Royal Support

Princess Caroline has invited Suzy and Stew Young, Tulalip speed ski champion and member of the newly forming Native American Olympic Ski Team (before his World Cup event in Austria) to her Ski and Music Festival in Veysonnaz, Switzerland Feb 11-19, 2005, sponsored by Credit Suisse. Caroline is a world renowned pianist, became Europe’s first royal advocate for the tribes after meeting Northern Ute Chairman Roland McCook in Aspen in 1999. Prince Albert, a Champion of the Tribes on the IOC, is a Lakota adoptee like his great great Grandfather, Albert 1. After hunting with the Lakotas in Wyoming with Buffalo Bill Show, he met Sitting Bull, and was inspired to found the Oceanographic Institute.

Suzy meeting with NAOTF Euro Leaders Olympian Prince Albert of Monaco, and French Princess Caroline Murat at her Monaco villa. Caroline (bi-lateral descendent of Napoleon) saluted Miss Indian World Ke Aloha Alo (Apache-Hawaiian), and Chaffee following the Salt Lake Opening Ceremonies, at her Music Festival in Gstaad in 2002.

Princess Caroline’s Annual Ski & Music Festival in Gstaad, Switz

What a surprise as I thought Americans and Canadians lost completely their links with the ancient roots, knowledge and traditions of the original inhabitants, so thanks for sharing and all your efforts. --Eduardo de la Barrera, Latin American

NAOTF’s inspiring work is helping bring racial harmony to America.”       -- President Bill Clinton

“As co-founder and Vice Chair of the U.S. House of Representative’s Native American Caucus (60 members), congratulations on your Native American Millennial Ski events. It’s heartening to know that there are groups like yours across America that are working to better the lives of their Indian friends and neighbors."     --Patrick Kennedy, Member of Congress 

"Congratulations on all the efforts of Native American Olympic Team Foundation. All of us at Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation hope that the success of our "Future Ute Olympians Program" (taught by Billy's Olympic coaches) will stimulate other resorts and towns to host Native American youth for ski and snowboarding experiences. If we may be of further help in spreading the word, please let us know." --Chris Diamond, President, and Billy Kidd, Director of Skiing