Support Diné Skate Garden Project & Indigenous Skate Culture!
Support the next generation, who represent the future of indigenous skateboarding
Donate $100 to provide 4 Diné (Navajo) youth with a Monarch Skateboard complete with a Pro-Tee Helmet! Ahéhee’ to Monarch for fueling this initiative to provide quality equipment to Diné youth on Navajo Nation!
Join 4KINSHIP and Grammy Award Nominated Singer/Songwriter and activist Jewel, her Inspiring Children Foundation along with Wonders Around the World (WAW) in building a transformative space for Diné youth and their families on Navajo Nation. Our goal is to support an indigenous community, by providing a safe and inclusive public skatepark to empower strength and resilience after the hardships faced during this pandemic.
“Growing up here in the community all my life we never had something like this. This project sends the message to our youth that you are not alone. This is your home and there are people in the community and world who want to help. “
- Kerby Johnson, Two Grey Hills/ Toadlena | Chapter President
The Diné Skate Garden is a project of love for the community of Toadlena or rather “Tóhaaliní” (Where the Water flows Out) located in the Two Grey Hills chapter of the Navajo Nation. This is a remote community nestled in the Chuska Mountains between Shiprock and Gallup, that has no outdoor sport recreational facilities.
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What an incredible year it has been! 🎉 In April 2023, we had the privilege of opening the Diné Skate Garden Project with none other than our friend Tony Hawk 🛹🤩. It was an absolute delight to witness the joy on the faces of the children and to have the support of Dr. Buu Nygren, the President of Navajo Nation, on this momentous day. Just last month, we achieved a historic milestone by hosting the first-ever Modern Matriarch Skate Jam, an all-girls skate contest held on Navajo Nation. Grandmothers, aunties, and sisters all came together to rally behind these young athletes as they showcased their remarkable skills. As we draw near the end of this year, our commitment to supporting the next generation, who represent the future of indigenous skateboarding, remains unwavering. 4KINSHIP continues to support Diné Youth for equal opportunities to thrive in the transformative sport of skateboarding. 4KINSHIP has set a 2023 goal to provide 5,000 youth on Navajo Nation with a skate board and helmet, so every child in the 50 mile radius of the park can participate.
4KINSHIP (formerly Orenda Tribe) has partnered with Jewel and the Inspiring Children Foundation to fundraise for this project. Donations will be used to fund construction which is scheduled to begin next spring. Phase One completed in Fall 2022 with the construction of the skatepark completed by a professional team of volunteers provided by Wonders Around the World. Phase Two is planned for Spring 2025 will be working with the community on expansion of landscape architecture.
The Inspiring Children Foundation inspires and guides children to be their best selves. Not simply the best athlete, or the best student. Their sole focus is to inspire a child to become well-rounded, and happy. Learn more via inspiringchildren.org
Wonders Around the World is an international and independent non-profit organization built to help make skateboarding accessible worldwide, mainly by helping to develop skateparks in areas of the world where theare not present and support the communities pivoting around the facilities. Learn more via www.wondersaroundtheworld.org
Today is a day of gratitude to everyone that was part of our community outreach #DinéSkateGardenProject over the last 3 years. A seed was planted in 2019 that has become a reality for Diné youth in 2022, as this transformational space has officially opened. Ahéhee to all of you for donating and believing in this project! Today we dedicate this park to all the young ones that came before us that we have lost to genocide and erasure of indigenous people. Let this park be a space of healing~ and help us amplify our fundraiser as we continue to support our community with the tools they need to thrive, as we provide helmets and skateboards to Diné kids this holiday season! You can continue to donate by texting GOSKATE to 707070 and help us bring strength and power to our young warriors to fly into future! #indigenousskateculture #DinéSkateGardenProject #commUNITY