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Tanoak Tree: Acorn Tells a Native Story
Totems and Tourism: Hydaburg, Alaska
NMAI Profile: Brenda Meade
The Road to Visibility: Billy Frank Jr.
Micki Free Rocks Out on 'American Trash'
Tribal Tech Makes Inc. 500 List
Pump Money into Native Business
Struggling to Live Through Wildfires
Houska: Native Youth Protest Pipeline
Cherokees Claim Will Rogers
Ashley Callingbull for Mrs. Universe!
Ripe, Plump Super Moon in August
Crazy Candidates Not Named Trump Pt. 2
‘The Beginning and End of Rape’
Stop Contributing to Your Oppression
What Defines an Indigenous Group?
Moya-Smith: 'Anchor Babies' Demeans Kids
Lloyd Oxendine Walks On
Clean Eating and the ‘Dirty Dozen'
Morongo Tribe Revamps Iconic Eatery
Thing About Skins
Thing About Skins
Student Loans, Big Decisions, and Staying Hungry: Advice for Graduates
We are firmly in graduation season. All of my graduations happened at least a decade ago, so I barely remember them...
Mother's Day, Superwoman Complex, and Getting Better: Loving Native People Better, v. 2
Disclaimer: Zero research went into this piece (except for watching decades and decades of Native boys growing up under incredibly loving Native moms)...
Loving Native People Better, Vol. 1: Pop Quizzes and Friends (and Family) Like These
POP QUIZ: Think of a list of 5 people whom you do not like or who irritate you...
Exclusive Video: VAWA, a Historic Native Victory
Hey Native people…just in case you didn’t realize it, we made history very recently!...
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...
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...
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‘Can’t Breathe, Can’t See’:...
Wildfires Rage On, Fire...
Evacuations Ordered, Northwest...
How'd I Miss That?
How Did I Miss That? Cherokees...
How Did I Miss That? Sesame Street...
How Did I Miss That? Super Seau;...
Keystone XL Opponents Quiz...
Vague Answers, Questionable...
Keystone XL: Horse Riders From the...
Manning: Circle Bear Autopsy...
Sarah Lee Circle Bear Was Pregnant...
Her Mother Was Murdered. Now This...