Indian Voices Newsletter
Happenings in the Indian World

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Congratulations! Congratulations to Terry Jones for applying for and winning the Udall Scholarship. He was the first & only recipient of this award for Syracuse University!  Congratulations to Rebekah HorseChief for being hired as the new Program Coordinator for the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies at CU-Boulder! To House Representative Joseph Salazar for his hard work on House Bill 15-1027 for In-State Tuition for Natives from Historical Tribes in Colorado. It was heard in the Education Committee and passed 6-5. It will be going to House Appropriations Committee next.  The bill concerning The School Use of American Indian Mascot was heard by several committees and passed in the House. It will go to the Senate next. Thank you for your support, and testimony for both bills. 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, Leo Begay, Mniluzahe Berg, Cheyenne Birdshead, Brian Bull, Charlie Cambridge, Gareth & Ruth Cameron, Miguel Chavez-Eagle, Melissa Clyde, Enrique JoseKuahti Contreras, Daniel Cordalis, Pearline Cuny, Amy Echo-Hawk, Jaison Elkins, Geneva Emhoolah, Andrew Garry, Ralph Gutierrez, Brett Harper, Niabi Hart, Ranette Keith Marquez, Jessica Heerdt, Sharri Hill Bennett, Gwen Holmes, Sasha Hoskie, Carrie Howell, George E. Howell Jr., Kristen Howell, Amanda Johns, Arturo Jimenez, Matene Jerome, Jessica Mackie, Meghan Merryman, Rita Montour, Kelsi LuBeth Monroe, Jennifer Mitts, Laura Naranjo, Jackie Old Coyote Logan, Allison, Danielle & Leala Pourier, Shelley Prentup. Ray Ramirez, Travis & Trent Rattler, Aspen Rendon-Oglesby, Cynthia Rouillard, Jeanne Rubin, Saydie Sago, Kevin & Thelma Shendo, Tate Shibles, Jennie Singer, Darius Lee Smith, Keith Smith, Amy Simmons, Arigon Starr, Jade Walker, Jennifer Williams, Lisa Yellow-Eagle, Susan Yellowhorse and anyone else having an April birthday! (I need April birthdays!)

Happy Birthday to People Born in March! To Cathy Abeita, Michael 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, Wasksa Wanji Clairmont, Cheryl Cozad, Ara Cruz, Malici Delgado, Jerry Fills Pipe, Winona Flying Earth, Rio Frazier, Paul Heinert, Rosemary Halsey, Robbyn Hickman, Carla Hollow Horn, Myreen Iron Cloud, Pearl Ironshell, Pearl Iron Shield, Elizabeth Kingi, Kimora Lee, Craig Lyons, Anile Adair Locust, 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 Roy, Sabrina Roy, Sue Savage, Edith Silk, Vicky Stott, Angie Stover, Stephanie Smith, Rosalie Tallbull, Kristine Teller, Tierra Trujillo, Jokiah Waters. Jennifer Wolf, Ida Williams, Theresa Marie Williams, Marsha Whiting, Sage Yardley, Jesse Yellow Cloud and anyone else having a March 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 Anne Blackwell Blaney, Andres Montour-Ransom, Isaac Wak Wak, Norma Williams, 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 Judy Lujan for the death of her brother. To Terri Rattler for the lost of her Mother, Mary Rose Exendine on March 7, 2015. To Millie Knapp for the lost of her father on March 12, 2015. To Delmarie Killsinwater and family for the death of her mother, Norma Ice. To the family of Rose Pourier-Cuny who died February 17, 2015, especially to her children, Misty, Troy Brave & Gerome Gutierrez and to her husband, James Cuny. You can send cards to Misty Brave at 235 E. Minnesota Street, #2, Rapid City, SD 57701. Cards can be sent to James and Gerome at 11098 Depew Street, Broomfield, CO 80020. To the family of Rhoda Riggs a former NARF employee and BVSD Indian Parent. Especially to her sons, Derrick, Anthony and Kevin Thompson. 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!

Seeking one-on-one interviews with self-identified Native American women living in the Denver metro area for research study about gender roles and responsibilities, what it means to embody a heterosexual, female, Native American identity, and intimate relationships with others. All participants must know their tribal affiliation and be 18 years old or older. All interviews are confidential and we will meet at a convenient public location for you, such as your local library. I am trained in Indigenous Research Methods and value your voice. 

Please email: Deanne Grant, PhD student, Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder: depa8361@colorado.edu for more information or call 303-532-9597. Please plan on 1-3 hours for the interviews. All participants will be compensated $20 cash for completion of an interview.

