Donate to the Original Peoples of the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain, a national park in Colorado, is renowned for its stunning natural splendor, including many of the highest peaks on Turtle Island. But for centuries before its discovery and population by outsiders, this paradise was home exclusively to several Indigenous Peoples, many of whom still live close by.

Please use the donation form to the right to help fund the sacred defense of Indigenous communities associated with the Rocky Mountains — and click Read More below to learn more about its original inhabitants. When you contribute $100 or more, we'll include a trial membership to the Lakota People's Law Project!

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In alphabetical order, here are peoples we understand to be traditionally associated with the lands occupied by Rocky Mountain National Park:


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

Comanche Nation

Eastern Shoshone

Kiowa Tribe

Lakota Tribes

Northern Arapaho Tribe

Northern Cheyenne

Southern Ute

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation

Ute Mountain Ute