Thing About Skins

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Happy New Year to you all…I hope that it started off with smiles, passion and time spent with loved ones...
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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

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“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...
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"Cultures are learned means of survival in an environment...
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The violent impact of white settlement and Christianity manifests itself in weird and deep ways—some people call these impacts “colonialism.” Fancy word...
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Television, Edward Curtis photographs and romance novel covers have collectively painted the accepted images of Native people...
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I’ve heard many Natives complain, time and time again, about the lack of Native imagery in pop culture...
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We are firmly in graduation season. All of my graduations happened at least a decade ago, so I barely remember them...
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Disclaimer: Zero research went into this piece (except for watching decades and decades of Native boys growing up under incredibly loving Native moms)...