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

Chelsey Luger
7/10/14
In Winnipeg, many First Nations peoples are entrenched in a devastating culture of gang violence, and VICE News took to the streets of the city to figure out why ...
Gyasi Ross
7/9/14
“…designing and making clothes was natural to me, almost instinctual...
April Negrette
7/3/14
Last week at a San Francisco Giants game, I and a male friend, Kimball Bighorse, were thrown out of AT&T Park...
Gyasi Ross
6/29/14
The name is going to change. Promise. A few weeks ago, I gave the prediction that the Redskins would change their name within three years...
Chelsey Luger
6/26/14
“We’ve got a real Indian with us this Thanksgiving!” I cringe when I recall this announcement, which my hosts included in each and every introduction between me and their other gue...
Gyasi Ross
6/23/14
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.” —Bruce Lee It’s in our blood, family...
Gyasi Ross
6/18/14
He simply ran wild, while the Cadets tried in vain to stop his progress. It was like trying to clutch a shadow...
Gyasi Ross
6/13/14
President Obama is on the Standing Rock Reservation day to do something that is long overdue—thank Native people for their constant support of him...
Gyasi Ross
5/26/14
QUICK RANT ABOUT MAN CRUSH MONDAYS: I’ve had a few people (not a ton, but definitely some) contact about these Man Crush Mondays, telling me how weird/funny it is...
Gyasi Ross
5/19/14
( WARNING: Contains faux-Indigenous nudity. Seriously.) This guy might be the crushiest of my Man Crush Mondays. Yeah, I think so. His name is Nick Galanin. He's Tlingit...

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