in 1996 by Olympic Downhiller and World Freestyle
Champion Suzy Chaffee and Colorado Ute Unity Leader, Alden Naranjo,
NAOTF is a unique partnership between our cultures -
influential leaders of Indian Nations and ski towns, teamed with sports
legends, statesmen and journalists.
was inspired by Daniel Rollingbears Quintana, a Lakota-Tewa-Pueblo-Spaniard,
living in Telluride, in 1995. Suzy asked, Would you like to
exchange the wisdom of the mountains for the joy of skiing?
Sure, he said, and learned the Eagle dance on skis - 3
360s in a row, holding hands - his second day skiing. Touched
by Suzy and Telluride Ski Company giving back, he saved the town from
a snowless Christmas by singing the sacred "4 Directions Song"
on the radio and created, with Creator, a blizzard. Coincidentally,
Gabriel Cousins, a modern day Essene, (like Jesus, Moses and the three
kings), did the same 4 Directions Song, in Hebrew, to open Tellurides
Steps to Awareness
NAOTF History... Mother Earth Really
Listens, Ministers Apologizing, Carrying the Wisdom of our Ancestors,
Tellurides First Event, Ross Anderson, and Motivations of Suzy
Chaffee and Alden Naranjo