February 15, 2002

For Further Information Contact: NARF, (303) 447-8760

 

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG PARTNERS WITH THE NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND

BOULDER, CO – The Native American Rights Fund is on the road with the Crosby Stills Nash & Young ~ Tour of America. Organizers of the tour invited The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) to participate in over 40 scheduled concert venues to impart the issues affecting Native Americans today. The tour will draw hundreds of thousands of CSNY fans that started on February 6 and ends on April 25 in Chicago.

Native American Rights Fund Executive Director, John Echohawk said, "We want to educate the public about the biggest environmental issue of the nation - saving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It is our duty to raise awareness about the threatened status of the Porcupine Caribou breeding grounds to oil exploration. We can stop anticipated development of this pristine wilderness that is the source of traditional subsistence living practiced by the Gwichin people."

CSNY fans should look for NARFs signature eagle feather banner at the concerts to obtain materials describing our history, mission, objectives and advocacy in the areas of water rights, education, human rights, religious freedom, Indian child welfare and education. All of NARFs literature is complimentary at each tour site.

NARFs Public Relations Administrator, Montoya Whiteman said, "This tour presents a unique educational and networking opportunity to rally public support for our programs and services. NARF is truly grateful to CSNY, Tom Campbell and all the folks at the Guacamole Fund for inviting us on the tour."

Other nonprofit organizations invited on the tour include Amnesty International, the Buffalo Field Campaign, Nuclear Information Resources Service, Greenpeace, Voters for Choice and more. The tour organizers also plan to invite other Native American nonprofit organizations to participate in information booths and volunteer opportunities at each tour location.

For more information about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, contact the Gwichin Steering Committee at 907-458-8264 or visit their website: http://www.gwichinsteeringcommittee.org/.

For more information about The Guacamole Fund, contact Tom Campbell at 310-374-4837 or visit their website: www.guacfund.org.