QUICK STORY: I remember when breakdancing and hip-hop came...
No, this is not about blood quantum.  OK, TWO QUICK STORIES...
At this very moment, all of us are missing out on the life...
Sorry I waited until halfway through Black History Month to...
Fact #1:  South Dakota’s Tribes faithfully give hundreds of...
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Thing About Skins

Gyasi Ross
7/21/15
“ #DearNativeYouth: Hold us accountable.” Brook Spotted Eagle Dear young sister and brothers, nieces and nephews, Yes, I’m truly hoping you read this—I definitely don’t claim to ha...
Gyasi Ross
7/11/15
Move over Sean Connery—I have to be honest: there’s a new old, wrinkly white, Catholic dude in my life. That’s right, I have a “thing” for this new Pope. Sorry Sean...
Gyasi Ross
6/26/15
QUICK STORY: When I was a kid we used to play a very fun game called “Smear the Queer.” In that game, some unlucky sap, the “queer,” would wind up with a football in her/his hands ...
Gyasi Ross
6/21/15
“Those who were killed were…the old men, women and children…after the firing was over, the soldiers gathered up the bedding, clothing and subsistence and piled them up with a lot o...
Gyasi Ross
6/12/15
“Everybody wanna be a nigga but nobody wanna be a nigga.” —Paul Mooney Paul Mooney could have easily been talking about Natives...
Gyasi Ross
6/10/15
“This language (English), which is good enough for a white man and a black man, ought to be good enough for the red man...
Gyasi Ross
5/23/15
I won’t add too much commentary to this newspiece, but one of my Man Crushes Mondays, Martin Sensmeier (Athabascan and Tlingit) recently joined the all-star ensemble cast of the re...
Gyasi Ross
5/17/15
“The thing about being an Indian person is that you feel most at home with your own people.” Winona LaDuke This is a great time of year—NBA Playoffs are in full swing, it’s almost ...
Gyasi Ross
5/8/15
“It seemed as if the spiritual and social tapestry they had created for centuries was unraveling. Everything lost that sacred balance...
Gyasi Ross
5/1/15
Little things make a big difference. Look, expecting intelligent content from an Adam Sandler movie is like expecting an honest statement from Vanilla Ice about where he’s from...

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