Indian Voices Newsletter
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Congratulations! Congrats to Shadana Dickerson, who now works as the Census Tribal Partnership Specialist for Colorado. To Richard Silversmith for being ordained on March 31, 2019. Suzanne Benally will be leaving her position as the Executive Director of Cultural Survival, in June 2019. To Cary Morin for his nomination for Best Blues CD for “When I Rise,” Indigenous Music Awards. To John P. Lukavic for moving from the Curator of Native Arts to the endowed position of Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Native Arts, heading up the American Indian Art and Oceanic & African Art Collections at the Denver Art Museum. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors).

Happy birthday to People Born in April! To Nicole Adams, Jace Artichoker, Sidney Bad Moccasin III, Della Bad Wound, Ray Bark, Lyndsey Bax, Leo Begay, Mniluzahe Berg, Elaine Bomberry, Brian Bull, Charlie Cambridge, Gareth & Ruth Cameron, Miguel Chavez-Eagle, Misun Clairmont, Melissa Clyde, Enrique JoseKuahti-Contreras, Daniel Cordalis, Amy Echo-Hawk, Jaison Elkins, Geneva Emhoolah, Andrew Garry, Ralph Gutierrez, Brett Harper, Niabi Hart, Sharri Hill-Bennett, Margaret Hiza, Gwen Holmes, John HorseChief, Sasha Hoskie, Carrie Howell, George E. Howell Jr., Kristen Howell, Amanda Johns, Arturo Jimenez, Jessie Mackie, Rita Montour, Kelsi LuBeth Monroe, Jennifer Mitts, Laura Naranjo, Angelica Lawson, Jackie Old Coyote Logan, Cate Marsden-Hannah, Cheyenne McAllister, George Palfy, Allison, Danielle & Leala Pourier, Aspen Rendon, Cynthia Rouillard, Jeanne Rubin, Saydie Sago, Felix Sanchez, Pearline Sanchez, Kevin & Thelma Shendo, Tate Shibles, Jennie Singer, Darius Lee Smith, Amy Simmons, Patrick Soch, Arigon Starr, Matene Strikes First, Theresa Swimmer, Rick Two Dogs, Jade Walker, Jennifer Williams, Eternity Wright, & Lisa Yellow Eagle and anyone else having an April birthday! To Virginia Allrunner and Susan Yellow Horse-Davis (in the spirit world). I need April birthdays!

Happy birthday to People Born in March! To Cathy Abeita, Joshua & Owen Anderson, Bellerena “Billie” Begaii, Nicole Bering, Terri Bissonette, Mary Bowannie, Joy Brewer, Bernice Bull Bear, Martha Burnside, Tom Cain, Lisa Calderon, Matthew Campbell, Jeremy Charlie, Ezekiel Chase Clairmont-Torres, Jesse James Clairmont, Natasha Clairmont, Waska Wanji Clairmont, Cheryl Cozad, Ara Cruz, Gregg Deal, Malici Delgado, Barbara Dullknife, Jerry Fills Pipe, Winona Flying Earth, Rio Frazier, Rosemary Halsey, Tom Haukaas, Paul Heinert, Robbyn Hickman, Carla Hollow Horn, Ernest House Jr., Myreen Iron Cloud, Pearl Ironshell, Pearl Iron Shield, DelMarie Killsinwater, Elizabeth Kingi, Kimora Lee, Craig Lyons, Anile Adair Locust, Solicia Lopez, Cheryl Lucero, Justine and Kasandra Madrid, Elizabeth Moore, Tanna Morin, Sky Roosevelt Morris, Mary Mousseau, Christina Narvaez, Victoria Nevarez, Hannah Ortegon, Shayna Penner, Michael Price, Terri Rattler, Gary Red Willow, Patrick Roberts, Tiana Roberts, Jackie Robinson, Madonna Rogers, Michael Roy, Sabrina Roy, Sue Savage, Michelle Schenandoah, Quanah Spencer, Vicky Stott, Angie Stover, Stephanie Smith, Patty Talahongva, Rosalie Tallbull, Harriett Teller, Ronalda Warito-Tome, Terra Trujillo, Jokiah Waters, Jennifer Wolf, Wanda Wolf, Ida Williams, Teresa Marie Williams, Marsha Whiting, Sage Yardley, Jesse Yellow Cloud and anyone else having a March birthday! 

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, Jokiah Waters, 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 the family of Ardie Janis II, who died January 31, 2019, especially to Nadine & Ardie Janis III, January, Aspen, Robert, Chanda Rendon and their Mom Norma Rendon. To all of Ardie’s relatives, especially his sister Lynn Pourier and brothers, cousins, aunts. To the family of Sharyn Iron who died recently. To Lonnie Mendoza and family for the death of her son, 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. 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).

