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 American Indian Heritage Month

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

What began at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions made by the first American establishment has resulted in a full month of recognition and celebration, National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, also known as the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, observed throughout the month of November. 

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 Upcoming Events 2014-2015

Native American Graduation

Friday May 8th

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Indigenous Intellectual Interchange

Second Mondays at Auraria Library - Discorvery Wall

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 Past Events 2013-2014

Her Many Ways: Native Woment's Stories & Songs

Auraria Campus Tivoli Student Umion 320

Monday, March 9th @ 6:00pm

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Soup & Culture Circle

Hosts Monthy: February 18th, March 18th, and April 15th

Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm


1st Making Relatives Gathering

CUDenver Plaza Building Room 102

Thursday, February 12 From 4:30-6:30pm

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Sing Our Rivers Red March

16th Street Mall

Saturday, Februrary 14th @ 12:00pm

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​Hot Topics 
Where: Tivoli multi-culural lounge
When: November 5, 2014 12 - 1 PM
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"Sweet Medicine: The Waters Still Flow"
Where: Lawrence Street Center, Terrance Room (2nd Floor)
When: Monday, November 10, 2014​ 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
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Honoring Native Veterans
Where: Tivoli Commons
When: November 11, 2014; 11:45
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Soup Talking Circle Making Relatives

​Where: Third Wednesdays at ​​​​CU Denver Academic Building 1 Room 1401
When: ​​​September 17th 12:00-2:00 PM, October 15th 12:00-2:00 PM, November 19th 12:00-2:00 PM
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Indigenous Intellectual Interchange

​Where: Second Mondays at CU Denver Auraria Library

When: September 8th 11:30-1:30October 13th 10 AM-12 PM (Faculty Research Panel) 1 PM-3:30 PM, and November 10th 11:30-1:30PM

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Indigenous Peoples Day​

​Where: Auaria Library/Tivoli Turnhalle​
When: October 13th, 2014,​ 10 AM-7:30 PM

Open House (September 26, 2013)

Welcome new director, house blessing, Native flute player – Ann Parker – luncheon with Indian Taco lunch by Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery

Movie Night (October 14, 2013)

Power Paths – a film about energy issues, Indigenous advocacy and corporate greed that affect American Indians and the health and sustainability of Mother Earth and her resources

American Indians in Science and Engineering Society - AISES Conference: Campus Tour for HS Students and families attending the conference (photos)

Hot Topics: Sports Mascots: Hype, Insult or Ignorance? (​November 6, 2013)

With Darius Lee Smith (Navajo/Black), Director of Denver Anti-Discrimination Office

American Indians in the Military: Doug Goodfeather (Hunkpapa Lakota) Iraq War Veteran (November 11, 2013)

Denver Singers (drum group) sang Victory and Honor Songs, all veterans – Native or non-Native were recognized and honored with a sweet grass braid to show respect for their service.

Sand Creek Massacre: Past, Present, and Future – Karen Wilde, Cultural Liaison at Sand Creek Massacre Site with National Park Service (November 13, 2013)

Presented on the park, and led a panel discussion on history and impact of the massacre on survivors, descendants and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. Virginia Allrunner (Cheyenne elder) whose grandfather survived as an infant by being placed in a saddle bag, spoke and her family members danced in traditional regalia.

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January 30, 2014
North Classroom 2013. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come learn more about AISES. Hear what opportunities AISES has to offer American Indian students. Met your fellow CU Denver American Indian students.

Census Data Training

February 4, 2014 Census Data Training with Ethnic Studies Department. Science Building 1115 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. “How to Access Data from the Census Bureau American Fact Finder”

Auraria Campus Tour

February 7, 2014 Auraria Campus Tour for the Indian Education Program K-12 Outreach Program, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Science Building
Meet & Greet Pre-Health Majors
March 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hear about scholarships, summer research programs and helpful programs for graduate school.
Food Provided.
Interdisciplinary Exchange: Elevating American Indian and Indigenous Perspectives
March 17, 2014; 11:00 am - 12:3 pm
Tivoli Multicultural Lounge
Featuring the research of:
Joaquin Gallegos (Jicarilla Apache/Santa Anna Pueblo), BS Public Health, Senior
Glenn Morris, JD (Shawnee) Associate Professor of Political Science
Timberley Roane, PhD, (Lumbee) Associate Professor of Integrative Biology
Sustainability Series
March 11, 2014 6:0 pm
Posner Center 1031 33rd St., Denver, CO 80205
Inspiring Change: Women and Sustainable International Development. Come to participate in discussion regarding how women-led organizations are making a difference in sustainable development!
Cross Cultural Connections
March 12, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Explore issues of identify and diversity in peer group discussion format. Featuring the film "Two Spirits"
Denver March Powwow          
March 21, 2014 Denver Coliseum
Native Business Expo
March 21, 2014 National Western Complex

Four Directions Films and Culture Series

February 7, 2014 Film: “Smoke Signals", Guest Speaker: Gary Farmer, Indian actor, activist, and musician - “The Power of Indian Humor!” TV 320 ABC, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Meet at Greet with Gary Farmer at AISS office, NC 2013: 4:00 - 5:00 pm. 
March 6, 2014 American Indian Women Activists - Guest speaker Dr. Donna Martinez presents on the life Wilma Mankiller, first female Principal Chief to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and water rights activist, with the film Cherokee Word for Water - NC 1130, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm presentation; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, film screening Cherokee Word for Water.

Four Directions Films and Culture Series

April 3, 2014 Indigenous Permaculture Workshop with Shannon Francis, Indigenous Master Gardener and Terra Her Many Horses, Healthy Living Director at Denver Indian Family Resource Center.   NC Atrium A/B, 10:00 pm - 5:00 am Workshops; film screening Broken Rainbow, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
May 1, 2014 Political Science Professor Glenn Morris – Pesentation: Idigenous Peoples and the Ongoing Quest for Justice in International Law and Politics – with panel presentation by CU Denver student delegates to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Film – “American Outrage,” documentary film about two feisty Western Shoshone sisters who put up a heroic fight for their land rights and their human rights. Carrie and Mary Dann endure terrifying roundups by armed federal marshals in which thousands of their livestock are taken. They take their fight to the US Supreme Court, and later to the United Nations. NC 1130 - 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CU Denver Undergraduate Field Trip: Visit Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health

April 24, 2014, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Anschutz Medical Campus Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Symposium on Careers in Research
Meet American Indian MDs and PhD researchers
Lunch and Learn!
RSVP: 303-556-2860 

Graduation and Honoring Ceremony

May 9, 2014 AISS (American Indian Student Services) Graduation and Honoring - St. Cajetan’s 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 


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