Isaac Wak Wak Was Hit and Run Over After the Stock Show, Isaac is at  Monaco Parkway Health & Rehabilitation Center, 895 S. Monaco Parkway, Denver, VO 80224. He  is having surgery for his numerous broken bones and tendons and recovering. There is a Go Fund me Page where you can help him with his mounting medical bills. It is http://www.gofundme.com/l1z4ws They are also looking for the car that ran him over.

HB 1127 In-State Tuition Bill for American Indian Students from Tribes with Historical Ties to Colorado, Has passed the House Education Committee and the House Appropriations on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. It may have a second reading, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the House Chamber. Stay tuned to see if it will be scheduled by joining the facebook - Colorado American Indian Legislation Support page.

HB 1165 Concerning the Use of American Indian Mascots by Public Education Institutions Bill had it's first hearing on March 23, 2015, in the House Education Committee and was passed with a lot of testimony with the vote of 6-5 at 6:00 p.m. It went to the House Appropriations Committee and passed. It went though all three readings and will now go to the Senate. Stay tuned to when that will be scheduled by joining the facebook - Colorado American Indian Legislation Support page.

114th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, April 20-May 1, 2015, is taking place in New York City, NY. Follow the forum on facebook and twitter using #Weareindigenous and #Forpeople

4 Documentary Films to Be Shown On Earth Day "Standing on Sacred Ground" Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Boulder Friends Meeting, 1825 Upland Avenue, in Boulder, CO. Contact Paula Palmer at paularpalmer@gmail.com for more information.

Indigenous Eco-Sustainability-Hands On Workshop with Shannon Francis, Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Auraria Campus, Tivoli 329, 900 Auraria Parkway on the Auraria campus in Denver, CO.

BVSD Indian Parent Committee Fundraiser, Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. until they sell out. at the Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, in Boulder, CO 80302. Fry Bread $3. Indian Tacos $7. Drinks $1.Indian Parents are requested to come help out. Contact Monique Douville, IPC Secretary at Mdouville@ndnlaw.com Orders can be placed in advance by emailing Yvette at yvette.salas@bvsd.org

A Reading By Stephen Graham Jones, Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th Street, Suite A, Boulder, CO 80302. Come and meet Stephen and listen to him read and ask him questions about his science fiction books. Coffee & basked goods will be available. Contact the Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies - University of Colorado Boulder at cnais@colorado.edu or look at their facebook page at http://www/facebook.com/cucnais for more information.

Tribe's Eye: Photographing Change on the Navajo Reservation Gallery Exhibition, Friday April 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the CIRES Building Atrium on the CU-Boulder campus, Boulder, CO 80309. You are invited to attend the Tribe's Eye Project engaged Nation youth in documenting regional climate, environmental and land-use change issues on the Navajo Nation using Photography. There were 27 Dine' college students who were mentored by CIRES graduate students and a professional photographer. The Navajo students and will be coming from Dine' College and the Southwestern Conservation Corps to present their photographs in person. Come and meet the students who will be introduced by CIRES Director, Waleed Abdalati who will welcome everyone at the beginning of the event. RSVP to David at david.oonk@colorado.edu if you are coming to the event. Contact Anne Gold for questions at anne.u.gold@colorado.edu You can also look at http://cires.colorado.edu/education-outreach/events/tribes-eye-viewing/?eID=351 for more information.

Gathering of Nations Powwow, Thursday-Saturday, April 24-26, 2015, at the UNM Arena, "The Pit", Arenida Cesar Chavez Blvd., SE, in Albuquerque, NM. (Off 1-25 and exit 223). Look at http://www.gatheringofnations.com or call them at (505) 836-2810.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2015, Saturday, April 25, Sunday, May 31, Monday, June 29, Sunday, July 26, Monday, August 17, Sunday, September 27, Monday, October 19, November 9, 2015. 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.

Lauren Johnson Memorial Event "Prostitution & Trafficking of Native Women", Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the SIE Center, University of Denver, Denver, CO Guest Speaker: Cinnamon Quale. Hosted by the Center on Rights Development and Human Trafficking Center. Contact Jessica Ruch at jessraines@gogglemail.com

Denver Indian Family Resource Center To Hold Open House at New Location, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at 7596 West Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. They are looking forward to seeing you at their open house! Join them for cultural foods, refreshments and a tour of their new office. Come and meet the staff. Please RVSP to Elizabeth at ejarmillo@difrc.org  or call (720) 500-1020.