Friends of Native Arts The Douglas Society Presents Paints, Beads, Quills & Gratitude with Artist Dagani White Hawk, Monday, April 15, 2019, 6:00 –6:30 p.m. Reception. Lecture 6:30-7:30 p.m. Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, lower level in Sharp Auditorium, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, in Denver, CO. $12. Reserve your spot by calling (720) 913-0130.

Right Relationships Boulder Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, April 15, 2019, 6:00-7:45 p.m. George Reynolds Branch Library, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305. Look at or email (303) 443-0402- office for more information.

“Everything Has a Spirit” Film to be shown, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at HUMN 250 on the CU-Boulder campus near Norlin Library, Boulder, CO. Ava Hamilton, Arapaho filmmaker will discuss the film. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Co-sponsors are The Department of Religious Studies, The Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies and the Student Organization for the Study of Religion (SOSR). Contact Deborah Whitehead at (303) 492-7649 for more information.

Stephanie R. Charging Eagle Will Speak at UCD for Three Lectures about the “Voices of Our Ancestors & Native Language Revitalization”. Thursday, April 18, 2019. First Lecture, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. at the Plaza Bldg. Room 310, 1299 9th Street, Denver, CO 80204. Second Lecture, 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Third Lecture, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Student Com. Bldg. Room 2018, 1201 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204. Sponsored by Ethnic Studies, Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and American Indian Student Services. Call American Indian Student Services at (303) 556-2860.for more information.

CNAIS Brown Bag Lunch Series: Thomas Andrews, Friday, April 19, 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 Andy Cowell or Cibonet Salazar at (303) 735-4595 and look at 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.

Christian Indian Center Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Service, Sunday, April 21, 2019, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. will be the Easter Egg Hunt for children 5th grade and under. 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. will be the Easter Service, at Hillcrest Christian Reformed Center, 3000 South Race Street, Denver, CO 80210. 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.

Indigenous Film & Arts Film Series: We Aren’t Always Stoic And Showcase of Humorous Films Wednesday, April 24, May 8, June 12, 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.  Films: We Aren’t Always Stoic And Showcase of Humorous Films 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 Call Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for more information. You can also look at their website at or

Gathering of Nations Powwow, Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27, 2019, on the Powwow Grounds at Tingley Coliseum/Expo NM, Albuquerque, NM. Grand entries: Friday, April 26, 2019, noon & 7 pm. Saturday, April 27, 2019, noon & 6 p.m. Tickets are available at and sold at the door. One day admission: 19/Two Day $38.

2019 SCFD Community Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Sunday, April 28, June 2, Tuesday, July 2, August 26, September 29, October 14, November 17, December 8, 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 for more information.

Dance to the Future Powwow and Community Feed, Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Tallbull Memorial Grounds, N. Daniels Park Road, Lone Tree, CO 8024. Community Student Organized. Denver Public Schools Free Community Event. Questions? Contact Susie Mitchell, Communications & Data, (720) 423-2052 or email susie_mitchell@dpsk12/org You can also look at the NASSP website at

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, September 14, October 5, November 2, December 7, 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 or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

Denver Center International School-Baker Student Powwow, Friday, May 10, 2019, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. DCIS Baker Courtyard, 574 W. 6th, Denver, CO 80204. Free to the public! All Drums are welcome! Games. Prizes. Food. Drinks and Fun! You can call (720) 423-9102 between 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for more information.

Native Student Alliance Presents 9th Annual DU New Beginnings Powwow, Saturday, May 19 2019, at the University of Denver, Hamilton Gymnasium, Ritchie Center, 2240 Buchtel Blvd. S, Denver, CO. 80210. Always free to come!! Indigenous Marketplace & Food. Grand entry at 12:00 p.m. Director of DU Powwow: Viki Eagle (720) 935-6168. Vendor contact: Cassie Sando (505) 350-5614. Look at

Friends of Native Arts The Douglas Society Presents John Warne Monroe  about Charles Ratton and the Invention of the Modern “Tribal Art” Market, Thursday, May 23, 2019, Small Reception 6:00 –6:30 p.m. Lecture 6:30-7:30 p.m. Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, lower level in Sharp Auditorium, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, in Denver, CO. $12. Reserve your spot by calling (720) 913-0130.

19th Annual Fort Indian Market and Powwow, Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2, 2019, on the grounds of the historic Fort! 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on both days. Grand entry at 12:00 p.m. Adult admission-$10 Children under 12 - FREE. Free admission to Registered Dancers & Singers. Dancer & Drum registration: Opens at 10:00 a.m. Closes at 1:00 p.m. bring your own chairs (including singers & shade). PA system provided. Free Parking. Concession by Tocabe. Call John Emhoolah at (303) 650-4839 for powwow information. Event info Call Tesoro Cultural Center at (303) 839-1671 or visit the website at this is a family event. Everyone is welcome! 

