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Congratulations! To the AICF's TarajeanYazzie-Mintz the 2016 Harvard Graduate School of Education's Alumni Council Award for Outstanding Contribution. To Erlidawn Roy & Steve Lapointe for the birth of their baby boy, Mato Chaske Lapointe born May 26, 2016. Congrats to the CU Law School for choosing James Anaya, as the new Dean of Colorado Law. He will begin his duties on August 8, 2016. Congratulations to all the people who have graduated from all levels. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors).

Happy Birthday To People Born In June! To Jennifer Abeita-Ross, Lyndsey Autabo, Monica Ball, Tahlia Bear, Anne Begay, Sharon Bohnsteadt, Troy Brave, Ernest Chapa, Antonio Changing Thunder, Tashina Dinsmore, Lena & Leila El-Sensussi, Gary Farmer, Maymangwa Flying Earth, Olivia Gutierrez, Shilo Hembrough, Rebekah Horsechief, Brandon Howell, Nena Howell, Joshua I'atala, Sandy Janis, Sharon Iron, Bo Johnson, Kevin Locke, Judy Lujan, Chase Manhattan, Aubrey Marshall, Shatta Mejia, Heidi McCann, Melody McCoy, Julia & Liz Montour, Matt Mousseau, Sky Akira Osawa, Lonnie Pourier, Diamond Rattler, David Redhorse, Erica Rodriquez, Iris Rouillard, Erlidawn Roy, Dana Running Enemy, Gerald Running Enemy, Thomas Talache, Valerie Taliman, Jill Tompkins, Margaret Tranekier, Joanne Shenandoah, Regina Waters, Dave Woodcock, Mary Youngblood, Morningstar Yazzie and Rochelle "Shelley" Yazzie and anyone else having a June birthday!

Happy Birthday to the People born in May! To L. Mano Andrews, Whisper Black Elk Catches, Hawk Blue Black Edna Brillon, Karrie Burnette, David Chaddlesone, Ramon Chavez-Eagle, Chuck, Jess & Maste Clairmont, John B. Cozad, Ira Dinsmore, Bunky & Deb Echo-Hawk, Miranda Encina, Raymond Foxworth, Kaya L. Francis, Carolyn Hayes-Frazier, Bryce Gomez, Anaba Grimm, Nicholas Gutierrez, River Hall, Ava Hamilton, Joy Harjo, RoSean Kent, Corrine Lindsey, Denise Linstrom, Amanda Linsenmeyer, Kerry Lujan, Annette Martinez, Lonnie Mendoza, Garret Mitchell, Katrina Mora, Avanelle No Braid, Marilyn Pourier, Chace Roach, Birdian Rogers, Nancy & Paula Rouillard, Kelly Roy, Marilyn Sanchez, Savannah Smith, Shaandiin Warito-Tome, Susie Silversmith, Michele Wolf, Cecily & Colt Yankton and anyone else having a May birthday!

Happy Birthday to People Born in April! To Nicole Adams, Jace Artichoker, Sidney Bad Moccasin III, Della Bad Wound, Leo Begay, Mniluzahe Berg, Cheyenne Birdshead, Brian Bull, Charlie Cambridge, Gareth & Ruth Cameron, Miguel Chavez-Eagle, Melissa Clyde, Enrique JoseKuahti- Contreras, Daniel Cordalis, Pearline Cuny, Amy Echo-Hawk, Jaison Elkins, Geneva Emhoolah, Andrew Garry, Ralph Gutierrez, Brett Harper, Niabi Hart, 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, Keith Smith, Amy Simmons, Arigon Starr, Jade Walker, Jennifer Williams, and Lisa Yellow Eagle, Susan Yellow Horse and anyone else having a April 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 Bill Miller, Christina Conquering Bear, Joanne Shenandoah who needs a liver transplant, for Ruth Cameron daughter Carri, Gloria Four Feather Masser, and Stevie Ray Eagle. Prayers for Troylynn Yellowwood! 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 Spring months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the families of the three young men missing from May 7 - May 23, 2016. They were found in Tevin Tyon's car that rolled by the Prairie Winds Casino north of Oglala on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. To Larry Lefthand Bull and family for the death of his wife, Rae Ann Lefthand Bull who died May 13, 2016 and their children, Johnny Ray, Alyx & Jack. To Med for the death of his wife Mary Agnes (Aka) Aya Medrud on Thursday, April 7, 2016. To Melanie Yazzie for the death of her father, April 1, 2016. To the family of Butch Mousseau who died on March 25, 2016. They will be burying him in South Dakota on Saturday, April 16, 2016. To the family of Norma Williams who died in March, 2016 and was buried in Crawford, NE. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to Rick Williams, Troylynn Yellow Wood and Seneca Williams and the many other relatives, Jolynne Woodcock, Redwing Sheeley, Wambli Williams. 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!

Why We Dance - American Indian Art in Motion, Sunday, May 29 - August 14, 2016, at the Hamilton Building-Level 1, at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, in Denver, CO. It is included in general admission. This multi sensory exhibition will present the motives behind Native American dance and highlight the Museum's annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration in September. It features about 86 works, including 78 drawn from the DAM's American Indian art collection.

Why We Dance is curated by Nancy Blomberg, Chief Curator and Curator of Native arts at the DAM as well as John Lukavic, Associate Curator of Native Arts and guest curator, Russ Tallchief.

