Indian Voices Newsletter
Happenings in the Indian World

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Congratulations! Congrats to Cibonet Salazar for being chosen as the Program Coordinator for the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Congrats to Isaac Wak Wak and Theresa Halsey for being chosen as the Elders of the Year at the American Indian College Fund’s Elders Holiday Dinner on December 4, 2017. Congrats to all of the NAMMY Winners in all categories! Congrats to all the 2017 Scholarship Recipients at the 14th Annual American Indian Achievement Awards Gala on November 11, 2017! To Roselyn Small, Donovan David, Jerrilyn Bluehouse, Thomas J.K. Trump, Alyssa Willie, Melanie Archuleta, Liliana Castrellano, Anastasia Lawrence, Joaquin Gallegos, Desiree Lawrence. Congrats to you all! (Send me your accomplishments & honors.)

Happy Birthday to People Born in January! To Ursula Aldrich, Bridget Ambler, Leta Killer-Bailly, Jean Belille, Nanobah Becker, Angela Bibens, Jennifer Black Elk, Regina Brave, Geri Bustamante, Joseph Chief Eagle, Pauline EchoHawk, Sarah EchoHawk, Lyon Frazier, John Gaisthea, Olga Gonzales, Bob Gough, Betty Gress, Shayna Gutierrez, Yvonne Gutierrez, Katherine Herman-Williams, Rick Hill, Carol Iron Rope-Herrera, Pearl Ironshield, Barbara Israel, Rosie Jacobson, Zach Landem, Denise Lindstrom, Nataanii Means, Brenda Mitchell, Beverly Morgan, Angela Montoya, Linda Montour, Linda Yardley –Monteau, Lu Munoz, Candace Murray, April Nabahe, Tia Peters, Larry Pourier, Donna Quintana, Thalia Rodriguez, Nick Ragona, Timberwolf Running Wolf, Tachara Salazar, Lavonne Santoyo, Grace Sesma, June Shakespeare, Kanti Smith, Charlie Thayer, Babette Thin Elk, Kim Trujillo, Lynette Two Bulls, Dianne Van Voorhees, Andrew Washines, Laura Wilson, Wanda Wolf, Diane Yankton, Jesse Zamora, and anyone else having a January birthday!

 Happy Birthday to People Born in December! Thomas Allen SR.,, Gail Archambault, Jaime Arellano, Mat Barkhausen, Misty Dawn Brave, Heather Brings Plenty, Michael Begay, Tessa Berman, Teresa Bernie, Manpiya Black Elk, Harry Cage, Stella Carrasco, Clifford Canku Jr., Crystal Christler, Cheryl Crazy Bull, Rose Cuny,  Shelley Duran,  Jim Ecoffey, Cherie Elm, Deb Emhoolah, Daniel Escalante, Janice Fields, Francisco Fills Pipe, Arlo Frazier, Julie Greer, Leslie Goodluck, Nick Halsey, Steven Halsey-Williams, Carol Harvey, Sandy Hatchett, Joanna Holy Elk Face, Mary Horse Chief, Derek Howell, Marcella Hutton, Trevor Iron Cloud, Hannah Jane, Charlie Janis, Walter Johns, Debbie Jiron, Donna Lafferty, Chris LaMarr, Marcey Lecompte, Darla Leslie, Anpa’o Locke, Tara McLain Manthey, Mirelle Martinez, Danika Medak-Saltzman, Brett Merrill, Ted Mitchell, Kayleen Christine Monroe, Andres Montour-Ransom, Gerald Montour, Anita & Cary Morin, Pearl Mousseau, Joseph Newman, Timony  Padilla, Joe Pulliam, Brandon Robinson, Kalee Salazar, Jessica Sorrels, Jodi Rave Spotted Bear, Rachelle Todea, Anthony & Kevin Thompson, Eulynda Toledo, Deborah Yates, Vi Waln, Don Wharton, Soncee Waters, Pam Watson, Thompson Williams, Sara Wilson, Dina & Skyler Yazzie and anyone else having a December birthday!

