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Thing About Skins
My Indigenous Mount Lovemore: Happy New Year!
Symbols matter. We need to show off our icons and heroes...
Our Native Children Are Not Poverty Porn: 'If One Succeeds, a Hundred Are Coming After' (a Poem)
“We know how to survive. We are all put at the bottom of...
Letter to My Nephew Antonio: Suicide Chronicles, Part 5 of 5
(Gyasi’s Note: I am privileged to be able to raise my...
Our Culture, Our Standards, Our Rules: A Defense of Traditionalism
Identity often comes down to decisions. Every single one of...
Greg Grey Cloud: The Native Who Sang an Honor Song for the Senate (and Got Arrested for It)
Being an elected official is rough—especially the United...
Speaking Up: Native Women's Voices and the Challenges of Putting Yourself Out There
“I was raised by my grandparents, along with my parents....
Thing About Skins
VAWA, Good News-Bad News, and Dirty Oil: How Obama Gave Himself Cover to Kill Native Sacred Sites
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 ...
The Violence Against Women Act: Gun Rights, Idle No More, and Why Most House Republicans Say Rape Is OK
INTRODUCTION: OF GUN RIGHTS AND POLITICS There is a fundamental difference between leadership and politics...
All Over Your Face: Confessions of a Former Social Media Junkie
Christina M. Castro
It has been roughly two months since I deactivated my beloved Facebook account...
The Idle No More Movement for Dummies (or, 'What The Heck Are All These Indians Acting All Indian-Ey About?')
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...
Distant Thunder: Casting Call for Native Actors on Monday, January 7th in New York
(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...
Magic Mike, Idle No More, and Speakin' in Indian: Happy New Year
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...
Isolated No More: Idle No More and the United States
How different would life be for Native Peoples if more of our Nations had stood together in defense of our homelands in the past?...
Idle No More: Indigenous Brothers and Sisters Taking the Initiative for a Better Tomorrow
(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...
This Is Why I'm Hot!
Christina M. Castro
Lately, we as Native people have been bombarded with a constant influx of demeaning imagery in the media and fashion industry...
Divisiveness, Drunken Pilots, and Kim Kardashian: A Pigeon-Toed Indian Pontificates About the 2012 Election
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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