As contemporary peoples, Native Americans exist within multifaceted realities and participate in many everyday popular pleasures. One pleasure prominent in the lives of many young Native Americans is the activities that take place at skate parks. Skate parks have been linked to wellness promotion for both young people and communities and can function as a venue to nurture and mentor Native American youth in ways that parallel traditional methods.
In 2008 the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca (ACIN) sent a letter to U.S. president Barack Obama regarding the atrocities committed against the indigenous communities in Colombia. The letter addressed how rights have been stripped from the indigenous communities. However, the letter represented more than documented accounts of injustice. The letter represented the demystification of traditional political representations and processes.