Spirit of the Sun Monthly Newsletter

Spirit of the Sun’s mission is to work in partnership with Native communities in urban areas and on reservations to boost the resilience of Native people, especially youth and young adults.

Our vision is that the Native youth of today become the next generation of Native leaders, entrepreneurs, and skilled professionals who will help guide their communities toward wellness, prosperity, and cultural revitalization.

Check out some of the recent work we have done and our upcoming programs!

August Recap!

                Help us in supporting our Indigenous Youth!

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Support our Indigenous Youth!

Want to join us in making a difference?  Spirit of the Sun works in partnership with urban Native American communities and reservations to boost the resiliency of Native American people, particularly youth and young adults. All funds go directly to our Native American youth! The program we ar...

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Donations Include :

-Native Art
-Native Jewerly
-Lower bowl tickets to Men's Basketball of choice
-Denver Performing Art Passes
- Denver Zoo Tickets
-Clyfford Still Museum Tickets 
- Native Gorilla
-Native Fashion
-Oriental Trade
-Ian's Pizza
-Fiske Planetarium
-Corner Bakery Cafe
-Bad Daddy's Burger
-Harkins Theaters
- Children's museum tickets 

30th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow

-When : Saturday, September 7 from 10 AM - 5 PM
-Where : Martin Plaza, between 12th and 13th streets, east of museums entrance
-What : The 30th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration! The event is free and open to everyone.
© Powwow Central Photography
Time flew by! August 29th will be the last day of Indigenous Cooking, please stop by on Thursday and learn some cooking :) Reserved for Indigenous Peoples only.
411 parts per million! That's the highest Carbon Dioxide levels have been in 650,000 years. Join in making a change at the capitol on September 20th. 

"Sept. 20th at the Denver Union Station at 11 AM. There will be a march  up 16th Street to the State Capitol (arriving around 12:30 -1 PM). At the Capitol will be a rally for an end to fossil fuels and a rapid transition to a 100% clean renewable energy future. Youth will share their stories, elected officials will have an opportunity to sign the no fossil fuel money pledge, and we’ll have music and more info about how you can get involved in the Climate Movement and the rest of the Climate Strike Action Week." - Used from the FB Event 


We will be at the Higher Ground Fair in Laramie, Wyoming! Come see us at the Spirit of the Sun Booth!

"The Higher Ground Fair is a regional celebration of rural Rocky Mountain living, which brings together an extraordinary mix of agriculture, food, animal demonstrations, alternative methods of shelter and energy, fleece and fiber shows, quilt and fiber art shows, kid’s adventure zones, educational displays, contests, music, workshops and artisan’s marketplace—everything great about tradition and innovation. Our fair seeks to showcase the unique culture from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and the Native First Nations within them."

When: Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Albany County Fairgrounds, 3510 South 3rd Street, Laramie, WY 82070

The Chemawa Indian School still has spots available for Fall Term 2019. Contact the phone number below for more information!


Mason Estes is a La Jolla Band Luiseño from Broomfield, Colorado. Mason is a Civil Rights activist and currently attends the University Of Denver as a DU Native Scholar and member of the university's Native Student Alliance. Mason works to be a voice for his community and to inspire young people to fight for their agency and pride in their identity. Mason hopes to pursue a career in business as well as community engagement in hopes of becoming a leading voice in his community as well as in the fight for advancement of marginalized people across the world.

Our Indigenous Art & Culture Program is ending this week! Saturday, August 24th will be the last day of Star Quilt Design and Lakota Language, we want to thank our Elder, Mato wa u hi,  for the time she took out to teach these classes and we thank everyone who attended! We will be continuing our art program, stay tuned for dates!
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