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  • It's been fun and a blessing , Getting to Pass on the Love and Passion for the Game to these next Ruggers . 
#KalihiRaiders #YoungRaiders #Rugby
  • It's been fun and a blessing , Getting to Pass on the Love and Passion for the Game to these next Ruggers .
    #KalihiRaiders #YoungRaiders #Rugby

  •  39  1  26 February, 2020
  • #SelfPortrait by my youngest son. Each one of my children exceeds my abilities in their own special ways, artistically, musically, intellectually and even spiritually. That is what I love about being a father. Very similar is my #4wheelwarpony effort. It has been through its ups and downs the last few years but what I loved most was the fact that each skater I sponsored or flowed was a better skateboarder than I could have ever hoped to be even in my prime. The last thing I ever wanted to be was one of those “The Older I Get, The BETTER I WAS LOSERS” you know them! Fawkin fake ass posers! 😁🖕🏽I’m looking forward to taking #4wwp forward as I get on my feet. So many of you have urged me on, encouraging me at every turn and that really inspires me to keep on keeping on. I know we broke barriers, treaded uncharted ground and raised the bar for something truly original organic and totally grassroots to the core for Indian country and beyond. I’m feeling very loved, very nurtured and appreciated. I will fight tooth and nail to honor that love. Thanks!
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I landed myself a nice graphic design contract guaranteed paid work till December and I’m stoked! I can pay off fines, and order some merch! ✊🏽
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#4wheelwarpony #indigenousprecariat #SkaterMade #SkaterOwned #NativeFILM #Indigenous #SkateboardCulture #DIY #YoungRaiders #LoveIsLove
  • #SelfPortrait by my youngest son. Each one of my children exceeds my abilities in their own special ways, artistically, musically, intellectually and even spiritually. That is what I love about being a father. Very similar is my #4wheelwarpony effort. It has been through its ups and downs the last few years but what I loved most was the fact that each skater I sponsored or flowed was a better skateboarder than I could have ever hoped to be even in my prime. The last thing I ever wanted to be was one of those “The Older I Get, The BETTER I WAS LOSERS” you know them! Fawkin fake ass posers! 😁🖕🏽I’m looking forward to taking #4wwp forward as I get on my feet. So many of you have urged me on, encouraging me at every turn and that really inspires me to keep on keeping on. I know we broke barriers, treaded uncharted ground and raised the bar for something truly original organic and totally grassroots to the core for Indian country and beyond. I’m feeling very loved, very nurtured and appreciated. I will fight tooth and nail to honor that love. Thanks!
    P.S.
    I landed myself a nice graphic design contract guaranteed paid work till December and I’m stoked! I can pay off fines, and order some merch! ✊🏽
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    #4wheelwarpony #indigenousprecariat #SkaterMade #SkaterOwned #NativeFILM #Indigenous #SkateboardCulture #DIY #YoungRaiders #LoveIsLove

  •  49  3  26 June, 2019
  • We got an amazing 43 juniors at our coaching this evening, and the numbers keep growing. OVER 50 INCLUDING @allstarscricket members too. OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT. #NRCCRaiders #YoungRaiders
  • We got an amazing 43 juniors at our coaching this evening, and the numbers keep growing. OVER 50 INCLUDING @allstarscricket members too. OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT. #NRCCRaiders #YoungRaiders

  •  52  0  22 May, 2019
  • So we ran out of battery power but we laid a nice foundation. Next we’ll build a nice frame to pour a smooth top slab complete with angle iron ledges. This was my first time messing with concrete and I’m excited to try and learn much more. This is an amazing #antidepressant for me. ❤️🙂 I met a handful of curious young skaters who were passing through and I added them to my follow list. Thank you @studio11c ! This spot is also the last place I skated with my dear late friend #JessMichaelSmith . 💔 It is bittersweet but mostly sweet. This is who I am, and I’m in the hometown I grew up and learned to skate in so it feels good to be working for that next generation who doesn’t know our dope OG Skate history here! Follow the hashtag trail to see more of our community and skateboard culture!
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#4wheelwarpony #indigenousprecariat #skaterowned #skatermade #4wwp #4wheelFAM #StyleIsKing #YoungRaiders
  • So we ran out of battery power but we laid a nice foundation. Next we’ll build a nice frame to pour a smooth top slab complete with angle iron ledges. This was my first time messing with concrete and I’m excited to try and learn much more. This is an amazing #antidepressant for me. ❤️🙂 I met a handful of curious young skaters who were passing through and I added them to my follow list. Thank you @studio11c ! This spot is also the last place I skated with my dear late friend #JessMichaelSmith . 💔 It is bittersweet but mostly sweet. This is who I am, and I’m in the hometown I grew up and learned to skate in so it feels good to be working for that next generation who doesn’t know our dope OG Skate history here! Follow the hashtag trail to see more of our community and skateboard culture!
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    #4wheelwarpony #indigenousprecariat #skaterowned #skatermade #4wwp #4wheelFAM #StyleIsKing #YoungRaiders

