ONE WEEK AWAY

We’re one week away from the 5th Annual All Nations Skate Jam and it is going to be EPIC!

The weekend is going to be packed! Aside from the skate contests going on all weekend, we’ll have guest appearances from skate legend Bill Danforth plus Vans Riders Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Andrew Langi and Vox Riders Pat Duffy, Ryan Smith, Darren Naverett, Bryant Chapo, and Shawn Hale!

We’re also going to have live music all day both days from Ethan103, Transparent Ritual, Shadow Remain, Chase Manhattan, Miracle Dolls, and many many more awesome bands!

PLUS the premiere of the latest run of Pendleton Vans shoes made exclusively by Vans for Nibwaakaawin and only available at Skate Jam and Gathering of Nations. Check out this sneak peak:

Congratulations to Wounded Knee Skateboards

Wounded Knee Skateboards and Stronghold Society were recently awarded a $20,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation to support the creation of the Wounded Knee 4 Directions Skate Park on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Pro skater Jim Murphy has teamed up with local advocates and members of the popular band, Pearl Jam to develop plans for a skate park on the reservation, which they hope will empower Lakota youth and bring change to a community that faces high rates of substance abuse, poverty, unemployment and crime. The Four Directions skate park has been building steam for several years and it’s exciting to see the plans get underway. From the Tony Hawk Foundation Website: “The THF Board of Directors chose the Pine Ridge skatepark as one of its top recipients with a 10,000-dollar grant. Board Members Chris Sacca and Ben Harper then each personally pledged an additional 5,000 dollars to ensure the Lakota-youth skatepark achieved its funding goal, and to add more rock-star support for this critical project.”

To read the full article and hear about another cool project that received funding in Cleveland, visit the THF Website.

Check out the designs for the Wounded Knee Four Directions Skate Park:

If you want to support Wounded Knee Skateboards and Stronghold Society in this awesome effort, contact Walt Pourier (of Nakota Designs) at 303-255-1730 or email info@strongholdsociety.org.

Call for Vendors!

The Annual All Nations Skate Jam will be returning to Los Altos Skate Park, Albuquerque New Mexico on April 30 and May 1 for our 5th year! We’re expecting 300 skaters and over 1,000 spectators and other participants and we’re looking for vendors. Click here to download the trader application! Time is running out, so you can also email us all the information on the trader application if you cannot mail it. Send an email to info@allnationsskatejam.com.

We hope you can make it!

ANSJ Contest Coming Up

Contest information for the skate competition at the 5th Annual All Nations Skate Jam is now live on our All Nations Skate Jam Page. Check it out! We’re less than a month away so I hope you’re getting ready and getting excited!

Don’t get FuelTV? Watch Concrete Powwow Here!

If you weren’t able to see Concrete Powwow when it aired on Fuel TV, you’re in luck! Now you can watch the full 22 minute show right here, thanks to Vimeo:

Concrete Pow Wow. from SLS on Vimeo.

An awesome half hour look into the burgeoning Native American skate scene. Filmed at the 4th Annual All Nations Skate Jam in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it is a feast of interviews, art, music, and explosive skate action.

Calling all musicians!

We are looking for talented musicians willing to donate their time to perform at the All Nations Skate Jam at Los Altos Skate Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 30 and May 1 2011. Help us keep the energy amped up and our skaters rockin! So far we’ve got some hiphop and punk groups lined up. If you’re interested send your music or a link to your music to info@allnationsskatejam.com.

And don’t forget about our Call for Volunteers. Let us know if you’re interested in helping us out. Volunteers make this awesome event possible!