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Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs



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Public Meeting Notice - The first Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration Commission meeting will be held on Monday, April 28 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. at the History Colorado Center, located at 1200 Broadway in Denver. A conference call in option will also be available. Governor Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order creating the Sand Creek Commemoration Commission, and the group will work on all events and programs related to the 150th anniversary of the Massacre.


Please contact Ali Murray at alexandra.murray@state.co.us or 303-866-4075 for more information, including a copy of the agenda and the call-in number.



NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-6-402, C.R.S., that the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs will conduct a public meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Carriage House at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, 400 East 8th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80203. For questions and parking instructions, please contact: (303) 866-5344.


Please contact, Ali Murray at (303) 866-4075 or alexandra.murray@state.co.us for further information including a copy of the agenda.



Thank you for visiting Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joseph A. Garcia’s Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs website. Our office has the unique opportunity to serve as the official liaison between the Southern Ute Indian and Ute Mountain Ute Tribes and the State of Colorado. The State and sovereign tribal government relationship is founded on a solid government-to-government relationship. The Commission ensures direct contact with the Tribes and also with Colorado’s urban Indian communities. 


As Executive Secretary of the Commission, I am committed to facilitating communication between the Southern Ute and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribes and other American Indian organizations, state agencies and affiliated groups. and to positively impact the lives of Colorado’s American Indians and communities.


Our office is available to assist you in navigating state government, contacting the Lieutenant Governor and other state officials, applying to serve on a state board or commission, and more.


We also provide resources, including;

  • Resource Directories for Economic Development, Education, Health and a General list;
  • Economic Development information, including PowerPoint Business Seminars for forming, developing and growing small businesses;
  • Education information, including (i) posters from our social media campaign to encourage American Indian education; (ii) Indian education curriculum materials; and (iii) Alternative Licensure Program requirements for persons interested in becoming teachers.
  • Health and Wellness information, including (i) a link to the US Health and Human Services Suicide Prevention site; (ii) posters from our social media campaign to encourage American Indian health and wellness; (iii) Colorado’s State-Tribal Health Consultation Policy; (iv) data on urban Indian health; and (v) a list of members of the Colorado American Indian Health Council Inc.
  • Repository of media articles related to the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs;
  • Native American Caucus of State Legislators list;
  • State Indian Commissions list; and
  • Colorado State statutes pertaining to Indian affairs;


We welcome your questions and comments, please contact us.