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
3/7/13
INCREDIBLE NEWS: On Thursday, February 28th, 2013, the House of Representatives finally decided that Native women, LGBTQ women, and immigrant women were worthy of protections from ...
Gyasi Ross
2/5/13
INTRODUCTION: OF GUN RIGHTS AND POLITICS There is a fundamental difference between leadership and politics...
Christina M. Castro
1/29/13
It has been roughly two months since I deactivated my beloved Facebook account...
Gyasi Ross
1/16/13
INTRODUCTION Lately, Native people have taken to the streets malls in demonstrations of Public Indian-ness (“ PI ”) that surpasses the sheer volume of activism of even Alcatraz and...
Shaun Taylor-Corbett
1/5/13
(Gyasi’s Note: This is very short notice for a casting call on Monday, January 7th, in NYC. I apologize—that’s my fault. ALL the contact information is below...
Gyasi Ross
1/2/13
It’s been a long time since I wrote something for “The Thing About Skins.” Heck, since the last time I wrote, all kinds of major pop culture events have been happening left and rig...
Robert Chanate
12/28/12
How different would life be for Native Peoples if more of our Nations had stood together in defense of our homelands in the past?...
ICTMN Staff
12/17/12
(Gyasi’s Note: I’ve been intrigued by the Idle No More events in Canada since I first heard about them—I’m always a fan of vulnerable people taking their lives into their own hands...
Christina M. Castro
12/4/12
Lately, we as Native people have been bombarded with a constant influx of demeaning imagery in the media and fashion industry...
Gyasi Ross
11/26/12
I think airport conversations, the ones that happen while you're waiting for your flight, are the most interesting conversations you can have. Why? Who knows?...

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