Every year, we make our way out the American Indian reservations, bearing the gift of skateboarding. These are some of the most impoverished areas of our nation –with high unemployment and even higher drug and alcohol abuse. Nevertheless skateboarding remains extremely popular for Native youth.
This year we visited two different tribes in Arizona; The Pima in Gila River, and the Navajo in Window Rock. In total we gave out over 100 skateboards, boxes of tee shirts and clothes, and countless high fives. In return we received endless gratitude, and a deeper understanding of life on the Rez.