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
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)...
Miranda Belarde-Lewis
4/24/13
Last Friday started like any other busy day. Get the kid to school, gear up for the commute, read the news. By news I mean read the Facebook status updates...
Gyasi Ross
4/15/13
POP QUIZ: Think of a list of 5 people whom you do not like or who irritate you...
Gyasi Ross
4/8/13
Hey Native people…just in case you didn’t realize it, we made history very recently!...
Gyasi Ross
4/3/13
I was excited watching the women’s NCAA tournament the past couple of days...
Gyasi Ross
3/28/13
Within Indigenous communities, the women lead. They lead in our homes and our society, whether elected or not – that tradition has continued for millennia...
Gyasi Ross
3/21/13
A few months ago—right up until Election Day—many of our people messaged and pontificated like crazy to point out that there are serious and profound differences between the two po...

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