Thing About Skins

Chelsey Luger and Gyasi Ross
Tell all my mourners To mourn in red— Cause there ain't no sense In my bein' dead. —Langston Hughes (1902—1967) “Yeah...
Chelsey Luger and Gyasi Ross
Silence kills. Suicide is a HUGE problem within our Native communities, yet it’s something that we barely speak about...
Chelsey Luger
In Winnipeg, many First Nations peoples are entrenched in a devastating culture of gang violence, and VICE News took to the streets of the city to figure out why ...
Chelsey Luger
“We’ve got a real Indian with us this Thanksgiving!” I cringe when I recall this announcement, which my hosts included in each and every introduction between me and their other gue...
Gyasi Ross
Quick Story: I was on the “Indian Plan” on my journey through college, attending (seriously) six schools before finally graduating...
Gyasi Ross
This whole "Winter Challenge" thing makes me nostalgic. I remember when I was a little kid, I used to try to convince my mom that March was when it started getting warmer...
Gyasi Ross
Happy New Year to you all…I hope that it started off with smiles, passion and time spent with loved ones...
Gyasi Ross
Nothing can make a parent feel like crap and helpless like Christmas. Let me explain. Quick Story: When I was just a wee little lad (4th grade), my teacher Mr...

ABOUT THE SUBJECT: James Jones is Cree From Tall Cree First Nations in northern Alberta who fuses to

Gyasi Ross
“Native people who are in some stage of adaption to Western culture often lose their children because their families are unstable for the same reasons that American society’s famil...