SAIGE To Host 13th Annual Training Conference, Monday-Thursday, June 6-9, 2016, at  the Hard Rock Hotel, Catoosa, OK with a Youth and a veterans track. For online registration and information look at

Indigenous Films at the Museum of Nature & Science Features: Showcase of Youth films, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the Doors open at 6:00 p.m. film starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. It is being held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps IMAX Theater, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205. Enter on the East entrance. Suggested donation $5 (no one turned away). The film are: Showcase of Native Youth films from First Nations Youth. A discussion with the audience will follow the film screening with Kristine Bad Hand. Two of Kristine's short animations will be included in the program.

Films this summer are: July 13, Empire of Dirt. August 10, 2016, TBA. September 4, 2016, Two Spirit

A Monthly Indigenous Film series -Free and open to the public-Every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Suggested donation $5. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205. The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission is pleased to present another year of the Indigenous Film 2016@ the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a monthly Indigenous film series. Special thanks to the 2016 sponsor: Mile High Behavioral Healthcare Contact the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, 444 South Emerson Street, in Denver, CO 80209. Call Jeanne Rubin at (303) 744-9686 for more information.

Cafe' Cultura's 6th Annual Art in the Park During the Summer Fridays, June 10, July 8. August 12, 2016, at La Alma/Lincoln Park Amphitheater, 12th Avenue & Osage  (next to the swimming pool), in Denver, CO. Doors open and Marketplace with vendors at 6:30 p.m.. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Featured Performers: Showcase of Youth Participants (from Cafe Cultura classes) and Sheree LoveMestiza Brown. Community Feature: TBA Live Art by Felipe Dominguez/80204 Art. $3 -$5 donation. (No one is turned away). Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Open Mic starts at 7:00 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.)

DIFRC Hosting Focus Groups in June, Monday, June 13, 2016, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at DIFRC for parents/caregivers of American Indian/Alaska Native children. Second focus group will be held June 27, 2016, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at DIFRC for American Indian/Alaska Native elders (age 55+) All focus group participants will receive a $25 gift card from Target, RTD assistance & lunch. Contact Melissa Yazzie at or (720) 500-1010 to RSVP.

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, June 16, July 7 & 21, 2016, 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, at noon at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Soup is on the menu. Bring a dish or a drink to share with others. This gathering will be to discuss elder issues and meet other elders. Suggestions for participation in activities and events are needed. Contact Donna Lafferty at (303) 936-2688 ext. 146 for more information.

National Day of Prayer To Protect Sacred Places, Monday, June 20, 2016, The public is invited to a sunrise ceremony that will be held on the Native American Rights Fun front lawn beginning at 7:00 a.m. The program is expected to last one hour. Followed by a potluck breakfast. NARF is located at 1506 Broadway in Boulder, CO. Speakers will include Native elders & spiritual leaders as well as NARF attorneys involved in sacred places work. You are requested to bring a blanket or chair to the front lawn and to bring food and beverages to share at the completion of the program. Please join them to pray for the protection of sacred sites. Call (303) 447-8760 and look at if you have any questions.

American Indian Golf Fundraiser, Monday, June 20, 2016, Hiwan Golf Club, 30671 Clubhouse Lane, Evergreen, CO 80439. Limited registration. Breakfast reception  6-7:30 a.m. Golf Scramble 7:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Awards luncheon 1-3 p.m. Register at  and for more information.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, July 2, August 6, September 3 & 10th, October 1, November 5, December 3, 2016 from 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.

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

                                                            EDUCATION NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congrats to the 2015-16 Indian Parent Advisory Council, Chair – Manda Robertson. Vice-President – Rob Rice, Secretary - Monique Fredericks - Douville. Treasurer – Candace Yazzie. Their next scheduled meeting is: Wednesday, TBA August/September, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at place to be determined.

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

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

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

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

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

                                            PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

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

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

Tune into Navajo Nation radio on-line at

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Legal Clinic at the Denver Indian Center, The Clinic takes place at DIC on the First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Upcoming clinic dates include: July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7, 2106. Contact Philip Lietuer, Metro Volunteer Lawyers at (303) 866-9378 if you have any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blackfire's website is

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

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

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

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

Colorado Directory of American Indian Resources, They are updating the Resource Directory so call to update your information for the 2016 on-line edition. Look at it on-line at or call Ernest House Jr., at (303) 866- 5470 for more information.

                                            Job Announcements

Paralegal & Office Services Assistant/Receptionist, Native American Rights Fund. Submit cover letter with resume and names and contact information of three references. These two positions will be open until filled. See full job description at Please send all applications by email to Shane Parashonts, NARF Office/Human Resources Administrator at

Program Coordinator-Full Circle Scholarships, Program Administrator - Building Sustainable Pathways Project, Program Officer-Faculty Development, College Success Coordinator, College Admissions Coach, Transfer Program Coordinator, American Indian College Fund. To apply: Qualified applicants, please send a letter of interest  and a current resume by email with word or PDF documents combined in one attachment. In the subject line, list your name and the job you are applying for (i.e. College Admissions Coach) to Human Resources at All required information and documents are required. Open until filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                Native Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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 is Bessie Smith, or (303) 898-1185, and Betina Smith, or (303) 547-4678. Look at for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Nations Development is in Longmont, CO. A field office remains in Virginia. The Strengthening Native Philanthropy (SNAP) program will be housed in Colorado. The staff includes: Michael Roberts, Raymond Foxworth, Marsha Whiting, 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. The Skate Celebration is July 2015.

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

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

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

Shelley Morning Song and Fabian Fontenelle, Shelley sings and Fabian dances while she sings. Look at their website at To book them you can send an email to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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