Yesterday, the State of Colorado, History Colorado and representatives of the tribes whose ancestors died at Sand Creek -- the Northern Cheyenne of Montana, the Northern Arapaho of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of Oklahoma -- signed a Memorandum of Agreement, "government-to-governmen ... More >>
While History Colorado and tribal representatives consult on Collision, an exhibit dedicated to the Sand Creek Massacre, and the political and cultural issues that continue to reverberate, other groups are gearing up to mark next year's 150th anniversary of this sad chapter in Colorado history. Loca ... More >>
For this week's art review, critic Michael Paglia visited the Denver Art Museum, where he took in two different shows with fairly similar themes. First he visited Cover Story, which is a part of the larger Spun: Adventures in Textiles exhibit. He also took in the Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of ... More >>
There are many reasons why we Coloradans love our state. Colorado keeps collecting accolades that prove time and time again why we truly are the best in the West. And here's the latest: Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum in Ignacio has been rated the "Top Western Museum" by True West magazine.
On such a lovely, long, almost-summer day, you should be out under the sun and the stars. The additional promise of visual surprises behind every wide-open door awaits at the Summer Solstice Celebration in the Navajo Street Art District, which runs Saturday, June 16 from noon to 9 p.m. This harmon ... More >>
Carol Harvey.Update: The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs conference-call meeting this morning was crowded, despite the fact that there was only one item on the agenda. But since that item was the dismissal of commission executive secretary Carol Harvey, there was plenty of interest in h ... More >>
Virgin of Guadalupe, winner of the Lola costume contest last night.Now that Halloween's over, we can get on with the real holiday: Dia de los Muertos. The official day is November 2, but the festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. tonight when the Dia de Los Muertos Procession y Danza will take of ... More >>
Pamela Mencher is white.Pamela Mencher has spent eleven years working on her play -- but in some ways, she's been working on it her whole life. Born on a Lakota/Sioux reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Mencher spent her formative years there and on a Blackfeet reservation in Montana dur ... More >>
See full-size photos below.Ethan Wade Surrell, aka Nathan Surrell, has got the feds' attention in both Wyoming and Colorado. The FBI has just issued a two-state alert for the 24-year old from Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation, where Surrell allegedly assaulted a federal officer. Look b ... More >>
arapaho ranchThe idea sounded so good: In "Meat with Meaning at Whole Foods," his May 2009 post, Tyler Nemkov described how Whole Foods had contracted with California-based Panorama Meats to buy organic, grass-fed beef from a ranch owned by the Northern Arapaho tribe on the Wind River reserv ... More >>
If your New Year's resolution was to get out of the house, head to northwest Denver at 6 p.m. tonight, when the Navajo Street Art District will host Art a la Carte, a progressive dinner-slash-artwalk. It begins at D Gallery, 3558 Navajo Street, where you'll enjoy hot toddies before moving on ... More >>
View Larger Map Deaths identified as suspicious by law-enforcement officials don't always prove to be so after further investigation. But I'm going to edge out onto a limb and say this description will prove to be accurate as applied to an investigation centered on the intersection of 8th Avenue an ... More >>
Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery does Chipotle one better -- with fry bread.Like whiskey and the music of the Pogues from the Irish, tortillas from the Mexicans, prosciutto from the Italians and mother sauces and threesomes from the French, fry bread is the Native American people's proud contributi ... More >>
Today, November 15, the Rocky Mountain News launched its latest web revamp, and the design team deserves kudos. The look of the home page and beyond is clean, open and very readable, and as a bonus, everything loads much more quickly, improving a major problem with the previous permutation. And now ... More >>
While art galleries keep looking for loopholes in the state liquor laws that would allow them to serve alcohol during openings, one bar has already come up with a solution. The Highland Tavern, located at 3400 Navajo Street, is passing out Art Bucks good for a dollar off your tab at the bar. And at ... More >>
The legal issue involved a simple lease. But when the two parties met in a Denver courtroom, one really came out swinging.
This photograph, snapped at 4:12 p.m. January 14 on the 4100 block of Navajo, captures a handyman pop-top making creative use of recycled billboard shrink-wrap plastic. The structure seems to be occupied, although it also seems to be in violation of about a dozen codes -- a status that inspired this ... More >>
Royalty returns to Denver for the annual native celebration.
Amish textiles enliven the DAM, while Lewis and Clark artifacts fill the DMNS.
Denver gets a visit from a stunning retrospective on the journey of Lewis and Clark.
Navajo Weaving Stamp
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The CSFAC examines the Old West while its new director shakes up the place.
A small tell-all
Skins skillfully probes the Native American psyche.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Indigenous joins the tribe of rock and roll.
One man goes the distance for the memory of Sand Creek.
AN INDIAN NEWSPAPER TAKES THE DENVER BUFFALO COMPANY TO TASK.
AN OVERDOSE OF SPIRITUALITY SENT KAYLA MOONWATCHER TO THE COPS FOR A CURE.RITUAL ABUSE KAYLA MOONWATCHER DREAMED OF BEING ADOPTED BY A LAKOTA MEDICINE MAN. IT TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE AN INITIATION CEREMONY.