Symbols matter.  We need to show off our icons and heroes...
“We know how to survive. We are all put at the bottom of...
(Gyasi’s Note: I am privileged to be able to raise my...
Identity often comes down to decisions. Every single one of...
Being an elected official is rough—especially the United...
“I was raised by my grandparents, along with my parents....
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Thing About Skins

Robert Chanate
2/14/12
Of all the holidays we Natives have to contend with in the U.S, Valentine's Day can be the most confusing for those of us looking to tradition for guidance in the ways of the heart...
Cetan Wanbli Williams
2/12/12
In 2011, the Grammys terminated the “Native American Music Album” award . QUESTION: How many Grammy-winning projects did Native Americans produce ?...
Renee Holt
2/7/12
The year 2012 is a big one for the country...
Robert Chanate
2/3/12
I understand Spam is bad for us but I feel like I’m turning my back on an old friend by banning it from my menu...
Gyasi Ross
1/30/12
Facebook has replaced pow-wow parking lots, Haskell, AISES/NCAI/other major Indian conferences and Santa Fe Indian Market as the leading place for Indian singles to snag up their p...
Robert Chanate
1/26/12
You see some crazy behavior and hear unhinged conversations when riding on a Greyhound Bus...
Cetan Wanbli Williams
1/15/12
Facing a bleak outlook on mutual fund investments, she bought a 1953 Chevy pick-up. “She’s been saving her winnings since she was 8 years old!” said Michael Roberts...
Robert Chanate
1/12/12
When we accepted an invitation to the sweat lodge we had no idea that white people were going to be going in with us...
Gyasi Ross
1/9/12
I've always been fascinated by those shows Intervention , Animal Hoarders , et al...
Robert Chanate
1/3/12
(Note to readers: I origina lly wrote this in September—prior to the Keystone XL pipeline delay—and am sharing it because the opposition is ongoing.) On a late August afternoon, I ...

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