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Congratulations! To Walt Pourier, Director of the Stronghold Society for receiving a 2014 Governor's Creative Leadership Award. To Geneva Horsechief Hamilton & Otto Hamilton for the birth of their baby girl, Wahreshe Rose Hamilton, born Congrats to Joanne Shenandoah for being a nominee for the 2013 Syracuse Are Media Awards in the Best Other Style Category. Congrats to Madonna Rogers, the new Resource & Referral Specialist and Grace Sage, Project Supervisor for the ANA to provide services affected by substance abuse and HIV/Aids for becoming new staff members at Denver Indian Family Resource Center. Congrats to Leah Shenandoah for the release of her new CD, Spektre and to her mother Joanne Shenandoah for her new CD, Nature Dance. Congrats to Maymangwa Flying Earth and Innael Miranda for their baby girl, Ableza Maribella Flying Earth Miranda, born in December, 2013. 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, Brain Bull, Charlie Cambridge, Gareth & Ruth Cameron, Miguel Chavez-Eagle, Melissa Clyde, Enrique JoseKuahti Contreras, Daniel Cordalis, Pearline Cuny, Amy Ech0-Hawk, Jaison Elkins, Geneva Emhoolah, Andrew Garry, 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, Jessica Mackie, Meghan Merryman, Rita Montour, Kelsi LuBeth Monroe, Jennifer Mitts, Laura Naranjo, Jackie Old Coyote, Allison, Danielle & Leala Pourier, Shelley Prentup, Travis & Trenton Rattler, Aspen Rendon, Cynthia Rouillard, Jeanne Rubin, Sadie Sago, Kevin & Thelma Shendo, Tate Shibles, Jennie Singer, Darius Lee Smith, Keith Smith, Amy Simmons, Arigon Starr, Jade Walker, Josie Walker, Matene Wanna Jerome, Jennifer Williams, Lisa Yellow-Eagle. Susan Yellowhorse and anyone else having a April birthday!

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, Terra Trujillo, Jokiah Waters, Jennifer Wolf, Ida Williams, Theresa Marie Williams, Marsha Whiting, Sage Yardley, Jesse Yellow Cloud and anyone else having a March birthday! (I need March birthdays).

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 Rose Cuny, Susie Aikman, Gloria Four Feather Masser, Mary Exendine, 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 these winter months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the Southern Ute Tribal Nation and family of Tribal Chairman, Jimmy R. Newton who died, April 1, 2014. To the family of Cynthia Rouillard who died March 27, 2014, especially her family, mother, Nancy, sisters: Iris, Sherri, & Paula and brother Owen Jr. and her children Ronnie Jr. Olivia & Nick Gutierrez. Cynthia will be buried in South Dakota. To Doug Good Feather, and to Cassie's Fiancé' Farhan "Freddie" Shafi and family for the death of Cassandra "Cassie" "Wambli Chante Was'ste' Win-Good Hearted Eagle Woman Good Feather and her baby son, Zuya' Ayab Okitika "Goes to War With Courage" Good Feather - Safi who died in Aurora, CO on February 19, 2014. You can send cards to him at: 11630 Grant Street, Northglenn, CO 80233. To the family of Chantal Moore who died February 15, 2014. To Linda Yardley Monteau and family for the death of her beloved husband, Richard G. Monteau in January, 2014. To Shayna Gutierrez and Rainbow Locust for the death of their mother, Shelley Amiotte in January, 2014. To the family of Charlie Hill, who died December 30, 2013 and was buried January 3, 2014. To his sisters: Rosa Coenen and Barbara Author, his brothers: Norbert S. Hill Jr, and Richard "Rick" Hill. To Charlie's wife of 33 years, Lenore Hatathlie and to his children Dine' Nizhoni, Nasbah, Nanabah, and Nabahe Hill  You can send cards to the family at 532 Airport Road, Oneida, WI 54155. To George "Tink" Tinker for the death of his mother, in November, 2013. To the family of Harold Ransom for the death of his beloved mother, in November, 2013. To the family of Marion Francis Halsey-Eagle who died in Boulder on November 12, 2013, especially her daughters, Bernadette and Tamara Eagle and Julia Halsey. Also to her brother, Nick Halsey and sisters, Theresa & Rosemary Halsey. 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!

Melanie Yazzie to Show her Art at UNM "Geographies of Memory": Saturday - Thursday, February 8 - May 17, 2014, at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, MSC04 2570, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 - 0001. Opening reception, was Friday, February 7, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Look at for more information.