BVSD Indian Parent Lacrosse Clinic, Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the afternoon. Time and place to be determined. Contact Monique Douville, IPC Secretary at Mdouville@ndnlaw.com for more information.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturday, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3., November 7, December 5, 2015, 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. Look at http://www.denverartmuseum.org/ or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

UNITY Regional Summit "Empower Your Lakota Story", Saturday, May 2, 2015, at American Horse School, 100 Main Street, in Allen, SD on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Free registration. The gathering will focus on media empowerment, multimedia training, entrepreneurial journalism and a special town hall. Workshops will include building simple websites, social media training and cartooning. A town hall meeting with local journalists of color is planned for members of the community. Contact Karin Eagle 73wambli@gmail.com and look at the UNITY: Journalists for Diversity facebook page for more information.

2015 Annual Jeffco Community Excellence in Education Powwow, Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Jefferson High School, 2305 Pierce Street, Edgewater, CO 80214. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Grand entry at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your own chairs Sponsored by Jeffco Public Schools and Red Rocks Community College and AISES CSM. Please visit http://www.rrcc.edu/powwow

The American Indian Law Program at CU-Boulder Invites the Public to a Talk by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Wittemeyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building, University of Colorado , 2450 Kittredge Loop Drive, Boulder, CO 80309. Sponsored by the American Indian Law Program at the University of Colorado Law School and the Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies. Contact Carla Fredericks, Program Director, at carla.fredericks@colorado.edu for more information.

DU New Beginnings Powwow, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the University of Denver, outside on the lawn at Driscoll Green, 2190 E. Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO. Bring your chairs and shade. Open to the public. Free admission. Special contests. Grand entry at noon. If it rains it will be held at the Gates Field house. Contact Viki at (720) 935-6168 for powwow information. Vendors can contact Stevie at (505) 269-4761.

Cafe' Cultura's Open Mic  Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m., at the La Alma/Lincoln Park Amphitheater, 12th Avenue and Osage Street,  in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors starts at 7:00 p.m. Cafe Cultura Open Mic list starts at 7:00 p.m. starts at 7:45 p.m. Featuring: Night Oblivian Community Partners: Woodbine Ecology Center. Live Art Feature: David Oceloti Garcia. $3 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. All ages are welcome! Open Mic, Native Hip Hop. Entertainment. Food. Vendors.

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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 394-6589 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org  or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura to see videos of the artists.

2015 IAIA Spring Powwow, Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. at 84 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508. Located east off I-25. It is minutes from the corner of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue, in south Santa Fe, NM. Grand entry is at 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Nocona Burgess at (505) 424-2339 or rburgess@iaia.edu

SDAC Meeting, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at TBA Please contact Madonna Rogers, mrogers@difrc.org (303) 871-8035 ext. 211 for agenda items.

Career Workshop for Federal Employment, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Bring your resume. Contact Eileen Masquat at eileen@denverindiancenter.org or the SAIGE Contact: DJ Lente-Watts, wattslente@gmail.com Future workshops are: August 4, November 3, 2015.

Indigenous Films at the Museum of Nature & Science Features "We Are A Horse Nation", Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 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: We Are A Horse Nation. Following the film, Richard Two Dogs and Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs will be speaking on the great cultural and spiritual significance of the Horse Nation to the Lakota peoples. They will talk about their communities on the Pine Ridge reservation. that have grown stronger through their relationships with horses and the power of healing, along with their connection to the natural world.

All proceeds from the sales of this video are donated to the Sinte Gleska University Tiwahe Glu Kini Pi Equine Assisted Mental Health Therapy Program. For more information, to purchase a DVD, or to make a donation directly to the program, please visit: http://www.tiwahe.org or http://www.horsenationfilm.com

In 2015, 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.

Boulder Valley School District  Indian Parent Meeting, Thursday, May 14 2015, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, in Boulder, CO 80302. Contact Monique Douville, IPC Secretary at Mdouville@ndnlaw.com for the agenda items and for questions.

22nd Annual Spring Bear Powwow and Indian Market, Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Regis University Field House, 3333 Regis Blvd. (50th Avenue) Denver, CO. Public invited-Free admission All Dancers and Drums welcome. No Contests. Cakewalks, Raffles, Frybread, Indian Tacos and more. Gourd dancing 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Booths open at noon. Grand entry is at 1:00 p.m. Dinner break from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Grand entry at 6:00 p.m. Vendors are welcome! Vendor application is available on the website at http://www.SpringBearPowWow.org Contact Bear or Alisa Limvere at (303) 648-3414 or email bear@springbearpowwow.org

15th Annual Tesoro Cultural Center Indian Market & Contest Powwow, Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, 2015, on the grounds of the historic Fort! 19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison , CO 80465. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gourd dance !0:00 a.m. and Grand entry at 12:00 p.m. Bring your own shade and chairs (including singers). PA system provided. Free admission to registered dancers and singers. Free parking. Call John Emhoolah at (303) 650-4839 or Manny at (720) 999-0840 or (303) 457-4710. Indian Market call Tesoro Cultural Center at (303) 839-1671.

7th Annual Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Festival and Traditional Powwow, Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at 3650 N. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Visit One Nation Walking Together at http://www.OneNationWT.org or call (719) 329-0251

Native American Rights Fund 45th Anniversary Community Appreciation Powwow, Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Center, Exhibit Hall B1, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202. Contact Jennifer at (303) 447-8760 or email powwow@narf.org for more information.

                                                             EDUCATION NEWS

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Kisori Thomas, Indian Ed Youth Advocate, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Title VII Indian Education, Grants & Federal Programs.(720) 972-5897. Tho19538@adams12.org

After school program M & T from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at Malley Elementary School. Contact Kisori Thomas, Indian Ed Youth Advocate, for after school programs and transportation.

Cultural nights are every Thursday, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Century Middle School. Cultural staff, Andy Cozad, Mary Jane Partee and Melanie Phillips.

There is a facebook page for Adams 12 AIPAC has a facebook page 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. Jeffco Indian Education Program. 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. Contact Thompson Williams at (303) 982-0382 or email him at towillia@jeffco.k12.co.us Katherine Flecksing and Leroy Saiz are the Liaisons and are working Monday-Thursday. Thompson will be available on Fridays for any concerns. They are planning to offer after school programs at Lumberg, Thomson, Patterson and South Lakewood Elementary Schools. Eligible Indian Education students are welcome to attend. The parent or guardian must obtain and complete a 506 form that is then filed with the Jeffco Indian Education Program. Program. This form will remain valid the entire time your child is in Jeffco Public Schools. Call (303) 982-0388 if you are unsure whether you have turned in a form.

The Indian Parent Advisory Committee will be meeting the second Thursday at Brady School, 5220 W. Ohio Avenue, Ohio & Sheridan, in Lakewood, CO 80226. They are having their Jefferson Community Excellence in Education Powwow, Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Jefferson High School, 2305 Pierce Street, Edgewater, CO. Contact Thompson at (303) 982-0388 or email towillia@jeffco.k12.co.us 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 Rose_McGuire@dpsk12.org

Boulder Valley School District Title VII Indian Education, Yvette Salas, (720) 561-5296, Yvette. Salas@bvsd.org 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  http://www.bvsd.org/americanindianeducation/Pages/welcome.aspx

Farewell and Good Luck to Aimee Tang, the outgoing IPC Chairperson who moved to NM, in December, 2014. Congrats to the 2014-15 Indian Parent Advisory Council, Darcia Northwind. Vice-Chair - Amanda Robertson. Secretary - Monique Fredericks - Douville. Treasurer - open. Their next scheduled meeting is Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302. They are having a fundraising Indian Taco sale at NARF on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. until they sell out. Contact Yvette. Salas@bvsd.org if you would like to order in advance.

Colorado Springs Title VII Programs at School District 11, Lynda Espinoza-Ide, Director, LYNDA. ESPINOZA-IDLE@d11.org Ingrid Mobley, Administration Assistant, INGRID. MOBLEY@d11.org Carolena Jackson, Program Coordinator, CAROLENA.JACKSON@d11.org  Stephanie Wilderman, H.S. contact; Stephanie.Wilderman@d11.org  Jessica Enriquez, Middle School Contact, Jessica.Enriquez@d11.org  TBA, Elementary Contact. TBA Vanessa Coffman, Alternative School Contact, Vanessa.Coffman@d11.org 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 http://www.ndigidreams.com/

As/US, Please support a new literary journal showcasing writing by indigenous women and women of color. This journal was co-founded by community member Tanaya Winder (Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone and Pyramid Lake Paiute). As/Us is a space to showcase the creative literacy /expressions and scholarly work of both emerging and established women writers from around the world. They are interested in publishing Indigenous women and women of color.

It is their hope that As/Us will be a convergence of international voices that speak to both diverse and shared experiences of international women of color and tribal women. You can support their issues by purchasing them.

Cafe' Cultura's Open Mic  Friday, May 8 2015, 7:00 p.m., at the La Alma/Lincoln Park Amphitheater, 12th Avenue and Osage Street,  in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors starts at 7:00 p.m. Cafe Cultura Open Mic list starts at 7:00 p.m. Volunteers, please arrive at 6:45 p.m. May 8, 2015. Featuring: Night Oblivian. Featuring: Woodbine Ecology Center. Live Art Feature: David Oceloti Garcia. $3 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. All ages are welcome! Open Mic, Native Hip Hop. Entertainment. Food. Vendors.

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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 394-6589 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org  or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura to see videos of the artists.

