Natives Outdoors, the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA), and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) will convene a 1-day summit of tribal leaders and organizations around the 2018 Outdoor Retailers Summer Market in Denver, Colorado, July 23-26.The summit will focus on and discuss the current state and pathways for public lands management, outdoor recreation, and the opportunities for collaboration with the tribes.
Last Friday, December 8, 2017, the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs convened another great quarterly meeting. Commission members shared updates and considered mutually beneficial collaborations. Thank you to our hosts at the Colorado Health Foundation and to everyone who participated. Here, Tribes receive a photo commemorating the re-opening of the Ute History Museum that occurred earlier this year.
Wednesday, November 29thmarks the 153rdanniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. Last Sunday, members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes along with supporters from the general public concluded the 19thAnnual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk at the Colorado State Capitol. Runners journeyed over 180 miles to commemorate the victims and survivors of the massacre.
On August 25, 2017, Governor John Hickenlooper met with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe in Ignacio for the second annual Governor's Ute Summit.
Gov. Hickenlooper, Commission release report on the Study of American Indian Representations in Public Schools
On Tuesday October 6th. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order to create a commission to study American Indian Representations in Public Schools. Read the full executive order and learn more about Commission meetings here.
On May 30, 2014, Governor John Hickenlooper visited the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Reservation to sign HB14-1080, a bill that clarifies certain state tax laws affecting tribal members. This is the first time that a sitting Colorado Governor has signed legislation on Tribal land affecting the Ute Tribes located in Colorado.