With the retirement of RMICC's Board Chair and Vice Chair, RMICC Board voted in the following changes:
Incoming RMICC Board Chair, Don Kelin (Caddo Nation). Don is the CEO/Owner of CADDO Solutions, Office/Technology Supply. He helped start RMICC with his own funds, back in the early 1990's, and he's continued to serve the Chamber as a Board Member and Corporate Advisory Board Member.
Incoming RMICC Board Vice Chair, Stan Sams (Cherokee Nation). Stan Sams is the CEO/Owner of Knowledge Press, graphic/digital design company. He joined the RMICC Board in 2018.
Ben Jacobs (Osage Nation), Co-Owner of Tocabe American Indian Eatery, & Martin Glasstetter (Iñupiaq Alaskan Native), Owner of of MPower -ANC Liaison, received board vote/approval to move from Corporate Advisory Board to Voting Board. Their service as voting member begins immediately.
View Board /Leadership Here!
Since 1991, RMICC has worked to move Commerce that benefits Indian Country. The Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce extends an esteemed “welcome” to you. We hope you join us in our path to prosperity.
" For the first time, the Corporation of the Year was also the Legacy Award Recipient. "
RMICC celebrated it's 15th Annual American Indian Achievement Awards more than 350 attendees from across the United States. Attendees gathered at the Marriott Denver Tech Center to honor American Indian Businesses, Professionals, Scholars, Tribes and Partners. To date, the program has awarded more than $200K in Scholarships and Awards to American Indian Scholars and Entrepreneurs.
Special thanks to Iron Woman Construction & Mining Services for sponsorship of the Veterans Honoring.
Contact RMICC to see how you , your business, or your family can set up a legacy scholarship for as little as $100 per month.
Ernest House Jr (Ute Mtn Ute) and Darius Smith (Navajo), served as Emcees, while Stand-up Comedian, Jon Roberts (Red Lake Band, MN Ojibwe), served as the night's entertainment. Denver Singers led the Flag Song as Francis Sherwood led the dance highlight.
Corporation of the Year: Iron Woman Construction & Mining Services. Past recipients include: Milender White, Xcel Energy, Denver Public Schools, RTD, Crow Nation. Recipients are recognized as they open doors for RMICC to expand reach and impact across American Indian Communities. For the first time, the CEO of this year's Corporation of the Year (Iron Woman Construction) was also the Legacy Award Recipient.
Dee St Cyr/Colleen Honomichl Legacy of Service Award: Shaun Egan (Blackfeet Nation), CEO of Iron Woman Construction & Mining Services. Past recipients include: Don Kelin, Jerry Grilly, Andrea Lesher, Deb Emhoolah, Shadana Dickerson-Sultan, Linda Alvarado, First Nations Development Institute, and Trena Deane.
Recipients are recognized as they truly exemplify the spirit of giving, expecting nothing in return. They continue to stand for the under-served and have contributed to improvements across Indian Communities.
All Veterans in attendance received a hand-beaded arrow and on-stage recognition for their service.
The scholarship application opens in the Spring each year. Apply via link on homepage www.RMICC.org.
Applicants must show proof of:
Enrollment accredited College/University
Additional submission items to consider:
x2 Letters of Recommendation
Open to entry Freshman, Maser Level, and PhD/JD Candidates.
Award amounts usually range from $1000 - $2000 each.
2018 Scholarship Recipients
Milender White: Raelene Woody (Navajo) Psychology at DU, Joaquin Gallegos (Jicarilla Apache Nation-Pueblo of Santa Ana) JD at DU, & Brandon Tabaha (Navajo) Electrical Engineering at UCD.
Lloyd Running Bear (Dr. Ursula sponsored): Autumn Tsosie (Navajo) Biological Sciences at UNC
Xcel Energy: Colten Fredericks (Three Affiliated Tribes) International Affairs, pre-Law at UC Boulder
Kaiser Permanente: Roselyn Small (Navajo) Masters Counseling at Adams State University
The Fort/Tesoro Foundation: Sage Lewis-Wilde (Muscogee Creek Nation) Pre-Med at CCA.
Native American Bank: Joshua Emerson (Navajo) Economics at Fort Lewis College
CO Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Halle Sago (Zuni Pueblo and Mescalero Apache) ENVD - Architecture at UC Boulder
Denver Museum of Nature and Science: Liliana Castrellon (Lakota) Physics at UCD, Cassidy Kramer (Alaska Native) Health Sciences at CCU, Donovan David (Navajo )Biology at UCD
CIEF American Indian Scholars License Plates: Rebecca Plumage (Assiniboine) JD at DU, Queana Maher (Standing Rock Sioux) Nursing at UCD, Tyrone Smith (Navajo) Applied Computer Technology at CSU.
Special thanks to RMICC's Annual Eagle Partner, Milender White, an American Indian owned Construction company based in Colorado and Southern California.