American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. Their phone number is (303) 426-8900. They provide college scholarships to native students. For more information and application materials, please visit http://www.collegefund.org/ or call 1-800-776-3863. Look at their web site for their job openings at http://www.collegefund.org/about/employment.html "Help a student, Help a Tribe", is the new saying or branding.

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Indian Reporter Team in the Jammin KZKO/MSE Radio Network studio every Monday evening & Weds from 8:00-9:00 p.m. at http://www.kzkoradio.com 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 Jared Rains at (303) 585-6655, jaredrains@yahoo.com or Cheryl Lola Lucero (720) 299-5268, cheryllucerobiz@gmail.com

alterNative Voices Program has ended since Susie death but Native Programming has Not ended.

Listen to the new Native Program called: 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 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 http://www.InDigitNessVoice.org They also have a facebook page you can join. They are needing Native music to play so if you have any to donate or are Native musicians who want your music aired. Contact them.

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. typewriterwriterblue21@gmail.com

Fatherhood Group, Four Winds, 5th & Bannock, in Denver, CO. Contact Thompson at (720) 289-8444 or ottovon56@yahoo.com for the time and date..

Women's Talking Circle, 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, at The Gathering Place, 1535 High Street, (Colfax & High Street), 2nd floor, in Denver, CO. All Indigenous Nations women are welcome! Lunch is included. Call Gracie Tyon at (303) 312-9823 or gredshirttyon@coloradocoalition.org with any questions or concerns.

The Talking Circle, 12 Noon on Mondays at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 25 East 16th Avenue, old downtown YMCA building, east of 16th on Lincoln Blvd., downtown Denver, CO. The Talking Circle is a safe place to meet and talk about alcoholism, addiction, homelessness, or any other concerns you may have. Lunch is included.

Native American Women with Lupus Group on Facebook-You are invited to join this group on Facebook-Moderator is Janice Black Elk-Jim

The Camp Crier's website is: http://www.coloradospringsindiancenter.com/

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 welcomehomewarrior@comcast.net and look at http://www.whwarrior.org/ for more information.

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/

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 Lisa.Calderon@denvergov.org for more information.

The Caring Association for Native Americans (CANA)  If you are interested in the mission of assisting Native families as they visit Denver for medical care, please contact (303) 698-0248, cana@caringassoc.org  the address is 1700 South Grant Street, Denver, CO 80210. Help is needed to: establish a volunteer group. In need of donations for the food bank. Help to keep families fed and sheltered. The website is http://www.canadenver.org/

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 Deanna.V.Lucero@hud.gov 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 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. They are currently recruiting Natives to be on the Commission. Please go to the following website to apply: http://www.denvergov.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.denvergov.org/NativeAmerican

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 http://www.rmicc.org/ 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 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.

Talking Circle, Sundays, at 10:30 a.m., at Four Winds House, 201 W. 5th Avenue, (5th & Bannock), in Denver, CO. This alternates with the Traditional Prayers. Contact Thompson Williams at (720) 289-8444 for more information.

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. Come worship with them at their newer building, a warm sanctuary, handicap accessible and ample parking. If you have any questions, please look at http://www.denvercic.org/ or call Richard and Susie Silversmith at (303) 733-3693 for more information.

Colorado Cherokee Meeting TBA at Highland's United Methodist Church, 32nd and Osceola Street, in Denver, CO 80212 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Potluck. Bring food to share. Email: COCherokee@live.com Website: http://www.ColoradoCherokeeCircle.Cherokee.org

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 goodfeather@yahoo.com 

Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219http://www.denverindiancenter.org/

The Native Workforce Program - Helping with Employment & Training needs. Call Lynn-Bah Johnson, Native Workforce intake coordinator at (303) 936-2688 or lyn@denverindiancenter.org 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 http://www.denverindiancenter.com

Native American Youth Program: Contact April Tsosie, Youth Program Instructor at (303) 936-2688 ext. 119 or april@denverindiancenter.org

Look at DIC, Inc. Youth Programs at http://www.denverindiancenter.org to see the after school activities.

Homework Club, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3-4 and 5-6 p.m. Need more time? Call and make arrangements. Sack lunches will be provided for youth between 4:00-5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Keeping Fit: DICI Athletics focuses on the skills and drills of basketball, Monday & Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Open gym for adults and teens on Sundays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Open gym Monday & Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.. Thursdays are Teen Open Gym Basketball from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Open gym for all ages volleyball on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mnilluza Berg, Sports Coach (303) 253-0885.

