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Congratulations! Congratulations to Linda Hogan for receiving the Henry David Thoreau Prize for Nature Writing. Congrats to Joy Harjo for winning the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. To Dianne Van Voorhees for being selected as one of the people who won a Harvesting Harmony 2015 Mayor’s Diversity Award for her work with the Indian Law Clinic at the Denver Indian Center. Congrats to Clint Carroll for his book, “Roots of Our Renewal”. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors).

Happy Birthday to People Born in March! To Cathy Abeita, Mike Alley, Joshua & Owen Anderson, Bellerena "Billie" Begaii, Nicole Bering, Terri Bissonette, Mary Bowannie, Bernice Bull Bear, Martha Burnside, Tom Cain, Lisa Calderon, Jeremy Charley, Ezekiel Chaske Clairmont-Torres, Jesse James Clairmont, Natasha Clairmont, Waska Wanji Clairmont, Cheryl Cozad, Ara Cruz, Malici Delgado, Jerry Fill Pipe, Winona Flying Earth, Rio Frazier, Paul Allen Heinert, Terra Her Many Horses, Rosemary Halsey, Robbyn Hickman, Carla Hollow Horn, Myreen Iron Cloud, Pearl Ironshell, Elizabeth Kingi. Kimora Lee, Craig Lyons, Anile Adair Locust aka Margie Parks, Solicia Lopez, Shayla Penner, Christina Prairie Chicken, Justine & Kasandra Madrid, Elizabeth Moore, Tanna Morin, Victoria Nevarez, Michael Price, Terri Rattler, Gary Red Willow, Tiana Roberts, Jackie Robinson, Madonna Rogers, Michael & Sabrina Roy, Sue Savage, Edith Silk, Vicky Stott, Angie Stover, Stephanie Smith, Rosalie Tallbull, Kristine Teller, Terra Trujillo, Jokiah Waters, Jennifer Wolf, Ida Williams, Theresa Marie Williams, Marsha Whiting, Sage Yardley, Jesse Yellow Cloud and anyone one else having a birthday in March!

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

Prayers are needed! Pray for all the people who are losing their homes due to the weather and because they don’t have a job. Pray for those that are having surgery or recovering from surgery, or are in the hospital or are ill at this time. Prayers for Troylynn Yellowwood, Charlie Cambridge, & Cary Morin who had surgery and are recovering, For Joanne Shenandoah who needs a liver transplant, for Ruth Cameron daughter Carri, Gloria Four Feather Masser, and Stevie Ray Eagle. Your prayers are very important and help people recover faster! They all need your prayers and positive thoughts because it's hard being ill. Also remember those who have made their journeys to the spirit world during the winter months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the family & friends of John Trudell, who made his spirit journey on December 8, 2015. To Carla Hollow Horn and family for the death of her brother, Jonathan "Chuck" HollowHorn who died in November, 2015. Our prayers and positive thoughts are with the families in their time of sorrow and mourning. May they all rest in peace! They will be missed!

RMICC Presents Doing Business with the Native American Bank, Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Native American Bank, 1st Floor Lobby, 999 18th Street, in Denver, CO 80202. Lunch is $10. Please pay in advance at

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, March 17, April 7 & 21, 2016, 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, at noon at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Soup is on the menu. Bring a dish or a drink to share with others. This gathering will be to discuss elder issues and meet other elders. It will be to participate in activities and events. Contact Donna Lafferty at (303) 936-2688 ext. 146 for more information.

Her Many Ways: Native Women's Voices Featuring Linda Hogan, Chickasaw , Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Cajetan's, on the Auraria campus in Denver, CO. Art show & reception, poetry reading, music, traditional dance and native art. Contact Deborah hunt at (303) 315-1882 or

Black Elk Speaks Play Based on the Book by John Neihardt Will Be Performed, at the Aurora Fox Arts Center. Fridays @ 7:30 p.m., March 18, 25 , April 1 & 8th. Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. March 19. 26, April 2 & 9. Sundays @ 2:00 p.m. March 20, 27 April 3& 10 2016. Director is donnie l. betts featuring Doug Goodfeather as Black Elk with a local Native cast. For tickets call the box office at (303) 739-1970 or online http://www.AURORAFOXARTSCENTER.ORG

