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CCIA Education Committee

CRS 24-44-103(1)
(a) To coordinate intergovernmental dealings between tribal governments and this state;
(b) To investigate the needs of the Indians of this state and to provide technical assistance in the preparation of plans for the alleviation of such needs;
(c)To cooperate with and secure the assistance of local, state, and federal governments or any agencies thereof in formulating and coordinating programs regarding Indian affairs adopted or planned by the federal government so that the full benefit of such programs will accrue to the Indians of this state;
(e) To study the existing status of recognition of all Indian groups, tribes, and communities presently existing in this state;
(i) To contract with public or private bodies to provide services and facilities for promoting the welfare of the Indian people.

Member/Mailing Address Phone/Fax Date Appointed Designation
Jo O’Brien
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Standards and Assessment
201 East Colfax Av.
Denver, CO 80203
Email: obrien_j@cde.state.co.us
PHONE: 303.866.6852
FAX: 303.866.6680
April 2011 Department of Education
(Robert Hammond)
Cindy Higgins
Higher Education Director
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Tribal Education Department
P.O. Box 189
450 Sunset Blvd.
Towaoc, Colorado 81334
Email: chiggins@utemountain.org 
PHONE: 970. 565.3751
FAX: 970.564.5342
  Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
LaTitia Taylor
Leonard C. Burch Building
P. O. Box 737
356 Ouray Drive
Ignacio, CO 81137
Email: ltaylor@southern-ute.nsn.us
PHONE: 970.563.0100
FAX: 970.563.0396
  Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Senator Suzanne Williams
200 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Email: senatorsuzannewilliams@gmail.com
PHONE: (303) 866-3432    
Ken Charles, Southwest Regional Mgr.
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Email: charles_k@fortlewis.edu
PHONE: 970.247.7311
FAX: 970.247.7032
March 1999 Department of Local Affairs (Reeves Brown)
Angela M. Zimmerman
Senior Consultant
Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax, Room 306
Denver, CO 80203
Email: zimmerman_a@cde.state.co.us
PHONE: 303.866.6206    
Chad Auer
Targeted District Improvement
PHONE: 303.866.6913    
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax, Room 306
Denver, CO 80203
Email: auer_c@cde.state.co.us

Angelica (Crow) Medina
Indian Education Coordinator
Jefferson County Public Schools
Email: anmedina@jeffco.k12.co.us

PHONE: 303-982-2197    
Ruth Marie Montoya Starr, RN
415 Milwaukee Street
Denver, CO 80206-4331
Email: ruthmontoya@earthlink.net
PHONE: 303.333.2236
FAX: 303.333.4236
CELL: 720.475.0558
Carolena M. Jackson
Colorado Springs Indian Center
Education Coordinator
701 North 20th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Email: cs.indianeducation@yahoo.com
PHONE: 719.599.86305
CELL: 719-352-5782
FAX: 719.548.9407
Betty Gress
4051 Longhorn Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
Email: betty.gress@gmail.com
PHONE: 303. 828.3722
CELL: 720. 301.6805