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 Ace as they recover from surgery. Pray for Martin Knife Chief, Thompson Williams and for Joanne Shenandoah who still needs a liver transplant and for anyone else needing prayers. Your prayers are very important and help people recover faster! They all need your prayers and positive thoughts because it's hard being ill. Also remember those who have made their journeys to the spirit world during the winter months. We will never forget them! Pray for anyone else needing Prayers at this time!

Heartfelt Sympathy! To the family of Keiko Broken Leg-Kinn who died December 29, 2017, especially her husband, Gordon Kinn and sister Dorothy Broken Leg Kinn and her brother, Ron Broken Leg  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 their beloved relative, Karen Whiting, who made her journey in October 2017. To Cate and Thomas Marsden-Hannah for the death of their father. 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).    

Native Youth Academic and Artistic Talent Showcase, Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the University of Denver, (DU) Driscoll Student Center, 2055 E. Evans Avenue, Denver, and CO. from 6-8 pm “Being Native American” student portrait exhibit will be featured. The showcase will feature dinner, door prizes, science projects, academic presentations, art projects, spoken word artists, rap performance, dancers, and singers. Entertainment by Scatter Their Own. Let Jennifer Wolf. jenniferwolf303@gmail.com or Terri Bissonette, terribissonette@gmail.com know who will be coming and for more information.

Cafe' Cultura Open Mike, Friday, January 12, 2018, 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: Cassy Haldobro, Social Change Poet, Scatter Their Own-Alter-Native Rock & Rock band Community Feature: Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver & Arts in Society. Walt Pourier-Live Art Movement. Hosted by Jol aka Junebug Lynch,  $3-$5 donation. (No one is turned away). 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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 460-9203 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura to see videos of the artists.

9th Annual Adams 12 Powwow & College Fair, Saturday, January 13, 2018. College Fair 10:00 a.m. – noon. Grand entries: 12:00-8:00 p.m. Century Middle School, 13000 Lafayette Street, Thornton, CO 80241. Silent auction. Indian Taco Stand. Cake Walk. Host Northern Drum: Standing Bear Singers Host Southern Drum: Pumpkin Vine Singers.  For more information: look at http://facebook.com/Adams12AIPAC or call Phil Gover (720) 972-5897 or Felicia Alvarez (720) 288-8452.

Honoring Fatherhood Program, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Learn to parent with confidence. Providing for your family is a good thing. Childcare provided during sessions. Call the Honoring Fatherhood Program (303) 936-2688 or email information@denverindiancenter.org

Elders Potluck Lunches, Thursdays, January 18, February 1, February 15, 2018, at noon-2:00 p.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Please bring food and drinks to share. Call (303) 936-2688 for questions.

BVSD Indian Education Indian Parent Committee Pot Luck Meeting, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at The Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies. 1330-32 Grandview Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309. Call (303) 735-4595 for more information.

Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce Webinar Series, Thursday January 18, 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 p.m. Designing a Successful Business Plan. Presented by Cheryl Lucero with Lucero Small Business Service. Look at http://www.rmicc.org/m/events/Jan-18-webinar-designing-a-succesful-business-plan  for more information.

37th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase, Friday-Sunday, January 19-21, 2018, at Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216. Show hours: Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. Look at http://www.indianmarket.net.net/colorado-festival-dates-and-details/ email: indianmarket@sbcglobal.net or call (972) 398-0052 for more information.

Honoring/Fundraising  Event for Red Fawn Fallis, Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Mercury Café, 2199 California St, Denver, CO Suggested donation %15-$25 (Cash preferred ). No one turned away. Need people to donate art or other items. Any volunteers or performers willing to donate time contact Nancy at nellenpet64 or call (303) 758-8981. Drop off or send to Fed Fawn Fallis, c/o Dunsing & Deakins LLC, 1776 S. Jackson Street, Suite 1107, Denver, CO 80210.

Cary Morin to Perform, Friday, January 26, 2018, 8:30-11:00 p.m. at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Look at http://www.avogadros.com  to get your $15 tickets. Come and listen to Cary before he departs for his winter/spring tour. Matthew Wilbur Skinner (Tallgrass Band) will kick off the evening with his soulful delta guitar & banjo. Get your tickets soon!

