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Beijing’s ‘Blue Sky Olympic Prayer’ Guided By Native Americans

TUCSON, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Members of the Apache Nation extend a gracious gesture of solidarity with all Indigenous Peoples, in inviting our Earth Family to join in prayer for a Blue Sky Opening Ceremonies in Beijing on 8.8.08,’ said Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, co-chairman of Native Voices Foundation, just renamed the Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF) by Apache leaders.

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Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Stephen Schneider Hails Tribal Snow Contributions: ‘Whatever Works, Go For It!’

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I think it is wonderful that ski areas have been inviting the tribes back to ski and snowboard, which inspired them this winter to share their earth-honoring prayers and snowdances for all U.S. Ski Areas. It would be wise to further explore and expand such cross-fertilization,’ said Stanford Climatologist Dr. Stephen Schneider, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner as part of the Intergovernmental Panel for Change Climate (IPCC) team, who has been working with the Native Voices Foundation.

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Ski Areas End ‘Awesome Season’ with Gratitude Ceremonies

ASPEN, Colo., May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘On Closing Day at Spirit Mountain, Wisconsin, 14 year old ‘Honor the Earth Princess,’ Mariah Cooper (Ojibwe-Oneida), a Native American Olympic Hopeful, led their first Snow Gratitude Ceremony. They joined Steamboat, Telluride, Ascutney (Vt) and Arizona SnowBowl in ceremonies during April expressing appreciation for one of America’s best snow years,’ said amazed Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, Native Voices Foundation’s (NVF) facilitator.

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Spooner Brings Indian Youth Closer to London Olympics

SPOONER, Wis., April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the sparring behind the scenes rivaling the boxing superstars in the ring, Native Voices Foundation’s (NVF) ‘Future Olympian’s Day Benefit in Spooner April 16, turned out an uplifting landmark for American Indian youth competing in the London Olympics,’ according to Olympic skier, Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, NVF’s organizer.

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World Heavyweight Champion, Joe Hip, to Coach Indian Youth and Spar at Spooner, Wisconsin’s Olympic Hopefuls Benefit

SPOONER, Wis., April 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Native Voices Foundation (NVF) is hosting a Future Olympian’s Day Benefit in Spooner, Wisconsin, on April 16, at their Northwest Sports Complex. ‘Thanks to Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, Joe Hip (Blackfeet), and 2003 Native American Heavyweight Champion, Harry Funmaker (‘Ho-Chunk Hammer’) coaching the region’s rising stars,’ said Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, NVF’s organizer.

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Six Year-Old Indian Is Nastar National Ski Champion

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I won the gold because everyone helped me,’ said 6 year-old Oglala-Sioux, Delaney Tyon, at Nastar’s National Ski Championships, according to Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF). The event including Canada and Australia, was held at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, last week.

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Sedona Citizens Fight to Save Starry Skies

SEDONA, Ariz. – Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over two hundred Sedona citizens overflowed City Hall Chambers on August 15, to plead with City Council members and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to preserve their renowned dark and starry skies. Led by Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. residents enlightened their leaders ‘on alternatives to putting up 76 sodium light poles that would add to global warming and cancer, while turning this magnificent town into a Las Vegas strip,’ according to Native Voices Foundation co-chair, Suzy Chaffee.

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Half of Humanity to Raise Earth Vibration on 777 – A Message of Love, Oneness and Hope from St Francis

SEDONA, Ariz. – July 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On 7.7.07, Vice President Al Gore and LIVE EARTH musicians, whom some call ‘Modern Day Shaman,’ may be playing the biggest roles of their lives, along with traditional Shaman (Indigenous Elders). Together they may be inspiring half of our Earth Family – 3 billion – to lift the vibration of Earth through joyous song, prayer and ceremonies. Shaman help unite heaven and earth for society, according to Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, co-chairman of Native Voices Foundation.

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Native American Olympic Sponsor Wins World Clean Energy Oscar(R)

BASIL, Switzerland – July 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘At the first World Clean Energy Awards in Basel’s Congress Center, Intertribal COUP’s NativeEnergy, a partnership of 12 Great Plains Tribes, was honored as ‘one of the world’s premier projects promoting large-scale use of renewable energies,” according to Native Voices Foundation’s Tex Hall, former President of the National Congress of American Indians.

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Sedona Becoming Hope for Generations – You Don’t Have to Buy a Hybrid to Make a Difference

SEDONA, Ariz. – June 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s Red Rock Cathedral is becoming a Green Model of Hope for Earth’s children. ‘To keep Sedona healthy and enhance global cooling, our community is taking bold measures,’ said Green Sedona founder Matthew Turner, a 34 year old environmental scientist. ‘Turner offers simple natural solutions which raise the green bar for his Generation X, plus Y and Z,’ said Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, co-chairman of the partnering Native Voices Foundation.

