Colonialism Skateboards Joe Buffalo Pro Cree Deck in Assorted Sizes
"Joe Buffalo is from Maskwacis, Alberta (Samson Cree Nation). He has been skateboarding most of his life and is not slowing down anytime soon. It’s important to recognize that Joe attended Residential Schools for five years. Residential Schools are now known for genocide. Joe survived this destructive institution, and a lot of Indigenous children didn’t. His first memory of skateboarding was seeing his older cousins building launch ramps and watching them skate. Skateboarding has helped Joe overcome adversity throughout his life by helping him focus on a positive activity that not only kept him busy but also challenged him to grow.
The skateboard wording is in Joe’s traditional language, Cree. It’s a spelling of his Cree name in graffiti.
Artwork: Corey Bulpitt" - Colonialism