Students and family at Native Welcome


Hanging out with family at Native Student Welcome: Saydie Sago with Jennie Tsikewa & Halle Sago

Here are just a few of the organizations based in Colorado supporting Native American & Indigenous community, events, scholarships and more:

American Indian College Fund  - (the College Fund) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides American Indians with student scholarships and programs to support academic readiness and student success. The College Fund also helps support accredited tribal colleges and universities located on or near Indian reservations.  Established in 1989, the College Fund is the nation's largest and highest-rated American Indian scholarship organization.

Cultural Survival - Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience since 1972.  Cultural Survival envisions a future that respects and honors Indigenous Peoples' inherent rights and dynamic cultures, deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression, rooted in self-determination and self-governance. 

The Denver Indian Center - The Denver Indian Center, Inc. was established in 1983 and 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's mission is to empower our youth, families and community through self-determination, cultural identity and education.

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management (IIIRM) - is a law and policy research institute. Established in Denver, Colorado in 1997, the Institute's cadre of internationally-based legal scholars and researchers work on cutting-edge projects designed to empower native peoples by examining the role the law can play in establishing and enhancing indigenous peoples' control over and management of their lands and resources. Institute teams also study ways indigenous peoples can control the impacts of science and technology on their societies and help build and strengthen native legal, technical, management, and other systems and institutions.

First Nations Development Institute - has a mission to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. With the support of individuals, foundations, corporate and tribal donors, First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas: Achieving Native Financial Empowerment; Investing in Native Youth; Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions; Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies; Nourishing Native Foods & Health

Native American Rights Fund - is the oldest & largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting & defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide.

Pi'ilani Hawaiian Civic Club of Colorado - has a mission to promote Hawaiian Cultural Values through pono service emphasizing education, cultural practices, health,political awareness and charitable activities throughout the State of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.