Executive Director, Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs
Ms. Redhorse is a passionate advocate for children and families, beginning with her work in the Denver Public Schools Indian Education Program and the juvenile justice system at the Denver Collaborative Partnership. Most recently, Redhorse worked as an Indian Child Welfare Specialist with the Division of Child Welfare at the Colorado Department of Human Services. There she was involved with educating professionals on the legal aspects of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as the importance of tribal sovereignty in complying with the legislation. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Denver.
During this Native American Heritage Month, Kathryn Redhorse, director of the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, reflects on 2020 as a potential turning point in American Indian and Alaska Native communities’ long struggle for visibility, acknowledgment, and social justice.