 2018.Highlands United Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola Street, Denver, CO. General mtg.

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).

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 tbernie@coloradocoalition.org 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. Monycka@red-wind.net Call 866-896-2560 and look at http://www.haseya.org

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

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

Denver American Indian Commission: The Mission of the Denver American Indian Commission is to enhance present and future communications between the Denver American Indian Community and the City and County of Denver and to advocate for social and cultural awareness and promote economic and political equality. Their website is http://www.denvergov.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.denvergov.org/NativeAmerican 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 http://www.rmicc.org/

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 Shadana@rmicc.org

Prayer Ceremony is held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Four Winds Survival Project, 5th & Bannock, in Denver, CO. They start at 10:30 a.m. and will end with a brunch. Please bring some food or drinks to share.

Kateri Catholic Community - American Indian Catholic Church, has Mass is every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at 1020 Upham Street, in Lakewood, CO. Chaplin: Rev. (303) 274-7729. Deacon Bill Stow, (303) 868-2780.

Denver Christian Indian Center - service - every Sunday, 11:30 a.m. at 3000 South Race Street, Denver, CO 80210. Hillcrest Christian Church upstairs. Coffee & Fellowship downstairs 12:00 p.m.  For a chance to meet folks. Come worship with them at their new building, a warm sanctuary, handicap accessible and ample parking. If you have any questions, please look at http://www.denvercic.com 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 good.feather94@gmail.com

Denver Indian Center, Inc. (DICI), 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. (303) 936-2688, information@denverindiancenter.org http://www.DenverIndianCenter.org 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, 2018.

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 moved on/leaving Denver to work in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the end of July. Andrew Grissom is the Native Workforce/Career Attainment Services Manager. (303) 936-2688 ext. 219.

Goodwill Denver STEM Program, Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the computer lab at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Call Sheralda Mendoza at (303) 936-2688 for more information. http://www.denverindiancenter.org

The Denver Indian Center Inc. Honoring Fatherhood Program will be hosting weekly Tuesday Sessions and Saturday sessions once a month, Tuesdays, November 6 – February 6, 2019, for the Tuesday program, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 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. 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 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 information@denverindiancenter.org 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. 

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic, First Wednesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, 2019. Contact information@denbar.org or call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

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

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. Their website is http://www.dihfs.org Phone number is (303) 953-6600. Adrianne Maddeux is the New Executive Director at the DIHFS. Enrollment specialist is at (303) 953-6602.

Do you live in one of these counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, and Broomfield. Denver, Douglas, Jefferson or Weld? If you answered YES to any of these questions, join the DHFS Focus Group to share your knowledge and expertise. Focus Group Opportunities for The Spirit Within Project Focus Group, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited Light Refreshments provided Participants reimbursed with a gift card, Registration required. Contact Amanda at aharris@dihfs.org or (720) 612-7130 for questions or registration.

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. However, you can still come and enroll as an expanded 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.

Good Path DSME Diabetes Class, Wednesdays, February 6 - 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Four weekly classes designed to help you build the skills and confidence you need to manage diabetes. Denver Indian Health & Family Services (DIHFS) 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.  Participants that complete at least 3 of 4 classes will receive a goodie bag. There is no cost or co-pay to attend. Snacks and refreshments provided. Unfortunately, they are unable to provide childcare at this class. Their website is http://www.dihfs.org Call Sarah Hormachea RD, Certified Diabetic Educator RD CDE at (303) 953-6604 to register. They are looking for a part-time Healthy Lifestyle coach. To apply send your resume and a letter of interest to Sarah at shormachea@dihfs.org.

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: http://www.difrc.org Email: info@difrc.org 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 Clinical Supervisor. To apply: Please send your letter of interest and resume to apply@difrc.org electronically. Please list subject, as “Clinical Supervisor.” Phone calls, walk-ins, standard mail, incomplete submissions, and/or faxed applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled. Look at http://www.difrc.org for complete job description.

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 Alex16+x@yahoo.com

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

                                            Job Announcements

Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Denver Indian Health & Family Medicine. To apply send resume and letter of interest to Sarah at shormachea@dihfs.org Position is open until filled.

