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Manning: Youth Battle Sisseton 'Redmen'
Rallying the Vote, On and Off Reserve
Smoker Broaddus Named Educator of Year
McKinley to Denali = Drill Baby Drill?
AIANTA: International Tourism Is Growing
Book Chronicles Colville Termination
6 Native Alternatives to Junk Food
Wildfires Showing Improvement
50 Faces of Indian Country, Part II
Whirlwind of Change For Nez Perce Police
Robert A. Williams on the D of D
Moya-Smith: Armed Police Drones? Yep.
New Miss Cherokee & Junior Miss Crowned
Climate Change Is Disrupting Lives Now
Department of Ed Grants $50M to TCUs
Obama Hosts Alaska Native Roundtable
Man Acquitted of Hurling Beer at Kids
Tahnee Robinson: Player to NCAA Coach
Hopi: Celebrating the Sanctity of Water
Poarch Creek Member Yale Assistant Dean
Thing About Skins
Sexy Cultural Chic: Fearless Fashion Designer Bethany Yellowtail Shares Her Truth
QUICK STORY: I remember when breakdancing and hip-hop came...
All About Indian Blood (and Kidneys, and Hearts): Organ Donation and Native People
No, this is not about blood quantum. OK, TWO QUICK STORIES...
Native Funerals as Family Reunions: A Few Thoughts on Loving Each Other Better
At this very moment, all of us are missing out on the life...
Black History Month, Indian-Style: Natives and Black Folks in This Together Since 1492
Sorry I waited until halfway through Black History Month to...
Native Grandmothers Defend Mother Earth: Faith Spotted Eagle Kicks SERIOUS Knowledge About Keystone XL
IF the human race is going to turn this world around—from a...
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Doesn't Like Indian Children: An Interview With Justin Poor Bear
Fact #1: South Dakota’s Tribes faithfully give hundreds of...
Thing About Skins
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?...
BUY NATIVE: A Campaign to Buy Native American-Made Gifts this Holiday Season
Jessica R. Metcalfe
(Gyasi’s Note: I love Dr. Jessica. She does her work simply because she loves Native people; as a result of her love of Native people, she tries to help Native people...
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