DIC Youth Powwow Class on Tuesdays. 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. 6:30- 8:00 p.m. Drum & Dance Program. Children under 8 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Program contact: for more information. Contact April Tsosie, Youth Program Instructor at (303) 936-2688 ext. 119 or april@denverindiancenter.org 

New Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center, The Clinic take place at DIC on the First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Upcoming clinic dates include: May , 2105. Contact Dianne Van Voorhees at Metro Volunteer Lawyers at (303) 866-9378 or diannev@denbar if you have any questions.

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.

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). Fork 'n Road Weight Management Program Spring 2015 Schedule is Tuesdays, TBA Call Kathy Canclini at (303) 953-6604 to sign up for 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or the 4:00-6:30 p.m. time slot. Classes are started in January.

They invite you to become a member of the Diabetes Advisory Committee which meets two times per year. July & January, usually the third Wednesday of the month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at DIHFS, first floor conference room to review the two programs they have for diabetes: Fork 'n Road Weight Management Program & CrossRoads, Diabetes Education Program, from 3-4 p.m. on January 21, 2015 and July 15, 2015. Contact Kathy  at kcanclini@dihfs.org if you are interested.

DIHFS Dental clinic has expanded accepting children and Medicaid & CHP + (two week waiting list for appointment) Volunteer dentist there Tuesday & Wednesday. Dental Hygienists are there M W F. Call them at (303) 953-6601 to make an appointment. Chris Willis: Diabetic Prevention Specialist who has extended hours on Tuesday-Friday. Hours vary for fitness training on the machines.

Clinic hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, are 8:00 a.m. noon & 1 - 5:00 pm. Tuesday is from 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. 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. The Main Phone is (303) 953-6600. FAX: (303)  Walk-ins are accepted but it's best to call to ensure availability. Dr, Gary Escudero is DIHFS's new medical director. The dental phone number is (303) 953-6601. To find information about these programs call or stop by the Denver Indian Health & Family Services. Eridawn Roy, CHIPRA Enrollment Specialist (303) 953-6616, eroy@dihfs.org 

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), 7596 W. Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. Call the main number at (720)-500-1020(303) 871-8035 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 http://www.difrc.org/ and their facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/#!/DenverIndianFamilyResourceCenter/ They are having an open house on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at 7596 West Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. Please RSVP to Elizabeth at ejarmillo@difrc.org

Following are programs within DIFRC. Contact them about their 2015 Program Services

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

Intensive Case Management, Supportive wrap-around services for families at risk of, or currently involved with the child welfare system.

Healthy Living Programs: Contact Terra Her Many Horses, thermanhorses@difrc.org (720) 500-1020

Cooking Matters Classes with DIFRC and the Denver Indian Center for the American Indian Community, Saturdays, TBA. Pre-registration is required! Classes will be held at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO. Class participation is required for all six weeks and class size is limited to 15 participants. Bus coupons available upon request. They have added an American Indian Adult Class, starting Mondays, TBA from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Call  Daryl Conquering Bear Crow (720) 500-1020 to pre-register and/or for more information. 

American Indian Nurturing Skills for Families. Wednesdays, 5:00-7:30 p.m. A free 15 week class for parents & children!  Nurturing Skills for families is designed to strengthening families. Classes are offered at no cost to participants. Classes are intended for both parents and children between the ages of 6-12. Teen Life Skills will be offered for ages 13-18. Childcare is provided for children under 5. Participants will enjoy a nutritious meal together. Bus tickets are available for transportation assistance Call Daryl Conquering Bear at (720) 500-1020 for more information and to set an intake appointment.

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. $3 for the class. Claudia Alejandra Lopez is the licensed Zumba Instructor. For more information, call/email her at (720) 499-7743 or Alex16_x@yahoo.com .

Native American Cancer Research (NACR), Native American Cancer Research NEW Office, 3110 South Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 103, Hampton & Wadsworth, in Lakewood, CO 80226. The 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. Please, call their office if you need a cancer screening or if you need information about other services.

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 http://www.natamcancer.org/ 

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, You can get their CD's by looking at Gary's website at http://www.myspace.com/garyfarmerandthetroublema His mailing address is Gary Farmer, P.O. Box 31096, Santa Fe, NM 87594. He has a new CD out called "Under the Water Tower". You can send $20 to his address to obtain the CD. For booking information call John at (505) 362-9087 or Gary at (505) 629-6580.

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 Carrie@sevenfallsindiandancers.com or carriehowell7@gmail.com for booking and for more information. They also have a face book page.

Blackfire's website is http://www.blackfire.net/

Chase Manhattan's website for Native Hip Hop is http://www.59chase.com/ He has a face book page.

