Canku Ota

(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America

November 4, 2000 - Issue 22

Shoshones Asked to be Host Tribe at Olympics
FORT HALL, Idaho _ The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have been asked by the arts and cultural division of the Salt Lake Olympics Organizing Committee to be the host tribe at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. They will represent over 500 Indian tribes across the nation in the role.

"The Olympics are more than just the games we see on television," tribal leader Delbert Farmer, who has been chosen to direct the local effort, said.

"It's basically a big celebration of art and culture somewhat like a fair," he said.

He said the Olympics would be an opportunity for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes do some public relations work with other tribes who attend the games.

Farmer said he was approached by Larry Blackhair from Native American 2000 -- an organization that has been endorsed by the organizing committee -- with the request.



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