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

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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

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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.

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.

Sportswomen of Colorado to Honor Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee as ‘Pioneer’


DENVER, Colo., March 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee will be honored at the 35th Annual Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame Awards banquet at Denver’s Marriott Tech Center Hotel on March 8. Suzy deserves the ‘Pioneer Award’ for birthing freestyle skiing, Title 1X and inspiring ski areas to share the joy of skiing with tribal youth, said Joan Birkland, executive director.

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.