  •  36  0  20 May, 2019
  • 1989-1990 I was 14 going on 15 and I could skate in Downtown Whiteriver all day everyday. The asphalt and concrete were still smooth, the community didn’t chase us off or threaten to call cops. The Rez dogs weren’t deadly packs causing casualties and wounding our own, there were still summer programs for youth and young adults. The schools were perfect skateboard plazas! Whiteriver elementary, Alchesay High, Seven Mile were all so perfectly natural terrain for skateboarding. After skating all these spots, I’d then skate the theater and Bashas until a movie in the Theater started and I’d see it then get picked up afterward or dropped off by my skate homies, and start all over the next day all summer long. Today sadly everything looks like the set of a dystopian post apocalyptic film complete with walking dead. It is very dramatic how rapidly the changes have occurred. However I have hope and believe things can turn around and rapidly with a strong nondenominational grassroots foundation and much history, culture arts and humanities education.
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#4wheelwarpony #YoungRaiders #IndigenousPrecariat #FortApacheAZ #WhiteMountainApache #NativeFILM #DustinnCraig #resilience #recovery #recalcitrant
  • 1989-1990 I was 14 going on 15 and I could skate in Downtown Whiteriver all day everyday. The asphalt and concrete were still smooth, the community didn’t chase us off or threaten to call cops. The Rez dogs weren’t deadly packs causing casualties and wounding our own, there were still summer programs for youth and young adults. The schools were perfect skateboard plazas! Whiteriver elementary, Alchesay High, Seven Mile were all so perfectly natural terrain for skateboarding. After skating all these spots, I’d then skate the theater and Bashas until a movie in the Theater started and I’d see it then get picked up afterward or dropped off by my skate homies, and start all over the next day all summer long. Today sadly everything looks like the set of a dystopian post apocalyptic film complete with walking dead. It is very dramatic how rapidly the changes have occurred. However I have hope and believe things can turn around and rapidly with a strong nondenominational grassroots foundation and much history, culture arts and humanities education.
    ✊🏽🙂💯🔥❤️
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    #4wheelwarpony #YoungRaiders #IndigenousPrecariat #FortApacheAZ #WhiteMountainApache #NativeFILM #DustinnCraig #resilience #recovery #recalcitrant

  •  53  11  7 May, 2019
  • #FortApacheAZ Arizona’s most impoverished community, one of the highest rates of suicide in the entire United States, highest drop out rate in the State, and no fucking skate spots left! 💔 However this place gives me hope, inspiration and healing. I never wanted to leave back in 1998. When I did leave I thought I’d be back in 6 years max to teach high school art or video class. Now 21 years later, after my own near self destruction I’m back to instigate grass roots shit! 💪🏽 This is just week one, I’m up to the challenge of literally starting without any resources or a vehicle. I’m not stoked because I sure do miss my 4Runner and I kick myself for allowing it to be lost, but the next one I get will be worth the wait, blood, sweat and tears. 🙂💯🔥❤️
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#indigenousprecariat #recovery #resilience #HunnerdPercentBurninLOVE #4wheelwarpony #4wwp #YoungRaiders #youngraidersinstitute #Gozhodoleeth #NativeFilm
  • #FortApacheAZ Arizona’s most impoverished community, one of the highest rates of suicide in the entire United States, highest drop out rate in the State, and no fucking skate spots left! 💔 However this place gives me hope, inspiration and healing. I never wanted to leave back in 1998. When I did leave I thought I’d be back in 6 years max to teach high school art or video class. Now 21 years later, after my own near self destruction I’m back to instigate grass roots shit! 💪🏽 This is just week one, I’m up to the challenge of literally starting without any resources or a vehicle. I’m not stoked because I sure do miss my 4Runner and I kick myself for allowing it to be lost, but the next one I get will be worth the wait, blood, sweat and tears. 🙂💯🔥❤️
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    #indigenousprecariat #recovery #resilience #HunnerdPercentBurninLOVE #4wheelwarpony #4wwp #YoungRaiders #youngraidersinstitute #Gozhodoleeth #NativeFilm

