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Sportswomen Applaud Suzy 'Chapstick' Chaffee's Title 1X 'Pioneering'
Wed, 11 Mar 2009, 21:50:31 EST Edited by Carly Zander
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To spirited applause by the 'phenomenal' female champions honored at the '35th Annual Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame Benefit' in Denver on March 8, Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee received the prestigious 'Pioneer Award' for helping their dreams come true. In 1975, Suzy led the Title 1X March in DC that led to giving equal opportunities to women in school sports, said guest Cleo Arellano (Apache), a Bank of Omaha executive and supporter of the Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF), co-founded by Chaffee.
Beijing's 'Blue Sky Olympic Prayer' Guided By Native Americans
Fri, 08 Aug 2008, 11:00:08 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Stephen Schneider Hails Tribal Snow Contributions: 'Whatever Works, Go For It!'
Sun, 29 Jun 2008, 12:02:02 EDT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
Ski Areas End 'Awesome Season' with Gratitude Ceremonies
Fri, 02 May 2008, 15:36:35 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
Spooner Brings Indian Youth Closer to London Olympics
Mon, 21 Apr 2008, 15:36:08 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
World Heavyweight Champion, Joe Hip, to Coach Indian Youth and Spar at Spooner, Wisconsin's Olympic Hopefuls Benefit
Fri, 11 Apr 2008, 19:14:21 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
Six Year-Old Indian Is Nastar National Ski Champion
Wed, 26 Mar 2008, 14:43:19 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
Native American Olympic Sponsor Wins World Clean Energy Oscar(R)
Mon, 02 Jul 2007, 23:21:00 GMT Edited by Debra Tone
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.
Sedona Becoming Hope for Generations - You Don't Have to Buy a Hybrid to Make a Difference
Mon, 18 Jun 2007, 23:13:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
Arctic Elders Invite All to Join 'Mother of All Earth Prayers' May 31
Tue, 29 May 2007, 22:00:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
Lightning Strikes at Telluride's Ute Ceremony
Thu, 19 Apr 2007, 19:04:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
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.
World Peace through Youth Sports - Dubai Attending WYBT 2007 in Hawaii
Wed, 18 Apr 2007, 20:18:00 GMT Edited by Chris Simmons
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - Apr. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 9th Annual Spalding World Youth Basketball Tournament, being held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, July 24th - July 29th, 2007, is proud to announce that even the Middle East will be represented. The American School of Dubai will be participating this summer. Along with teams from New Zealand, Canada, Guam, Native Hawaiian, and Native American Indian.
Billion Person Prayer Brings Snow to Europe - General Schwarzkopf Saluted by Olympians
Sun, 25 Mar 2007, 16:00:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander
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.'
Native Voices Foundation Celebrates Olympic Progress on 10th Anniversary
Wed, 06 Dec 2006, 15:41:00 GMT Edited by Chris Simmons
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.
Vermont Ski Hall of Fame Inducts Billy Kidd and Warren Witherell
Sat, 28 Oct 2006, 18:09:00 GMT Edited by Chris Simmons
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.
Colorado Indian Games Become 'Feeder to China Olympics' - Sustainable Pioneers Sponsor Bid and Teams
Sat, 22 Jul 2006, 19:17:00 GMT Edited by Christopher L. Simmons
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).
Torino Advances North American Indigenous Olympic Bid
Fri, 10 Mar 2006, 05:55 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons
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.
Indian Visions on National Trails Day
Wed, 8 Jun 2005, 06:13 EST Edited by Carly Zander
MONTPELIER, VT - June 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Native Voices Foundation announced today that thanks to the American Hiking Society inviting 'America's First Caretakers,' the Indian Nations, to their 13th Annual National Trails Day at over 1,100 US events on June 4th, it inspired exciting visions and hope for future generations. The MVP's of the Day were Nancy Lyons (Vt. Abenaki) and her husband Howard (Iroquois), a Nammy Music Award winner, who led a blessing for the safety of hikers and drummed a thanksgiving prayersong that echoed again through the Green Mountain Trails.
