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MOTHER OLYMPIAD Muhammad Ali and The Minoans

On my dream trip to Crete after honoring the Greeks for the “Best Olympics Ever,” and the World Tribes for their gifts to the roots of Olympic sports (www.nativevoices.org), I visited the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Often depicted by their bull-leaping gymnasts, the Minoans were the heavy-weight champions of the most advanced, joyful, male-female balanced, peaceful ancient civilizations. Then visiting Iraklion’s Archeological Museum, I saw the official Greek Olympic Exhibit that held a missing piece of the Olympic origin puzzle, off the press radar screen.

Part 1: Olympians and Stars like Robert Redford the Best Hope for Arctic

The magnificent pristine fragile Arctic is now in a battle for its LIFE, which will affect all life on Earth, especially the youth. On one side of the Arctic Ring are the super rich oil companies whose track record has proved “beyond a doubt” that their only concern is profits and they are now in manic oil rush fever mode. On the other side, is the way of life of four million Inupiat or Eskimo Peoples who have lived in harmony with Nature for eons, backed by heroic environmentalists, a million earth citizens, and 100 stars. It was launched by Robert Redford, owner of Sundance Ski Area, and Green Peace at the UN’s June’s RIO+20 Earth Summit since it is critical to a Sustainable World we all want.

wind turbine in Selawik – credit Reese HannemanPhoto Caption: U.S. Olympic Nordic star Lars Flora teaching some of the 650 Arctic youth the joy of cross-country skiing near a wind turbine in Selawik, north of the Arctic Circle. Credit: © Reese Hanneman.

Winning the Race to Save the Planet through London’s Olympics

We are in the home stretch of this pivotal 2012, where our actions each day can shift prophesies, including the power of gratitude to Mother Earth through the tribes. Here is a beautiful example: The Olympic Organizing Committees of the 2002 Utah Olympics, as well as 1960 Squaw Valley, asked our Native American tribal Elders to please lead their communities in snowdances, which restored snow to their Games so that athletes who have trained their whole lives could have their Olympic Dreams. Photo:Danielle Pelham (U.S. Chickasaw Tribe) winning the 2009 Taekwondo World Championships. Including her in the London Olympics could be a healing for humanity and help safeguard a phenomenal Games and their future.

Open Letter to Navy to Find Moral Compass re: Deafening Whales and Dolphins

The US Navy is deliberating right now on a plan to use high frequency underwater sound for testing in Hawaii and the coasts of California, the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico that is estimated to deafen more than 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more over the next 5 years. And the Navy knows that whales and dolphins depend on sound to navigate and live. These are the routes that whales travel from countless ports to the Arctic each year. Therefore a half a million Americans, especially Native American Elders who sent this to me, say “Stop this Genocide.”

Please Help U.S. Ski Areas by Including Mother Earth on Valentine’s Day

The buzz at the SnowSports Industries Show ending January 31 in Denver was about the Native American snowdance phenomena that restored snow to the Ski Meccas of Colorado, Utah and California in January. They also said, “we need more snowdances.” Some Native Elders who led them say that our giving Mother Earth gratitude for these snowblessings, whether large of small, and including Her in our hearts, especially on Valentine’s Day, can do wonders to inspire more snowfalls.

Puerto Vallarta’s UN Ocean Ceremony Launch Smoothing 2012 Shift

Given the amazing results of many Tribes of the Americas along with groups of diverse cultures performing New Year’s ceremonies to heal the oceans, it appears that our Earth Family has begun to fulfill the prophesy of what the tribes call “The Purification.” This unprecedented solidarity, inspired by the magnificent Azteca ceremonial dances in Puerto Vallarta (PV) Mexico, means Mother Earth won’t have to rebalance Herself so drastically, which spells a smoother ride for us around 2012! Tsunamis of gratitude to all those who sent prayers enhancing this ongoing global shift.

Decision Time: Billions to Nuclear vs. Renewable Energy for U.S. and Colorado

Here are some mind-blowing latest numbers and scientific and spiritual breakthroughs and to help determine which energy sources are authentically cost-effective, clean, and safe, to wisely merit investing our hard earned billions. Both are landmark decisions since they take us down paths that affect tens of thousands of generations of children. Therefore it is a moral imperative to choose wisely.

Indigenous Elders Input Key to Restoring Earth at UN’s RIO+20

On November 1, our Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF) submitted to the UN its recommendations, including wisdom of Indigenous Elders, for the 2012 Rio+20 Conference, June 21-22. This marks 20 years after the first UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and never in history has there been such a need to work in unity to restore Earth.

