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Congratulations! Congrats to all the winners & everyone nominated for the Native American Music Awards. To Larry Pourier, Lisa Olken, Charles "Boots" Kennedye, and Dave Wruck who won a Heartland Emmy Award for the Best Cultural Documentary for their RMPBS production, "Red Power Energy"." Native Advisory Team included: Jonny Bearcub Stiffarm, Lori Windle, Darius Smith and Russel Over Bull. Maurice Smith II contributed as a Production Assistant. Another Heartland Emmy was given for Photography-Video Essay "Gregg Deal " Art District RMPBS-Paul Cxwilko - Photographer. Congrats to Mary Amber Martinez and Trev for having a baby girl named Sage, born in May 2017. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors.)

Happy birthday To People Born in November! To Nicole Adams, Lance Allrunner, Jaala Bagg, Adam Becenti, Janice Black Elk, Cheriena Brooke Ben, Tara Browner, Suzette Brewer, Theresa Burns, Kim Cameron, Sunshine Carlow, Tatanka Nunpa Catches, Linda Chandler, Nora Chavez, Victor Chavez, Carmen & Camille Clairmont, Carri Copas, Den Janis Cordier, Archie Dalton, Stephanie Mora-DeResby, Samira El-Senussi, Rene Fajardo, Angel Herbert, Calvin, Howard and Tamara Eagle, Steve Emery, Kenny Frost, Tony Frazier, Ken Garry, Russell Geshick Jr., Diana Halsey, George Howell SR., Jasmyn Rae Howell, Thella Howell-Monroe, Lauren Iron Cloud, Seth Iron Wind, Diego LaBeau, Mike Lee, Devonna Lone Hill, Josh & Louis Marshall, Joe Martinez, Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy, Russell Means, Sheralda Mendoza,  Kay Miller, Geneva & Leal Mitchell, Chrystine Monroe, Dennis Montoya, Charles Mousseau, Kim & Joseph Perez, Keioshiah Peters, Eddie Running Wolf, Betina & Maurice Smith, Kalin Smith, Buzz Two Lance, Regina J. Mora-Waneka, Rosie Walker, Kelley Waters, Hank & Sarah Watson, Miki & Ruby Wildcat, Robert Williams, Catlin Windle, Herald Yellow Cloud and anyone else having a November birthday!

Happy birthday to People Born in October! To Kristen Lori Atone, Ben Ball, Sioux Black, Keiko Broken Leg –Kinn, Jan Chaddlesone-Little, Rob Chante, Cheryl Charley, Tanksi Clairmont, Ara Cruz, Ian Cameron, Grant Davis, Thomas Yellowhorse-Davis, Tahnee Davis-Kills Crow, Tawa Ducheneaux, Marion Eagle, Christinia Eala, John Emhoolah Jr., Monique Fredericks –Douville, Michelle Fredericks -Dubray, Zoe Fenton, Candy Fleming, Nita Gonzales, Gloria Grant, John Gregg, John Gritts, Colleen Gorman, Gerome Gutierrez, Julia Halsey, Antwine and William Hamilton, Terri Hansen, Cheyenne Hardman, Larisa Irina Harvey, Charles Herrera, Lauren Hopkins, Dina Horwedel, Lionel “Pnut” Holy Eagle Face, Marcie Muth- Hodshire, Michelle Muth, Myra Howell- Trujillo, Hotani Isaac, Roslita John, Yvette Joseph,  Arlie Kendall, Millie Knapp, Geri Lameman, Kenneth Little, Denise Litz, Solomon Littleowl, Shawn Martinez, Isabelle Medchill, Torry Mendoza, Anselma & Lauren Mitchell, Chantel Moore. Kea’anne Morgan, Ais Murray, Anetra Parks, Mary Annette Pember, Creason Pipe On Head, Tim Roan, Mahli Saunders, Diane Schenandoah, Tom Teegarden, Natalie Trenary, Jackie Trotchie, Cheryl Tsikewa, Angie Tsinnie, Shannon Pelot Valerio, Romana Ohitika Vigil, Tate’ Walker, Alexandra Watson, Jacob Wildcat, Patterson Yazzie, Wilma Yellowcloud, Troylynn Yellowwood, Skuya Zephier, and anyone else having an October birthday! We want to remember those who have made their journey and will celebrate their birthday in the spirit world: Jan Chaddlesone-Little, Marion Eagle, and Chantel Moore.

Prayers are needed! Prayers 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 Tony Frazier and Gloria Yellowhorse as they recover from surgery. Pray for Martin Knife Chief, Thompson 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 summer months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the family of Betty Two Bulls Sanders, especially Dave & Dan Sanders whose beloved mother died October 29, 2017. To Sidney Jr., Kenneth & Marsha Whiting, and family for the death of her beloved mother, Karen Whiting who made her journey in October 2017. To Cate and Thomas Marsden-Hannah for the death of their father. To Yvette Joseph and family for the death of her mother in September 2017. To the family of Bob Gough who died in September 2017. To the Mousseau family for death of their beloved father, Oliver Sr., especially Beth, Fran and Richard. Oliver’s wife, Mary has lost her lifelong partner and husband on September 2, 2017. To the family of Rod Skenandore who died August 2017, especially his brothers and sisters who are members of the Pease family. To the family of Joseph Fire Crow who died in July 11, 2017. To the family of Tom Allen who died in Lakewood, CO, especially his children, April and Thomas Allen Jr. 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).

Denver Indian Family Resource Center will Have Walk-Hours, Mondays & Tuesdays, Starting September 5, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To meet with staff outside of these hours please make an appointment. (720) 500-1020 for support, referrals and Indian Child Welfare Advocacy.

Lyla June with Opening Performance Spoken Word Artist Jozer Guerrero, University of Denver Alumni 2013, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Building, 2306 E. Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208. Dinner Provided: Tocabe. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Presented by DU’s Native Student Alliance and Co-Sponsors Latino Student Alliance and University of Denver Center for Multicultural Excellence.

American Indian Students Services Presents Lyla June with Performance by PO-10-CEE, A Native Hip Hop Group, Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. –1:30 p.m. at St. Cajetan’s Church on the Auraria Campus, in Denver, CO featuring food from Tocabe. Lyla June is Dine and Cheyenne activist, poet, musician Contact Gracie Red Shirt Tyon at (303) 315-1882 for more information.

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, November 2 & 16, 2017, 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. Suggestions for participation in activities and events are needed. Contact the Elders Program at (303) 936-2688 and look at for more information.

Lyla June will do an Evening Performance at Four Winds, Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Four Winds, 501 Bannock Street, in Denver, CO (corner of 5th & Bannock.) Contact Shannon for more information. All events are free and open to the public.

Special Screening of “More Than A Word”, Thursday, November 2, 2017, from at the University of Denver, Davis Auditorium, Denver, CO. Q & A with Gregg Deal, Johnny Nelson & Native Student Alliance. “More Than A Word”, A film by John & Kenn Little, A media Education Foundation Release is a film about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington R*dskins.

Native Heritage Kickoff at CSU Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Indigenous Speakers Series Presents Cherokee Nation V, Nash-A case of Treaty Interpretation and Tribal Self-Determination with Guest Speaker, Ron Hall, J.D. Morgan Library Great Hall from 5:30 –6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Eddy 100. Friday, November 3, 2017, Frybread Sale, Drum Group and PowWow Exhibit, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lory Student Center, Sutherland Garden (west side of the Lory Student Center) at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, CO. Free admission. Everyone welcome! Look at for more information and for Native Heritage month activities at CSU.

35th Annual AISES Powwow Honoring Alumni & Celebration of Culture, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Gourd dancing 10:30 a.m. Grand entry 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. (Free) Powwow feed at 5:00 p.m. Host Northern: Young Bear Host Southern: Southern Style. Free admission. Everyone welcome! Look at for more information and for Native Heritage month activities at CSU.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, November 4, December 2, 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.