American Hiking Society Invites Indian Nations to Join National Trails Day(R) June 4
Fri, 27 May 2005, 02:43 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons
ASPEN, Colo. - May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- June 4, 2005 marks the 13th National Trails Day, an annual celebration coordinated by American Hiking Society, with more than 1000 events across the U.S. 'American Hiking Society warmly invites members of the American Indian Nations to join in the fun and healing of Mother Earth on National Trails Day at our magnificent National and Urban Parks,' said Ivan Levin, Trail Programs Manager of the Society.
Thoreau's Focus on American Indians to be Revealed at Aspen Seminar
Mon, 16 May 2005, 04:45 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons
ASPEN, Colo. - May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Why, then, make so great ado about the Roman and the Greek, and neglect the Indian?,' wrote Henry David Thoreau in his Journal in 1857. A missing piece of what shaped this icon and American consciousness will be revealed at a weekend seminar in Aspen, Colorado June 3-5, 2005, entitled 'Thoreau and the Evolution of the American Mind: The Next Step.' Thoreau scholar, Bradley P. Dean, Ph.D., will introduce highlights of Henry's 12 'Indian Notebooks,' which he said, 'includes just under 4,000 manuscript pages, probably to write a book he did not live to publish.' They reveal how Thoreau was intrigued by American Indians since his boyhood, and how this involvement influenced his philosophy, according to Native Voices Foundation (NVF).
A Chance to Give Hope to Indian Youth
Wed, 30 Mar 2005, 07:51 EST Edited by Suzy Chaffee
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- 'Just as the Iraqi soccer victories at the Athens Olympics lifted their dispirited countrymen, mainstream Americans and the world have a chance to uplift our 'underserved, heroic American Indian population' (President GWB), in the wake of the Minnesota reservation tragedy,' said Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF) and the President's Healthier US/American Indian Initiative in the Great Outdoors.
Medicine Wheel Snow Heroes Feted In Big Bear
Fri, 18 Mar 2005, 06:04 EST Edited by Suzy Chaffee
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Areas hosted some heroes of the Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony over the last two weekends, announced the Native Voices Foundation (NVF - www.nativevoices.org).
Snow Hero of San Bernardinos Gifted With Joy of Skiing
Fri, 11 Mar 2005, 09:19 EST Edited by Suzy Chaffee
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- 'All We Need Is a Miracle' played on the Snow Summit Lodge's loudspeaker when Bennie LeBeau (local Serrano-Eastern Shoshone), arrived for his ski lesson gift over the weekend. 'He was treated like a homecoming hero for leading the Big Bear Medicine Wheel Ceremony on November 15th, 2004, which helped restore the magnificent lake, trees, springs, and best snow in 35 years,' reported Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF).
Euro Leaders Support Native American Olympic Inclusion
Fri, 25 Feb 2005, 10:49 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons
VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland /Send2Press Newswire/ -- At French Princess Caroline Murat's recent '1st Ski and Music Festival in Veysonnaz' (part of 4 valleys, including Verbier), a team of Europe's Who's Who stepped up to champion Native American inclusion in future Olympic Games as Sovereign Nations, announced Native Voices Foundation (NVF).
Tribes Share Wisdom To Prevent Natural Disasters
Fri, 7 Jan 2005, 06:34 EST By Christopher Laird Simmons
ASPEN, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ -- As a result of a heart-melting gift to her friends, of an Indian children's dance to launch a wiser New Year, Denise Rich, Aspen's Grammy award-winning philanthropist, is helping the tribes get their message out to the mainstream on how to heal the Earth and prevent natural disasters, in the wake of the devastating Tsunami. Guests include TV host Katie Couric.
Snow Blankets the West after Gratitude Prayers at LA Show, organized by Native Voices Foundation
Congresswoman Diane Watson sends a proclamation saluting 'California's First Caretakers' and Medicine Wheel Ceremony
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Dec. 9, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Snow Triggers Shopping Frenzy at LA Ski Dazzle! "This is the most early snow in Southern California in 35 years," say weather experts. The result was record-breaking, youthful crowds in a "pulsating frenzy" at LA's Ski Dazzle Show, buying everything to go skiing and snowboarding in California and other Western resorts this magical season. "This was our best show ever," said the euphoric producers, Judy Gray and Jim Foster, who gifted "Califonia's First Caretakers" and the team of Red, White, Black and Yellow participants - the Black Elk Prophesy - in the Big Bear Medicine Wheel ceremony with free tickets, a booth and snowsports equipment.
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