Democratic National Convention events planning is under way
Ernest House Jr., executive secretary of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, said he and others want to underscore the state's Native heritage. Original tribes in and near the area include the Utes, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Pawnee, Lakota, Apache, Comanche, Shoshone, Pueblo groups, and others.
The state's two contemporary tribal nations--the Ute Mountain Utes and Southern Utes--will be attending the convention and are supporting a welcoming reception for Indian delegations, representatives of Native organizations, and others.
A celebratory pow wow and Native market may take place in Denver's downtown Civic Center Park near the state capitol, said Kim Cameron, president of the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce.