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The mission of the Human Services Department is to create a healthy, socially thriving, and inclusive community by providing and supporting human services to Boulder residents in need.



Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration

October 9

2-7 p.m. City Council Chambers & Lobby, 1777 Broadway

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.          Opening Song and Prayer: Matene Strikes First

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.          Resolution Reading: Mary Dolores Young, Boulder Mayor Pro Tem

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.          Traditional Dancers: Colorado American Indian Dance

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.          Keynote:  Dr. James Anaya, Dean of CU Law School and author of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.          Reception by Three Sisters Indigenous Cuisine

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.          Film: "Rocks, Karma, Arrows" about Boulder's Indigenous Roots


October 10

12:00 – 2:30 p.m. City Park & Band Shell, SE Corner of Broadway & Canyon

12:00 p.m.                   Welcome:  Ava Hamilton, descendant of Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations Indigenous to Boulder area

12:30 –2:30 p.m.          Dance & Song:

                                    Dance:  Grupo Tlaloc (Aztec)

                                    Song and Dance: Francis Sherwood (Arikara/Navajo)

                                    Song: Steven Halsey (Sioux/Choctaw)


3:00 -7:30 p.m. Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway

3:00-4:30 p.m.            Film:  Two Rivers with Introduction and Discussion by Elicia Goodsoldier

4:30-5:00 p.m.            Snacks

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.          Workshop (teens/adults):  “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Workshop (teens/adults): "Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native PeoplesWorkshop (teens/adults): "Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change:                                           Toward Right Relationship with Native PeoplesWorkshop (teens/adults): "Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native PeoplesTowards Right Relationships with Native Peoples”


*Los Dos Bros Mexican Food Truck will have food available for sale, from 11:30-2:30 p.m.


**The Chief Niwot Exhibit will be at the Boulder History Museum at 1206 Euclid Avenue, from 10am-3pm 


Recent Events:

Mapping Our Future Community Event 08/24/2016

Community Event Page


Homelessness Bus Tour 08/01/2016

On Monday, August 1, Members of City Council, the Human Relations Commission, and invited guests participated in a bus tour of city sites of interest in addressing homelessness.

The Tour Packet pdf is available for viewing and download. Interested members of the public can learn more about Transitional Housing Programs and do a self-guided tour.



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