We Will be VIRTUAL this year
for 2020 !
COVID-19 has forced us to cancel the 2020 on site event.
The Denver American Indian Festival will celebrate its 7th year as a virtual festival in September. This is a FREE, family friendly, fun festival open to all people.
The purpose of the Festival is to let all people share in and have a chance to learn about and appreciate the Native American culture through song, dance, arts, crafts, food and fun. This year will be a different and unique platform for us and our visitors. It saddened our hearts to have to postpone the physical festival this year but safety is our primary concern but we can still share the spirit of the festival online until next year allows us to return and we hope to be at our NEW venvu which will be the Adams County Fairgrounds so stay tuned for updates as we formalize the 2021 festival.
The Kids Zone which is one of the popular events of the festival for the kids will have a virtual section with crafts that can be completed at home by the kids with just a few home items..
Our booths will become virtual with highlights of vendors and links to their websites so you will still be able to purchase and support our vendors.
Hungry? Well on a virtual festival this is of course not a item that will leave you satisfied but we will have a few American Indian recipes that you can prepare and enjoy at home. Sadly there has not yet had a scratch and sniff website developed so we cant even share those heavenly smells from those Indian Tacos!
Come be part of what is being called one of the best events in the Denver area. You and your family will have fun without breaking the budget because the event is free.
We hope to see you ONLINE in September and we always need volunteers and sponsors for this event. It is great fun and we help so many. Here is a positive way to give back to the community. Send questions to Fest15Chief@comcast.net.
The Board of the Denver American Indian Festival has selected One Nation Walking together located in Colorado Springs to be the charity that the festival supports this September. This annual event September 26th and 27th will be our 7th year in operation.
One Nation Walking Together strives to make a positive impact in the lives of American Indians.They provide hope and services to 40,000 people in Colorado and six surrounding states. During the festival we will be collecting winter clothing items, boots, shoes, scarfs, gloves, etc. We would ask all attendees to support this group by bringing non perishable foods to the festival. We also need unwrapped Christmas gifts for children 8-18 years of age such as athletic equipment, school and craft items and other supplies, games, books and winter clothing. It is never too early to send this message out. The need is so great at that time of year.
Here is a positive way to give back to the community. Send questions to Fest15Chief@comcast.net.
Order the movie: Te Ata
produced by the Chickasaw Nation
Several people have expressed an interest in ordering the movie Te Ata, produced by the Chickasaw Nation.
Here are the two ways the movie can be ordered!
1) go to the Chickasaw website, www.chickasaw.net, scroll down to the bottom and click on Chickasaw Outpost and find the movie. Add to cart and register then follow the checkout process.
2) call the Chickasaw Outpost at 580-332-1458 and they will take your order over the phone.
Te Ata Blue Ray DVD is $19.99, Te Ata DVD Format is $17.99, plus tax and shipping.
There is a very good documentary DVD called "Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson". It has interviews with Te Ata and family members and many additional facts of her life.The price for that DVD is $13.99 plus tax and shipping.
Festival Entertainment Schedule
Entertainment for 2020
Computers for Kids
The Denver American Indian Festival has formed a partnership with the Westminster Rotary to get underprivileged children computers. The program "Computers for Kids" is underway and DAIF has been able to start the program this month by giving away three computers to three students who live in Adams County. Our goal is to give away 500 computers this year across the state. Statistics tell us that only 40% of American Indian students graduate each year and it is because they do not have the basic tools, resources, or support to succeed. WE NEED YOUR HELP. We need all the old computer systems that you are no longer using. The systems will be refurbished by Rotary and will be made available to DAIF. We need both lap top and desk top units.
"all donated computers will be wiped and formatted prior to being refurbished and distributed."
NEED YOUR HELP identifying students who need these and they do not need to be American Indian students. Education of our children is the most worthwhile project that we can support. Please contact Fest15Chief@comcast.net
for more information or to donate computers.
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