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Business Development

Collegiate

Cultural

Education

Energy

Federal Agencies

Governors’ Interstate Indian Council GIIC-

Grants

Health

Indian Organizations – National

Legal

Legislators - Federal

National Caucus of Native American State Legislators

Tribal Government

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BUSINESS

Business Incubators

Business incubators provide facility and management assistance for emerging growth companies. They offer new and existing companies affordable office, manufacturing or kitchen space, resource libraries, shared services and office equipment, meeting rooms and access to professional administrative services. The objectives of these centers are to stimulate small business growth, assist with the beginning stages of start-up, direct new businesses toward realistic and achievable goals and support cultural and neighborhood revitalization. For more information and to check on space availability contact the incubator administrator in your area.

Denver - Inner City Community
Development Corporation
Telephone: 303-298-8371

Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Colorado PTAC
6 S Tejon Street, Suite 850
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: 719-434-3470
Email: info@ColoradoPTAC.org
Website:  www.ColoradoPTAC.org

Colorado PTAC assists Colorado businesses in becoming informed government vendors.  Check for the PTAC for your area.


SCORE

Counselors to America ’s Small Business, is a 11,000-member volunteer program, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The program matches experienced volunteers with small businesses that need expert advice. These men and women business executives, whose collective experience spans the full range of American enterprise, share their management and technical expertise with present and prospective owners/managers of small businesses. Check for the SCORE in your area.  www.score.org


Small Business Development Centers SBDC-

SBDC combine information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the educational system and the private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community. Regulatory, management, financial and marketing experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure.  Check for the SBDCs for your area. www.sba.gov


Women’s Business Center

The purpose of the WBC is to promote the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training, technical assistance, access to credit, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.  Check for the WBC in your area. www.sba.gov


Small Business Formation for Indian Entrepreneurs   On this website.-

  • These include:
  • Small Business Formation: Legal Structure and Licensing
  • Federal and State Taxation
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Small Business Administration Opportunities
  • Contract Terminology
  • Marketing Your Art
  • Marketing in Tough Economic Times
  • llotment Taxation Issues

The seminars focus on achieving two objectives:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of business formation issues affecting Indian entrepreneurs.
  2. Fostering an awareness and dialogue on these issues.

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COLLEGIATE

American Indian College Fund

American Indian College Fund
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Toll Free: 800-776-3863
Telephone: 303-426-8900
Fax: 303-426-1200
www.collegefund.org

The American Indian College Fund raises funds from corporations, foundations, and individuals to provide scholarships and to build an endowment for Tribal Colleges in the United States

The colleges, which are located on or near reservations, provide academic, vocational, and technical educational opportunities to thousands of Native American students. Email: aicf@aol.com. Listing of Tribal Colleges at www.collegefund.org/colleges/map.html. Listing of scholarship opportunities at www.collegefund.org/scholarships/resources.html. Helpful guides to prepare for college online at www.collegefund.org/scholarships/guides.html.


American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone: 505-881-4584
Toll Free 1-800-628-1920
www.aigcs.org

The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska native graduate students throughout the country. Since its founding in 1969, AIGC has awarded more than 15,000 scholarships totaling over $44 million to graduate students in all fields of study.


American Indian Higher Education Consortium

American Indian Higher Education Consortium
121 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: 703-838-0400
Fax: 703-838-0388
Email: info@aihec.org
www.aihec.org

AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities TCUs-. AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.


American Indian Law Center, Inc.

American Indian Law Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 4456
Albuquerque, NM 87196
Telephone: 505-277-5462
Fax: 505-277-1035
www.ailc-inc.org

AILC’s mission is to provide training and technical assistance to tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal courts; legal and policy analysis on various issues important to tribal governments; and preparatory legal education to individuals.


American Indian Science & Engineering Society

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
2305 Renard SE, Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87106
P.O. Box 9828
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828
Telephone: 505-765-1052
Fax: 505-765-5608
Email: info@aises.org
www.aises.org


ArizonaNativeNet

www.arizonanativenet.com

ArizonaNativeNet is a virtual university outreach and distance learning telecommunications center devoted to the higher educational needs of Native Nations in Arizona, the United States and the world through the utilization of the worldwide web and the knowledge-based and technical resources and expertise of the University of Arizona. It is a vital resource for Native Nations seeking to strengthen their nation-building efforts through telecommunications-based higher education, leadership and management training, and distance learning programs offered through ArizonaNativeNet by the University of Arizona.


Colorado Indian Education Foundation

Colorado Indian Education Foundation
c/o University of Colorado Denver
Dr. Donna Langston
Chair and Professor
Ethnic Studies Department
Campus Box 134
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Telephone: 303-315-3614
Fax: 303-315-3610
Email: donna.langston@ucdenver.edu

www.ucdenver.ethnic studies.edu

Non-profit organization that supports Native Americans through scholarships.


