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Debbie Howell (Pawnee/Dakota) is CC's Elder-in-Residence
Office: Worner 218
Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 am - 3 pm (with some exceptions and by appointment)

Spring 2022 upcoming events with Debbie (info and sign-ups to follow):

Block 5 - Pawnee & Dakota star stories from the Shove Chapel Bell Tower
Block 6 - Making sage, cedar, or sweetgrass sugar scrubs
Block 7 – Learn traditional medicines and plant seeds with follow-up to plant seedlings on campus for summer harvest
Block 8 – Saving ancestral Pawnee corn from extinction and tasting of corn soup/frybread OR making wojapi from chokecherries harvested nearby.

“The students of today are our warriors of tomorrow.” -- Wilma P. Mankiller, CHEROKEE

Upcoming Events

Spring 2022

Block 5

February 1, 2022 (5 pm) hybrid event [Zoom event open to the public. Register here.] 
In-person event open for CC community members. Please see CC COVID Mitigation and Campus Protocols for in-person PUBLIC EVENTS.

Visiting Writers Series Presents Diné writer Manny Loley

Manny2.jpegManny Loley is ‘Áshįįhi born for Tó Baazhní’ázhí; his maternal grandparents are the Tódích’íi’nii and his paternal grandparents are the Kinyaa’áanii. Loley is from Casamero Lake, New Mexico. He holds an M.F.A. in fiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts and he is a current Ph.D. candidate in English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver. Loley is a member of Saad Bee Hózhǫ́: Diné Writers’ Collective and director of the Emerging Diné Writers’ Institute. He is also the program coordinator for Six Directions: Indigenous Creative Writing Program through Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO. His work has found homes in Pleaides Magazine, The Massachusetts Review, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Broadsided Press, The Yellow Medicine Review, and The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature, among others. His writing has been thrice nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Loley is at work on a novel titled "They Collect Rain in Their Palms".

Past Events

Fall 2021

Block 2

September 27, 2021 (8-9 am)
Indigenous Blessing Ceremony for the Campus (Closed to general public)

October 7, 2021 (4-6 pm)
Tava QuadWelcome Reception Indigenous Community of CC and the Native American Student Union 

October 11, 2021 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY (all day virtual events)

Free Film Stream: N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear & Return to Rainy Mountain 

Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose. Return to Rainy Mountain tells the story of N. Scott Momaday. It is a personal account of his life and legacy told in his own voice, and in the voice of his daughter Jill as they retrace the migratory route of the Kiowa people Momaday traveled early in his career, as he was gathering research for his book, The Way to Rainy Mountain.

NMAI's Youth in Action: Black-Indigenous Youth Advancing Social Justice Webinar

How are Black-Indigenous youth working to advance social justice? This Indigenous Peoples' Day program highlights youth of blended Black and Native heritage who use art, activism, and policy to advance Black and Indigenous solidarity and affect positive change in their communities. 

CSU Speaker Tanaya Winder zoom webinar

Tanaya is an author, singer/songwriter, and motivational speaker who comes from an intertribal lineage of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, and Duckwater Shoshone Nations where she is an enrolled citizen. She is a 2016 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development “40 Under 40” list of emerging American Indian leaders recipient. Winder co-founded As/Us: A Space for Women of the World, a literary magazine publishing works by BIPOC women.

Tuscon Indigenous Peoples' Day (Schedule of events)

Indigenous Peoples' Day: Why It's Replacing Columbus Day in Many Places

In the following Q&A, Susan C. Faircloth, an enrolled member of the Coharie Tribe of North Carolina and professor of education at Colorado State University, explains the history of Indigenous Peoples Day and what it means to American education.

Fine Arts Center Exhibitions


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2019 Colorado College Exhibition Powwow

Virgil Ortiz: The ReVOlution Continues (January 19, 2019 - May 19, 2019)

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors (October 27, 2018-February 10, 2019)

Christine Howard Sandoval: Channel (March 9, 2019 - October 20, 2019)

Melanie Yazzie: Finding Oneself Again and Again (August 24, 2019 - February 23, 2020)

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