  •  28  0  3 May, 2019
  • Today is the birthday of a very special young man and dear friend of mine @nik_nshit . 💔 He passed on and those of us who knew him remember and cherish his love and friendship dearly. I’m posting these 2 short snippets that are just rough sketches that I am currently working into a film. 2016 brought forth Water Protectors and the struggle at Standing Rock North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline. I had the good fortune to visit and participate, however upon the first night of my arrival I ran into some young folks from AZ & NM who were friends with Nick and aware of #4wheelwarpony . I brought with me decks we made to commemorate and honor our dearly departed friend, and I had no idea why exactly. When I met these young resilient spirits, I knew why. I was still mourning him as were his loved ones. So this experience brought me some peace and allowed me to connect with some new young folks I like to consider friends. Also at that time I was having an Instagram feud with those who are guilty of #culturalappropriation of #NativeAmerican art, design and images that are in the #SkateboardIndustry . Some pretty iconic #pros and #skateboard #companies . They listened and learned though it was hard getting through their emotions pride and ignorance. I’m still working on that struggle in defense of our #Indigenous future. This film is in progress of being edited by me, and I hope to be finished by the end of the month. My life has been its most chaotic these last 4 years and I’m still trying to fight for my own redemption and sanity. I could go on for days on this topic but I’ll end it here. I just hope you can see that #4wheelwarpony is more than just a skate co. It’s more than me, it’s the legacy of a #grassroots #community invisible to the world. I hope my film when complete will shed some light on we the #IndigenousPrecariat and our story. Happy Birthday Nick you are missed and remembered dearly.
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#NativeFILM #YoungRaiders #Indigenous #SkateboardCulture #SkaterOwned #SkaterMade #Authentic #AtRiskYouth #Prevention #awareness
  • Today is the birthday of a very special young man and dear friend of mine @nik_nshit . 💔 He passed on and those of us who knew him remember and cherish his love and friendship dearly. I’m posting these 2 short snippets that are just rough sketches that I am currently working into a film. 2016 brought forth Water Protectors and the struggle at Standing Rock North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline. I had the good fortune to visit and participate, however upon the first night of my arrival I ran into some young folks from AZ & NM who were friends with Nick and aware of #4wheelwarpony . I brought with me decks we made to commemorate and honor our dearly departed friend, and I had no idea why exactly. When I met these young resilient spirits, I knew why. I was still mourning him as were his loved ones. So this experience brought me some peace and allowed me to connect with some new young folks I like to consider friends. Also at that time I was having an Instagram feud with those who are guilty of #culturalappropriation of #NativeAmerican art, design and images that are in the #SkateboardIndustry . Some pretty iconic #pros and #skateboard #companies . They listened and learned though it was hard getting through their emotions pride and ignorance. I’m still working on that struggle in defense of our #Indigenous future. This film is in progress of being edited by me, and I hope to be finished by the end of the month. My life has been its most chaotic these last 4 years and I’m still trying to fight for my own redemption and sanity. I could go on for days on this topic but I’ll end it here. I just hope you can see that #4wheelwarpony is more than just a skate co. It’s more than me, it’s the legacy of a #grassroots #community invisible to the world. I hope my film when complete will shed some light on we the #IndigenousPrecariat and our story. Happy Birthday Nick you are missed and remembered dearly.
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    #NativeFILM #YoungRaiders #Indigenous #SkateboardCulture #SkaterOwned #SkaterMade #Authentic #AtRiskYouth #Prevention #awareness

  •  50  2  4 December, 2018

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  • We got an amazing 43 juniors at our coaching this evening, and the numbers keep growing. OVER 50 INCLUDING @allstarscricket members too. OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT. #NRCCRaiders #YoungRaiders
  • We got an amazing 43 juniors at our coaching this evening, and the numbers keep growing. OVER 50 INCLUDING @allstarscricket members too. OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT. #NRCCRaiders #YoungRaiders

  •  52  0  22 May, 2019