Spending Frenzy Budgeting Simulation, Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Calling all Indigenous Youth Ages 13-20 to attend a budget simulation at Four Winds Indian Council, 205 W. 5th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204. This FREE event will help Indigenous youth ages 13-20 practice budgeting and learn the importance of managing money. FREE LUNCH! Registration is free and easy, just email Daryl Conquering Bear at DCONQUERINGBEAR@SPIRITOFTHESUN.ORG  or call (303) 353-4697. For more information, visit FACEBOOK.COM/SPIRITOFTHESUN 

2018 SCFD Community Free Days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Sunday, January 28, Monday, February 12, Monday, April 9, Sunday, April 29, Sunday, June 3, Thursday, July 5, Monday, August 13, Wednesday, September 12, Sunday, September, 30, Sunday, October 14, Saturday, November 3, Sunday, December 9, 2018. DMNS is located at 2001 Colorado Boulevard; in Denver, CO. Free days are for CO residents only. A fee applies to IMAX and planetarium shows. Look at http://www.dmns.org for more information.

Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, Saturdays, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W, 14th Avenue Parkway, in Denver, CO. Free general admission tickets are available to Colorado residents. Look at http://www.denverartmuseum.org or call (720) 865-5000 for more information.

Good Path SDME Diabetes Self-Management Education, Thursdays, February 8- March 1, 2018, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 2880 W. Holden Place, Denver, CO off the W Light rail, Decatur/Federal Station. Four weekly classes designed to help you build the skills & confidence you need to manage diabetes. Contact Sarah Hormachea RD, CDE at (303) 953-6604 to register.

Cafe' Cultura Open Mike, Friday, February 9, 2018, 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 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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 394-6589 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura to see videos of the artists.

Indigenous Films & Arts, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phillips IMX Theatre, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205. Enter on the East entrance. Film to be featured: TBA 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 http://www.iiiirm.org Look at their page - Facebook/Indigenous Film & Arts Festival or email film@iiirm.org or call Jeanne Rubin at the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (303) 744-9686 for more information.

Denver March Powwow, Friday-Sunday, March 23-25, 2018, Denver Coliseum, 4800 Humboldt, Denver, CO 80216. Admission: $7 per day. $20 for 3-day passes. 7 and under free. 60+  $3 day.  Official Host Hotel, Double Tree by Hilton, (303) 321-3333 or look at http://doubletree.com and give them the group coupon code: DMP. Contact Denver March Powwow, Inc. at (303) 934-8045, denvermarchpowwow@comcast.net and look at http://www.denvermarchpowwow.org

Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce 2018 Indian Biz Expo, Monday, April 9, 2018, Double Tree by Hilton, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO All Day Expo. Tickets $120/ Members $100. Includes breakfast, lunch, workshop & admission to the procurement pavilion. Look at http://www.rmicc.org or call (303) 629-0102 for more information.

Dance to the Future Powwow, College Fair and Community Feed, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Tallbull Memorial Grounds. Contact Darrick Silversmith, at (720) 423-2378 or email him at darrick_silversmith@dpsk12.org for more information. 

                                                            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. depa8361@colorado.edu 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. gov0205620@adams12.org 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, Coordinator, Title VI Indian Education Program, Office of Engagement, Department of Student Success at  his voice mail (303) 982-6549; email him at Leroy.Saiz@jeffco12.co.us for more information.

DPS Indian Education, Students attending a DPS school receive support services from an Education Specialist. To learn more about the Focus Schools (enrollment, cultural activities, and transportation), please call Rose McGuire, Program Manager at (720) 423-8172 or email her at Rose_McGuire@dpsk12.org East & George Washington Native Support Newsletters are written by Darrick Silversmith. You can contact him at (720) 423-2378 or email him at darrick_silversmith@dpsk12.org 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. Salas@bvsd.org is identifying American Indian students. Her Office hours: 8:30 -9:30 a.m. M. T, TH, F. Cita Gover and Tachara Salazar are the 2017-2018 IPC Officers.

