September 12, 2003

For Further Information Contact: NARF, (303) 447-8760; Pipa Sorley, (720) 563-0301

 

BOULDER WHOLE FOODS MARKET BENEFITS INDIAN LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

BOULDER, CO – Whole Foods Market in Boulder, Colorado is hosting a "Community Day" to benefit the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) on September 18, 2003. Yvonne Knight, an attorney at the Native American Rights Fund is the keynote speaker from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. who will talk about her role in "Helping Tribes Prepare for the Future."

The Denver Singers will drum from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Native American vendors will be at the Boulder Whole Foods location from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. selling their arts and crafts. Whole Food's signature "Taste of the Season" will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. featuring Native American cuisine.

"Whole Foods is pleased to benefit the Native American Rights Fund who has been headquartered in Boulder for 32 years," says Pippa Sorley, Marketing Director for the Whole Foods Boulder store. "This is a great opportunity for our Whole Foods customers to learn about the legal issues facing Native Americans across our country."

"We are excited about our partnership with Whole Foods," says John Echohawk, NARF's Executive Director. "The funds raised through this event will help NARF in seeking justice for Native Americans through the legal process."

The public is invited to sample the Taste of the Season cuisine, interact with the staff of the Native American Rights Fund, buy art from Native American vendors, and listen to the Denver Singers drum group. Additionally, donation boxes will be at the Whole Foods' cash registers for the entire month of September to further benefit NARF.

Whole Foods Market is the largest retailer of natural and organic food with 145 stores in North America. The Boulder Whole Foods is located at 2905 Pearl Street and their hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

Net proceeds from the events will be used to support NARF's legal programs. For information contact the development department at 303-447-8760 or visit the website www.narf.org.