10th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival DenverThe International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is a law and policy research institute. Established in Denver, Colorado in 1997, the Institute's cadre of internationally-based legal scholars and researchers work on cutting-edge projects designed to empower native peoples by examining the role the law can play in establishing and enhancing indigenous peoples' control over and management of their lands and resources. Institute teams also study ways indigenous peoples can control the impacts of science and technology on their societies and help build and strengthen native legal, technical, management, and other systems and institutions.
The Institute maintains a small cadre of senior attorneys at its offices in Denver. These attorneys bring decades of experience working with Indian tribes and other indigenous peoples on a wide range of issues. They have represented tribes on Indian Child Welfare Act, gaming, environmental, and resource management litigation and negotiations. Additionally, the Institute has a distinguished company of experts associated with it. Institute staff and associates are highly regarded by, and very active in their respective disciplines. Their writings appear frequently in prestigious legal, cultural resources, and other professional journals and they are often invited to lecture at professional conferences and symposia. Other important members of the Institute project teams are the graduate and undergraduate student interns. Interns from New Zealand, Japan, Hawai'i, and from all over Indian country conduct substantive research and often serve as faculty at Institute workshops or present the results of their research at professional conferences and symposia. The Institute's internship program is part of its comprehensive education and training program that also includes round tables on emerging and controversial issues and workshops on a variety of intellectual property rights, resource management, environmental protection and related topics.
AARP Colorado invites you to enjoy a selection of films that will be screened as part of the 10th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival organized by the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, on October 8-15, 2013. The festival provides a thought provoking cross section of films on the Native American experience. All films are free and open to the public (donations are accepted).
Flood Update and DamageNone of the major flooding in Colorado is within 20 miles of Denver and there is no current impact on Denver International Airport or on any of the roads and highways into downtown Denver. The vast majority of Colorado is open and not impacted by the flooding, including major resort areas such as Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Steamboat, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Winter Park.
Colorado Office of Emergency Management numbers have changed since our publication of a flooding update 24 hours ago -- some for the better (648 people remain unaccounted for, as opposed to 1,253 yesterday), the most important one for the worse (confirmed fatalities have gone up from five to eight). But to truly grasp the scope of this natural disaster, one needs to see it from above. To that end, we've grouped a dozen aerial clips shared by videographer Payton Peterson over Longmont and Lyons in recent days.
A lot of coverage devoted to the devastating floods in Colorado has looked at the impact of the rushing waters on communities. But state parks -- among Colorado's most cherished treasures -- have suffered plenty of damage, too. Below, see photos from Colorado Parks and Wildlife focusing on locations such as Eldorado Canyon State Park, the Big Thompson ponds and more.
Enjoy Boating, River boarding and SailingDenver might not be located near an ocean, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy water sports here. You might be wondering how? Well, quite easily as there are 41 State Parks in the state of Colorado offering you some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities including water sports. Your two best options for water sports are Cherry Creek State Park and Chatfield State Park, Barr Lake State Park and Smith Lake in Washington Park are two others. City Park has a couple of Lakes too; however, they’re good for paddle boating only.
You can enjoy all types of water sports ranging from paddle boats to power boats, sail boarding to Jet Skiing to plain sailing to river running, canoeing to white water rafting to rowing to snorkeling to scuba diving and swimming. It all depends on you. By the way, a permit is required to launch any boat on a Denver Lake and the permit sticker must be displayed on the right side of the boat.
Barr Lake State Park
Again, there’s something for everyone – from fishing to boating – Barr Lake offers 1,950 surface acres of quiet, calm waters. Boating and fishing is not allowed south of the buoy line as the southern end of the lake is a dedicated wildlife refuge. The northern end is open to several water sports including boating, sail boarding and canoeing. However, only sailboats, hand-propelled craft and boats with electric trolling motors or gasoline motors of 10 horsepower or less can run on the Lake. May and June are some of the best months to do sail boarding on the lake.
Berkeley Lake Park
Boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, rowing and kayaking is permitted at the Berkeley Lake Park. You can run boats less than 12 feet on this lake including canoes, kayaks, rowboats and small sailboats.
Chatfield State Park
A marina, boat rentals and a floating restaurant are some of the features of this state park. All types of water sports to boating activities ranging from pleasure cruising to fishing to canoeing to sailing are allowed, however, boating remains the most popular activity. Moreover, you can enjoy Jet Skiing, Sail Boarding, Water Skiing and even swimming in the lake. The swim beach is located on the west end of the reservoir and is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day. Facilities include changing rooms, coin-operated showers and restrooms including a lap lane inside the swimming area for open water swimming.
Cherry Creek State Park
Boating is closed for winters, however, you can book your space from March 1, 2010 onwards weather permitting. The Cherry Creek Marina offers complete choice of activities and concessions including boating lessons and bait during the summer season.
Smith Lake, Washington Park
Boating, Water Skiing, sailing, canoeing, rowing and kayaking is permitted at the Smith Lake, located in Washington Park Denver. In fact, it’s the natives’ favorite park. You can run boats less than 12 feet on this lake including canoes, kayaks, rowboats and small sailboats.
Sloan’s Lake Park
Legend has it that Sloan Lake was created accidentally when a farmer Thomas F. Sloan dug a well and unintentionally tapped an underground aquifer back in 1886. Sloan’s Lake is located on the western end of the Denver metropolitan area – near the suburbs of Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge. You can run boats longer than 12 feet and motorized boats with a maximum of 330 horsepower. Water skiing, sailing, canoeing, rowing and kayaking is also allowed. Sloan Lake is also the venue for the famous Dragon Boat Festival which draws thousands of people to this annual event.
Walking Denver: A Complete guide of Mile High City
Walking Denver: Complete guide of Mile-High City's Best Urban Trails, Historic Architecture, River and Creekside Paths. You can get this book from Amazon http://amzn.to/VvnOKV
Where: : Bluebird Theater Denver Timing: Sep 3, 2014, at 08:00 pm - Sep 3, 2014, at 12:00 am Nicholas David Music Official home of Nicholas David of The Voice aka Nicholas Mrozinski & the Feelin Band. ... more