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Congratulations! To Clint Carroll, Cherokee Asst, Professor of Ethnic Studies who received a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to help preserve tribal tradition & knowledge for future generations to advocate tribal environmental education & cultural & ecological resiliency. The Grant starts in August.  To Cheryl Crazy Bull, American Indian College Fund President & CEO and Melanie Benjamin, Chief Executive of the Millie Lac Band of Ojibwe Association who were honored by the National Indian Women's "Supporting Each Other": Inc. on February 15, 2017. To Cary Morin for the release of his 4th CD called "Cradle to the Grave". He was the featured musician for the month in Native America Calling, Wednesday, February 15, 2017. To the December College Graduates. especially Saydie Sago, Zane O'Brien and Ime Salazar from CU-Boulder.  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, Danile Cordalis, Pearline Cuny, Amy Echo-Hawk, Jaison Elkins, Geneva Emhoolah, Andrew Garry, Ralph Gutierrez, Brett Harper, Niabi Hart, Sharri Hill-Bennett, Gwen Holmes, Sasha Hoskie, Carrie Howell, George E. Howell Jr., Kristen Howell, Amanda Johns, Arturo Jimenez, Matene Jerome, Jessie Mackie, Rita Montour, Kelsi LuBeth Monroe, Jennifer Mitts, Laura Naranjo, Jackie Old Coyote Logan, Allison, Danielle & Leala Pourier, Cynthia Rouillard, Jeanne Rubin, Saydie Sago, Kevin & Thelma Shendo, Tate Shibles, Jennie Singer, Darius Lee Smith, Amy Simmons, Arigon Starr, Jade Walker, Jennifer Williams, and Lisa Yellow Eagle, Susan Yellow Horse and anyone else having an April birthday! (I need April birthdays!)

Happy birthday to People Born in March! To Cathy Abeita, Joshua & Owen Anderson, Bellerena :Billie" Begaii, Amber Rose Belindo, Nicole Bering, Terri Bissonette, Mary Bowannie, Joy Brewer, Bernie Bull Bear,  Martha Burnside, Tom Cain, Lisa Calderon, Matthew Campbell, Jeremy Charley, Ezekiel Chaske Clairmont - Torres, Jesse James Clairmont, Natasha Clairmont, Wasksa Wanji Clairmont, Cheryl Cozad, Ara Cruz, Gregg Deal, Malici Delgado, Karen De Herrera, Barbara Dullknife, Jerry Fills Pipe, Winona Flying Earth, Rio Frazier, Paul Heinert, Rosemary Halsey, Cheryl Mae Haozous,  Doris Hutton, Robbyn Hickman, Carla Hollow Horn, Myreen Iron Cloud, Pearl Ironshell, Pearl Ironshield, Delmarie Killsinwater, Elizabeth Kingi, Kimora Lee, Craig Lyons, Anile Adair Locust, Solicia Lopez, Shayla Penner, Justine & Kasandra Madrid, Elizabeth Moore, Tanna Morin, Beth and Mary Mousseau, Christina Narvaez, Victoria Nevarez, Michael Price, Terri Rattler, Gary Red Willow, Tiana Roberts, Jackie Robinson, Madonna Rogers, Michael Roy, Sabrina Roy, Sue Savage, Michelle Schenandoah, Lisa Slicer, Quanah Spencer, Vicky Stott, Angie Stover, Stephanie Smith, Patty Talahongva, Rosalie Tallbull, Harriett Teller, Kristine Teller, Ronalda Warito-Tome, 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 Wes Wildcat and Thompson Williams as they recover from surgery. Pray for Martin Knife Chief, Kevin Williams, and for Joanne Shenandoah who needs a liver transplant and for anyone else needing prayers. Your prayers are very important and help people recover faster! They all need your prayers and positive thoughts because it's hard being ill. Also remember those who have made their journeys to the spirit world during the Winter months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the family of Tom Allen who died  in Lakewood, CO, especially his children, April and Thomas Allen Jr. To the family of Silas C. Correa, who died March 13, 2017. He was the Pastor of the Indian Bible Church of Denver for more than 30+ years. To the family of Cleo Jaramillo Estrada who passed away February 23, 2017, especially to her two daughters, Leticia Roady & Teresa Hernandez, and siblings, James Jaramillo, Florence Rael, Fran Trujillo, Maria Chaves Jaramillo. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Jalen, Nevaeh, Jonathan, and Anthony. She was buried in Center, CO. A memorial service for additional family & friends will be held in the near future in Denver. Heartfelt sympathy for all the families who have lost a loved one this Fall. Our prayers and positive thoughts are with the families in their time of sorrow and mourning. May they all rest in peace! They are missed! (I need names and dates).

