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Everest Avalanche Kills 12 Sherpas
Coachella War Bonnets: Yep, It Happened
400 Years Later—Pocahontas Weds Again
Judges Rule in Favor of SBT
What the Hell Is Wrong With ABQ Cops?
Colorful Easter Carpet Breaks Records
Militia: God Gave Land to Settlers
The Trees Danced for Us
Tribes in Court Over North Dakota Land
Remembering Good Friday Disasters
Kansas City to Host Tennis Championships
Gunmen on Video Shooting at Guarani
NFL Franchise Channels Puritan Colonists
Trumpeter Swan Poachers Sentenced
Locals Learning Emergency Response
Cherokee Nation Adds Millions to Housing
CNN Reporter Explores Best Native Places
Racial Bullying Persists in NoCal
White House Honors Henry Red Cloud
USDA Offers Native Rural Business Grants
Thing About Skins
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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Leaving the Rez: Eyeryday, Modern-Day Assimilation (for Kreestal)
Hush Money and Ransom: An Open Letter to Dan Snyder, the Idiot
Native Influences on 'Breaking Bad': Murdered on the Best Show Ever
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