Colorado Springs Title VI Programs at School District 11, Lynda Espinoza-Ide, Director, LYNDA. ESPINOZA-IDLE@d11.org Ingrid Mobley, Administration Assistant, INGRID. MOBLEY@d11.org Contact Carolena Jackson, Program Coordinator at (719) 520-2364 to get on their newsletter list and for more information about the resources in Colorado Springs School District. The Indian Education Office at School District 11 is at 1115 N. El Paso Street, in Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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

Cafe' Cultura Open Mike, Friday, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, 2018, 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 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. info@cafecultura.org (720) 394-6589 and look at http://www.cafecultura.org or http://www.facebook.com/cafecultura to see videos of the artists.

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

                                            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 http://www.kzkoradio.com The American Indian Reporter is a unique internet radio show featuring current and traditional issues, music, movies, family comedy and much more from a Native point of view. Contact Cheryl Lola Lucero (720) 299-5268, cheryllucerobiz@gmail.com or Jared Rains at (303) 585-6655, jaredrains@yahoo.com

InDigitNess Voice on KUVO 89.3 FM Denver, CO 80205 or live stream at http://www.kuvo.org Sundays 7:00 a.m. Program Mission: To entertain, educate, inform & engage positive perception of Native America today through presentation of Native American radio programming across digital platforms.  Hosted by Richard Two-Elk and his children, Alix and Codid. InDigitNess Voice will focus upon the issues, people, news, events, and communities of Native America, while presenting traditional and contemporary music. Look at their website at http://www.InDigitNessVoice.org they also have a facebook page you can join. They 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 http://www.kgnu.org 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 http://www.kiliradio.org/ 

NativeRadio.com is a website for Native Music.

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

Native Dance Practice for the Medicine Heart Dancers, Mondays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Four Winds, 5th & Bannock, in Denver, CO. everyone is welcome! Please bring your favorite dish or drinks for potluck. Contact Michelle Perez, Executive Director, The Medicine Heart Dancers (720) 837-5461. typewriterwriterblue21@gmail.com

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: http://www.coloradospringsindiancenter.com/

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

Coyhis Publishing, in Aurora, CO, http://www.coyhispublising.com/ is an On-line store to order Wellbriety books and DVD's. They are the sole distributor for White Bison Inc. http://www.whitebison.org/

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

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

Denver American Indian Commission: The Mission of the Denver American Indian Commission is to enhance present and future communications between the Denver American Indian Community and the City and County of Denver and to advocate for social and cultural awareness and promote economic and political equality. Their website is http://www.denvergov.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.denvergov.org/NativeAmerican 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 http://www.rmicc.org/

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 Shadana@rmicc.org

Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce 2018 Indian Biz Expo, Monday, April 9, 2018, Double Tree by Hilton, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO All Day Expo. Tickets $120/ Members $100. Includes breakfast, lunch, workshop & admission to the procurement pavilion. Look at http://www.rmicc.org or call (303) 629-0102 for more information.

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 http://www.denvercic.org/ or call Richard and Susie Silversmith at (303) 733-3693 for more information.

The Healing Hoop Will Combine Traditional Native Culture and Al-Anon 12 Step Program, Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Four Winds, 201 W. 5th Avenue, Denver, CO. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Doug Goodfeather, Program Facilitator at (720) 276-7558 or email him at good.feather94@gmail.com

Denver Indian Center, Inc. (DICI), 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. (303) 936-2688, information@denverindiancenter.org http://www.denverindiancenter.org/ 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.

Sorry, No events will be scheduled in the Gym due to the roof leaking and because there is no heat.

Native Workforce/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 Native Workforce/Career Attainment Services Manger. Her email is lauren@denverindiancenter.org  (303) 936-2688 ext. 139.

The Denver Indian Center Inc. Honoring Fatherhood Program will be hosting Tuesday and Saturday Sessions Tuesday- Saturday, January 16 – May 5, 2018, 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 begins January 20 and run from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday sessions include breakfast and lunch snack break. 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 information@denverindiancenter.org 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. 

Honoring Fatherhood Program is now recruiting with a session being January 16, 2018. Learn to parent with confidence. Providing for your family is a good thing. Childcare provided during sessions. Call the Honoring Fatherhood Program (303) 936-2688 or email information@denverindiancenter.org

Elders Potluck Lunches are Thursdays on the 1st and third week of the month at noon-2:00 p.m. January 18, February 1, February 15, March 1, and March 18, 2018. Please bring food and drinks to share. (303) 936-2688 for questions.

Denver Indian Center Legal Clinic, First Wednesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, 2018. Contact information@denbar.org or call (303) 830-8210 if you have any questions.

Denver Indian Health & Family Services (DIHFS) is now located at 2880 W. Holden Street, Denver, CO 80204. You can use the W light rail and get off at the Decatur/Federal Station and walk to 2880 W. Holden Street, Denver, CO. They moved effective change was 11-17- 2017. Their website is http://www.dihfs.org Phone number is (303) 953-6600.

Good Path SDME Diabetes Self-Management Education, Thursdays, February 8- March 1, 2018, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Denver Indian Family Resource Center, 2880 W. Holden Place, Denver, CO off the W Light rail, Decatur/Federal Station. Four weekly classes designed to help you build the skills & confidence you need to manage diabetes. Contact Sarah Hormachea RD, Certified Diabetic Educator-CDE at (303) 953-6604 to register.

They have a Diabetic clinic along with a regular clinic. DIHFS Clinic Hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – noon & 1-5:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You can stop by their office to enroll as a patient. Bring your social security card, ID and your CDIB or your parents/grandparents Tribal Enrollment papers. DIHFS is an Urban Indian Health Clinic.

Dental clinic hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- noon & 1:00-5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. noon. (303) 953-6601 to make an appointment. To find information about their programs, call or stop by the Denver Indian Health & Family Services new location. Main phone number is (303) 953-6600.

Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), has moved to the old DIHFS Building They opened starting Monday, January 8, 2018, 1633 Fillmore Street. GL2, Denver, CO 80206. Between Colfax off of 17th Street, just east of East High School and south of City Park. Website: http://www.difrc.org Call their main number (720) 500-1020 for support, referrals and Indian Child Welfare Advocacy for families that are involved in county departments of social services. I will add the programs they still have at a later date. 

Zumba at Four Winds, MWF from 5:30-6:30 p.m., 201 W. 5th Avenue, (5th & Bannock), Denver, CO. All levels are welcome. $5 for the class. Claudia Alejandra is the licensed Zumba instructor. Call her at (720) 499-7743 or email her at Alex16+x@yahoo.com

Native American Cancer Research (NACR)’s website is http://www.natamcancer.org Lisa Harjo is the Executive Director, Denise Linstrom and Audrey Marshall work from home.

                                            Job Announcements

Director, Denver Indian Center. Submit your cover letter & resume to information@denverindiancenter.org Look at http://www.denverindiancenter.org for complete job description. Position open until filled.

University of Colorado job openings at https://www.colorado.edu/hr/careers-cu-boulder Call Teresa Hernandez at (303) 735-3577 if you have any questions about positions if you like to learn more about CU Boulder, campus climate, etc.

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 applications@collegefund.org Look at http://collegefund.org/about-us/career-opportunities 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 http://www.ncai.org/ for more information.

There are job openings at the Denver Veterans Medical Center. Call Human Resources at (303) 399-8020 and look at their web sites to do a search for your specialty. http://www.va.gov/jobs/or http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

Entry-level Opportunities at the EPA, Browse the vacancy listing, 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 http://www.epa.gov/ezhire

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has open positions (for college students too!) Look at http://www.fin.ucar.edu/hr/employment/index.html Call LuAnna Allapowa at (303) 497-8718 if you have any questions.

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

Job Openings with the City and County of Denver look at the Career Service Authority home page is www.DenverGov.org/CSA

                                                Native Businesses

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

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, you can get contact him by calling him at (505) 629-6580. PO Box 31096, Santa Fe, NM 87594.

