Before its construction, the only places to skate on Crow were parking lots and steps of area businesses. As a result, much of their days were spent being chased from one place to another by tribal police. "Our favorite spot was the staircase of the BIA office," Laforge said. "They had some good rails, but man, the cops would always come by and make us move."
Two years ago, these teenagers had had enough. They circulated a petition signed by Crow residents asking the tribe to build a skate park on the reservation. Laforge and 20 of his friends went to the office of tribal Chairman Carl Vanne and waited four hours to hand-deliver their petition and to ask for help.