On December 3, after five days and 170 miles, the fifteenth annual Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run will end with a procession to the steps of the State Capitol, where descendants of Arapaho and Cheyenne tribe members killed at Sand Creek will join with more tribal representatives, historians, politi ... More >>
Collision, the History Colorado exhibit devoted to the Sand Creek Massacre, has made some history itself over the past two years. And a new chapter will begin today, when Governor John Hickenlooper will announce the creation of the Sand Creek Massacre Commemorative Commission and also mark the sign ... More >>
After years in limbo, hundreds of Native Americans' remains will be going home. On Friday, state and federal officials joined tribal representatives at the State Capitol to sign a "Memorandum of Understanding" allowing for human remains housed in various museums and universities to be reinterred on ... More >>
Seven months after the Northern Cheyenne tribe sent its last letter to History Colorado demanding that Collision: The Sand Creek Massacre 1860s to Today be closed; fourteen months after History Colorado opened its new building with that exhibit in place, despite earlier protests; and almost 149 year ... More >>
When a wrong is almost 150 years old, righting it may not be quick. That's one of the many lessons of the Sand Creek Massacre, a stain on Colorado history that stretches back to November 29, 1864, when Colonel John Chivington led 700 troops on a raid of a peaceful Indian camp at Sand Creek, killing ... More >>
Before heading to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to earn his master's degree, Tyler Gilmore spent a lot of time in Denver as the former music manager of Dazzle, as well as composing and leading the Ninth & Lincoln Orchestra, a forward-thinking large jazz ensemble that he founded in ... More >>
Ernest House Jr.It turned out to be tempest in a teepee. Two months after Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia removed Carol Harvey as executive secretary of the Colorado Commission or Indian Affairs, which his office oversees, Ernest House Jr. has been ratified as the new executive secretary. An ... More >>
The e-mails were flying before last Wednesday's Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs meeting, which had one agenda item: the dismissal of executive secretary Carol Harvey, who'd been on the job since March 2010 and was let go in early November. But during that conference-call meeting, two Colorado ... More >>
Carol Harvey.If Thanksgiving is approaching, it must be time for another controversy at the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, which is overseen by the state's lieutenant governor. Back in 1988, then-lite guv Mike Callihan created a ruckus with his plans for a feast in a Mayflower moving ... More >>
http://www.panoramameats.com/ Panorama Meats, the country's largest grass-fed, organic beef supplier, has selected Kiowa Valley Organics to supply the Whole Foods Market on Pearl Street in Boulder. The California-based Panorama selects farms if "they follow Panorama's raising protocols, whi ... More >>
A photo of Ignacio, Colorado, home base of the Southern Ute tribe.In recent days, the New Mexico-based Jemez Pueblo tribe has gotten plenty of ink for its plan to build "the first utility-scale solar plant on tribal land." Turns out two Colorado tribes -- the Southern Utes and Ute Mountain Ut ... More >>
Photo by Arapaho RancMany Whole Foods stores in the Rocky Mountain region are featuring a special kind of meat right now, a meat that has some meaning. Panorama Grass-Fed Meats Inc. and the Arapaho Ranch, a native American enterprise, have partnered to bring organic, grass-fed meat to you.At the Bel ... More >>
The mystery began at the Diamond Cabaret. Reports about the death of Gabriel Pico, 41, a member of California's Pechanga Tribal Council in town for the Democratic National Convention, are short on answers and long on questions. The Rocky Mountain News' account states that Pico suffered unspecified ... More >>
Anti-Columbus Day activists batten down the hatches in preparation for holiday protests.
Leonard Peltier's life hits the stage.
Virginia Mattern's collection of Native American art is at the DAM.
The spectacular Dale Chihuly solo sparkles at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell works in silver, but his future looks golden.
Bean and nothingness
David Taylor Dance stomps stereotypes
Following the path of the shaman just got tougher at Colorado Free University.
Return of the Native
The Colorado Historical Society has collected Indian artifacts for 120 years. Now it has to give many of them back.
A secret memo reveals a new compromise on the controversial Animas-La Plata Water Project.
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells dry up, their ancient culture may disappear.
A new proposal could leave Animas-La Plata proponents high and dry.
Step right up and get your gen-u-wine Ben Nighthorse knife!
Governor Romer and the lieutenant governor step into the Animas-La Plata dispute.
From dark horse to Nighthorse, it's been one hell of a ride for Ben Campbell.
The Animas-La Plata project is supposed to fulfill the government's promise to Colorado Utes. But tribal opponents worry it will leave the reservations high and dry.
HOW THE GOVERNMENT SPENT BIG BUCKS STUDYING A SUPPOSED INDIAN MEDICINE WHEEL.
IN SEARCH OF SPIRITUAL VIBES, NEW-AGERS RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.
IS NOTHING SACRED? AN UNPRECEDENTED GATHERING OF THE TRIBES IN BOULDER TRIES TO DECIDE.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN INDIAN TO TEACH INDIAN? A BOULDER SQUABBLE BECOMES A NATIONAL DEBATE.
THE FURY FLIES AS INDIAN ACTIVISTS TAKE AIM AT EACH OTHER.