Joanne Shenandoah Need Donations for a Liver Transplant She has a GoFundMe page. or you can send the donation to her at Box 450 Oneida Territory, Oneida, NY 13421. She thanks you with humble gratitude. Look at her website at

Condolences to the family of Dallas River Peterman, Dine', 23 who passed away March 1, 2017 , "while hitchhiking through California on one of his epic journeys beyond our Four Mountains". Dallas was a Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Student leader for the past four years from Dine' College. He made a big impact in his short life. His family is raising funds to bring his body home and for funeral expenses. The GoFundMe site is

Water Is Life: A Panel Discussion About DAPL and Energy Development in Indian Country, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop Street., Denver, CO. Join Regis School of Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development and the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado for a moving and inspirational night to explore the challenges and inspirations occurring on the frontline of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

This informative events features a panel of Native people who have spent time on the frontline of the protests against the DAPL to protect the Missouri River and their homelands burial grounds. The panel features Doug Goodfeather, Hunkpapa Lakota. Lee Plenty Wolf, Oglala Lakota. Angela Bibens, Santee Dakota. Theresa Halsey, Hunkpapa Lakota. Tessa McLean, Ojibwe. Join them in solidarity for dialog and a meal catered by Tocabe Native Eatery. Event is free with a suggested donation of $5-$10. Register at Contact Dani Orth (303) 454-3307, email and look at

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, April 1, May 6, 2017, 9:00 -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.

2017 Colorado College Exhibition Social Powwow Honoring Standing Rock Water Protectors, Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College, 825 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Schedule: 9:00 a.m. Morning Blessing and Registration 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Gourd dancing  12:00-1:00 p.m. Specials and Lunch Break 1:00-4:00 p.m. Exhibition Social Powwow 4:00-5:00 p.m. Standing Rock Films Discussion. FREE and Open to the public Native American Vendors & Info Booths available. Contact Zunneh-bah Martin (505) 713-0185 or or Sunshine Jim-Martin (505) 567-0398

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Native Art Workshop, Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at DIFRC, 7596 West Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join DIFRC to create art on this year's theme, "We All Play a Role in Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect." Prizes are available for best artwork. To register and for more information contact Ceriss Blackwood  at (720) 500-1010 or

Native Elders Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Four Winds, 501 Bannock Street, in Denver, CO. Saturday, April 1, 2017.

American Indian Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training with Carrie Howell, National Trainer/Consultant Nurturing Parenting Program, Monday-Tuesday, April 3-4, 2017, at the Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 7596 West Jewell Avenue Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. It will be held from 8:30 -9:00 a.m. sign-in. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. training with one hour lunch on your own. Cost is $250 per person. $200 for groups of 5 or more. Register with Carrie Howell at  Registration deadline is April 1, 2017. Each participant will receive a facilitator Training Book Workbook, a Lesson Outline and Program schedule. Each Participant also receives a certificate acknowledging Facilitator Training in Nurturing Programs.

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, April 6 & 20, 2017 at noon. 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, at noon at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Soup is on the menu. Bring a dish or a drink to share with others. This gathering will be to discuss elder issues and meet other elders. Suggestions for participation in activities and events are needed. Contact the Elders Program at (303) 936-2688 for more information.

32nd Annual Amerind United Native American Housing Association All West Native American Basketball Classic, Thursday-Sunday, April 6-9, 2017, at the Gold Crown Field house, Harlan in Lakewood, CO. Games are free and open to the public.

NCIPA 25th Annual Spring Contest Powwow, Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9, 2016, Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO, Admission: 13 & older $6/day or $10 weekend, 6-12 $3 day or $5/weekend ages 5 & younger Free. Registered drums and singers are Free. Public is invited. Bring your own lawn chairs. Arts & crafts vendors: Call Meg (970) 493-6470. Information: (970) 498-0290 or Take exit 269A west from 1-25. Stay on Mulberry Street for about 3 miles, Turn right on Riverside and take that to College Avenue. Turn right on College and make another right on Willow Street. Doug Goodfeather is the Honored Individual. Look at

2017 Indian Biz Expo "Indigenous Innovation", Monday, April 10, 2017,  Doubletree, 4202 Quebec Street, Denver, CO. Expo tickets $120 ($100 current members) from small to big businesses. Expo includes Breakfast, lunch, Workshop Procurement Pavilion Admission. Keynote address will be from Navajo Nation President, Russell Begaye. Contact and look at for more information.

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2017, Monday, April 10 & Sunday, April 30, Sunday, June 4, Sunday, August 6 & Monday, August  28, 2017. 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.

Boulder Valley School District Title VI Indian Education Indian Parent Mtg., April,. Date to be announced, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00 pm FPM, 1900 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO. Potluck mtg. Please bring food or drinks to share. End of year cultural gathering and 2017 graduates honoring celebration is set for Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at 3350 N 107th Street, Lafayette, CO. More details on this activity soon! 

Indigenous Films at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Wednesdays, April 12, May 10, 2017. at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Phillips IMAX Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO. 80205. Enter on the east entrance. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. April events feature: Our Children, Our Future, A program in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Supported by a grant from Denver Human Services. It  will feature 6 short films: "Le Lac Ahitibi' (Lake Ahitibi)  'The Amendment' 'The Salt Song Trail: A living Documentary' 'In the Rubbish Tin'  'The Weight' 'Ways of Yesterday' Following the films, Elicia Goodsoldier will present a talk on Understanding Historical Trauma and lead audience Q & A.  Film on May 10 is Tikis and This River, June 14 - Showcase of Youth Films with a change in venue. It will be in the DMNS Ricketson Theater. June 12-Message from Mungo/ Additional info: and Facebook/Indigenous Film & Arts Festival or email

DIFRC Annual Meeting & Fundraiser Dinner, Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Joy Burns Center, (In the Ballroom), University of Denver, 2044 E. Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208. Annual Meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and is FREE. Fundraising Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and costs $100. Register online for the event at

5th Annual Front Range Film Festival, Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23, 2017, at Various locations in Longmont. The Film 'Beyond Standing Rock ' will be shown on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Longmont Theatre, 513 Main Street, Longmont, CO. The Seven Falls Dancers will be there to show social traditional dance.

32nd Annual Arizona State University Powwow, Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, 2017, ASU Practice Field, Sixth Street & Rural Road, Tempe, AZ. Grand entries: Friday, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 & 7:00 p.m.  Sunday , 1:00 p.m. Contact ASU Powwow Committee and look at for more information.

Gathering of Nations Powwow, Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29. 2017, on the Powwow Grounds at Tingley Coliseum/Expo NM, Albuquerque, NM. Grand entries: Friday, April 28, 2017,  noon & 7 pm. Saturday, April 29, 2017, noon & 6 pm Tickets are available at and sold at the door. One day admission&18/Two Day $36.

Dance To Your Future Powwow & College Fair, Saturday, May 6, 2917, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Tallbull Memorial Park in Castle Rock, CO. Community Celebration of Education & Culture organized and lead by DPS Native students at Denver Center for International Studies, South High, Thomas Jefferson High and North High School. Please share with friends, family, community partners & schools.

Society of American Indian Government Employees 14th Annual National Training Program "Standing Together". Monday-Thursday, June 5-8, 2017, at the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center, owned and operated by the Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation in Scottsdale, AZ. The training provides forums on the most current issues, opportunities and challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) government employees and the tribal nations they serve.

SAIGE hosts an all expense paid Youth Program designed to develop AI/AN college students into the next generation of leaders and introduce them to prosperous and fulfilling career paths in Government. Youth Scholarships are limited, so students are encouraged to apply soon. Applications may be found on the SAIGE website at under Special programs/Youth Track News. For sponsorship information contact Online registration will be available in March.  Contacts: SAIGE Chair, Fredericka Joseph, (410) 802-2190 or  or Lori Windle, SAIGE Vice-Chair at (303) 293-5082 or Check the website at for Updates.

                                                            EDUCATION NEWS

Deanne Grant, PhD. Pawnee Student at CU-Boulder is seeking one on one interviews with self identified Native American women in the Denver metro area for a research study about gender roles and responsibilities, what it means to be a Native heterosexual women and what you think about intimate relationships with others All participants must know their tribal affiliation and be 18 years or older. All interviews are confidential and we will meet at a convenient public location for you, such as your local library. Please email Deanne Grant, PhD. Pawnee Student, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. or call (303) 532-9597. Please plan on 1-3 hours for the interviews. All participants will be compensated $20 cash for the completion of an interview.

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

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

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

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

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

Boulder Valley School District Title VI Indian Education, Yvette Salas, (720) 561-5296, Yvette. is identifying American Indian students. Her Office hours: 8:30 -9:30 a.m. M. T, TH, F.