Festival Finale of Indigenous Films & Arts Festival, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phillips IMX Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205. Enter on the East entrance. Suggested donation is $5. Two films will be shown: Four Faces of the Moon (13 mins) and Ishi’s Return (38 mins) Doors open at 6:00 p.m. film starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Q & A to follow. Free admission. $5 donation suggested. Schedule updates at Look at their page - Facebook/Indigenous Film & Arts Festival or email or call Jeanne Rubin at the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (303) 744-9686 for more information.

Native American Student Services Presents NIGHT SOUNDS Featuring Native Musicians: Mic Jordan, Frank Waln, Tall Paul, DJ Rkade, Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:00-7:00 p.m., University of Northern Colorado, Bishop-Lehr Field, Greeley, CO. Join them for a night of music under the stars! Free Indian Tacos provided by Tocabe. Call (970) 351-1909 and look at for more information.

Eco-Social Justice Team Presents “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock”, Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., HUMN 1B80, next to Norlin Library on the west side, on the CU Boulder campus, Boulder, CO 80309. Sponsored by the Environmental Center and Guest Speakers. Look at for more information.

Cafe' Cultura’s 13 Anniversary Showcase & Fundraiser, Friday, November 10, 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 Indigenous Hip Hop & Spoken Word with Frank Waln, Tall Paul, Mic Jordan and Tanaya Winder. Community Feature: TBA & The Arts: unveiling of Words to Action Mural, Art & Photography by Jolene N. Yazzie. Tickets are $5-$30.  Purchase your tickets at Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with Art, food, Door Prizes and silent auction. Show 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.

Colorado Cherokee Circle's Monthly Gathering, Saturday, November 11, 2017. 3131 Osceola Street, Denver, CO. Free. All Cherokees are welcome.

28th Annual Wendell Irving Memorial Veterans Day Powwow, Saturday, November 11, 2017, Grand entry at noon & 6:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. All families who wish to fly their loved ones flags are encouraged to do so. Please call (505) 818-1313. Arts Crafts vendor requests Call (505) 818-1313 (must be paid in cash) Traditional Powwow all requests will be honored. Free admission for all.

2017 American Indian Achievement Awards Gala, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, CO. RMICC welcomes Miss Native America USA '12, Sarah Ortegon, to host the 2017 American Indian Achievement Awards. Featured entertainment will be Adrianne Chalepah, who is the first time a female American Indian Comedian will headline the event. The 2017 American Indian Achievement Awards celebrates its 14th year of recognizing American Indian Achievement and Awarding Scholarships. The event welcomes 400-500 guests from across Indian country. To date, the event has awarded more than $130K in scholarships and awards. The event features a silent auction of American Indian Arts & Crafts and Raffles. For more information regarding the event registration/tickets look at  

Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 2017, Monday, November 13, Sunday, December 10, 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.

Cary Morin Announced a New Show, Friday, November 17, 2017, Oskar Blues Boulder Tap Room, Boulder, CO.

28th Annual Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, December 2, 2017, (new location) Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 2400 South Ash Street, Denver, CO 80222. Native Arts & Crafts, silver/turquoise jewelry, beadwork. Indian Tacos, mutton stew, frybread, roast mutton. Cash & checks. No credit cards. Bring small bills please! Call Vendor (720) 270-3480 Bazaar (303) 733-3693 for more information..

2017 Elders Holiday Dinner, Monday, December 4, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cable Center on the DU Campus, 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Denver, CO 80210. Know of an Elder who should be recognized for their community service? Submit their name and reason for nomination by November 27, 2017 to or call (303) 426-8900. Dinner is provided only for American Indian Elders 55 + years old.

