May 08, 2011

Navajo skater Len Yazzen

Q&A With Navajo Skater Len YazzenNavajo skateboarder Len Yazzen just got done competing along with hundreds of fellow native skaters from reservations across the country in the All Nations Skate Jam (ANSJ), which took pace from April 30 through May 1, and was hosted at Los Altos Skate Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the fifth straight year.

Competing in the world’s largest Native skate festival, which last year attracted more than 6,000 people including 300 skaters from 50 different tribal nations, Len continued on his now five-year journey of skateboarding. The jam itself was created by the skate-centered Native nonprofit organization Nibwaakaawin, dedicated to the education and empowerment of Native youth.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Innovations at Indian Market and Native Skateboarder in Dew Tour.

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