Ramp it up!


Skateboarding, still frowned upon in some communities, has inspired and influenced American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to lead healthy and positive lifestyles since the 1960s. "Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America", an exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., on view through Sept. 13, focuses on what has become a popular activity in Native communities.