Cafe' Cultura Open Mic, Friday, December 14, 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 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

                                                            EDUCATION NEWS

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

To set up an interview, please email Deanne Grant, PhD. Pawnee Candidate, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. or call (303) 532-9597 for more information. Please plan on 1-3 hours for the interviews to allow time in your schedule for this. All participants will be compensated $50 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. AIPAC Indian Parent meeting, Wednesday, October TBA, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 15000 E. 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO

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 East & George Washington Native Support Newsletters are written by Darrick Silversmith. You can contact him at (720) 423-2378 or email him at to get a copy of the Native American Club and Student Volunteering Opportunities. They are working the Tallbull Memorial Concession Stand on September 2-3, 2017 as a fundraiser for the '18 Dance to your Future Powwow. They will be doing community outreach with Darrick at the 28th Annual Friendship Powwow on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Denver Art Museum. They have two community activities in October.

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.

Boulder Valley School District Title VI Indian Education Indian Parent Mtg., TBA, 5:30 – 7:00 pm FPM, 1900 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO. Potluck mtg. Please bring food or drinks to share.

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’s 13 Anniversary Showcase & Fundraiser, Friday, November 10, 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 Indigenous Hip Hop & Spoken Word with Frank Waln, Tall Paul, Mic Jordan and Tanaya Winder. Community Feature: TBA & The Arts: unveiling of Words to Action Mural, Art & Photography by Jolene N. Yazzie.  $5-$30 tickets. Purchase your tickets até.cultura2017 Come express yourself creatively or just chill out with your people. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with Art, food, Door Prizes and silent auction. Show 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.

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

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 have new Commission members.

Digital Processing for Colorado American Indian Scholars Specialty License Plates that Benefit the Scholarship Fund, Anyone who donates a minimum of $25 to the program is eligible to receive the plates. Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce & Colorado Indian Education Foundation is incredibly appreciative of the continued support for the American Indian Scholars License Plates program.  The proceeds go to a scholarship for American Indian Colorado residents who attend a Colorado institution of higher education across Colorado. As a reminder, the program no longer issues Certificates.

1.      Process a credit card donation (Minimum of $25) on the RMICC website at

2.      Receipt of donation is immediately emailed to the donor.

3.      Present the emailed receipt at the Department of Motor Vehicles within 2 weeks of donation to secure the Plates.

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, Inc. (DICI), 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. (303) 936-2688, DICI provides services for all ages: children, youth, adults and elders. Family Empowerment Services promotes Career Attainment through partnerships with local career centers and employers as well as through it's own supportive services. Community Support Services-DICI has a food bank supplied through Food Bank of the Rockies. Several events are held over the course of the year including Elders luncheons, Back 2 School Giveaway, Veterans Day Powwow, Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, Christmas Toy & Food Basket Giveaway and Sweetheart Pow-Wow.

Career Attainment Services (CAS) - CAS Career Guidance Specialists (CGSs) provide resume review and revision, interviewing coaching, career-related personality assessment, individualized planning, educational and training exploration and guidance in choosing both relevant and suitable career pathways. 

Lauren Garrett is the Career Attainment Services Manger. Her email is  (303) 936-2688 ext. 139.

Little Dribblers 5:00-6:30 p.m. M-W-F Powwow Dance Class, TBA. 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: November 1, and December 6, 2107. Contact and call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions

Elders Potluck Lunch at the Denver Indian Center, Thursdays, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21, 2017, at noon on the1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, 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. Honoring Fatherhood Program will be hosting Tuesday and Saturday Sessions Tuesday- Saturday, July 11 - October 28, 2017, at the Denver Indian Center Inc., 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO 80219. Tuesday sessions start with light snacks and refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by the workshop from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday sessions began August 12, 2017 and run from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday sessions include breakfast and lunch snack break. They will be recruiting for the January Sessions in December 2017.

The Honoring Fatherhood Program is generations of Native men making a difference tied together by tradition building future generations of fathers. Enrolled Participants will receive: Culturally Specific Relationship Education. Career Path Guidance. Evaluation participation incentives for participation in the demonstration grant research component. Childcare and transportation support for those needing assistance for the Tuesday or Saturday sessions. A Certification of Completion will be presented to participants that successfully meet the requirements at the conclusion of the 16 weeks of workshop sessions. Interested participants must be a caretaker of a child and meet income guidelines. If you have additional questions, and are a parent or know of a parent who would benefit from the Honoring Fatherhood Program. Please call (303) 936-2688 ext. 200, email or drop by during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00-5:00 p.m. M-F for more information about how to enroll in the Honoring Fatherhood Program. 