CO Chapter DAR
Since the inception of our railroad nearly 170 years ago, BNSF and our predecessor railroads built ties with tribes and pueblos along our network. These relationships were often fostered from local problem-solving and based on individual friendships.
Now, BNSF has formalized tribal outreach to build relationships based not only on friendship, but also to have them grounded in shared interests and understanding. With this in mind, a few years ago we created a tribal relations team. The first of its kind among U.S. Class I railroads, this team works to strengthen our ties with the many diverse tribal nations along our network and to respond to concerns they have about our operations.
(Englewood, CO) - The Colorado Chapter of the the Daughters of the American Revolution supported the 2018 American Indian Achievement Awards by sponsoring their first $1000 Scholarship. This year's recipient was Halle Sago (Zuni Pueblo and Mescalero Apache) an ENVD - Architecture major at University of Colorado at Boulder.
The CO Chapter of DAR invited Halle and RMICC to the December Chapter Meeting/Brunch at the Glenmore Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Englewood CO. Members of the Chapter got to meet Halle and learn about the Goals of the Scholarship Program. Halle was recognized with a Certificate of Achievement. An attendee of the Brunch pledged an anonymous $1000 match of Halle's original scholarship.
Special thanks to the Colorado Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The Tesoro Foundation/Holly Kinney for making this possible.
Video Recap of the 2018 AIAA Provided by Joey Little Bird, CEO Wohehiv Films
BNSF Railway Foundation donates to National Native American Veterans Memorial project
BNSF Railway Foundation donated $500,000 to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian for the creation of the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The design concept for the memorial, titled "Warriors' Circle of Honor," was created by Harvey Pratt, a self-taught artist from Oklahoma who served in Vietnam from 1962 to 1965.
This project will be the first monument in our nation’s capital to prominently commemorate the sacrifices Native Americans made while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Historically, Native Americans have served in every U.S. conflict, at home and abroad, since the Revolutionary War.
"We are extremely grateful to the BNSF Railway Foundation for their generous gift to this effort. With this support, we will create a space in our nation's capital where everyone can come to honor and reflect on the sacrifices these men and women and their families have made for this country," said Kevin Gover (Pawnee), National Museum of the American Indian, director.
The monument is expected to be completed and on display by Veterans Day 2020.
The Minority Business Awards is an honor bestowed upon businesses who have contributed to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado.
Businesses must have a minimum of two years of operations to be eligible for these awards.
Self-nominations are acceptable.
Award benefits include:
One complimentary training of their choice within the Colorado SBDC Network
30-second video promotion, provided by the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT)
OEDIT press release
Recognition at the luncheon during the 2019 Advance Colorado Procurement Expo (ACPE)
Complimentary premium exhibit table at the ACPE (up to $900 in value)
Travel stipend available upon request (up to $500 in value)
How does the business demonstrate diversity in its community (i.e. hiring practices, diverse clientèle, multiple languages, cultural competency training, diversity in marketing and advertising)
How effectively does the business engage with community resources, partners and events?
Does the business create and retain jobs in Colorado?
How significantly does the company contribute back to its community?
Nominations are due Feb 4, 2019 Questions? Contact us.
CO MBO BUsiness Awards
RMICC is hiring
All corporate partners receive unlimited listings on our Promote & News categories. Small Business, Non-Profit, & Government partners receive up to one listing per month, with your active membership.
Submit your job postings, event listings, grant announcements, news releases, etc today!!
RMICC Community Event Manager,
Mission Statement: Our goal is to assist commerce that benefits American Indian Communities through Economic Development.
Vision Statement: We do this through providing training and community development programs and events.
Member Duties : This position will work to increase attendance and participation in Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce events via on-site event management and event Outreach. Discuss effectiveness via progress reports of measurable elements on weekly/bi-weekly basis.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Training , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Education award upon successful completion of service .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas : Tribal , Community and Economic Development Entrepreneur/Business , Children/Youth , Community Outreach
Skills : General Skills , Education , Youth Development , Business/Entrepreneur , Conflict Resolution , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Recruitment , Non-Profit Management , Team Work , Fine Arts/Crafts , Community Organization , Public Speaking , Writing/Editing , Leadership .
Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
Program SOTS - RMICC Community Event Manager, Denver, CO
Program Start/End Date
02/04/2019 - 02/04/2020
Work Schedule Full Time
Education level: Some college
Minimum: 18 Maximum: None
Program Locations COLORADO
01/02/2019 To 01/1112019
Contact Shannon Francis
8671 Wolff Ct
Westminster CO 80031
Listing ID 85506
In order to give fair and equitable recognition to these role models in our communities, the following categories will dictate award nominees by region and size:
Micro (1-5 FT employees)
Small (6-12 FT employees)
Medium (13-50 FT employees)
Large (51+ FT employees)
One business in each size category will be awarded in each region; up to 16 for-profit businesses will be awarded.
Denver, CO 80204
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