Financial Aid for Native American Students

www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml

This website provides information about financial aid for Native American students, compiled with the assistance of Donovan Gomez, Executive Director of the San Juan Pueblo Department of Education.


Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Dr.
Durango, CO 81301
Telephone: 970-247-7221
Fax: 970-247-7686
www.fortlewis.edu

Full tuition waivers to Native American students. Qualifying students are members of any federally recognized tribe, and all persons who are descendants of such members as of June 1, 1934, residing within the present boundaries of any Native American reservation, including persons with one-half Native American blood. Eskimos and other aboriginal people of Alaska shall be considered Native Americans. All applications from NA students will be reviewed for qualification for the full tuition waiver. United Stated Code, 1964 Edition, Vol. 6, Title 25, Chapter 14, Section 479, page 4, 879-Annual Spring March usually-Cultural Event – Hozhini Days and Indian Club- Wambi Ota.

President
Telephone: 970-247-7100
Fax: 970-247-7175p>


Institute of American Indian Arts IAIA-

Institute of American Indian Arts IAIA-
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508-1300
Telephone Switchboard: 505-424-2300
www.iaia.edu

The Institute offers four-year degrees in Studio Arts, Visual Communication, Creative Writing and Museum Studies.


Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education

Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education
130 E. Montezuma
P.O. Box 720
Mancos, Colorado 81328
Telephone: 970-533-9170
Fax: 970-533-9145
www.tribalcollegejournal.org

Tribal College Journal ISSN 1052-5505-is a quarterly publication of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, an organization of 35 Indian-controlled colleges in the United States and Canada. It is published with assistance from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the American Indian College Fund. Culture-based publication which addresses subjects important to the future of American Indian and Alaska Native communities utilizing both journalistic and scholarly articles.
Tribal Colleges & Universities TCUs-

TCUs were created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians and generally serve geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. TCUs have become increasingly important to educational opportunity for native American students and are unique institutions that combine personal attention with cultural relevance to encourage American Indians—especially those living on reservations—to overcome the barriers they face to higher education. Listing of Tribal Colleges at www.collegefund.org/colleges/map.html


United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy HQ USAFA/RRD
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2400
USAF Academy, CO 80840
Toll Free: 1-800-443-3864
Telephone: 719-333-2233
Fax: 719-333-3012
Diversity Contact Colorado: 719-333-8957
http://academyadmissions.com

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CULTURAL

Indian Arts and Crafts Association

Indian Arts and Crafts Association
4010 Carlisle NE - Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Telephone: 505-265-9149
Fax: 505-265-8251
Email: info@iaca.com
www.iaca.com

IACA is an international organization representing every link in American Indian arts, including Native artists from the U.S. and Canada , along with consumers, retailers, wholesalers, museums, government agencies, suppliers and supporting members.


National Geographic

National Geographic
1145 17th St. N.W.
Washington D.C. 20036-4688
Telephone: 202-604-2847

National Museum of Natural History
Dorothy Lippert
Repatriation Office, NMNH
MRC-138
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Telephone: 202-633-0874
Fax: 202-786-2728
Email: lippertd@si.due
www.amnh.org


North American Indigenous Games

North American Indigenous Games
320 East Buffalo St., Suite 607
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: 920-217-0309
Fax: 920-869-3974
Email: info@milwaukee2011.com


Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Inc. SWAIA-

Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Inc. SWAIA-
P.O. Box 969
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0969
Telephone: 505-983-5220
Fax: 505-983-7647
Email: info@swaia.org
www.swaia.org

SWAIA's mission of "cultural preservation, intercultural understanding and providing economic opportunities for American Indians through excellence in the arts" is not only evident throughout Santa Fe Indian Market but in all of its programs, as well. These include SWAIA's Lifetime Achievement Awards, Fellowship Awards, Business Training Seminars, Youth Markets, Council of Artists and committees which establish and uphold the highest known standards for traditional and contemporary Native American art.


The Tesoro Cultural Center

The Tesoro Cultural Center
P.O. Box 569
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, CO 80465
Telephone: 303-839-1671
www.tesoroculturalcenter.org

All Tesoro events are inspired by Colorado’s rich history and shared experiences with Southwest, Spanish, Mexican, Native American, African American and Early European cultures. From art and cuisine to historical re-enactments and music, Tesoro's mission is to create community based events and educational outreach programs designed to enrich and celebrate our cultural heritage


Tocabe

Tocabe
3536 W. 44th Ave.
Denver, CO
Telephone: 720-524-8282

Restaurant, Osage family recipes, Native American setting.