2019 SAIGE 16th Annual National Training Program, Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 2019, The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) will host its 16th Annual National Training Program, “Honoring Our Nations: Building Strength Through Understanding” in Niagara, NY. It will take place at the beautiful Niagara Resort Hotel & Conference. Make your room reservations at the Seneca Niagara Resort by calling 1-716-299-1100 or 1-877-873-6322. Deadline for rooms is May 18, 2019.

SAIGE is proud to host an outstanding Annual National Training Program focused on professional development, leadership and topics that are integral to the highly complex relationship known as the Federal Trust Responsibility training provides forums on the most current issues, opportunities and challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) government employees and the tribal nations they serve. As part of the program SAIGE offers special training sessions for Veterans and Youth. Additional, local native communities in the area are assisting by providing cultural presentations.

Access the registration site at Here you will find information on registration feed, hotel rooms, agenda, deadlines and more. Pre-register for $700 by May 28, 2019, on the on-line registration. Discounts may be available for groups, SAIGE Lifetime members & Government Employees, as well as tribal employees. It will cost $750 for late on-site registration. Look at for updates.

                                                            EDUCATION NEWS

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Phillip Gover, Indian Ed Youth Advocate, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Title VII Indian Education, Grants & Federal Programs. (720) 972-5897. gov0205620@adams12.orgFacebook/Adams12FiveStarSchools  website Title VI Presentation and Grant Certification Meeting for 2019-20 school year. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Adams 12 Educational Support Center in the Flatirons Conference Room, 1500 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241. They are currently in the process of designing next years program and would like for any comments and ideas for making a better program for next year. Please email any ideas you would like to see or come to the presentation on April 23, 2019.

List of events until the end of the program year:

Culture Nights are Thursday, April 18, (EB Rains Park, 11701 Community Center Dr. Northglenn, CO 80233) will be an Easter Egg Hunt, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Bring a few eggs to add to those provided by the AIPAC. An area will be set up for age categories.

Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Vantage Point High School Cafeteria from 6:00-8:00 p.m.-First planning meeting for anyone wanting to help start an annual Dine Song and Dance to occur at the beginning of next school year. This is potluck!

Graduation Dinner: Friday, May 3, 2019, Silver Mills Middle School Cafeteria from 6:00-8:00 p.m. is a Community Dinner. All are welcome to attend and support sending off this year graduating class and their families.

End of the Year Cookout: Friday, May 17, 2019, at EB Rains Park, 11701 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Tumbleweed and Sagebrush Arbor near the basketball courts. Basic cook out foods will be provided by the AIPAC!

Summer Leadership Camp, Thursday-Sunday, June 6-9, 2019, at Tallbull Memorial Park grounds, N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, CO 80135. The leadership camp begins on Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ends Sunday morning after completion of a morning brunch around 12:00 p.m. K-12 students will have the opportunity to meet and be taught by a variety of Native leaders throughout the Denver metro area. This camp will be open to any student that would like to participate. The students will be able to spend at least one night in the tipis that will be set up and do crafts, discuss current issues pertinent to Native Americans, learn plant identification, visit the Denver Indian Center and go to one of the local lakes. Please RSVP by May 15, 2019 to to reserve a space. A limited number of students will be able to attend depending on tents and tipi availability.

AIPAC (Indian Parent Committee) Meetings are, April 11, and May 8, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at the Adams 12 Five Star Administration Building. They are encouraging more Indian Parent participation. Be a part of your Native Students futures. Success Through Culture. There is a facebook page for Adams 12 AIPAC for their monthly activities. Look at AIPAC Facebook page.

American Indian Academy of Denver (AIAD) is an approved middle/high school charter in Denver Public Schools. It will NOT open Fall 2019, because more Native students were needed to enroll for the coming school year. It will 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. Contact AIAD at and look at for more information.

American Indian Academy of Denver Board Meeting Tuesday, May 7 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 is a community driven school that incorporates Native American and Indigenous cultural strengths with a STEAM curriculum. Contact AIAD at and look at for more information.

Boulder Valley School District Title VI Indian Education, Yvette Salas, the BVSD American Indian Liaison is identifying American Indian students and having their parents fill out a Title VI 506 Student Eligibility Certication form. This form will remain valid the entire time your child is in Boulder Valley Schools. Please completely fill out the 506 form and return to Yvette 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. 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 They have updated staff contact information as well as the calendar and added students highlights tab. Parents can also find newsletters, scholarship information and other helpful resources like the Focus Schools (enrollment, cultural activities, and transportation). College campus visits will start early October and high school students will be notified. Newest NASSP Team members: Marcus Cyrus, Jay Grimm, and Jason “The Peacemaker” Watson. Other support staff includes: Rose Marie McGuire, Gwen Holmes, Eileen Masquat, Beulah Morman, Susie Mitchell and Jennifer Wolf. The Indian Education Office is located at Denver Public Schools, Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80204. Email Susie at or call her at (720) 423-2052 for more information.

