Surviving the Horror of Residential Schools by Skateboarding

This incredibly well produced short documentary by The New Yorker puts light on former residential schools in Canada, where children were practically locked away for all forms of abuse, producing mental scars that take a lifetime to heal – if ever. The hero of this story is Joe Buffalo, a native american whose family had been subjected to residential schools for several generations. Here we here the story of his life (so far) and his means to cope with his past and how skateboarding has helped him to stay afloat – and look into the future with confidence. An incredibly moving story well worth your time, if you’re a member of the skate tribe or not. Please watch, you will be inspired.