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Arctic Elders Invite All to Join ‘Mother of All Earth Prayers’ May 31

ARCTIC VILLAGE, Alaska – May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On May 31, the Arctic Elders invite you, as a member of our Earth Family, to join them, in the following Prayer of love and appreciation to Mother Earth. On that day also, Indigenous Elders will lead ceremonies at Northern Mexico’s mystical Mt. Kushumaa during Earthdance8(.org). ‘Our intent is to further rebalance Mother Earth and Her weather for our children,’ said Olympian Suzy Chaffee, co-founder of Native Voices Foundation, the orchestrator.

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Lightning Strikes at Telluride’s Ute Ceremony

TELLURIDE, Colo. – Apr. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thunder, lightning, snow then sunshine heralded a touching Gratitude Ceremony in Telluride’s Mountain Village on Closing Weekend led by 13 Ute Mountain youth. ‘The bolt of lightning and half foot of powder perhaps had something to do with Ken Stone, Telski’s Marketing Director, announcing developing a plan that would raise the bar nationally for partnerships between ski areas and tribes,’ said Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, co-founder of Native Voices Foundation.

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Billion Person Prayer Brings Snow to Europe – General Schwarzkopf Saluted by Olympians

ASCUTNEY, Vt. – Mar. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following a billion praying to help heal our Earth Mother of the man-made part of the global warming starting on February 14 – U.S. Valentines Day and New Years for many cultures – ‘She’ responded! ‘We were blessed in February with enough snow to turn spring into winter so our European ski areas could open. Thank you, thank you,’ reported French Princess Caroline Murat, Native Voices Foundation’s (NVF) Euro leader ‘of the Napoleon Tribe.’

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A Billion Praying to Re-Balance Earth – Invitation to Join Hearts for Our Earth Mother

MT. SHASTA, Calif. – Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Europe’s warmest winter in 1,250 years putting the Winter Olympics at risk, a group representing over a billion are inviting our Earth Family to join in prayer, dance, and celebration this month of our unified love of our Mother Earth, starting Valentine’s Day (Feb 14). ‘This expands on Americans celebrating our sweethearts on Valentine’s Day, and unites with this month’s Lunar New Year’s celebrations and prayers of Asian and global faith communities,’ according to Mary Ho, President of the China Millennium Council, and Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, Native Voices Foundation (NVF) co-chair.

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Native Voices Foundation Celebrates Olympic Progress on 10th Anniversary

SEDONA, Ariz. – Dec. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the 10th Anniversary of Native Voices Foundation, the board held an election and celebrated some phenomenal progress for Indian youth. As newly elected Co-Chairman, Gary Lake (Shasta Vice Chair) said, ‘A single tribe cannot get their youth to the Olympics, but together we can.’ ‘Thanks to key leaders of Indian Country uniting behind the Indian Olympic Bid, these dreams for their youth are within their grasp,’ according to re-elected Co-Chair, Suzy Chaffee, an Olympic skier.

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Vermont Ski Hall of Fame Inducts Billy Kidd and Warren Witherell

STOWE, Vt. – Oct. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A blanket of snow turned Vermont’s Green Mountains white as Billy Kidd, the first American male to win an Olympic (silver) Medal in Alpine Ski Racing, was inducted into the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame at the Snowflake Lodge in his hometown of Stowe on Sunday. ‘Though not fully proven, it took the fearlessness of his Abenaki Indian and Pirate (Captain William Kidd) blood to break the glass ceiling,’ said fellow Olympian Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation.

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Colorado Indian Games Become ‘Feeder to China Olympics’ – Sustainable Pioneers Sponsor Bid and Teams

DENVER, CO – July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Colorado’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) ended with a strong magical feeling of being ‘a feeder to the 2008 China Olympics.’ That was the hope of Joe Garcia, President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI and San Juan Pueblo Governor/runner), whose Team New Mexico brought home the (ultimate) John Fletcher Spirit Award, said Olympic Skier Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

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New Website Provides Link to American Indian Nations – SNOW-RIDERS.ORG Bolsters Indian Chances for Vancouver Olympics!

ASPEN, CO – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Ski communities across America can play a part of developing a Native American Olympic Ski & Snowboard Team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. It’s thanks to US Ski Industry leaders suggesting that we create SNOW-RIDERS.ORG (Snowriders of American Indian Nations) to make it easier to invite tribes to ski, snowboard, and inspire snowblessings in their ancestral mountains,’ said Olympic skier, Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

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Torino Advances North American Indigenous Olympic Bid

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Mar. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Thanks to the warm welcoming by humanitarian sports leaders, sponsors, and Olympic leaders at Torino, there is a realistic chance that our Native youth will be able to shine in the China and Vancouver Olympics as athletes,’ said Stew Young (Tulalip ‘Orca’ Tribe), member of the Native American Ski Team; reported by the Native Voices Foundation (NVF) today.

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Dissidents Disrupt Boston City Hall as Mayflower Descendants Clarify History

BOSTON, MA – Nov. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A group of agitated Wampanoags disrupted the presentations at the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians at City Hall on November 18, when descendants of the Mayflower Pilgrims and Wampanoag Chief Massasoit presented their uplifting original records and journals, in attempt to lift the cloud surrounding the history of Thanksgiving and the first 50 years of the Plymouth Plantation, according to Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

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