College Admissions Coach, American Indian College Fund for the Native Pathways program. To apply send cover letter and resume to applications@collegefund.org Please put your name & job title in the subject line.

Clinical Supervisor, Denver Indian Family Resource Center. To apply: Please send electronically your letter of interest and resume to apply@difrc.org Please list subject as “Clinical Supervisor. Positions open until filled. Look at http://www.difrc.org for complete job description.

Attorney General of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Interested applicants should email a completed application form (available at http://tolc-nsn.org resume, letter of interest and three writing samples. Writing samples must include at least one pleading or substantive memorandum filed in court. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please provide all application materials to: ATTN: Julianna Saraficio, Legislative Assistant, Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch. Julianna.Saraficio@tpnation-nsn.gov (520) 383-5260.

University of Colorado job openings at https://www.colorado.edu/hr/careers-cu-boulder Call Teresa Hernandez at (303) 735-3577 or email her at Teresa. Hernandez@colorado.edu 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 applications@collegefund.org Look at http://collegefund.org/about-us/career-opportunities 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 http://www.ncai.org/ for more information.

There are job openings at the Denver Veterans Medical Center. Call Human Resources at (303) 399-8020 and look at their web sites to do a search for your specialty. http://www.va.gov/jobs/or http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

Entry-level Opportunities at the EPA, Browse the vacancy listing, and then scroll down to browse jobs. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to EPA Intern Program (EPI) Call Jason at (202) 564-5568 if you have questions. The website is http://www.epa.gov/ezhire

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has open positions (for college students too!) Look at http://www.fin.ucar.edu/hr/employment/index.html Call LuAnna Allapowa at (303) 497-8718 if you have any questions.

Boulder County Job Line (303) 441- 4555. Human Resources Division 2025 14th Street, in Boulder, CO 80302. (303) 441-3508. Check our their website weekly for their openings at http://www.co.boulder.co.us/

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

                                                Native Businesses

For all your photographic needs, please see the following link http://images-by-jolynne.smugmug.com/ Jolynne Locust Woodcock is an American Indian photographer based in Denver, CO. She specializes in High school senior and family portraits. You can call her at (303) 653-6787 and like her facebook page.

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 carriehowell7@gmail.com 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 http://www.sihasin.com for hard punk backbone, softened by folk. World thumping by pop music. They are multi-award winning musicians, Jeneda and Clayson Benally from the Dine’ Nation in northern Arizona.

Chase Manhattan’s website for Native Hip-Hop is http://www.59chase.com

Calvin Standing Bear’s website is http://www.calvinstandingbear.org, (303) 915-3675, email calvin@clavinstandingbear.org 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: http://www.denvercoloradochiropractic.com/

Roots Hair Design-Katrina's Winter Promotion, 20% Off New Clients, and 10% Off Old Clients. Women's & Men's cuts, Kids too! Color Techniques, facial Waxing, Eyelash/Brow Tinting, and Paraffin Waxing & UPDO Hair Art. Call Katrina Mora for an appointment (720) 620-0777 (cell) or katrinamora47@gmail.com Appointments available evenings after 6:00 p.m. & every other Saturday.

Fourth World Creative is an American Indian owned Design Studio, print shop and clothing label. Order original American Indian clothing designs, posters, stickers, etc. under the Fourth World label at http://wwwfourthworldcreative.com they work with local, regional, national and international clients. Email: them at: director@fourthworldcreative.com for more details about their business rates.

Tocabe - Native American Eatery in Metro Denver, specializes in contemporary American Indian cuisine, the menu combines traditional Osage family recipes with elements of American cuisine. It offers quick food service in a stunning Native American setting. Indian Tacos and buffalo ribs are the centerpieces of the Tocabe menu. 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 http://www.tocabe.com

Marcey Hodshire, Sewing jobs nothing too small. Can create Northern and Southern outfits, men or women, including beadwork. Have some children outfits and shawls on hand. Call (719) 839-1821 or email her at gooduks74@aol.com

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

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

Cecelia Bernice Bull Bear has Porcupine Quill work for sale. Contact her at cdmoochie@yahoo.com 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 bmconcha65@gmail.com or look at http://www.medicinemountainmassage.com

Carolyn Hayes Frazier is an experienced seamstress offering basic mending service at an affordable rate. She will mend torn clothing. She will also sew and design American Indian dance outfits: Jingle dress & Fancy shawl dresses, capes, and vests. Leggings, traditional woman's' cloth dresses and shawls as well as men's ribbon shirts. Order yours from her at hayes.redhouse@gmail.com 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 info@OurNativeHealingCenter.org

Carolyna Smiley and Company, Carolyna specializes in intercultural communication, group facilitation, consensus building. Decision-making, community involvement and conflict resolution. She provides educational and management services consultation services including strategic planning, project management and workplace effectiveness reviews and provides keynote and workshop presentations at national conferences. Contact Carolyna at (303) 772-1714 or carolyna@smileyandcompany.com

Jason Conger, LSW, Salt River Pima, is a psychotherapist in Denver, CO. He has received postgraduate training at the Denver Family Institute in individual, couples, and family therapy. His therapy emphasizes the strengths of each client in order to empower and break negative cycles. His office is located in Denver, CO. To learn more about him & his practice, please visit http://www.milehighpsychotherapy.com or call (480) 227-2369.

First Nations Development Institute, The staff includes: Michael Roberts, Raymond Foxworth, Autumn Romero, and Marsha 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 http://www.firstnations.org/

Eagle Plume's Fine Arts & Crafts of the American Indian, located at 9853 Highway 7 in Allenspark, CO. (10 miles south of Estes Park on Hwy. 7). January through April. They will be closed except by appointment or chance. They are open on a daily basis beginning in May- October. They are always open online. Their hours are: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. daily. Call Nico Dayton, & Ann at (303) 747-2861, email nico@eagleplume.com and look at http://www.eagleplume.com/ and their face book page for more information.

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

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

Jonathan Nelson owns badwinds studios, He does illustration, identity, development, fine art, print design and web design. Look at http://www.badwinds.com email jnelson@badwinds.com 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, KCS@ssslawyers.com for more information. The fax is (303) 255-3677. You can also look at their website at http://www.ssslawyers.com for more information.

OFF THE FRONT PAINTING Charlie Blue Back is the answer for all of your painting needs! Contact him at (720) 988-5048, email: oftfrnt@yahoo.com

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

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

Native American Natural Foods, located at 287 Water Tower Road, Kyle, SD 57752. Based on Wasna, a traditional Lakota dish using fruits and herbs to preserve buffalo meat. Tanka products are real food for real people. All Tanka products made with 100% natural buffalo and cranberries. You can get yours on line at http://Tankabar.com email: TankaBar@tankaBar.com or call 800-416-7212. They also have an fb page http://Facebook.com/Tanka-Bar you can also buy them at Denver-Boulder area stores like REI. I saw Tanka Dogs & Tanka Bites at the Vitamin Cottage. There is a big display of Tanka bars at Whole Foods in Boulder. Look at their website to see where they are sold in your area.

Check out Autumn Morning Star's web site at: http://www.magicmorningstar.com/ or email her at magicmorningstar@hotmail.com

DJ Eagle Bear Vanas, Odawa has his products for sale at http://www.nativediscovery.com/ or you can call him at (719) 282-7747. He is a motivational speaker and you can contact him to book him. He owns the Native Discovery Inc. a company dedicated to improving lives and building the warriors of tomorrow...today!

Send your PSA's to tmh80303@hotmail.com or indian_voices@hotmail.com or send them to: Theresa Halsey, Indian Voices Program, KGNU Community Radio, 4700 Walnut, Boulder, CO 80301. KGNU's Fax number is (303) 447-9955. Directions: Come to 30th & Walnut and go east under the bridge to the first building on your right. You cannot reach KGNU from Pearl Street or 55th since Walnut dead ends and does not connect with either one of them.

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