All Nations Skate Jam

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Nibwaakaawin x Pendleton x Vans Collection for All Nations Skate Jam 2016

Each year, the All Nations Skate Project produces the "All 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.

To that end, Vans teams up with New Mexico non-profit Nibwaakaawin and Pendleton Woolen Mills to create limited editions sneakers for this event. This year's collection consists of two pair of Old Skools and Slip Ons . All pairs feature unique weaves from Pendleton implemented into their design.

The 2016 collection from Nibwaakaawin x Pendleton x Vans is available for preorder now from NativeSkates on eBay. Be sure to check out the Skate Jam on April 30th if you are able to make it.