2016 Denver March Powwow Workshops (3) Monday, March 21, 2016 (12:00-3:30 p.m.) & Tuesday (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Stronghold Society Vision: "As One - You Thrive, I Thrive, We Thrive" Walt Pourier, Oglala :Lakota & Darius Smith, Dineh,

Tuesday, March 22, 12:00-3:30 p.m. & March 23, (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Reaching Your Full Potential, A Medicine Wheel Model Training. Phil Whiteman Jr. (northern Cheyenne & Lynette Two Bulls, Oglala Lakota.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (12:00 - 3:30 p.m.) & Wednesday, March 23, 2016, (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Diversity Not Assimilation Chris Eagle Hawk. Oglala Lakota.

Advance Registration Fee: $250 per person. $275 at the Door includes refreshments, continental breakfast & a box lunch.  Visit to register.

Generation Indigenous Denver, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219.Native youth ages 14-24 are invited to attend. Go to to register. For directions to the Denver Indian Center, look at http://www/ or call (303) 936-2688.

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

On the Eve of the Denver March The WARM-UP Performances Will Take Place Friday, March 25, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, in Denver, CO. Performances by Baby Shel. Witko. Def 1. Villa Rosa. Stuart James. Nataanii Means. Rhetorik. #NATIVELIVESMATTER

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

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

University of Colorado Indigenous Knowledge Series 2016. Indigenous knowledge & pedagogy streamed live from four CU campuses! Additional programs scheduled at CU Boulder and UCCS in April. 2016. 

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

Winona LaDuke to Speak for the Harper Distinguished Speaker Series at DU, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 5:30 p.m. registration. 7:00 p.m. Winona will speak about "Creating a Multicultural Democracy, Religion, Culture & Identity in America. Register at or Call (303) 871-2425 for more information.

Indigenous with the Taylor Scott Band to Perform. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, doors open at 7:00 p.m. All ages show starts at 8:00 p.m. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212. Tickets.- $22. Look at  for more information.

Melanie Yazzie Artist Lecture Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, in Boulder, CO.  Her art exhibition, "Salt Water/Bitter Water Girl" by University of Colorado-Boulder Art Professor, will be up until April 8 and again in August, 2016. Look at for more information.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2016, Sunday, April 10 & Saturday, April 23, May 9, June 5, August 29, September 11, October 24, November 13, December 12, 2016, DMNS is located at 2001 Colorado Boulevard; in Denver, CO. Free days are for CO residents only. A fee applies to IMAX and planetarium shows. Look at for more information. 

Indigenous Films at the Museum of Nature & Science Features: TBA Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Doors open at 6:00 p.m. film starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. It is being held monthly at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps IMAX Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205. Enter on the East entrance. Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away). The film is: TBA Following the film, there will be a Q & A with members of the Denver American Indian Commission.

In 2016, the monthly Indigenous Film series will present film and discussion the Second Wednesday of the month at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80204. The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission is pleased to present another year of the Indigenous Film 2015@ the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a monthly Indigenous film series. Contact the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, 444 South Emerson Street, in Denver, CO 80209. Call Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for more information.

Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association Inc. 24th Annual Spring Contest Powwow, Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17, 2016, at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO. Admission: 13 and older &6/day, $10/weekend. Ages 6-12, $3/day, or $5/weekend. Ages 5 and younger free. Registered dancers and singers are free. Public is invite. Bring your own chairs. Arts & Crafts: Meg (970) 493-6470/ Look at

Connections to Move Business Indian Biz Expo 2016, Monday, April 18, 2016, at the DoubleTree, 3203 Quebec, Denver, CO. Look at  for more information and to register for this event.

Sarge Waukau will be Retiring from CU-Boulder, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. in Norlin Library's 5th Floor British Studies Room, on the CU-Boulder campus in Boulder, CO 80309. Call (303) 492-5527 to RSVP.


                                                            EDUCATION NEWS

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Phillip Gover, Indian Ed Youth Advocate, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Title VII Indian Education, Grants & Federal Programs. (720) 972-5897.

There is a facebook page for Adams 12 AIPAC for their activities.

