Native American Olympic Team Foundation
Earth Family Invited To Unite on Earth Day
"Could be 1/3 of Humanity Sending
Love to Earth"
13 yr old Olympic Hopeful Mariah Cooper (Lac Courte Oreille-Oneida),
Jr Miss Honor the Earth Princess, prayer-signing her love for
Mother Earth to open event for Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson,
a Father of Earth Day.
SEDONA, ARIZONA, April 21, 2007 - On Earth Day Sunday, April
22, we are inviting our Earth Family to join together in loving
prayer for our Mother Earth. This is a chance to unite perhaps
two billion people, one third of our Earth Family, to feel love
and appreciation for Mother Earth, which also does wonders to
rebalance Her," said Olympic skier Suzy "Chapstick"
Chaffee, co-founder of Native American Olympic Team Foundation.
"For Indigenous Peoples, everyday is Earth Day,” said
13 year old Mariah Cooper (Lac Courte Oreille-Oneida), Junior
Miss Honor the Earth Princess and Native American X-Country Olympic
Hopeful. "Not that long ago we were all Indigenous,"
said Matthew Gilbert (Neets'aii Gwich'in Athabascan), a young
Alaskan Climate leader from Arctic Village.
In mid February, Chaffee organized a network, bridging a billion
World Elders, Earth Charter organizations, physicists, climate
leaders, scientists, avatars, Olympic hosts, "Earthdancers
... behind the “Prayer for the Healing and Care of Mother
Earth.” (See snow-riders.org). People around the globe used
it, which helped alleviate the warm weather and brought back the
snows, especially in Europe, and much needed precipitation for
the planet’s natural life cycles.
“We also wanted to help preserve the Olympics, which we
appreciate that the French revived in 1896, and the Swiss-based
IOC organizes," explained Gene Tagaban (Tlikit-Cherokee),
member of the Native American Olympic Ski & Snowboard Team.
Also a stunning Ravendancer (On You Tube), Gene will be part of
a team performing earth honoring dances around China prior to
“Let us join the Elders in thanking Mother Earth for nurturing
us every day,” said Mary Ho, President of the China Millennium
"The beauty is there is no downside to these spiritual solutions
to rebalance Mother Earth,” said Kit Collins, a Telluride-Texan
supporter who was involved in Transcendental Meditation (TM) experiments.
As with TM, group size amplifies results, which is why we are
asking each of you to play your part as a member of the Earth
For more information and how you can support the Elders leading
monthly prayers from the most challenged regions, along with ceremonies
at sacred sites (Earth's acupuncture points), visit www.SNOW-RIDERS.org.
The next World Prayer Ceremony will be from the Arctic Circle
on May 31 (full moon).
NVF is a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit partnership of US Tribal
leaders, Elders and Olympians, whose mission is to create joyful
unity through sports and education to help heal Mother Earth for
all our children.
### Suzy Chaffee, Suzynativevoices@aol.com, 928-2825663