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

Native Nations, is a weekly Radio Program, featuring National, Regional, and local Native Musicians and their music. It can be heard every Tuesday evening from 8-10 p.m. MST on KRFC, Fort Collins, CO. It is also on line at http://www.krfcfm.org/ it is produced by Bo Johnson, Media Communications Specialist, professional musician and member of the Native American Music Association. Email Bo at mailto:sjohn3187@aol.com

KILI radio 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, SD 57702. (605) 867-5002. They always need donations. Their internet is working and you can get them on line at http://www.kiliradio.org/

NativeRadio.com is a website for Native Music.

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

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 http://www.dawnhawk.org/ or email him at wakinyan1@mac.com 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 http://www.iaia.edu/museum/exhibitions/upcoming/ For more information about the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, go to http://www.iaia.edu/museum   

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 www.colorado.gov/ltgovernor/initiatives/indianaffairs.html 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 http://www.rrsr.org/

                                            Job Announcements

LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) in Boulder, Colorado, is seeking applicants for the position of Law Office Administrator. NARF is a non-profit national Indian law firm that provides legal representation to American Indian tribes throughout the United States. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
JOB SUMMARY: Manages the day-to-day operations of the law office and, in that capacity, maintains responsibility for personnel administration (including compensation and insurance benefits), network and communications systems, physical facilities, and legal support functions. Provides administrative support for the Executive Director and the Litigation Management Committee. The LOA identifies and plans for the changing needs of the organization, shares responsibility with the appropriate senior managers for strategic planning, and contributes to cost-effective management throughout the organization.
See the full job description at http://www.narf.org
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $75,530 + depending on experience. Generous benefits.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submit resume with application letter and names and addresses of up to three references no later than April 30, 2015 to Katrina Mora, Administrative Assistant at Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 or by email at Katrina@narf.org

Employment Opportunities

Development Coordinator
Position Summary
This position manages portfolios of up to 250 prospective major and principal gift donors, directing the moves management between mid-level, major, and principal donor status.

The organization’s values are the cornerstone for interaction with donors. Respect, Reciprocity, Relationships, Responsibility and Reasoning could be inserted into a textbook detailing successful ways to identify, qualify and build relationships with current and potential major donors. The incumbent could not succeed if he/she were to misrepresent these values to philanthropic champions.

To Apply:
 Submit a letter of interest, current résumé, and salary requirements/history (with Word or PDF documents, combined in one attachment, and in the subject line, list your name and Development Coordinator), to Human Resources at applications@collegefund.org. Excellent benefit package and competitive salary.
Open until filled.

Program Administrator – Internships and Career Readiness 
Position Summary
This individual serves as the primary developer and administrator of the American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) new Internship and Career Readiness Program. To increase student persistence and completion, the program provides internship experiences and career-readiness training opportunities.

The Internship and Career Readiness Program Administrator (Administrator) is an integral part of the Student Success Services Team, which administers various programs in order to fulfill a core mission of the American Indian College Fund – offering students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values, which enhance their communities and the country as a whole.

The Administrator, collaborating with staff from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and Resource Development (RD), will manage and administer specific aspects of the Internship Program and is responsible for providing career readiness resources tailored to Native students. The Administrator will work collaboratively within the Student Success Services Team to provide comprehensive and coordinated communication and support to students. In addition, the Administrator will assist the Student Success Services Team as needed in the overall administration of other department efforts, as well as representing the College Fund at various marketing/recruitment events.

To Apply:
 Submit a letter of interest, current résumé, and salary requirements/history (with Word or PDF documents, combined in one attachment, and in the subject line, list your name and Program Administrator – I&CR), to Human Resources at applications@collegefund.org. Excellent benefit package and competitive salary.
Open until filled.

Major Gifts Officer
Position Summary

The American Indian College Fund is offering a career opportunity of Major Gifts Officer in the Regional Development Department. The primary purpose of this position is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward potential and current major donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. Major gifts officers strategically manage all fundraising activities for donors in an assigned portfolio. Major gifts officers are part of the American Indian College Fund’s (the College Fund) Resource Development team and are critical in helping the organization effectively meet revenue goals that support strategic initiatives and business goals.

This position must share the College Fund’s core values of respect, reciprocity, reasoning, relationships, and responsibility, which are all important values held by a College Fund team member. This position will work closely within Resource Development and across department lines to coordinate efforts and achieve team and organization objectives. In addition, reasoning and responsibility are critical to successfully executing the duties of this role.

To Apply:
If interested, please send a letter of interest, current résumé, and salary requirements/history (with Word or PDF documents, combined in one attachment, and in the subject line, list your name and Major Gifts Officer), to Human Resources at applications@collegefund.org.
Open until filled.
 