Jeffco Indian Education, The mission of Indian Education is to meet the unique educationally and culturally related academic needs of eligible American Indian students enrolled in Jefferson County Public Schools, Office of Student Engagement, Jeffco Indian Education Program. The Title VII Indian Education Program offerings include: Community Liaison Service, Dropout Prevention & Credit Recovery Support, Educational Intervention, Parent Involvement, Parent & Student Advocacy, Cultural Support & Services, and Resource Development for Schools, Resource Referral, HS & Middle School mentoring, Scholarship Information, Jefferson County Summer School scholarships.

The parent or guardian must obtain and complete a 506 form that is then filed with the Jeffco Indian Education Program. This form will remain valid the entire time your child is in Jeffco Public Schools. Call Leroy Saiz, Interim Program Coordinator at  (303) 982-6549, email him at for more information.

DPS Indian Education, Students attending a DPS school receive support services from an Education Specialist. To learn more about the Focus Schools (enrollment, cultural activities, and transportation), please call Rose McGuire, Program Manager at (720) 423-8172 or email her at

Boulder Valley School District Title VII Indian Education, Yvette Salas, (720) 561-5296, Yvette. is identifying American Indian students. Her Office hours: 8:30 -9:30 a.m. M. T, TH, F. Let Yvette know if your student needs a tutor. Tutors are needed at the elementary and mid-school levels. Look at the website at

Congrats to the 2015-16 Indian Parent Advisory Council, Chair – Manda Robertson. Vice-President – Rob Rice, Secretary - Monique Fredericks - Douville. Treasurer – Candace Yazzie. Their next scheduled meeting is February , at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location TBA.

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

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

7th Annual Rise-Up Presents, Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Doors open and Free Food, Door Prizes, HIV & STI Testing, Health Insurance Enrollment. Vendors, Resources. at 7:00 p.m.. Show starts at 7:45 p.m. Featured Performers: JB The First Lady, 1st Nations Hip Hop Artist. Alexis Rain, Xicana & Native Poet & Activist. Community Feature: Resources in Honor of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and National Women & Girls HIV Awareness Day . Art by Keya Clairmont, Sicangu Lakota Photographer.  $3 -$5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Open Mic starts at 7:45 p.m. Native Hip Hop.

Contact information: Cafe Cultura, P.O. Box 11791, Denver, CO 80211. Office: 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Unit Hours: Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (720) 394-6589 and look at or to see videos of the artists.

Cafe' Cultura Open Mic, Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Denver Inner City Parrish/La Academia, 9th & Galapago Street, in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors at 7:00 p.m.. Show starts at 7:45 p.m. Featured Performers: TBA. Community Feature: TBA Art by TBA. $3 -$5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Open Mic starts at 7:45 p.m. Native Hip Hop.

Contact information: Cafe Cultura, P.O. Box 11791, Denver, CO 80211. Office: 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Unit Hours: Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (720) 394-6589 and look at or to see videos of the artists. Purchase your Cafe Cultura 2016 Season Pass for $30 ($120 value). This card entitles you to free admission for you and a guest. Free gifts (stickers, books, etc.)

American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. Their phone number is (303) 426-8900. They provide college scholarships to Native students. Look at to apply. "Education is THE Answer", is the new saying or branding. Look at the animated beadwork in action at  Employment opps at

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Indian Reporter Team in the Jammin KZKO/MSE Radio Network studio every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00 p.m. at The American Indian Reporter is a unique internet radio show featuring current and traditional issues, music, movies, family comedy and much more from a Native point of view. Contact Cheryl Lola Lucero (720) 299-5268, or Jared Rains at (303) 585-6655,

InDigitNess Voice on KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, CO 80205 or live stream at Sundays 7:00 a.m. Program Mission: To entertain, educate, inform & engage positive perception of Native America today through presentation of Native American radio programming across digital platforms.  Hosted by Richard Two-Elk and his adult children, Alix and Codid. InDigitNess Voice will focus upon the issues, people, news, events, and communities of Native America, while presenting traditional and contemporary music. Look at their website at they also have a facebook page you can join. They need Native music to play so if you have any to donate or are Native musicians who want your music aired you can contact them.

