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.
Learn more about American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month3
No upcoming events for the summer.
Check back in August for a list of 2014-2015 events1
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.
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
Hear about scholarships, summer research programs and helpful programs for graduate school.
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
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
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
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!
Graduation and Honoring Ceremony
May 9, 2014 AISS (American Indian Student Services) Graduation and Honoring - St. Cajetan’s 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm