July 26, 2002

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NATIONALLY KNOWN ARTISTS PRESLEY LAFOUNTAIN, KEVIN RED STAR AND STAN NATCHEZ JOIN THE NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND (NARF) IN THE 1st ANNUAL "VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE"

BOULDER, CO – Nationally known artists Kevin Red Star, Stan Natchez and Presley LaFountain have recently joined other artists participating in NARF's first annual "Visions for the Future" benefit art auction. The auction will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Hotel Santa Fe on August 15th. These artists will split the proceeds from the sale of their pieces between NARF and Presley LaFountain. NARF's proceeds will be used to continue the organization's struggle for justice on behalf of Native Americans throughout the country. LaFountain's portion will help with medical expenses incurred since his recent severe injury. LaFountain suffered stretched ligaments and tendons in his right arm and severe injuries to his legs after being purposely drug from a car after a confrontation in Santa Fe. Despite his injuries, the Santa Fe New Mexican recently quoted him as saying, "I'm never going to stop doing my art." Still hospitalized in Santa Fe, LaFountain remains optimistic and focused on regaining the physical strength necessary to continue his career as an internationally-known artist.

NARF would like to express our appreciation to artists, guests and contributors for their support of this new fundraising endeavor. NARF Director of Development, Mary Lu Prosser, stated, "The success of this event will be especially gratifying. Not only will it help our organization continue the struggle for justice for our people, it will also give us an opportunity to return some of LaFountain's support and generosity. We are very honored to be able to assist him."

All of us at NARF wish LaFountain a complete and speedy recovery. We hope this event will significantly assist him in his time of need. If you would like to make a contribution to Presley LaFountain's medical fund please send it to Del Norte Credit Union at 403 West Cordova Road in Santa Fe, NM. Please make checks out to "Presley LaFountain Medical Fund."