Each year, the All Nations Skate Project produces the â€œAll Nations Skate Jam" (ANSJ), the largest and most prestigious skateboard competition for Native youth. ANSJ brings together Native-American skate companies, youth groups, non-profit organizations, skaters, musicians, dancers, artists, filmmakers, traditional craft vendors, contemporary artisans, and many others in a two-day festival and skate competition. The goal of the ANSJ is to give the reservation, pueblo, urban, and suburban Native youth a central gathering place to meet and celebrate their diverse Native cultures while competing in skateboarding.
Every year, Vans teams up with New Mexico non-profit Nibwaakaawin and Pendleton Woolen Mills to create limited editions sneakers for this event. This years collection consists of two styles each of the Half Cab, Old Skool, and Slip On as well as one colorway of the Sk8 Hi, All pairs feature unique weaves from Pendleton implemented into their design.
The leftover stock from the Nibwaakaawin 2015 All Nations Skate Jam is available now in very limited supply at All Nations Gear.