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Thing About Skins

Robert Chanate
10/28/13
Story 1 On a sunny August afternoon, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, I stood on the side of my mother’s house and looked briefly to the east...
Gyasi Ross
10/16/13
I’ve kinda stayed away from this topic, but I want to give a few thoughts...
Gyasi Ross
10/9/13
“Native people who are in some stage of adaption to Western culture often lose their children because their families are unstable for the same reasons that American society’s famil...
Gyasi Ross
9/26/13
"Cultures are learned means of survival in an environment...
Gyasi Ross
9/9/13
The violent impact of white settlement and Christianity manifests itself in weird and deep ways—some people call these impacts “colonialism.” Fancy word...
Gyasi Ross
8/26/13
Television, Edward Curtis photographs and romance novel covers have collectively painted the accepted images of Native people...
Gyasi Ross
8/8/13
People see me with my son often. We play sports, we walk hand-in-hand, we talk as friends, I sometimes have to talk to him as dad-to-son with an authoritative tone as well...
Gyasi Ross
6/12/13
I’ve heard many Natives complain, time and time again, about the lack of Native imagery in pop culture...
Gyasi Ross
5/9/13
We are firmly in graduation season. All of my graduations happened at least a decade ago, so I barely remember them...
Gyasi Ross
5/2/13
Disclaimer: Zero research went into this piece (except for watching decades and decades of Native boys growing up under incredibly loving Native moms)...

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