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Education

American Indian Research & Policy Institute

American Indian Research & Policy Institute
1463 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Telephone: 651-644-1728
Email: aipc@cpinternet.com
www.airpi.org

Our mission is to provide government leaders, policy makers and the public with accurate information about the legal and political history of American Indian nations, and the contemporary situation for American Indians. By providing knowledge and education, we hope to foster better-informed and culturally-sensitive responses to the challenges of American Indian life.


Bureau of Indian Education

Bureau of Indian Education
1849 C Street, N.W.
Mail Stop 3609 MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Telephone: 202-208-6123
Fax: 202-208-3312
www.bie.edu

BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

Currently, the Bureau of Indian Education oversees a total of 183 elementary, secondary, residential and peripheral dormitories across 23 states. 124 schools are tribally controlled under P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Contracts or P.L. 100-297 Tribally Controlled Grant Schools Act. 59 schools are operated by the Bureau of Indian Education. The Bureau of Indian Education also oversees 2 post-secondary schools.


National Indian Education Association

National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Suite 104
Washington D.C. 20002
Telephone: 202-544-7290
Fax: 202-544-7293
Email: niea@niea.org
www.niea.org/welcome/contact.php

The National Indian Education Association is a membership based organization committed to increasing educational opportunities and resources for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students while protecting our cultural and linguistic traditions. Excellent listing of Tribal and State Education Departments and BIA Funded Schools at www.niea.org/departments. Listing of college Native American Studies programs at www.niea.org/media/studies.php. Listing of scholarship opportunities at www.niea.org/media/scholarships.php.


National Indian Law Library

National Indian Law Library
1522 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone: 303-477-8760
Email: webmaster@narf.org
www.narf.org/nill/index.htm


United States Department of Education, Office of Indian Education

United States Department of Education
Office of Indian Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington D.C. 20202
www2.ed.gov

The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state standards as all students.


U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education
Office of the Secretary's Regional Representative VIII Denver-
U.S. Department of Education Regional Office
Federal Building 1244
1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 615
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Senior Regional Public Affairs Specialist
Telephone: 303-844-3544
Fax: 303-844-2524
www.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/regions.html#8
States Served: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming 

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ENERGY

Council of Energy Resource Tribes

Council of Energy Resource Tribes CERT-
3545 South Tamarac Drive, Suite 320
Denver, CO 80237
Telephone: 303-282-7576
Fax: 303-282-7584
Email: info@certredearth.com
www.certredearth.com

CERT is dedicated to providing services and resources tailored to Tribes' needs as they strive to achieve their unique vision of the future. CERT adheres to a resource management strategy for linking development of energy resources, achieving and maintaining environmental equity, building solid governmental infrastructures and creating a strong economic base.


U.S. Department of Energy, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

Department of Energy
Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
Director for Tribal and Intergovernmental Affairs
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
Telephone: 202-586-7880
Fax: 202-586-5497 


U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Tribal Energy Program
1617 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 17
Golden, CO 80401
Telephone: 303-275-4335
Fax: 303-275-3799
Principal Project Manager –Tribal Energy Program
Telephone: 303-384-7389
www.nrel.gov


U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of the Interior
Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
Division of Energy and Mineral Development
12136 W. Bayaud Av., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80228
Telephone: 720-407-0603
Fax: 303-969-5273 


For Oil and Gas Royalties, Bakken, ND
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Timothy LaPointe
Stacey Driver - Assistant
Telephone: 701-627-4707
Telefax: 701-627-3601
Email:  Timothy.lapointe@bia.gov
Mailing Address:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 370
New Town, North Dakota 58763

Physical Address:
Bureau of Indian Affairs
202 Main St.
New Town, North Dakota 58763

Payment Info – Quarterly
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/mywcsp/documents/collection/idc010124.pdf


Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management
State Director: Jamie Connell
Associate State Director: Kate Kitchell
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-896-5012
Main : 406-896-5000
Fax: 406-896-5299

E-mail: Jamie Connell jconnell@blm.gov
E-mail: Kate Kitchell kkitchell@blm.gov


Million Dollar Way Bakken Blog
http://www.milliondollarwayblog.com/


Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Deborah Gibbs Tschudy
Deputy Director
Office of Natural Resources Revenue
303-231-3301
303-231-3194 Fax-

Deborah Gibbs Tschudy deborah.gibbstschudy@onrr.gov
Paul Tyler paul.tyler@onrr.gov
Patrick Milano patrick.milano@onrr.gov-
Thomas Piccirilli thomas.piccirilli@onrr.gov

