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Native Inspiration: 7 Indspire Winners
Rachelle White Wind RE: APTN's Dream Big
Actor Admits to Taking Native Artifacts
NO Columbus - Go to NY's Indigenous Day!
Native Hip-Hop: StenJoddi’s Unbreakable
‘Fairbanks Four’ Seek Truth
You don’t look sick! What’s the problem?
Turning Stone Showroom Gets Top Honors
Kamaka Family Rocks the Ukulele
Santee Sioux Assert Tribal Sovereignty
The Many Sins of Pope Francis's Saints
Cyril Pahinui: Preserving Hawaii’s Music
Brenda J. Child Wins MN Literary Award
Houska: Trump Burns Natives Again
Instant Horse Racing Machines Illegal
Bears Ears Could Be a Preservation First
Free Community College? Maybe
Youth Football Camp Goes to Six Nations
It's Fall: Time for Squash, Chestnuts
Iron Eyes to Pope: Revoke Doctrine
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
In Honor of Women’s History Month: Just a Few of My Female Indigenous Inspirations
Within Indigenous communities, the women lead. They lead in our homes and our society, whether elected or not – that tradition has continued for millennia...
Complicit in Killing the Earth: Of Pepsi Challenges and Democrats and Republicans
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...
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...
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