Join us on Saturday June 16 @ 11 a.m. for an insightful discussion!

What positive impact has skateboarding made in Native American communities? Find out at this fascinating panel presentation with three Native American experts!

  • Kilma Lattin, from the Pala Band of Mission Indians, is a former Tribal Councilmember who oversaw the development of a 22,000 square-foot skateboard park on the Pala Reservation. 
  • Alan Lechusza Aquallo, Ph.D., (Luiseño/Maidu), is a skate enthusiast and a Professor at Palomar College specializing in Native art, music, and culture. 
  • O’Jay Vanegas (Native Mexican/Navajo) is the owner of Con Safos Sk8 Co. and an avid Southern California skater. 

Space is limited, so arrive early! Panel discussion begins at 11 a.m. in the SDMoM Gill Auditorium (located just west of the main museum building).

Free with general Museum admission. Please show your admission receipt at the door.

Visit for more details about all of our upcoming public programs, including professional skateboard demonstrations and operating hours for the half-pipe.

Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.