Indigenous Permaculture: Eco-Sustainability, Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) North Classroom Atrium A & B, in Denver, CO. Hands-On Workshops, Sustainable Cooking Demos. Recycling Education. Earth Guardians - Indigenous Youth Hip Hop Activists will be there. Film: Broken Rainbow will be in the North Classroom 1130 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the UCD American Indian Student Services and Student Life. Join the Denver Indian Family Resource Center with Shannon Francis & Terra Her Many Horses Contact Shannon Francis at or Terra Her Many Horses (DIFRC) at (303) 871-8035 ext. 224 or contact Deborah Esquibel Hunt at (303) 556-2860 or Deborah. for more information.

Oyate & the Cultural Events Board Are Proud To Present a Live Concert of Native Hip-Hop Rapper-Frank Waln, with Special Guest, The Sampson Brothers & Spoken Word Artist, Tanaya Winder, Friday, April 4, 2014, at the University of Colorado, UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, on the CU-Boulder campus, Broadway & Euclid, in Boulder, CO 80309. Doors are open at 7:00 p.m. Event start at 7:30 p.m. Frank Waln, Sicangu Lakota from the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota, incorporates the use of mascots, historical trauma & other contemporary issues. The Sampson Brothers are traditional dancers. Tanaya Winder, Southern Ute, and Duckwater Shoshone & Pyramid Lake Paiute, writer, artist and educator will be doing a Spoken Word Performance. This event is open and free to the public! Look at Oyate's website at or call (303) 492-8874 for more information.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturday, April 5, 2014, 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 or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.  

42nd Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow, Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6, 2014, at Ann Arbor Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Road, in Ann Arbor. MI. For ticket information and dance registration, Visit for Mother earth Powwow website at or contact or for more information.

Boulder Valley School District Indian Parent Committee to Meet, Monday, April 7, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, in Boulder, CO. This is a potluck meeting so bring food & drinks to share. Kids are welcome. Contact Katrina at (303) 447-8760 or for more information.

SDAC Meeting, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at a Location to be Announced Please contact Terra at or (303) 871-8035 ext. 241 for agenda items.

Indigenous Films @Su Teatro, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, starting at 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. at SU TEATRO, 721 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver, CO 80204. Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. film starts at 6:30 p.m.. Come early and have a bite to eat at the Su Teatro concession, from popcorn to tamales. The Films being shown on Short films on dance, music and art are: The Ballad of Peter Lafarge. In World, Becoming: Suquamish Song & Dance. Echoes of Ancient Voices. Beyond Boundaries. Fang: An Epic Journey. Post screening discussion will be led by Denver Art Collector: Randi Smith. May 14, 2014, The Dark Fog and June 11, 204, Young Lakota. will be shown.

In 2014 the monthly Indigenous Film series will present film and discussion the Second Wednesday of the month at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 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 2013 @ Su Teatro, a monthly Indigenous film series, with annual sponsor, the Native American Rights Fund. Contact the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, 444 South Emerson Street, in Denver, CO 80209 Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for information.

Cafe' Cultura's Open Mic  Friday, April 11, 2014, 7-10 p.m., at the Denver Inner City Parish/La Academia, (9th & Galapago Street), in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors starts at 7:00 p.m. Cafe Cultura Open Mic list starts at 7:45p.m. Volunteers, please arrive at 6:00 p.m. April 11, 2014, Featuring: TBA. Community Partner TBA. Features TBA.$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. (720) 394-6589 and look at  or to see videos of the artists.

Niwot Native Film Festival, Friday, April 11, 2014, from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. at Elysian Fields Auctions, 6924 79th Street, in Niwot, CO. The film on April 11, 2014, will be: Once We Had a River.

Look for the signs! Festival screenings are Free-Donations are accepted. Film festival Director, Ava Hamilton will introduce the film or documentary. The festival is hosted by the Native American Producers Alliance & Ni-wot Prairie Productions. Sponsors are Elysian Fields Auctions, Native American Right Fund, and WHIZZBang Studios. Call Elizabeth Darling at (303) 931-3084, email and look at for more information.

National Association of Native American Children of Alcoholics National Meeting, Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, 2014, at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 32nd and Quebec, in Denver, CO 80207. Look at for more information.

Wellbriety Powwow, Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Doubletree-Grand Ballroom 3 & 4, 3203 Quebec Street, in Denver, CO. Social & traditional dances. Vendor booths - $25. Invited drums only. Call (719) 548-1000 for more information.