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). 

Update about moving. DIHFS will be moving as of November 10-12, 2017. To 2880 W. Holden Place, Denver, CO. As they assess their timeline, they will continue to keep the community updated through social media, newsletters and website. Please be tolerant with them as disruption of services is inevitable. They appreciate your understanding and patience. Delay is due to fire alarm permit & inspection. This is completed and they will be moving in November 2017. They will be closed from November 6-10 for packing November 11-12, 2017 for moving. - 11-13, 2017. 11/13-17 for setting up clinic, to pack and move and set up clinic. 11/20-21 light schedule 11/22-11/24 Closed for Thanksgiving. 11/27 they should be back in business and have a full schedule unless Kelly is your provider; She is on vacation until December 2017. They will screen calls for emergencies. They will provide a plan for 2 weeks they are down to tend to patient needs. Look at for updated information.

Take the Zero – 60 Challenge Wednesday-Thursday, November 1 – November 30, 2017, will run until the end of November. Can you make the whole month without sugary drinks> Visit DIHFS from November 27 – December 1, 2017 to trade in your zero – 60 pledge for a free water bottle. You can download it at to print it to fill out. Questions? Give Sarah Hormachea, RD Diabetes Educator and Chris Willis, CPT Diabetic Prevention Specialist, a call at (303) 953-6604.

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. 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. 9 Health Fair will be Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. – Noon at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, in Denver, CO.

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/ If you would like to sign-up for the on-line newsletter it is

Office walk-in hours. 10: 30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesdays starting September 5, 2017. DIFRC was sad to say good-bye to Executive Director Dennis Swan. Kathryn Redhorse is the Acting Assistant Director. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the new Executive Director in the future.

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, Sept. 14 – November 9, 2017, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Social Connections Support Group: Held the 1st & 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, November 6 & 20, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00 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, November 27, 2017, starting at 5:30 p.m. Call Rachel Bryan-Auker for more information and to register at (720) 500-1005.

Contact Rachel Bryan-Auker Resource & Referral Specialist at (720) 500-1005 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 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

Office Services Assistant/Receptionist, Native American Rights Fund. View full job description at Submit a cover letter, complete resume, and contact information of three references to Karla Bowman, Office/HR Administrator, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 or by email to Closing date is November 2, 2017.

Office/Human Resource Administrator, Native American Rights Fund. View full job description at Submit a cover letter, complete resume, and contact information of three references no later than November 30, 2017 to Katrina Mora, Administrator, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 or by email to

Web designer/Developer. Office Manager, and a Program Administrator/Manager. For more information email the Office of the National American Indian Court Judges Association at to apply.

Records (Data) Support Specialist, Denver Indian Center. Submit your cover letter & resume to information@denverindiancenter,org Look at for complete job description.

Tocabe Native American Eatery is hiring at its south location: 8181 E. Arapahoe Road Unit C, Greenwood Village, CO. 80112, Ages 18+ preferred. CAS Participants at Denver Indian Center would have added benefit of the Career Guidance to coach you through the process. Contact Lauren Garrett, the Career Attainment Services Manger at DICI. To apply and get benefits from their program. Her email is  (303) 936-2688 ext. 139.

Volunteers, 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 Send to Human Resources at Look at or look under The About Us drop down for more information. 

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 They are looking for workers for this store.

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 is 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 makes Halloween costumes. Order yours from her at or call her at (720) 397-9580.

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

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, Walt & Allison Pourier, 2022 E. 134th Way, in Thornton, CO 80241, own Inc./STRONGHOLD SOCIETY. 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. You can get 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 KGNU from Pearl Street or 55th since Walnut dead ends and does not connect with either one of them.

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