Seven Falls Indian Dancers are a family dance troupe representing four generations of dancers. They can present educational and entertaining Native American social and exhibition dances including the Eagle and the Hoop Dances. They are available for performances. Contact Carrie Howell at carrie@sevenfallsindiandancers or carriehowell7@gmail.com for booking them for a performance and for more information.

Blackfire’s website is http://www.blackfire.net/ for alternative native music

Chase Manhattan’s website for Native Hip-Hop is http://www.59chase.com

Calvin Standing Bear’s website is http://www.calvinstandingbear.org, (303) 915-3675, email calvin@clavinstandingbear.org for flute music.

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

Roots Hair Design-Katrina's Winter Promotion, 20% Off New Clients, 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 tipisawiya@comcast.net 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 http://wwwfourthworldcreative.com they work with local, regional, national and international clients. Email: them at: director@fourthworldcreative.com 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 http://www.tocabe.com 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 gooduks74@aol.com

DZABAHE Southwestern Jewelry, Contact Bessie Smith, bessie247@gmail.com or call her at (303) 898-1185, and Betina Smith, mstina61@gmail.com or (303) 547-4678. Look at the DZABAHE Southwest Jewelry website at http://www.dzabahe.com to look at their products. .

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

Cecelia Bernice Bull Bear has Porcupine Quill work for sale. Contact her at cdmoochie@yahoo.com 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 bmconcha65@gmail.com or look at http://www.medicinemountainmassage.com

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. Order yours from her at hayes.redhouse@gmail.com or call her at (303) 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 info@OurNativeHealingCenter.org

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

Jason Conger, LSW, Salt River Pima, is a psychotherapist in Denver, CO. He has received 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 http://www.milehighpsychotherapy.com or call (480) 227-2369.

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

Eagle Plume's Fine Arts & Crafts of the American Indian, located at 9853 Highway 7 in Allenspark, CO. (10 miles south of Estes Park on Hwy. 7). January through April. 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 nico@eagleplume.com and look at http://www.eagleplume.com/ 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 http://www.nakotadesigns.com for t-shirts and skateboard products. You can contact Walt at (303) 255-1730, info@strongholdsociety.org and look at http://www.strongholdsociety.org/ website to donate to the Stronghold Society Live Life Call To Action campaigns.

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 http://www.beaconprintingdenver.com for more information.

Smith and Shellenburger, LLC, located at 11990 Grant Street, Suite 100, Northglenn, CO 80233. The Attorneys, Smith and Shellenburger 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, KCS@ssslawyers.com for more information. The fax is (303) 255-3677. You can also look at their website at http://ssr~lawyers.com for more information.

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

Shelley Morning Song and Fabian Fontenelle, Shelley sings and Fabian dances while she sings. Look at their website at http://www.shelleymorningsong.com to book them you can send an email to shelleymorningsong@yahoo.com

Rose Red Elk aka Red Feather Woman's website is http://www.redfeatherwoman.com/ Contact her at Red Elk Enterprises Inc./Red Feather Woman, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.  (303) 579-8713 or redfw2013@gmail.com 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 http://Tankabar.com email: TankaBar@tankaBar.com or call 800-416-7212. They also have an fb page http://Facebook.com/Tanka-Bar you can also buy them at Denver-Boulder area stores like REI. I saw Tanka Dogs & Tanka Bites at the Vitamin Cottage. There is a big display of Tanka bars at Whole Foods in Boulder. Look at their website to see where they are sold in your area.

Check out Autumn Morning Star's web site at: http://www.magicmorningstar.com/ or email her at magicmorningstar@hotmail.com

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

Send your PSA's to tmh80303@hotmail.com or indian_voices@hotmail.com or send them to: Theresa Halsey, Indian Voices Program, KGNU Community Radio, 4700 Walnut, Boulder, CO 80301. KGNU's Fax number is (303) 447-9955. Directions: Come to 30th & Walnut and go east under the bridge to the first building on your right. You cannot reach KGNU from Pearl Street or 55th since Walnut dead ends and does not connect with either one of them.

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