Congrats to the 2016-17 Title VI American Indian Advisory Committee. Their next scheduled meeting is: April TBA, 2017, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. FPM, 1900 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO. End of year cultural gathering and 2017 graduates honoring celebration is set for Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at 3350 N 107th Street, Lafayette, CO. More details on this activity soon!

Colorado Springs Title VI Programs at School District 11, Lynda Espinoza-Ide, Director, LYNDA. Ingrid Mobley, Administration Assistant, INGRID. 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

Cafe' Cultura Open Mic, Fridays, April 14, May 12, 2017, at 910 Galapago Street, in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:45 p.m. Featured Performers: TBA. Community Feature: TBA Art by TBA. $3 - $5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Open Mic starts at 7:45 p.m. Native Hip Hop.

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

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

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

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

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

Tune into Navajo Nation radio on-line at

Joanne Shenandoah Has Just Released a New CD called, One World Christmas, get it at CD Baby. You can also listen to the Indian Voices Program on Sunday, December 18, and December 25, 2016 for her One World Christmas. It is still archived on the Indian Voices Program on Sunday, at 3:00m p.m.

Spirit of the Sun is looking for Native Board of Directors/Members If you are interested please send a letter of interest and your resume to Shannon Francis at 

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

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

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

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

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

The Camp Crier's website is:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DIC is Hosting Final Friday with Arts & Crafts sale. Proceeds go to DICI Program efforts. Contact Susie Mitchell at (303) 936-2688 ext. 202 for vendor tables.

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

Zumba Classes at the Denver Indian Center, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Jason Francis (303) 936-2688

Little Dribblers 5:00-6:30 p.m. M-W-F – Manuel Ortegon

Sacred Hoops 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. M-W-F

Powwow Dance Class, Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Potluck, Bring your favorite food to share.

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic takes place at DIC on the First Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Upcoming clinic dates include: April 5, May 3, June 7, 2107. Contact and call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, March 16, April 6 & 20, 2017 at noon. 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, at noon at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Soup is on the menu. Bring a dish or a drink to share with others. This gathering will be to discuss elder issues and meet other elders. Suggestions for participation in activities and events are needed. Contact the Elders Program at (303) 936-2688 for more information.

The Denver Indian Center Inc. is Pleased to Announce the Honoring Fatherhood Program,  at the Denver Indian Center Inc., 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. The Honoring Fatherhood Program is generations of Native men making a difference tied together by tradition building future generations of fathers. The Purpose is to Strengthen father-child engagement, increase healthy relationships, improve employment and economic mobility/opportunities. Enrolled Participants will receive: Culturally Specific Relationship Education. Career Path Guidance. Socioeconomic Stability including: Transportation Assistance. Child Care Assistance. Connecting with other community health and human services. Contact them at  or call (303) 936-2688 ext. 200 for more information about how to enroll in the Honoring Fatherhood Program.. Their meetings are held on Tuesday evenings.

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

Stopping Gestational Diabetes in Daughters and Mothers Study is recruiting AI/AN females over 18 who have a daughter, niece, granddaughter, sister between 12-20 years of age. You may be able to be a part of the research study.

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

Diabetes Healthy Lifestyle Classes is on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-5 p.m. in the DIHFS gym. Questions? Give Sarah Ziherl, RD Diabetes Educator and Chris Willis, CPT Diabetic Prevention Specialist, a call at (720) 612-7130 to reserve your spot today!

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

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

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), 7596 W. Jewell Avenue, Suite 305, Lakewood, CO 80232. (Intersection of S. Wadsworth Blvd./W. Jewell Avenue). The RTD Bus 76 goes by it. Call the main number at (720) 500-1020 for support, referrals and Indian Child Welfare Advocacy for families that are involved with county departments of social services. Please call if you have questions on child welfare issues. DIFRC Expands Services to Crime Victims of adult physical abuse and child physical abuse in 2017. They are receiving a 2 year grant from the Colorado Office for Victims Programs to provide services to AI/AN victims of domestic violence. Questions about DIFRC's services, donations or volunteer opportunities? Contact Sarah Nelson at (720) 500-1004 or

DIFRC's website is and their facebook page is!/DenverIndianFamilyResourceCenter/

Resource and Referral Services: Available to provide external referrals such as with community housing resources, baby items, clothing, and legal services.