Listen to Indian Voices on KGNU Boulder Denver and online at Sundays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 88.5 FM, 1390 AM Theresa Halsey is the producer and host.

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

Tune into Navajo Nation radio on-line at

Native Dance Practice for the Medicine Heart Dancers, Mondays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Four Winds, 5th & Bannock, in Denver, CO. everyone is welcome! Please bring your favorite dish or drinks for potluck. Contact Michelle Perez, Executive Director, The Medicine Heart Dancers (720) 837-5461.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Talking Circles: Provides connection to culture and healthy living to Native Americans experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The Native American Services are not an emergency program.

Co-Ed Talking Circle: Mondays: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 2100 Broadway, in Denver, CO. (Old Stout Street Clinic) Lunch served. Nicole Miera, Case Manager and Patient Navigator, (303) 332-9813 with any questions or concerns.

Women's Talking Circle, Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 1535 High Street, (Colfax & High Street), in Denver, CO. All Indigenous women are welcome! Lunch is included. Call Petra Ulrych, Case Manager and Program Manager at (303) 312-9822 with any questions or concerns.

The Talking Circle, Fridays - 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 2100 Broadway downtown Denver, CO. Breakfast is served. The Talking Circle is a safe place to meet and talk about alcoholism, addiction, homelessness, or any other concerns you may have. Call RoSean Howard, Case Manager and Patient Navigator, at (303) 312-9812, email with any questions or concerns.

The Camp Crier's website is:

The CSIC newsletter has a lot of resources for Military members and Veterans. The Welcome Home project provides free family retreats for families of those returning from deployment and for those with combat veterans at home. Call Donna Finicle, at (719) 687-1000 or email her at and look at for more information.

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

Community Reentry Project for Denver residents exiting the Denver County Jail. They conduct classes both inside and outside of the jail. Participants in the program have access to bus passes, tokens, counseling, emergency housing vouchers for shelter programs, etc. Contact Lisa Calderon at for more information.

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

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

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

Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber has Colorado American Indian Scholars Specialty License Plates that Benefit the Scholarship Fund, You need not be an American Indian or a student to buy a plate, just have a desire to support the higher education of deserving Indian students. The proceeds go to a scholarship for American Indian Colorado residents who attend a Colorado institution of higher learning. You need to purchase a certificate from the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber for $25 to take to your Motor Vehicle department in order to buy a plate. The procedure is explained more fully on the RMICC website at you may also purchase your certificate on line through the Chamber or visit their offices at 924 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 104F, in Denver, CO 80204. The office phone number for the Indian Chamber is (303) 629-0102. The email for Shadana Dickerson is

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Native Workforce Program - Helping with Employment & Training needs. Call Lynn-Bah Johnson, Native Workforce intake coordinator at (303) 936-2688 or for their monthly schedule.

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

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

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

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

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

Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center, The Clinic takes place at DIC on the First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Upcoming clinic dates include: March 2, April 6, 2106. Contact Metro Volunteer Lawyers at (303) 866-9378 if you have any questions.

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

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

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

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

DIHFS Dental clinic has expanded and is accepting children and Medicaid & CHP + (two week waiting list for appointment) Volunteer dentist is there Tuesday & Wednesday. Dental Hygienists are there on M W F. Call them at (303) 953-6601 to make an appointment.

DIHFS Clinic hours are: Monday, - Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- noon & 1 - 5:00 pm. Friday is from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. To enroll or get a free determination to see if you qualify for these great health care programs, you should apply by calling and coming by the office, 1633 Fillmore Street, Suite GL-1, in Denver, CO 80206. Eridawn Roy, CHIPRA Enrollment Specialist (303) 953-6616,  The Main Phone is (303) 953-6600. FAX: (303) Walk-ins are accepted but it's best to call to ensure availability. To find information about these programs, call or stop by the Denver Indian Health & Family Services.

