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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Global Water Guru Considers Research Center in Big Bear, Says the Native Voices Foundation


BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – Oct. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I’m looking into starting a U.S. research center for Crystal Photography, and Big Bear Lake is one of the possibilities,’ announced Dr. Masaru Emoto to the wide-eyed residents at a seminar at Northwoods Resort on Monday. After showing the microscopic crystals from frozen water in many cities, as well as pristine and holy places around the world, he told them, ‘You should be proud of the beautiful clear crystals in your water.’

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.