FAQ's at http://www.onrr.gov/SIC/Outreach.htm


ONRR State and Indian Outreach Program

Mike Clerkin Mike Clerkin@onrr.gov

Toll Free 800-982-3226
Direct Line-- Denver:  State and Indian Outreach Program
303-231-3348
Toll Free 800-982-3226


Office of the Special Trustee

Albuquerque  
Telephone: 888-678-6836 for actual IIM deposit confirmation


State of North Dakota

North Dakota Industrial Commission,
Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division DMR-data
www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/dailyindex.asp

Phone: 701-328-8020
Fax: 701-328-8022
Mail:  NDIC Oil and Gas Division
600 East Boulevard Ave
Dept 405
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840

General Shipping:
NDIC Oil and Gas Division
1016 East Calgary Ave
Bismarck, ND 58503-5512

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FEDERAL AGENCIES

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Rocky Mountain Regional Office
1961 Stout St., Suite 240
Denver, CO 80294
Director
Telephone: 303-866-1040
TTY: 303-866-1049

Serves: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food & Nutrition Service
Mountain Plains Region
Public Affairs Specialist
1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 903
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: 303-844-0312
Fax: 303-844-6203
www.fns.usda.gov/fns

Food and Nutrition Service FNS-administers federal food assistance programs including food stamps, food distribution, supplemental food for women, infants and children, school lunch, school breakfast, special milk, child care, summer feeding, and other child nutrition and family food assistance programs.


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food & Nutrition Service
Nutrition Services
Regional Nutrition Director
1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 903
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: 303-844-0308
Fax: 303-844-6203
www.usda.fns.gov

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Mountain Plains Region administers 15 nutrition assistance programs in 10 states. Many of these programs touch Native American populations through the 31 tribes in the region. Tribal program participants interact most frequently with the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations and the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Women, Infants and Children programs. More than 18,000 Native Americans live in the FNS Mountain Plains Region States Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming-, For more information, contact Regional Administrator Darlene Barnes at 303-844-0300 or FNS MPR Public Affairs at 303-844-0314.


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Forest Service

Recreation Management Systems
Telephone: 303-275-5043
Fax: 303-275-5407


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
Regional Tribal Relations Program Manager
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
Coop Forestry and Tribal Relations
Rocky Mountain Region
740 Simms St.
Golden, CO 80401
Telephone: 303-275-5760
Fax: 303-275-5754 


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Development
655 Parfet St.
Lakewood, CO w:st="on"> 80215
Telephone: 720-544-2915
Fax: 720-544-2981 


U.S. Department of Commerce
Census Bureau
6950 W. Jefferson Av., Suite 250
Denver, CO 80235
Denver Regional Census Center
Telephone: 720-475-3640
Fax: 720-533-4234 


U.S. Department of Defense
Indian Incentive Program
OSBP-IIP@osd.mil
201 12th St. South, Suite 406
Arlington, VA 22202
Telephone: 703-604-0157, Ext. 181
www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/programs/iip/index.htm


U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
1244 Speer Blvd, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: 303-844-5695
Email: ocr.denver@ed.gov
www.ed.gov/ocr


U.S. Department of Education
Office of the Secretary's Regional Representative VIII Denver-
U.S. Department of Education Regional Office
Federal Building 1244
1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 615
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Senior Regional Public Affairs Specialist
Telephone: 303-844-3544
Fax: 303-844-2524
www.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/regions.html#8

States Served: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming


U.S. Department of Energy
Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
Director for Tribal and Intergovernmental Affairs
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
Telephone: 202-586-7880
Fax: 202-586-5497


U.S. Department of Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Tribal Energy Program
1617 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 17
Golden, CO 80401
Telephone: 303-275-4335
Fax: 303-275-3799
Principal Project Manager –Tribal Energy Program
Telephone: 303-384-7389 


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Region VIII
1961 Stout St., 9th Floor
Denver, CO 80294
Regional Administrator
Telephone: 303-844-1129
Fax: 303-844-2624
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/region8/index.html

ACF is the federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance TANF-, child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Actual services are provided by tribal, state, county, or city governments, and public and private local grantees. ACF assists service providers through funding, policy direction, and information services.

Federally recognized tribes may apply directly to HHS to operate a TANF block grant program. Like states, tribes may use their TANF funding in any manner reasonably calculated to accomplish the purposes of TANF. Tribal TANF funds are directly subtracted from the state TANF grant and tribal grants require no matching funds.

ACF is committed to supporting programs and activities that prevent the occurrence and recurrence of abuse of Native American children. We directly fund tribes and tribal organizations for child abuse and neglect prevention efforts through the ACF Children’s Bureau. More information is available at cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov.