Development Systems Report Writer/Analyst
(TEMP TO HIRE OPTION AVAILABLE)
Position Summary

This position supports the work of the College Fund through detailed report writing and data analysis across various software platforms and channels. This position requires tremendous attention to detail and priorities. The ideal candidate must have the ability to interact professionally with staff, vendor partners, and donors in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Excellent collaboration and communication skills are required.

The ideal candidate must be a knowledgeable “power user” and resource development analyst using Raiser’s Edge, who is an articulate, technical-minded individual with good business acumen, excellent interpersonal skills and well-developed quantitative skills and analytical thinking. The candidate should have strong hands-on technical skills with experience in non-profit fund raising, marketing, email/direct response marketing, CRM software, donor lifecycle management, project management, segmentation, response analysis and campaign tracking.

To Apply:
If interested, please send a letter of interest, current résumé, and salary requirements/history (with Word or PDF documents, combined in one attachment, and in the subject line, list your name and Data Analyst), to Human Resources at applications@collegefund.org.
Open until filled.
All requested information and documents required.

TCU Research Intern (Two Positions Available)

Summary

The primary purpose for this position is to assist the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) team in a variety of research assignments. This internship provides opportunities to practice skills learned in college while gaining real work experience and new skills assisting researchers with research projects at a professional non-profit organization.

The research intern conducts innovative research for enhancing student success at TCUs. Research areas include examining and organizing information relevant to ORSP’s research projects.

The incumbent works under general supervision, performing independent assignments and consult supervisor concerning unusual situations and developments.

The University of Denver (DU) provides student housing for the interns for the duration of the six-week intern experience (see http://www.du.edu/ for more information about DU). DU is located about 20 minutes from the College Fund.

This position must share the College Fund’s core values of respect, reciprocity, reasoning, relationship, and responsibility. Respect and relationships are important characteristics of a team player, and this position will work closely with others to coordinate research efforts. Responsibility is important for being a strong researcher, as well as ensuring that tasks are completed and deadlines are met.

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest including a statement confirming your acceptance of the salary listed, a current résumé, and three (3) letters of reference (Send in Word or PDF format, combined in one attachment, and in the subject line, list your name and TCU Intern), to Human Resources at applications@collegefund.org by May 8, 2015.

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, 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.

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

Fourth World Creative, Matt Barkhausen has a business that does graphic design. He did t-shirts for the 2014 All West Basketball Classic that looked great! Call Matt at (720) 297-8290 cell. Email: director@fourthworldcreative.com

Native American Eatery in Metro Denver, specializing in contemporary American Indian cuisine, Tocabe is the only Native restaurant in metro Denver. 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 is the centerpiece of the Tocabe menu. It is owned by Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra. It is located at 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's episode on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives was on September 12, 2011. Guy Fieri, host of Triple D and his team were in Denver in November, 2010 and spent several days filming at the restaurant. All those days have been edited down to a 6 minute segment highlighting Tocabe’s wonderful food. The episode is titled Grillin and Smokin and will feature their awesome Buffalo ribs plus other items from the menu. Check them out at http://www.tocabe.com  and look at http://www.foodnetwork.com/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/grillin-and-smokin/index.html

Jennifer Wolf, Elizabeth Redwing Sheeley and Ida Williams are Owners of Native Wisdom, who sell herbal products safe enough to use on babies and sensitive Native skin. Look at their website at http://www.nativewisdombeauty.com/ or proceed directly to the shopping cart at http://www.shoppalstores.com/nativewisdom.com a portion of all online sales benefits the American Indian College Fund.

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

Christina Conquering Bear has star quilts for sale! Call her at (720) 329-1018 if you need one!

Mable Teller, specializing in Navajo Jewelry & Native Clothing, (303) 922-3956.

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

Cecelia Bernice Bull Bear has Porcupine Quill work for sale. Contact her at cdmoochie@yahoo.com 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, 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 hayes.redhouse@gmail.com or call her at (303) 440-4695.

Our Native Healing Center, Native Healing Practices serving Adults, children, and families: Individual, Family & Couples Counseling, 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 or (720) 287-1590 for more information.

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 post graduate 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 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, Sonya Todacheene, 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 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;, we will be closed except by appointment or chance. They will reopen 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 nico@eagleplume.com and look at http://www.eagleplume.com/ 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 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. The Skate Celebration is July, 2015.

Beacon Printing is owned by Terri Witt, Cherokee. 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.

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 http://ssr~lawyers.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 If you look on her website you can listen to Love Came to Rescue Me. To book them you can send an email to shelleymorningsong@yahoo.com or call (505) 261-5014.

Rose Red Elk aka Red Feather Woman's website is http://www.redfeatherwoman.com/  look at it for her concert schedule and how to order her CD's as well as her dream catchers. Contact her at rose@redfeatherwoman.com 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 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!

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

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