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

Gyasi Ross
2/19/14
The original inhabitants of Turtle Island are not an island. As much as we might want to pretend otherwise, we are not the remote tribes in the Amazon...
Robert Chanate
2/7/14
Trickster was on his way to the National Gathering of Tricksters when he came upon the Red Whisker Prairie Dog Village...
Gyasi Ross
2/1/14
“Yes, I knew two or three people, white, whom I would trust with my life, and I knew a few others, white, who were struggling as hard as they knew how, and with great effort and sw...
Gyasi Ross
1/27/14
(Disclaimer: ok, 100% of this shit really happened just as I tell it, but it didn’t really happen at 30,000 feet. I almost didn’t make it to 30,000 feet...

The subject: Standup comic Charlie Hill, who died on December 30, had a vast influence on Native com

Gyasi Ross
1/6/14
Happy New Year to you all…I hope that it started off with smiles, passion and time spent with loved ones...

The subject, in his own words: "My name is Amson Collins.

Gyasi Ross
12/24/13
Nothing can make a parent feel like crap and helpless like Christmas. Let me explain. Quick Story: When I was just a wee little lad (4th grade), my teacher Mr...
Thosh Collins
12/19/13
ABOUT THE SUBJECT: Tanis Parenteau (Métis/Cree) holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and a Bachelor of Physical Education with a focus in Physical Activity and Sport Performance...
Robert Chanate
12/17/13
My grandpa Ernest used to listen to people a lot...

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