With the publication of Final Rules and Regulations for Tribal Child Support Enforcement in March 2004, Tribes and Tribal organizations can choose to operate a Title IV-D Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Native Americans
Administration for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade SW
Washington, D.C. 20447
202-401-5590
Fax: 202-205-5770
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging
1961 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80294
Bi-Regional Administrator
Telephone: 303-844-2951
Fax: 303-844-2943
www.aoa.gov

Vision: In order to serve a growing senior population, AoA envisions ensuring the continuation of a vibrant aging services network at State, Territory, local and Tribal levels through funding of lower-cost, non-medical services and supports that provide the means by which many more seniors can maintain their independence.
Mission: The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Denver Regional Office
1600 Broadway, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: 303-844-2111
Fax: 303-844-6374
Native American Contact for Medicaid Policies
Telephone: 303-844-4725
Regional Native American Contact
Telephone: 303-844-7041
www.cms.gov

Provide services related to Medicare health plans, Medicare financial management, Medicare fee for service operations, Medicaid and children's health, survey & certification and quality improvement.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
1961 Stout St., Room 1426
Denver, CO 80294
Regional Manager, Region VIII
Telephone: 303-844-2024
Fax: 303-844-2025
www.hhs.gov/OCR

The Office for Civil Rights OCR-, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services HHS-, enforces federal civil rights laws in health and human services programs and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. OCR works to eliminate unlawful discrimination in programs that receive Federal financial assistance FFA-from HHS and protect the privacy of medical information. OCR enforces federal civil rights laws banning race, disability, color, age, religion, national origin, and sex discrimination.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Regional Minority Health Consultant
1961 Stout St., Room 498
Denver, CO w:st="on"> 80294
Telephone: 303-844-7858


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Region VIII – Director’s Office
1961 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80294
Telephone: 303-844-7822
Fax: 303-844-4545 


U.S. Department of the Interior
Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
Division of Energy and Mineral Development
12136 W. Bayaud Av., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80228
Telephone: 720-407-0603
Fax: 303-969-5273


U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Denver Service Center, Contracting Services
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
P.O. Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Specialist
Telephone: 303-969-2112
Fax: 303-987-6608 


U.S. Department of the Interior
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
1951 Constitution Ave., NW
Mail Stop 320 SIB
Washington, D.C. 20240
Telephone: 202-208-3493
Fax: 202-208-7444
Web: www.doi.gov/osdbu
Small Business Specialist 


U.S. Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary
1849 C St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Telephone: 202-208-5830
Fax: 202-219-4244 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Denver VA, ECHCS
1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80220
Telephone: 303-393-2882
Fax: 303-393-5272


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
American Indian Environmental Office AIEO-
401 M. St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. w:st="on"> 20460
Telephone: 202-564-0303 

The American Indian Environmental Office AIEO-leads and coordinates the Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs, overseeing the implementation of EPA's 1984 Indian Policy PDF-, and developing policy and guidance for environmental program assistance to federally recognized tribes

EPA Lead Region
Tribal Lead Region Coordinator
USEPA Region 8
1595 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80202-1129
Telephone: 303-312-6917
Fax: 303-312-6953 

Region 8
Tribal Assistance Program Director
EPA Region 8 Tribal Assistance Program
Mail Code 8P-TA
1595 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80202-1129
Telephone: 303-312-6343
Fax: 303-312-6116 

Tribal Assistance Program. Office of Pollution Prevention, State & Tribal Assistance. U.S. EPA, Region 8.


U.S. Housing and Urban Development
Administrator, HUD NPONAP
1670 Broadway, 22nd Fl.
Denver, CO 80202-4801
Telephone: 303-672-5160
Fax: 303-672-5003 


U.S. Housing and Urban Development
Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity
1670 Broadway, 25th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: 303-672-5437
Fax: 303-672-5026

Enforces fair housing laws, complaints, and investigations.
 


U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Office of Indian Tribal Governments
1244 N. Speer Blvd., Suite 442
Denver, CO 80204-3583
Telephone: 720-956-4504


U.S. National Labor Relations Board
Dominion Plaza
600 17th St., Suite 700 North
Denver, CO 80202-5433
Telephone: 303-844-6632
Fax: 303-844-6240 


U.S. Small Business Administration “SBA”-
CO Dist. Office
721 19th St., Room 426
Denver, CO 80202-2599
Lead Business Development Specialist
Telephone: 303-844-2607 x260
Fax: 303-844-6490

For additional federal contacts see list at
www.ncai.org/Federal-Government-Contacts.120.0.html

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GOVERNORS' INTERSTATE INDIAN COUNCIL GIIC-

Governors’ Interstate Indian Council GIIC
Sherry L. Rupert, Executive Director
State of Nevada Indian Commission
5366 Snyder Ave.
Carson City, NV 89701
Telephone: 775-687-8333
Fax: 775-687-8330
Email: srupert@nic.nv.gov
www.nic.nv.gov

