American Indian Commission

The Mission of the Denver American Indian Commission is to enhance present and future communications between the Denver American Indian Community and the City and County of Denver, to advocate for social and cultural awareness and to promote economic and political equality.

Commission Meetings

Monthly meetings take place during the second, Wednesday of each month.
Meeting Time: 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

El Centro Su Teatro
721 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Right after each meeting the DAIC is proud to present the monthly 2014 Indigenous Film Series @ Su Teatro: films start at 6:30pm, with the doors opening at 6:00pm and end time between 7:45 – 8:30pm.  The format will be a film screening followed by discussion with the audience.  Free and open to the public.
Download the 2014 schedule

2014 Meeting Calendar:

 January 8, 2014  MINUTES 
 February 12, 2014   
 March 12, 2014  
 April 9, 2014  
 May 14, 2014  
 June 11, 2014  
 July 9, 2014  
 August 13, 2014  
 September 10, 2014  
 October 8, 2014  
 November 12, 2014  
 December 10, 2014


Co CHAIR - Bellerena V. Begaii (Dine’) Project Manager - The Denver Indian Center’s Elder Program

Derek Brown (Dine’) Digital Storyteller

Stella Carrasco (Sicangu Lakota) Administrative Training Coordinator – JVA Consulting

Benito Concha (Taos Pueblo) Performing Artist and Owner of Secret Souls Creations

Daryle Conquering Bear Crow (Oglala Lakota)Program Assistant – Denver Indian Family Resource Center

Maymangwa Flying Earth (Lakota, Ojibwe, Akimel O’odham) Attorney – Small Business Administration

Elicia Goodsoldier (Navajo Nation/Spirit Lake Dakota) Board Member National Alliance on Mental Illness-Colorado

Niabi Hart (Sac & Fox) Youth Advocate and Board Member of the Colorado Indian Education Foundation

Lena Lauth (Tlingit) AmeriCorps Vista – Spirit of the Sun

Gemma Lockhart (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) Journalist/Filmmaker

Crystal LoudHawk (Dine’) Sr. Professional Research Assistant - University of Colorado, School of Public Health, Center for American Indian and Alaskan Native Health

Co CHAIR - Richard R Martel (Canadian Cree) Peacemaker – Enterprise Development Consultant

Michelle Perez (Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians) Anthropology Student at Metro State University of Denver & Board Member of the Medicine Heart Dancers – a Native American Dance Troupe

Commission News and Events

Contact the Commission

If you would like more information regarding the Denver American Indian Commission please contact Darius Smith at the number or email address.

Darius Lee Smith, 
(720) 913-8458

Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720)913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720-913-8479