Native American Interests News

Native American Interests – including tribal, culture, environment, spiritual and related Native American news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Boston Event Presents Revolutionary Look at the Source of America’s Founding Principles

BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cameron/Baxter Films announces the premiere of their film “Seeds of Freedom: A Vision for America” which is the inaugural event for the James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, November 10 at the Central Library in Copley Square. The film is written, directed, and produced by Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow of Cameron Baxter Films LLC.

JOSEPH EVE Leading Classes at Tribal Gaming Regulators and Commissioners Certification Series

KALISPELL, Mont., June 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JOSEPH EVE CPAs Partner Joseph Eve and Lindan Elliot will teach two sessions at the Tribal Gaming Regulators and Commissioners Level II Training Certification Series June 9, 2015 at KwaTaqNuk Resort Casino in Poulson, Montana.

JOSEPH EVE Will Present ‘4 Casino Accounting Trends to Watch in 2015’ at Great Plains Indian Gaming Conference

KALISPELL, Mont., May 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casino Accounting experts Joseph Eve and Lindan Elliott of JOSEPH EVE CPAs will present ‘4 Casino Accounting Trends to Watch in 2015’ at the Great Plains Indian Gaming Conference May 18 – 20, 2015 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

New Changes to HUD Section 184 Native American Indian Home Loan Guarantee now will also allow for Refinance Transactions

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Native Americans with a tribal enrollment card have been eligible for a specialized Home Loan Guarantee Program (HUD Section 184) since 1992 to assist in the purchase of a new home, says Morgan Pennington, a Section 184 Licensed Mortgage Consultant at Universal Lending Corporation. Beginning this year, there are some new changes went into place that will make it even more attractive to Native American Indian homeowners.

Cher Draws National Attention to Festering Wound in American Psyche

ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cameron/Baxter Films, LLC announces a new project and crowd-funding campaign to shed light on the historical facts of the events at Plymouth Plantation between 1620 and 1675, before, during and after ‘The First Thanksgiving,’ a period in American history shrouded in misconception and misinformation.

Ruth Roberts Music Brings the Magic of ‘The First Thanksgiving’ to Your Family

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s never too early in your child’s development to teach them the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday and Ruth Roberts Music is making it fun with the release of ‘The First Thanksgiving,’ a collection of sing-along songs, all newly digitized and available on iTunes.

Share-A-Thon Touted as Largest Event in Maricopa Community History

LAVEEN, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Share-A-Thon sponsored by Maricopa Village Christian School, Natives with a Mission (NWAM), and local churches including Litchfield Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, is being promoted as the largest event in the history of Maricopa Village; a small and obscure tribal community nestled at the foot of the Estrella Mountains.

Young Marines Youth Organization Gearing Up for a Strong Presence at the National Navajo Code Talker 30th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 175 youth members of the Young Marines from throughout the country will be attending the 30th anniversary of the National Navajo Code Talker Day in Window Rock, Arizona on August 14.

Indian Artisans Gather Where Three Rivers Meet for Annual Totah Festival

FARMINGTON, N.M. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each Labor Day Weekend Native American craftsmen meet near the confluence of the Animas, La Plata and San Juan Rivers in Farmington, N.M. for the Totah Festival. ‘We gather for friendship,’ says George Francis, Totah Festival Foundation Board President, ‘and we come to sell arts and crafts before the winter comes to the Four Corners.’ Farmington, a Four Corners center of trade, lies in a river valley which the Navajos once called Totah, ‘the place where rivers meet.’

UN Launches 2011 Ocean Healing Strategy with Aztecs on New Years Dawn

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘This New Year’s Dawn, 7-8 a.m., January 1st, Mexico’s renowned Aztecas, Mayans and Huichols, on behalf of the United Nations, will dance humanity back into our ancient earth-honoring way of being in 2011, at Puerto Vallarta’s Los Muertos Pier,’ said Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick Chaffee, co-chair of Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF).

UN’s International Mother Earth Day Ceremonies Launched – Ute/Navajo Blessings Delight Vail’s World Cup

VAIL, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, December 4, 2010, renowned Southern Ute/Navajo Elders, Eddie and Betty Box Jr. and their dancer/skiers launched UN’s International Mother Earth Day Ceremonies to open Vail’s Super G at Beaver Creek, and were blessed with a beautiful day so the races could resume, Native American Olympic Team Foundation announced.

Pursol Signs Major Manufacturing Agreements with Fort Peck Tribes

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pursol Solar Systems today announces the signing of an agreement with the Fort Peck Indian Tribes of Poplar, Montana for the development of its solar manufacturing plant in its Reservation. The agreements would create 350 jobs for the local community. Expected gross revenue from the solar manufacturing plant will exceed $200 M annually and will provide a boost to the local economy. At full capacity, the plant will generate 100 MW of solar panels providing much needed supply to the Pursol Solar team.

Sportswomen Applaud Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee’s Title 1X ‘Pioneering’

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

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!’

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.’

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.

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).

Iroquois Chief Applauds Global Earthdance for Peace – ‘Earthdance is like Live Aid with Dance Music’

LAYTONVILLE, Calif. – September 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Earth honoring citizens of 180 cities in 50 countries danced in a synchronized prayer for world peace at this years Earthdance Celebrations, from the Rain Forests of Brazil to Mongolia and London. At 4:00PM PST on Saturday, September 17, 8,000 mainly young multicultural Americans gathered in Northern California’s Laytonville, the largest event in the U.S., to join the Earth Family in making a difference, and being included in the world’s largest simultaneous music and dance event, according to a spokesman for the Native Voices Foundation (NVF). Earthdance also interfaced with the UN’s International Day of Peace on September 21st.

Indian Visions on National Trails Day

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

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

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

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.

Nuggets Fans Love Tribes of Colorado!

DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ — ‘The fans loved us,’ said Snow Wing, Ute Mountain’s Miss Indian Colorado, as the Nuggets won their 3rd exciting victory (against LA Clippers) at Friday’s 3rd Annual ‘Salute to the American Indians of Colorado Night’ at the Pepsi Center. 45 of Colorado’s finest pow wow dancers and princesses from the Southern Ute (near Durango) and Ute Mountain (near Cortez) Nations, united with the Denver Indian community, to give mainstream Coloradoans a chance to celebrate their splendid earth-honoring heritage, according to Native Voices Foundation (NVF).

Medicine Wheel Snow Heroes Feted In Big Bear

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

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

VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland and ASPEN, CO /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

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.