Resources

Tri-Ute Royalty
Ute Tribal Royalty are ambassadors of the Ute culture.

Local Resources

  • Colorado Springs Indian Center (CSIC)
    • The purpose of the CSIC is to reach out to the American Indian / Alaskan Native community (and the community at large) in the Pikes Peak region to identify needs and develop new programs and/or network with existing service providers, for more culturally sensitive  social, health, education and other services for American Indians / Alaskan Natives.
  • Denver Indian Center
    • The Denver Indian Center, Inc. serves a diverse group of tribes, the majority of which represent the Southwest and the Northern and Southern Plains. Most come seeking economic stability, education and security for their families. The Center continues to be a highly sought after location for the community to gather for powwows and various other activities held at the facility throughout the year.
  • Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc. (DIHFS)
    • The mission of DIHFS is to provide culturally appropriate services that promote improved health and quality of life for American Indian families and individuals.
  • Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC)
    • DIFRC’s goal is to assist families to avoid involvement with the child welfare system and to support and advocate for families already involved. They provide a variety of services that build up the strengths of our Indian families and that help children thrive.

State Resources

  • State Committees and Commissions on Indian Affairs
    • The need for state forums on Indian affairs has increased in conjunction with the need for improved state-tribal relations. Traditionally, these forums have been under the direction of the executive branches in the states. More legislatures, however, are recognizing the benefits of having dedicated committees on Indian affairs or state-tribal relations. This compilation includes both legislative and executive branch committees and commissions, contact names and numbers.

Federal Resources

  • National Caucus of Native American State Legislators (NCNASL)
    • NCNASL works to promote a better understanding of state-tribal issues among policymakers and the public at large.
    • The effectiveness of the Caucus, and the strength of individual Native American  legislators, increases the ability of the state legislatures to more appropriately address tribal issues and develop public policy in cooperation with tribal governments.
  • Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
    • Headquartered in Boulder, CO, NARF provides legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who may have otherwise gone without adequate representation.
    • NARF is a respected consultant to policy makers and others engaged in drafting legislation.