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), 7596 W. Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. (Intersection of S. Wadsworth Blvd,/W. Jewell Avenue). The RTD Bus 76 goes by it. Call the main number at (720)-500-1020 for support, referrals and Indian Child Welfare Advocacy for families that are involved with county departments of social services. Please call if you have questions on child welfare issues. DIFRC's website is and their facebook page is!/DenverIndianFamilyResourceCenter/

Following are programs within DIFRC. Contact them about their 2016 Program Services

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

Clinical Services: Intensive Case Management to support families at risk of, or currently involved with the child welfare system. Resource and Referral assistance with community resource searching and accessibility. Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy. Relapse Prevention Group. Domestic Violence Support Group. Contact Melissa Yazzie at (720) 500-1010 for Clinical Information.

American Indian Nurturing Skills for Families, Thursdays 5:00-7:30 p.m. A free 12 week class. Nurturing Skills for families is designed to strengthening families birth to 17 years old.. Classes are offered at no cost to participants. Childcare is provided for children under 5. Participants will enjoy a nutritious meal together. Call Shenonnabah "Ronnie" Harvey at (720) 500-1005 or email at  for more information and to set an intake appointment.

Cooking Matters Classes for the American Indian Community, Family session began Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Adult sessions started Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required! Classes run for six weeks. Nutrition and basic culinary skills class designed for adults and families. Take home recipes. Groceries each class. Earn a cookbook, knife, and cutting board. Call Shenonnabah "Ronnie" Harvey at (720) 500-1005 or email at  to pre-register and/or for more information. 

Teen Life Skills Group, Teens meet for 12 weeks to focus on skill attainment related to school, practical living, persona; growth and communication. Next session started February 28, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. at Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 7596 W. Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. Call Shenonnabah "Ronnie" Harvey at (720) 500-1005 or email at  for more information  

Become a Foster Parent and learn how you can help keep Native Children Connected to their Culture by Attending a Meeting About Foster and Adoptive care in Denver County. Meetings are held from 6:00 -9:00 p.m. at DDHS Castro Building (Room 1017), 1200 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80204. Meeting date is the First Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, call Denver Human Services at (720) 944-4000.

ZUMBA at Four Winds, M-W-F from 5:30-6:30 p.m., 201 W.5th Avenue, (5th & Bannock), in Denver, CO. All levels are welcome! Adults/Children/ Men/Women. $5 for the class. Claudia Alejandra Lopez is the licensed Zumba Instructor. For more information, call/email her at (720) 499-7743 or .

SouthWest Improvement Center, 1000 Lowell Blvd., in Denver, CO, will assist elderly Natives and Hispanics and have services for Natives who live in the urban southwest Denver. They offer many programs including: Hot lunches, food boxes, and bread donations, home chore assistance for elders, nutrition and wellness education, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, housing assistance, recreation and education for at risk youth and so much more. Call SWIC at (303) 934-2181 for information.

Native American Cancer Research (NACR), Native American Cancer Research. Phone number is (303) 975-2449. They are currently referring women for mammograms and pap tests, conducting educational sessions and providing support to American Indian cancer survivors.

Lisa Harjo is the Executive Director. Denise Linstrom, Lisa Castro, Audrey Marshall, Linda Lucero also work at NACR.  Please give them a call at (303) 975-2449. If no one is available. Please leave your name, and phone number and someone will call you back as soon as possible. Their website is 

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, You can get their CD's by looking at Gary's website at or his facebook page. His mailing address is Gary Farmer, P.O. Box 31096, Santa Fe, NM 87594.  For booking information call John at (505) 362-9087 or Gary at (505) 629-6580. They are now on tour.

Seven Falls Indian Dancers are a family troupe representing four generations of dancers. They present educational and entertaining Native American social and exhibition dances including the Eagle and Hoop Dance. They are available for performances. Contact Carrie Howell at or for booking and for more information. They also have a face book page.

Blackfire's website is

Chase Manhattan's website for Native Hip Hop is He has a face book page.

Red Tail Chasing Hawks are available for booking. Contact Calvin Standing Bear at if you would like more information or look at their website at: or call him at (303) 915-3675.

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

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

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

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

                                            Job Announcements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                Native Businesses

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

Dr. Trent Artichoker MS, DC, Oglala Lakota, is a chiropractor in Denver. He is located in Northwest Denver, in the Highlands neighborhood. He treats people with neck pain, back pain, auto accidents, and sports injuries. Call (303) 455-2225 to schedule an appointment. You can find out more information about him and his practice on his website:

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

Fourth World Creative, 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: Matt Barkhausen 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. Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra own it. The Metro location is: 3536 W. 44th Avenue (44th and Lowell), in Denver, CO. Call (720) 524-8282 for takeout and look at their face book page for more information.

