The Denver Metro region and the front range area of Colorado is home to many Native American organizations that were created to help Native American families. Colorado is home to several tribes in the southern boundaries but the Denver Metro area was also a relocation city for the Bureau of Indian Affairs during the Termination Era of United States Native American policy. The local Native American populace has created a mix of local and national agencies and organizations. These organizations provide services ranging from legal protections for tribal entities to individual health care options.
Local Native Organizations
- Denver Indian Center
- Denver Indian Family Resource Center
- Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc. (Medical and Dental Clinics, also help with signing up for Medicaid and Medicare)
- Denver American Indian Commission
- Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CU Denver - Colorado School of Public Health)
- Denver Art Museum (Contains a collection of Native American arts and cultural items)
- Federal Register List of Recognized Tribal Entities that can receive services from BIA
National Native Organizations
- National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
- American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
- American Indian College Fund (Office is located in Denver and organized to support the Accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States)
- Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
- National Indian Education Association (NIEA website also contains education webinars and a resource repository)
Summer Programs in Denver Area
- University of Colorado, Boulder - Science Camps at Anschultz Campus (Scholarships available in lower right corner of site)
- University of Colorado, Boulder - K-8 Summer Camps (Scholarships available in lower right corner of site)
- University of Colorado, Boulder - High School Summer Classes (Check with program if they give scholarships, otherwise these cost)
- Colorado State University - Native Education Forum (6 day program for incoming High School Jr and Sr. Very good leadership, Native topics discussions and college bound program. Cost covered for those accepted, also upon completion there is scholarship money and class credit to CSU if student applies and admitted to CSU upon high school graduation. 4/30/2019 deadline to apply)
Additional Family Resources
In the future brief descriptions of the organizations will also be included but for now the name of the organization is the link to the entities own website. If there is an organization that is not included please contact us with the organization’s name and web address.
Our first American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) meeting for the 2019-20 school year is set for August 14, 2019 from 6 - 8pm at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center (ESC) in the Snowmass conference room. The address for the building is 1500 E. 128th Ave. Thornton, CO 80234.
The agenda includes: initial discussions about the 11th Annual AIPAC powwow, ...
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