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Nysa Faber was raised on a farm in western Nebraska. As a small
child, her Grandfather recognized in her a special affinity with animals
and called upon her to help care for all sick, injured and orphaned
creatures on the farm, both domestic and wild.
Following her move to Wyoming, in the late sixties and early
seventies she worked tirelessly to help resurrect her local Humane
Society through her fund-raising efforts. She became involved in Animal
Rights issues and began to support wildlife and environmental
organizations, a commitment that continues to this day.
In 1973, Nysa became Founder and President of the Wyoming Chapter of
Friends of Children of Viet Nam. As a young idealist, she spoke before
groups and organizations and was interviewed by newspaper, radio, and
television reporters on both local and national levels. In addition to
supplying To Am Nursery in Saigon with monetary and material assistance
through her organization, she advised and assisted those interested in
the adoption of Vietnamese children in nearly all fifty States.
Following the end of the American involvement in Viet Nam, she helped
facilitate the adoptions of children from South Korea, India and
Colombia and sponsored Vietnamese refugees and Vietnamese and Chinese
Nysa traveled to Belize in 1980 and was granted a private audience
with Prime Minister George Price. She was given carte blanche permission
by the Prime Minister to lay the groundwork in establishing a home for
disabled children and to place those children available for adoption
through the auspices of Friends of Children of Various Nations (formerly
Friends of Children of Viet Nam).
Life circumstances caused a shadow to fall on her idealistic
expectations and she came to rest working as a journalist, marketing
director for various publications and managing an art gallery followed
by establishing a custom frame shop. During these years, Nysa continued
her work as an activist in her own way by trying to assist all beings
placed on her path and becoming involved in causes close to her heart.
This included co-organizing a political action group, which was
instrumental in the passage of three amendments by the Wyoming State
In 1997 following an epiphanic experience, new vision guided her to a
Native American Tribe. She was adopted by the Spiritual Leaders of that
Nation. As Medicine Woman she honors the sacred ways of the Earth
Mother, the soul of Nature that nourishes, sustains, gives life to all
things. After recognizing the synchronicities directing her to the
meaning of her life, Nysa is now actively working to help the Earth
Mother to heal, for without her blessings we will all perish.
Having been a vegetarian for more than three decades, she was asked
in February 2003 to teach the first vegetarian classes offered at her
local (agricultural) college held during the annual Campus Days.
In March, she organized The Great American Meatout in her community.
Her city was one of twenty-seven cities in the United States in which
the Mayor issued a Meatout Proclamation. Monthly vegetarian dinners are
now celebrated; the numbers of individuals interested in a more peaceful
Nysa attended the Stroock Forum on Wyoming Lands and People in April
and was given the opportunity to publicly address Governor Dave
Freudenthal. Following her statement, she asked the Governor to comment
on the grazing issue. At the conclusion of the Forum she presented a
copy of "Welfare Ranching" to him, a gift from Western