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Community Volunteer Advisory Board

Community Volunteer Advisory Board

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The Office of the Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (OMMIR) supports the Community Volunteer Advisory Board (Board).  The Community Volunteer Advisory Board identifies and advises OMMIR on areas of concern regarding missing or murdered indigenous relatives and issues related to missing or murdered indigenous relatives.

Meetings are expected to be quarterly with the option to attend virtually. If travel is required for any meeting, members will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

Resource:  SB22-150 Missing And Murdered Indigenous Relatives

Meetings

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All meetings of the Community Volunteer Advisory Board are held virtually.

To attend a meeting virtually, register in advance to have the meeting information and material emailed to you. 

If you need more information, copies of agenda, or copies of minutes from meetings not listed here, please contact  Director Melody Delmar at the Office of the Liaison of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives.

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Upcoming Virtual Meetings:

Register in advance for virtual meetings
Regular Quarterly Meetings:

Friday, July 12, 2024:  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (MST)

07-12-24 OMMIR Community Volunteer Advisory Board Meeting - Google Link

Friday, October 11, 2024:  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (MST)

Friday, January 10, 2025:  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (MST)

Friday, April, 2024: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (MST)

Volunteer Subcommittee Meetings:

Tuesday, May 28, 2024:  10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (MST)

05-28-24 Link to virtual meeting 

 

Community Volunteer Advisory Board Members

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Colorado’s Office of the Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives is comprised of 21 appointed members  under Colorado Senate Bill 22-150. The legislation defines the representatives needed for the Community Volunteer Advisory Board. 

The Board is scheduled to meet quarterly to identify and advise the Office on areas of concern regarding missing or murdered indigenous relatives and issues relating to support groups, or other supportive efforts related to missing or murdered indigenous relatives. 

The information, names and titles shown above are based on the original applications from each board member.

Members include persons to represent the following interests:

 

Community Volunteer Advisory Board Members

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Indigenous-Led Organizations

Providing Advocacy Or Counseling For Indigenous Victims Of Violence

Roselyn Small

Providing Legal Services For Indigenous Victims Of Violence

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Providing Health Services To Indigenous Victims Of Violence

Carla Respects Nothing
 

Community-Based Organizations

Providing Services To An Urban Indigenous Community

Rick Waters

Providing Services To A Rural Indigenous Community

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Victim Advocate Organization Serving Colorado's Indigenous Population

Christinia Eala

Tribal Members

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Open seat - Appointed by Ute Mountain Tribal Council   

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Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Vanessa Torres
Appointed by Southern Ute Tribal Council

The Ute Indian Tribe Of The Uintah And Ouray Reservation

Koralene Tapoof
Appointed by Northern Ute Tribal Council

Family Members

 

Lydia Lerma

Debra Jones

Rowena Thompson Reed

Meskee Tsotaddle-Yatsayte

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Enrolled Tribal Members

These Community Volunteer Advisory Board members are enrolled members of Tribes with historical ties to Colorado as identified on the Colorado Tribal Contacts List developed by History Colorado in partnership with the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs

Cheyenne Arapaho

LaRenda Morgan

Chippewa Cree

Amy Barcenas

Pawnee Nation

Raven Morgan

Ute Indian

Ronee K Wopsock Pawwinnee

National and State Organizations

A National Organization That Provides Education And Awareness Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous Relatives

Lynette GreyBull
This Community Volunteer Advisory Board member represents a national organization that provides education and awareness of MMIR.  Not Our Native Daughters

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Chris Mimmack
This Community Volunteer Advisory Board member represents peace officers who work or reside on a federally recognized Indian Tribe's Reservation in Colorado.

The Colorado State Patrol

Brett Williams 
This Community Volunteer Advisory Board member serves with the approval of the Chief of the Colorado State Patrol.

The Colorado Bureau Of Investigation

Kirby Lewis
This Community Volunteer Advisory Board member serves with the approval of the Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The Colorado Commission Of Indian Affairs

Jenifer Lewis
This Community Volunteer Advisory Board member serves with the approval of the Director of the Colorado Commission Of Indian Affairs.

The State Department Of Human Services

Phillip Gover
This Community Volunteer Advisory Board member serves with the approval of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services.

The Attorney General's Office

Daniel Steuer
This Community Volunteer Advisory Board member serves with the approval of the Attorney General