5th Annual Kinship Powwow- Keeping Children Connected to Their Culture, Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 12:00-9:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Contests: Combined Adult, Teen and Jr. categories. Tiny tots paid. First Four Drums paid. Specials. Concessions. Contact Terra at (303) 871-8035 ext. 224. Vendors can contact Kristen at (720) 944-6120.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2014, Sunday, April 13, Saturday, April 26, Monday, June 2, June 30, Sunday, July 30, September 28, Monday, October 27, December 1, 2014. 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. 

Rocky Mountain Indian Natives in Government/Public Policy Mixer at Rodeo All Star, Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Stock Complex Expo Hall, Level 3, 4655  Humboldt Street, in Denver, CO 80216. Get to know who is who amongst Native Americans in Government & Policy. Look at along with the RMICC facebook page, call (303) 629-0102 or email Shanda at for more information.

50th Annual Hozhoni Days Powwow and Pageant, Friday-Saturday, April 18-19, 2014, at Fort Lewis College, Whalen Gymnasium, Durango, CO. Grand entries: Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 1:00 & 7:00 p.m.

                                                             EDUCATION NEWS

PAIYL (Program of American Indian Youth Leaders), is a Native American youth leadership group part of UNITY (United National Intertribal Youth). They have been involved in many activities with their community. PAIYL has participated in numerous grants such as tobacco and obesity. This group has been around since 2005 and are looking for other Native youth in the Denver metro area to join their group. They participate in fun and exciting things while getting involved with their Native community such as summer youth camp, mentoring, Nuggets games etc., They are inviting anyone middle school through high school ages interested in joining their group. For more information, contact Carrie Howell at and look them up on face book under PAIYL

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Sasha Hoskie is the Indian Education Liaison. Please contact the office on information on supplemental school supplies, academic resources and school visits. Please contact Sasha for information. Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Title VII Indian Education, Grants & Federal Programs.(720) 972-5897 or  you can email her There is a facebook page for Adams 12 Indian Education Title VII.

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 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 have planned Jeffco Community Excellence in Education Powwow for May 3, 2014, at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood Campus at the Pavilion, 13300 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO. Call Thompson at (303) 982-0388, Ernie at (303) 914-6320, Ernie.Navarette@RRCC. edu Vendors can contact Angelique at (303) 986-2095.

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, look on the on the left side links. They are having an Indian Parent Meeting on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, in Boulder, CO 80302. Call Katrina at (303) 447-8760 to RSVP and for more agenda items. This is a potluck meeting.

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,  Elvira Sweetwater, Elementary Contact.  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

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, April 11, 2014, 7-10 p.m., at the Denver Inner City Parish/La Academia, (9th & Galapago Street), in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors starts at 7:00 p.m. Cafe Cultura Open Mic list starts at 7:45p.m. Volunteers, please arrive at 6:00 p.m. April 11, 2014, Featuring: TBA. Community Partner TBA. Features TBA.$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. (720) 394-6589 and look at  or to see videos of the artists.

Niwot Native Film Festival, Fridays, April 11, 2014, from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. at Elysian Fields Auctions, 6924 79th Street, in Niwot, CO on the 1st Fridays every month between October, 2013 and May, 2014. The film for this month is: Once We Had a River.

Look for the signs! Festival screenings are Free-Donations are accepted. Film festival Director, Ava Hamilton will introduce the film or documentary. The festival is hosted by the Native American Producers Alliance & Ni-wot Prairie Productions. Sponsors are Elysian Fields Auctions, Native American Right Fund, and WHIZZBang Studios. Call Elizabeth Darling at (303) 931-3084, email and look at for more information.

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 or call 1-800-776-3863. Look at their web site for their job openings at "Help a student, Help a Tribe", is the new saying or branding.

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 Angel Perez-Herbert at

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 Richard Martel, Program Coordinator at (303) 312-9878 or Gracie Tyon at (303) 312-9823 or 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. Call Richard Martel, Program Coordinator, for more information or just to talk at (303) 312-9878, or email him at 

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:

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.

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,  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

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. They are currently recruiting youth to be on the Commission. Please go to the following website to apply:

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.

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. The nearest public transportation is RTD bus route 27. If you have any questions, please look at or call Richard and Susie Silversmith at (303) 733-3693 for more information.

Colorado Cherokee Meeting Saturday,  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: Website:

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 

Native American Connections, Marion M. Clifford, former director of NAC, died December 11, 2010. Marion's children plan to continue her legacy and keep NAC going. Her daughter Judy Manthna-Baca, Director will be accepting calls regarding Native American Connections. You can contact her at NA Connections, PO Box 18774, Boulder, CO 80308 and call her at (303) 543-8316. Look at the website at  their brother Richard has agreed to continue to make the trip to deliver donated items. Donations are being taken to pay for storage units, truck rental and diesel fuel. Your continued financial support would be deeply appreciated.

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

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.

Rez Crew Practicing Sundays at DIC, Sundays, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. in the gym. Call Tommy T at (303) 341-2828 for sign up and for more information.

Free Zumba Classes at the Denver Indian Center, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. This will be a free 12 week program open to adults and children. Bus tokens are available. Call Olga Gonzales at (303) 669-5532 or email: to sign up and for more information.

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

Homework Club, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3-4 and 5-6 p.m. Need more time? Call and make arrangements.

Young Dribblers! Basketball Practice for Youth Grades K-6th Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays beginning August 27, 2013, .from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

DIC Youth Powwow Class on Tuesdays. Celebrate Native culture and join them from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. All drums & dancers are welcome! Class Program: 5:30 p.m. Potluck. Main dish provided. 6:00-7:30 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 

Community Voice Gathering, Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, Farrell Howell Gym, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Everyone is invited! Please bring a potluck item to share.

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: February 5, March 5, April 2. May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6 September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, 2014. 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 2014 Schedule is 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.

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. The January meeting has been rescheduled to February 19 & July 2014 meetings have been scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, 2104, and July 16, 2014, from 3-4 p.m. Contact Kathy  at 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 has extended hours on Tuesday-Friday. Hours vary for fitness training on the machines.

Elders Talking Circle, Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Contact John Jewett, MA LPC CACII at (303) 953-6614. Sponsored by the DIHFS & DIFRC at the Denver Indian Center.

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) 781-884-0850. 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, 

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), 4407 Morrison Road, Suite 100, Denver, CO. 80219. Call (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 and their facebook page is!/DenverIndianFamilyResourceCenter/

Following are programs within DIFRC. Contact them about their 2013 Program Services

Indian Child Welfare Program: Contact Kim Johnson (303) 871-8035 x 252.

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

Healthy Families Group meets on Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. next session starting 9/25/13,

Dream Catcher Group, offered Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on an on-going basis.

Healthy Living Programs: Contact Terra Her Many Horses,, (303) 871-8035 X241

Health Living Coverage  call Vanessa Racehorse at (303) 871-8035 X 241 to get an appointment to sign up for health benefits.

Cooking Matters Classes with DIFRC and the Denver Indian Center for the American Indian Community, Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. starting January 16, 2014. 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 tokens available upon request. Call Donna Lafferty at (303) 871-8035 ext. 229 to pre-register and/or for more information.

American Indian Nurturing Skills for Families. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A Free family centered program designed to strengthen families through a focus in five areas. Parents and children increase their empathy, learn nurturing ways to encourage appropriate behaviors, build self-concept and self-esteem, and learn to have fun as a family. A class for both parents and children is provided. Childcare is provided for the very young. Each participant is provided with a nutritious meal and if needed tokens for transportation assistance Call  Vanessa Racehorse,  (303) 871-8035 ext. 241 for more information.

Community Garden, Let's Move in Indian Country Adult Exercise (Zumba classes), Let's Move Youth Exercise classes will be added next week.

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 -8:00 p.m. at Four Winds American Indian Council, 201 W. 5th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204. Meeting dates are: TBA. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, call Denver Human Services at (720) 944-4000; email or visit

ZUMBA at Four Winds, M-W-F from 5:30-6:30 p.m., 201 W.5th Avenue, (5th & Bannock), in Denver, CO. Cost per class is $3. All levels are welcome! Adults/Children/ Men/Women. Claudia Alejandra Lopez is the licensed Zumba Instructor. For more information, call/email her at (720) 837-2076 or .

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 

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, You can get their CD's by looking at Gary's website at 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 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. Chase's latest CD is called, "2013".

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.

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 it is produced by Bo Johnson, Media Communications Specialist, professional musician and member of the Native American Music Association. Email Bo at

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 is a website for Native Music.

Tune into Navajo Nation radio on-line at

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 2013 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

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, 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, 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 Appointments available evenings after 6:00 p.m. & Every other Saturday.

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  and look at

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 or proceed directly to the shopping cart at 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

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 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, 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, 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.

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 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 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 as the new Executive Assistant, 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). They are open for the holidays from December 21, 2013 until January 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The reminder of 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 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.

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 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 Shelley's CD Full Circle was 2011 Record of the Year. She also has an album called, Heart Songs of the Native American Flute. Shelley's new Upcoming album for 2013 will be in the more mainstream style of Shelley's contemporary rock and blues! 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

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 at the Vitamin Cottage. 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 indian_voices 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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