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

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

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

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

Carolyn Hayes Frazier is an experienced seamstress offering basic mending service at an affordable rate. She will mend torn clothing. She will also sew and design American Indian dance outfits: Jingle dress & Fancy shawl dresses, capes, and vests. Leggings, traditional woman's' cloth dresses and shawls as well as men's ribbon shirts. She also sells Native dolls. Order yours from her at or call her at (303) 440-4695.

Our Native Healing Center, Native Healing Practices serving Adults, children, and families: Individual, Family & Couples Counseling, and Massage Therapy. Herbal Knowledge. Substance Abuse Treatment. Dream Interpretation. They accept Medicaid. Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and offer some services on a sliding fee scale. It is located at 2150 W. 29th Avenue, Suite 330, in Denver, CO.

Dr. Dianna Ducote-Sabey, Chickasaw Nation, is the therapist. Please contact Dianna at or (720) 287-1590 for more information. Benito Concha has joined the Our Native Healing Center, as the Massage Therapy, IBMC. Contact him at (575) 779-9856 or

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

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

First Nations Development is in Longmont, CO. A field office remains in Virginia. The Strengthening Native Philanthropy (SNAP) program will be housed in Colorado. The staff includes: Michael Roberts, Raymond Foxworth, Marsha Whiting, Lisa Yellow Eagle, and Montoya Whiteman. It is located at 2432 Main Street, 2nd floor, in Longmont, CO. (303) 774-7836. You can sign up for their newsletter and their trainings by looking at the

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

Nakota Designs, Inc./STRONGHOLD SOCIETY is owned by Walt & Allison Pourier, 2022 E. 134th Way, in Thornton, CO 80241. Look at their website at for t-shirts and skateboard products. You can contact Walt at (303) 255-1730, and look at website to donate to the Stronghold Society Live Life Call To Action campaigns. The Skate Celebration is July 2015.

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

Smith, Shellenburger and Salazar, LLC, located at 14694 Orchard Parkway, Suite A-210, Westminster, CO 80023. The Attorneys, Smith, Shellenburger and Salazar are experienced in working with Native Nations and specialize in the practice of Federal Indian Law. They also represent private individuals in matters of family law, contracts, criminal cases and some unemployment cases. Contact Keith Smith at (303) 255-3588 for more information. The fax is (303) 255-3677. You can also look at their website at for more information.

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

Shelley Morning Song and Fabian Fontenelle, Shelley sings and Fabian dances while she sings. Look at their website at If you look on her website you can listen to Love Came to Rescue Me. To book them you can send an email to or call (505) 261-5014.

Rose Red Elk aka Red Feather Woman's website is look at it for her concert schedule and how to order her CD's as well as her dream catchers. Contact her at Her Cd 'Keeper of the Dreams' won a Best Folk Recording from the Native American Music Awards.

Native American Natural Foods, located at 287 Water Tower Road, Kyle, SD 57752. Based on Wasna, a traditional Lakota dish using fruits and herbs to preserve buffalo meat. Tanka products are real food for real people. All Tanka products made with 100% natural buffalo and cranberries. Tanka sticks also have wild rice. The products are Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, and Tanka Wild Rice sticks And come in two flavors: Traditional and Spicy Pepper Blend. You can order yours on line at email: or call 800-416-7212. They also have an fb page you can also buy them at Denver-Boulder area stores like REI. I saw Tanka Dogs & Tanka Bites at the Vitamin Cottage. There is a big display of Tanka bars at Whole Foods in Boulder. Look at their website to see where they are sold in your area.

Check out Autumn Morning Star's web site at: or email her at

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

Dentistry for Children, Call Dr. Lucinda Lewis, (Navajo) DDS, P.C. at (303) 367-1502 to make an appointment for your child. Her office is at 390 S. Potomac Way, Suite A, in Aurora, CO 80012. (Near Alameda & 1-225). Her office will take most health insurance except for Medicaid.

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

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