Mohawk shares life lessons learned on a skateboard

Tom Fennario
APTN National News
Justin Darrow is the first Mohawk to ever compete in a World Cup skateboarding event.

Although getting there took a lot of cuts and bruises.

Darrow says these harsh lessons through concrete and gravity have real life applications.

“You learn a lot of things about yourself, about perseverance how to deal with skating through pain, putting in hard work to succeed, even through countless failures, and it’s all worth it, even if you just land a trick once,” says Darrow.

Now Darrow wants to encourage other Indigenous youth to take up the sport.

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN - Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.