Nurturing Parenting Program: Evidence based parenting classes offered in a 12 week cycle for families with children birth to 17 years old. Parents and children attend groups designed to promote healthy physical and emotional development, appropriate roles, and developmental expectations. Childcare for children ( with advance notice) and a meal are provided. Classes are held on Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Next session begins, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Intake dates are: April 20, May 11, and June 22, 2017. Pre-registration is required.

Social Connections Support Group: Held the 3rd Monday of the month. A safe and open gathering for parents and caregivers to provide support and sharing of parental roles, problem solving, and idea sharing. The Social Connections Support Group includes mutual self-help, shared leadership, and family support while strengthening protective factors. All groups and discussions are parent-led. Upcoming groups are: Mondays, April 3, and April 17, 2017, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Cultural Nights: Each month a traditional art/craft project is showcased, materials and light snacks are provided to support continued cultural knowledge and traditions. Cultural nights are held monthly. It will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017. April Culture Night is Shawl Fringing. Call Ceriss Blackwood, (720) 500-1006 for more information and to register.

Contact Ceriss Blackwood, Resource & Referral Specialist at (720) 500-1010, about their 2017 Programs and Services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blackfire's website is

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

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

Arthur Short Bull Opens Gallery in Estes Park, Wind Horse Gallery, and a new studio/art gallery have 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 2017 on-line edition. Look at it on-line at or call Ernest House Jr., at (303) 866- 5470 for more information.

                                            Job Announcements

Director of Native American Center & Diversity Collaborative, Fort Lewis College. Letter of application

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

3 TCU Summer Research Internships, Summer, 2017 at the American Indian College Fund. To apply submit cover letter, current resume, copy of unofficial transcript and three letters of recommendation (in award or PDF document), combined in one attachment. In the subject line list your first, last name and TCU Internship). Send to Crystal Loudhawk-Hedgepath at

Program Manager, AISES Special Projects & Research, in Longmont, CO. Interested candidates must send cover letter, resume, and three professional references vial email to Kathy Deer In Water at Position is open until filled. For more information and to apply go to:

Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund. Closing date: April 3, 2017. Submit a cover letter, complete resume, three letters of reference and a writing sample to Karla Bowman, Office/HR Administrator, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 or email to 

Development Systems Department Writer/Analyst, American Indian College Fund. To apply: Send a letter of interest, salary requirements, (must be included), and a current resume in a word document or PDF, combined as one attachment. In the subject line, list your name and the position title you are applying to  Open until filled. Look at Employment opps at

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                Native Businesses

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

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

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

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

Tocabe - Native American Eatery in Metro Denver, specializes in contemporary American Indian cuisine, the menu combines traditional Osage family recipes with elements of American cuisine. It offers quick food service in a stunning Native American setting. Indian Tacos and buffalo ribs are the centerpieces of the Tocabe menu. Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra own it. The Metro location is: 3536 W. 44th Avenue (44th and Lowell), in Denver, CO. They also cater and have a food truck. Call (720) 524-8282 and look at their face book page for more information.

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

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

DZABAHE Southwestern Jewelry Contact Bessie Smith, or call her at (303) 898-1185, and Betina Smith, or (303) 547-4678. Look at the DZABAHE Southwest Jewelry website at to look at their products. .

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

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

Benito Concha has joined the Our Native Healing Center, as the Massage Therapy, IBMC. He is also at the Medicine Mountain Massage, Taos Pueblo Fireside Massages, 120 Veterans Highway, Taos Pueblo, NM (575) 779-9856,  or or look at

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

Our Native Healing Center, Native Healing Practices serving Adults, children, and families: Individual, Family & Couples Counseling, and Massage Therapy. Herbal Knowledge. Substance Abuse Treatment. Dream Interpretation. They accept Medicaid. Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and offer some services on a sliding fee scale. It is located at 2150 W. 29th Avenue, Suite 330, in Denver, CO. Dr. Dianna Ducote-Sabey, Chickasaw Nation, is the therapist. Please contact Dianna at or (720) 287-1590 for more information. Benito Concha has joined the Our Native Healing Center, as the Massage Therapy, IBMC. Contact him at (575) 779-9856 or

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

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

First Nations Development is in Longmont, CO. The staff includes: Michael Roberts, Raymond Foxworth, Marsha Whiting, Mary Bowannie and Montoya Whiteman. It is located at 2432 Main Street, 2nd floor, in Longmont, CO. (303) 774-7836. You can sign up for their newsletter and their trainings by looking at the

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

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

Smith, Shellenburger and Salazar, LLC, located at 11990 Grant Street, Suite 100, CO 80233. 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 To book them you can send an email to

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

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

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

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

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

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