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

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 to get on their newsletter list and for more information.

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

American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. Their phone number is (303) 426-8900. They provide college scholarships to Native students. Look at to apply. "Think Indian", is the 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 Kodid. InDigitNess Voice will focus upon the issues, people, news, events, and communities of Native America, while presenting traditional and contemporary music. Look at their website at they also have a facebook page you can join. They need Native music to play so if you have any to donate or are Native musicians who want your music aired you can contact them.

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

KILI radio is in Porcupine, SD. The Voice of the Lakota Nation! They are selling calendars & t-shirts. Send your money orders/checks to: KILI Radio, Lakota Communications, Inc. P.O. Box 150, Porcupine, and SD 57702. (605) 867-5002. They always need donations. You can get them on line at is a website for Native Music.

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

Tune into Navajo Nation radio on-line at

Colorado Cherokee Circle Gatherings, Every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Highlands United Methodist Church, 3131 Osceola Street, Denver, CO. Look at

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coyhis Publishing, in Aurora, CO, is an On-line store to order Wellbriety books and DVD's. They are the sole distributor for White Bison Inc.

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

Denver American Indian Commission: The Mission of the Denver American Indian Commission is to enhance present and future communications between the Denver American Indian Community and the City and County of Denver and to advocate for social and cultural awareness and promote economic and political equality. Their website is they also have a facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Denver Christian Indian Center - service - every Sunday, 11:30 a.m. at 3000 South Race Street, Denver, CO 80210. Hillcrest Christian Church upstairs. Coffee & Fellowship downstairs 12:00 p.m.  For a chance to meet folks. Come worship with them at their new building, a warm sanctuary, handicap accessible and ample parking. If you have any questions, please look at or call Richard and Susie Silversmith at (303) 733-3693 for more information.

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

Denver Indian Center, Inc. (DICI), 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. (303) 936-2688, DICI provides services for all ages: children, youth, adults and elders. Family Empowerment Services promotes Career Attainment through partnerships with local career centers and employers as well as through it's own supportive services. Community Support Services-DICI has a food bank supplied through Food Bank of the Rockies. Several events are held over the course of the year including Elders luncheons, Back 2 School Giveaway, Veterans Day Powwow, Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, and Christmas Toy & Food Basket Giveaway. Denver Indian Center is closed December 25, 2019.

Native Workforce provides resume review and revision, interviewing coaching, career-related personality assessment, individualized planning, educational and training exploration and guidance in choosing both relevant and suitable career pathways. NWP Orientation Nights: Every Wednesday in April 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Life Skills Classes, Tuesday April 16, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:00 & 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, Thursday, May 9, 2019, Monday, May 13, 2019, Thursday, May 16, 2019, Monday, May 20, 2019, Thursday, May 23, 2019, Monday, May 27, 2019, Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Honoring Fatherhood Sessions, Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Saturdays, starting April 13, 2019, 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

The Denver Indian Center Inc. Honoring Fatherhood Program will be hosting weekly Tuesday Sessions and Saturday sessions once a month, Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, 2019, for the Tuesday program, Saturdays, starting April 13, 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 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. May 2, June 2, 2019. Contact or call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

Elders Potluck Lunches, Thursdays, April 25, 2019, Noon-2:00 p.m. Please bring food and drinks to share. (303) 936-2688 for questions.

Nurturing Parenting, Thursdays, April 4-25, 2019 at 5:00-7:30 p.m.

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 Phone number is (303) 953-6600. Adrianne Maddeux is the New Executive Director at the DIHFS. Enrollment specialists are at (303) 953-6602.

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.

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

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

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

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

                                            Job Announcements 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has open positions (for college students too!) Look at Call LuAnna Allapowa at (303) 497-8718 if you have any questions.

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

Job Openings with the City and County of Denver look at the Career Service Authority home page is

                                                Native Businesses

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

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

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

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

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 Spring 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 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

Eagle Plume's Fine Arts & Crafts of the American Indian, located at 9853 Highway 7 in Allenspark, CO. (10 miles south of Estes Park on Hwy. 7). They will be closed January – April 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 and look at and their face book page for more information.

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

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

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

Smith and Shellenberger, LLC, located at 11990 Grant Street, Suite 100, Northglenn, CO 80233. The Attorneys, Smith and Shellenberger are experienced in working with Native Nations and specialize in the practice of Federal Indian Law. They also represent private individuals in matters of family law, contracts, criminal cases and some unemployment cases. Contact Keith Smith at (303) 255-3588, for more information. The fax is (303) 255-3677. You can also look at their website at for more information.

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

Shelley Morning Song and Fabian Fontenelle, Shelley sings and Fabian dances while she sings. 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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