Reconciliation Reports In the Press

Torrance Miller, N.Ute skier, dancing and prancing in Aspen’s Winterskol Parade. “Thank you for the snowdance,” echoed thru the valley.

NAOTF Foundation in the Press!

Other NVF Press Exposure:


  • 1998-98 Feature on Chaffee and NVF by Paula Zahn on CBS,
  • ESPN
  • World TV of Opening and Parade of Telluride’s ’99 World Snowboard Championships.
  • Channels 9, 4 and 13.
  • Good Morning Vail
  • Grass Roots Aspen Channel 16 and 12.


  • “Cowboys & Indians,”
  • >Mountain Living


  • 4x Denver Post, regular stories in the newspapers of the 3 Ute Bands,
  • Navajo Times
  • Albuquerque
  • Aspen Times
  • Aspen Daily News
  • Vail Trail
  • Steamboat Pilot
  • Telluride’s Daily Planet – the first Anglo newspaper in America to regularly print the local Native American version of history that is now spreading to Aspen, Steamboat, Vail and Purgatory.

NVF Documentary:

  • “Return to the Shining Mountains.” Chip “Black Hawk” Comins of American Spirit Productions has been making an historical documentary of the healing and coming together of the cultures through exchanging the joy of skiing for Native Dancing and Wisdom. Feedback on the Inspiring footage: “If we hadn’t seen this, we couldn’t believe this could happen.” Chip is seeking $25,000. for final editing. See web for upcoming video promo of documentary, called “Flying like Eagles on Skis.”
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