Hail to First Lady Betty Ford, Earth Hero! (Along with the Tribes of the Americas, Carl Jung, and AA)

I didn’t realize until our dear First Lady Betty Ford passed on this month, what an incomparable gift she has given Mother Earth and all Her children. Through Betty’s powerful example of taking her addiction to alcohol and (prescription) drugs out of the closet, educating the public, which diminished the stigma, and founding the Betty Ford Clinic, her gift goes way beyond helping transform the tortured lives of generations of Americans and World Citizens into fulfilling ones. Though sadly some, like pop star Amy Winehouse, could not be reached in time.

Miracle at Los Alamos, Thanks to World Prayers,including on US and UK’s “Holy Mountains.” Could They Protect London’s 2012 Olympics?

“A smattering of summer rain boosted firefighters battling the massive forest fire near Los Alamos nuclear reactor.” Other News sources said the blaze came 50 ft from the Laboratory that stores America’s largest supply of nuclear weapons, along with 30,000 drums of plutonium-contaminated waste stored above ground under fabric tarps, not far from mini fires breaking out within the complex. (Catching fire would have released a plume of deadly fallout.) 12,000 residents, many in tears, were allowed to return home for the first time in nearly a week, “honking their horns and waving to firefighters.”

Renewing America with Renewable Energy

On May 11, CNN showed Japan’s nuclear electric officials on their knees apologizing and asking forgiveness from the Japanese people for misleading them about the safety of their nuclear reactors and destroying so many lives. While “We are sorry” helps, it can never return loved ones or a community’s original healthy quality of life after any nuclear-related projects.

Mother Earth Day

Ski & Ocean Leaders, Nobel Prize Winners & Earth Guardians invite world communities to ask natives to lead healing ceremonies for UN’s International

Urgent Native ‘Tsunami Of Love Prayer’ That Can Help Protect Life

Since love is the greatest force on Earth, here is a Tsunami of Love Prayer by Indigenous Elders that can phenomenally neutralize the destruction of the “500 mph wave in open seas from their biggest earthquake in history,” reported CNN. The tsunami not only is having devastating effects on millions of people and property, but Elders say the waves cause destruction of Marine life, from our fish, whales and dolphins all the way down to the bottom of the ocean. And right now there is unparalleled seismic activity, a shaking of Mother Earth, verifiable by seismic data centers, which is affecting all life on Earth.

UN Launches 2011 Ocean Healing Strategy with Aztecs

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Dec. 31 (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).

Ute/Navajo Elders to Open Vail World Cup Dec 4, To launch ‘UN’s International Mother Earth Day’ Ceremonies

Vail, Colorado, Dec. 3, 2010 – On Saturday, December 4, 2010, renowned Southern Ute/Navajo Elders, Eddie and Betty Box Jr., along with their wonderful dancers/skiers, will open Vail’s World Cup downhill event with a ‘Blessing Ceremony for the Joy and Safety of Earth’s Greatest Skiers,’ at the finish line of Beaver Creek’s ‘Bird of Prey’ run at 10 am.

“Our Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy is so proud to be hosting the Native dancers who have become part of our Vail Family, to launch Elders-led ceremonies in communities around the world, to create more harmony with Nature leading up to the U.N’s International Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2011,” said Geoff Grimmer, head master of the nearby Minturn school.

What a surprise as I thought Americans and Canadians lost completely their links with the ancient roots, knowledge and traditions of the original inhabitants, so thanks for sharing and all your efforts. --Eduardo de la Barrera, Latin American

NAOTF’s inspiring work is helping bring racial harmony to America.”       -- President Bill Clinton

“As co-founder and Vice Chair of the U.S. House of Representative’s Native American Caucus (60 members), congratulations on your Native American Millennial Ski events. It’s heartening to know that there are groups like yours across America that are working to better the lives of their Indian friends and neighbors."     --Patrick Kennedy, Member of Congress 

"Congratulations on all the efforts of Native American Olympic Team Foundation. All of us at Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation hope that the success of our "Future Ute Olympians Program" (taught by Billy's Olympic coaches) will stimulate other resorts and towns to host Native American youth for ski and snowboarding experiences. If we may be of further help in spreading the word, please let us know." --Chris Diamond, President, and Billy Kidd, Director of Skiing