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Olympians and Stars the Best Hope for Arctic - Part 2

August 30, 2012

Orcas of the Americas applauding humans for fighting for their right to survive and thrive in their Arctic summer home. (Photo credit: Quackersnaps | Dreamstime)

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Some remarkable breakthroughs just happened to protect the Arctic Circle, its wildlife, and earth-honoring way of life of tens of millions of Arctic Aboriginals of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia who have subsisted by fishing and hunting for eons.

Considering that in August only a few thousand signatures caused the U.S. to shut down nuclear plants, like Germany and Japan, when they come up for review, a million Earth Citizens in June, led by Sundance owner Robert Redford, Paul McCartney and Green Peace, called for making the Arctic a Global Sanctuary at RIO+20's Earth Summit.

This spring US Nordic Olympians, a Native American Olympic Hopeful, and Inupiat/Eskimo leaders of the NANA region, teamed with U.S. snowsports manufacturers and gave youth in four villages the wholesome jubilant opportunity to cross country ski, and now 11 more villages in 2013!

Click HERE to read more on Mountain Rider Alliance.

Read Part 1: Olympians and Celebrities Best Hope for Arctic

Suzy Chaffee is a former Olympic skier who helped invent dancing down mountains, turned activist, journalist, filmmaker, and has worked with seven U.S. Presidents. She is now co-chairman of a non-profit partnership of the Elders of the Americas and Olympians, called the Native American Olympic Team Foundation, helping heal Mother Earth for all our children through joyful sports and education. For more information, contact Suzy at SuzyNativeVoices(at)aol.com or visit Snow-Riders.org or NAOTF.org.