'Absolutely thrilled'

Youth from Omaha Tribe welcome new skatepark


December 12, 2022

A welcome sign in Walthill, on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska. Photo by Kevin Abourezk

WALTHILL, Nebraska - On a sunny afternoon in October, young people gathered for the grand opening of a new skate park in this Omaha Reservation community.

As they watched a blue ribbon being cut that day, they must have imagined themselves performing grinds and slides, backsides and powerslides to the applause of their peers. And they must have nervously awaited to see who would win the three skateboards that had been donated for a drawing.

The first name pulled from a hat that day was that of the community's best skateboarder, who already owned a skateboard.



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