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GRANTS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Native Americans
Administration for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade SW
Washington, D.C. 20447
202-401-5590
Fax: 202-205-5770
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana 

Grant Program: one focus is on Economic Development.
Tribal Enterprise Developer Guide.pdf
Indian Social Entrepreneur’s Guide.pdf
Indian Business Owner’s Guide.pdf

www.tribalgrants.info  Website that tracks federal, state and foundation grant opportunities available to tribes

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HEALTH

Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board AAIHB-
5015 Prospect Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone: 505-764-0036
Toll Free #: 1-800-658-6717
Fax: 505-764-0446
www.aaihb.org

The Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. advocates on behalf of American Indians through the delivery of quality health care services, which honor spiritual and cultural values. AAIHB is a nonprofit organization, 100 percent Indian-owned and operated, serving tribal communities in New Mexico and southern Colorado. They provide specialized health services including clinical audiology and HIV/AIDS prevention education, as well as advocacy, training, innovative capacity building programs and technical assistance.


Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center AASTEC
5015 Prospect Ave. NE
Albuquerque NM 87110
Telephone: 505-764-0036
Toll Free #: 1-888-258-5722
Fax: 505-764-0446
www.aastec.net

Mission: To collaborate with the 27 Southwestern American Indian Tribes to provide health-related research, surveillance and training to improve the quality of life of American Indians.
Goal: To provide accurate and timely health data to member tribes.


Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row, Ste. 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Telephone: 405-946-7072
Fax: 405-946-7651
www.aaip.org

AAIP's membership is made up of American Indian and Alaska Native physicians who are at least 1/8 American Indian or Alaskan Native, and who are licensed to practice medicine in the United States. AAIP also offers an affiliate level membership for American Indian or Alaskan Native physicians who are unable to meet the 1/8 blood quantum requirement. A major goal of AAIP is to motivate American Indian and Alaskan Native students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research, thereby increasing the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native medical professionals in the workforce. AAIP strives to improve the overall health of American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities through a variety of programs. AAIP has fostered several programs that directly address widely acknowledged disparities in American Indian and Alaskan Native health.


Casey Family Programs
1999 Broadway, 1415
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: 303-871-8201
Fax: 720-479-2948
www.casey.org

Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. They have decades of front-line experience in foster care and are committed to helping states, counties and tribes implement effective child welfare practices. We provide nonpartisan research and technical expertise to child welfare system leaders, members of Congress and state legislators so they may craft laws and policies to better the lives of children in foster care, children at risk of entering the system and their families.


Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health CAIANH
University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
Colorado School of Public Health
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
13055 East 17th Ave.
Mail Stop F800
Aurora, CO 80045
Telephone: 303-724-1414
Fax: 303-724-1474
www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/research/centers/CAIANH/projects/Pages/projects.aspx
Spero Manson, Ph.D, Distinguished Professor and Center Director
Telephone: 303-724-1444
Email: spero.manson@ucdenver.edu
Crystal LoudHawk-Hedgepeth, M.ED, Sr. Research Assistant
Telephone: 303-724-1136
Email: crystal.loudhawk@ucdenver.edu

The mission for the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health CAIANH-is to promote the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages, by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the unique cultural contexts of this special population.


Indian Health Service
American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Website
www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/nspn/


National Council of Urban Indian Health
924 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington DC 20003
Telephone: 202-544-0344
Fax: 202-544-9394
www.ncuih.org

Mission of NCUIH: The National Council of Urban Indian Health is a 501 c-3-, membership-based organization devoted to support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally sensitive health care programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban communities. NCUIH fulfills its mission by serving as a resource center providing advocacy, education, training, and leadership for urban Indian health care providers.

Vision of NCUIH: NCUIH strives for healthy American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban settings, supported by quality, accessible health care centers and governed by leaders in the Indian community.


National Indian Child Welfare Association NICWA-
5100 S.W. Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97239
Telephone: 503-222-4044
Fax: 503-222-4007
Email: info@nicwa.org
www.nicwa.org/contact


National Indian Health Board
926 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington DC 20003
Telephone: 202-507-4070
Fax: 202-507-4071
www.nihb.org

The National Indian Health Board NIHB-represents Tribal governments—both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service IHS-.


National Native American AIDS Prevention Center NNAAPC
720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 650-S
Denver, CO 80246
Telephone: 720-382-2244
Fax: 720-382-2248
www.nnaapc.org

The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center NNAAPC-offers a variety of programs to help promote education about HIV/AIDS, support prevention efforts, and help foster healthy attitudes about sexuality and sexual health in the Native community.


Native American Cancer Research
393 South Harlan St., Suite 125
Lakewood, CO 80226-3571
Telephone: 303-975-2449
303-975-2461
1-800-537-8295
Fax: 303-975-2463
Brenda F. Seals, PhD, MPH
Executive Director
Telephone: 303-325-3377
Fax: 303-495-3040
Email: brendas@natamcancer.org
www.natamcancer.org

This is a community based, American Indian, non-profit resource. They seek to help reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Native Americans


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services, NLM
Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5467
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
Telephone: 301-496-1131 local and international-
Toll Free: 1-888-FINDNLM
Fax: 1-301-480-3537
E-mail: tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov
www.americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov/contact.html
Gale A. Dutcher
Deputy Associate Director
Telephone: 301-496-5082
Fax: 301-480-3537
Email: dutcherg@mail.nim.nih.gov

The American Indian Health Web portal is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine NLM-Division of Specialized Information Services SIS-, Outreach and Special Populations Branch OSPB-. This Web resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Regional Minority Health Consultant
1961 Stout St. Room 486
Denver, CO 80294
Telephone: 303-844-7858
Fax: 303-844-2019
www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/

The Office of Minority Health OMH-was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. The Office is dedicated to improving the health status of racial and ethnic minorities, eliminating health disparities, and achieving health equity in the United States . OMH was reauthorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 P.L. 111-148-.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Denver VA, ECHCS
1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80220
Telephone: 303-393-2882
Fax: 303-393-5272
www.va.gov

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime.


Urban Indian Health Institute
P.O. Box 3364
98114
Telephone: 206-812-3030
Fax: 206-812-3044
Email: info@uihi.org
www.uihi.org

The mission of the Urban Indian Health Institute is to support the health and well-being of Urban Indian communities through information, scientific inquiry, and technology. The UIHI serves the 34 urban Indian heath organizations, which are private, non-profit agencies that provide either direct or referral services to American Indian/Alaska Natives living in 94 select urban counties in 19 states across the country. UIHI staff work on multiple, ongoing research projects to benefit urban American Indian/Alaska Natives.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Denver VA, ECHCS
1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80220
Telephone: 303-393-2882
Fax: 303-393-5272

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INDIAN ORGANIZATIONS - NATIONAL

Americans for Indian Opportunity
1001 Marquette Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: 505-842-8677
Email: aio@aio.org
www.aio.org

Americans for Indian Opportunity AIO-catalyzes and facilitates culturally appropriate initiatives and opportunities that enrich the cultural, political and economic lives of Indigenous peoples.


First Nations Development Institute
351 Coffman St., Suite 200
Longmont, CO 80501
Telephone: 303-774-7836
Fax: 303-774-7841
Email: info@firstnations.org
www.firstnations.org


National Congress of American Indians NCAI-
1516 P St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Telephone: 202-466-7767
Fax: 202-466-7797
Email: ncai@ncai.org

Also, see list at www.ncai.org/National-Indian-Organizations.190.0.html


National Indian Gaming Association
224 Second Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: 202-546-7711
Fax: 202-546-1755
www.indiangaming.org


Native American Bank
999 18th St., Suite 2460
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: 1-800-368-8894
Fax: 303-988-5533
www.nabna.com


Native American Business Alliance
23400 Michigan Ave., Ste. 503
Dearborn, MI w:st="on"> 48124
Telephone: 248-988-9344
Fax: 248-988-9348
www.naba.org

Mission: To facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between private and public businesses with Native American owned companies. To educate the communities on Native American culture, paving the way for future generations.


American Business Enterprise Center NABEC
Arizona
953 E. Juanita Avenue
Mesa AZ 85204
Telephone: 480-545-1298
Fax: 480-545-4208
www.ncaied.org

The Native American Business Enterprise Center is operated through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency. NABEC provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native Americans to manage, grow and expand their businesses. Assistance extends to both tribes and individuals living both on and off the reservation. Assistance is available for all stages of business from start-up through expansion and includes services such as market research, marketing assistance, financial analysis, loan packaging preparation, procurement assistance, minority certification assistance, and business plan development.

NativeEDGE is a Native American Indian Business Development Web portal. The web portal works in conjunction with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development NCAIED-. The NativeEDGE web portal works to facilitate a sustainable economic development within American Indian and Alaska Native communities. NativeEDGE includes a telephone call center to be established, a publications clearinghouse, a host of resource links, and procurement technical assistance with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. The web site links NCAIED, federal agencies, educational institutions, organizations, and other business and informational resources through a single web portal. The initiative is to provide a means for Native American Indian entrepreneurs, tribes, Native Americans, lending institutions, and private businesses a way to collaborate and promote economic growth.


Native American Capital, LLC
8609 Second Avenue, Suite 506B
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3362
Telephone: 301-587-9003
www.nativeamericancapital.com

Native American Capital provides economic development and business advisory services to Indian Country. Native American Capital provides economic development and business advisory services to Indian Country.


Native American Jobs

Website: www.nativeamerican.jobs

Native American Jobs’ “NAJ”-purpose is providing an online job data bank available to Native American Job Seekers, Native American Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Tribally Owned or Controlled Casino’s. NAJ will provide unlimited job posting free of charge to all educational facilities located within the boundaries of a reservation or whose enrollment is primarily Native American, as well as other tribally operated 501 c-3 organizations.


Native American Small Business Resources
Website: www.smallbusinessnotes.com/interests/nativeamerican.html

Resources available for Native Americans who run or want to run a small business.


Society of American Indian Government Employees SAIGE-
Lori Windle
Telephone: 303-844-1400 x1484
Email: lwindle@osmre.gov

This group is concerned with increasing American Indian representation in the federal government. It posts employment information on a website, and helps circulate job announcements.


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LEGAL

Native American Indian Court Judges Association NAICJA
c/o Tribal Law and Government Center
University of Kansas School of Law
1535 W. 15th St.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Telephone: 785-864-4753
Fax: 785-864-5054
Email: info@naicja.org
www.naicja.org

The National American Indian Court Judges Association NAICJA, is a national voluntary association of tribal court judges.


National Indian Justice Center
5250 Aero Drive
Santa Rosa, CA w:st="on"> 95403
Telephone: 707-579-5507 or toll free 800-966-0662
Fax: 707-579-9019
Email: nijc@aol.com
www.nijc.org

The National Indian Justice Center, Inc., NIJC-is an Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation with principal offices in Santa Rosa, California. NIJC was established in 1983 through the collective efforts of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in order to establish an independent national resource for Native communities and tribal government. The goals of NIJC are to design and deliver legal education, research, and technical assistance programs which seek to improve the quality of life for Native communities and the administration of justice in Indian country.


National Indian Law Library
1522 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone: 303-477-8760
Email: webmaster@narf.org
www.narf.org/nill/index.htm


National Native American Bar Association
www.nativeamericanbar.org


Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone: 303-447-8760
Fax: 303-443-7776
www.narf.org


Tribal Codes and Constitutions

The Native American Constitution and Law Digitization - This website contains Tribal Codes, Constitutions, and Indian Land Titles from various Indian tribes -project by the University of Oklahoma.

www.thorpe.ou.edu/


Tribal Law Journal

www.tlj.unm.edu/

The Tribal Law Journal was established in fall 1998 for the purpose of promoting indigenous self-determination by facilitating discussion of the internal law of the world’s indigenous nations.


U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Tribal Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Department of Justice Main Switchboard – 202-514-2000
www.justice.gov/otj/

Facilitates coordination between departments working on Indian issues and Indian tribal governments with the Dept. of Justice


U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney ’s Office
1225 17th St., #700
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: 303-454-0100
Fax: 303-454-0400
John Walsh, U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado
Email: john.walsh2@usdoj.gov
Email: judy.evans@usdoj.gov


University of Colorado Law School
105T Wolf Law Bldg.
404 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0404
Director, American Indian Law Clinic
Telephone: 303-492-8126
www.colorado.edu/law/clinics/ilc/
 

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LEGISLATORS - FEDERAL

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
United States Senate
838 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Telephone: 202-224-2251
Majority Fax: 202-228.2589
Minority Fax: 202-224-5429
Email: comments@indian.senate.gov
http://indian.senate.gov

The Committee has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties.

List of U.S. Senators at: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and U.S. Representatives can be found at http://www.house.gov/representatives/

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LEGISLATORS - STATE

National Caucus of Native American State Legislators

National Caucus of Native American State Legislators
National Conference of State Legislatures
7700 E. First Place
Denver, CO 80230
Telephone: 303-364-7700
Fax: 303-364-7800
Email: state-tribal-info@ncsl.org
www.nativeamericanlegislators.org/default.aspx

The National Caucus of Native American State Legislators NCNASL- works to promote a better understanding of state-tribal issues among policymakers and the public at large.

Members hope to encourage a broad awareness of state-tribal issues across the country and raise the profile of tribal issues throughout the state legislative arena.

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.

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STATE INDIAN COMMISSIONS LIST
GOVERNORS' INTERSTATE INDIAN COUNCIL GIIC-

THIS SECTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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TRIBAL GOVERNMENT

Tribal Government

See list of federally recognized tribes at:
www.ncai.org/Tribal-Directory.3.0.html



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