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Gyasi Ross: Native grandmother and 'hellraiser' Faith Spotted EagleFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native grandmother and 'hellraiser' Faith Spotted Eagle (04/07)
A discussion with Faith Spotted Eagle, an amazing and inspiring woman, mentor, teacher and hellraiser.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chairFiled Under: Politics
Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair (03/07)
Native American DNC members converged on Atlanta to celebrate Tom Perez as the new DNC Chair.
Gyasi Ross: Native and African people share long history of resistanceFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native and African people share long history of resistance (02/16)
Crispus Attucks is about combined Native and black lineages that resisted, suffered and caused a revolution.
Gyasi Ross: Barack Obama's complicated legacy in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Barack Obama's complicated legacy in Indian Country (02/09)
The Thing About Skins on the Pros and Cons of the Obama Administration.
Gyasi Ross: Let's divest from DAPL and support Native-owned banksFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Let's divest from DAPL and support Native-owned banks (01/17)
'We can’t just stash our cash under a pile of Pendleton and Pendleton-ish blankets, can we?'
Gyasi Ross and Matt Remle: Divest from the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Gyasi Ross and Matt Remle: Divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline (12/26)
Matt Remle of Last Real Indians and Gyasi Ross of Indian Country Today offer a guide to divesting from the financial institutions that made the Dakota Access Pipeline a reality.
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resourcesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources (12/16)
Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.
Gyasi Ross: What Donald Trump's win means for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: What Donald Trump's win means for Indian Country (11/17)
'Put bluntly, we will not make any positive strides during the Trump Administration.'
Gyasi Ross: The best option is to stop the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: The best option is to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (11/04)
'What is certain is that all of this is Native land and we need to protect it.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women deserve to be respectedFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women deserve to be respected (10/24)
'Native women are out here with the knowledge that we are more likely to be victims of physical and sexual assault.'
Gyasi Ross: A 'humbling' #NoDAPL experience for Tito YbarraFiled Under: National
Gyasi Ross: A 'humbling' #NoDAPL experience for Tito Ybarra (10/14)
'I got out here and I got in touch with the bigger picture—that you’re out here for everyone.'
Gyasi Ross: Interview with founder of Defenders of Water SchoolFiled Under: Education | National
Gyasi Ross: Interview with founder of Defenders of Water School (10/07)
Alayna Eagle Shield shares her experience in starting the school at the #NoDAPL encampment in North Dakota.
Gyasi Ross: Hillary Clinton can't stay quiet on #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Hillary Clinton can't stay quiet on #NoDAPL movement (10/06)
Hillary Clinton should answer why she feels Native people do not deserve an answer on this topic.
Gyasi Ross: President Obama's legacy on the line with Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: President Obama's legacy on the line with Dakota Access Pipeline (09/26)
'President Obama cannot sacrifice eight years of hard work.'
Gyasi Ross: Doing your part to ensure #NoDAPL keeps on winningFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Doing your part to ensure #NoDAPL keeps on winning (09/08)
Every day this thing is not being built is winning.
Gyasi Ross: It's gonna be awhile before the first Native presidentFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: It's gonna be awhile before the first Native president (07/28)
Based upon the evidence (as opposed to optimism or good feelings), America does not seem to fully accept Natives as real-life human beings.
Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as presidentFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president (07/28)
Native citizens warned of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
Gyasi Ross: Moving toward an indigenous model for peacemakingFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Moving toward an indigenous model for peacemaking (07/15)
It may be time to look to the original people of this continent for some answers.
Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campusFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Sports
Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus (06/22)
Washington team owner Daniel Snyder should take note of the fact he is losing the battle with America’s next generation.
Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violenceFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence (06/17)
Adults who are tolerant, respectful and loving begin as children who are shown and taught tolerance, respect and love
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country needs leaders who can break the rulesFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country needs leaders who can break the rules (06/09)
We need Native politicians. We need Native lawyers. But we also desperately need hell raisers.
Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communitiesFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communities (05/26)
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health the percentage of Native Americans reporting current use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes is higher than that for any other racial group.
Gyasi Ross: Voting for the lesser of two evils in this crazy electionFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Voting for the lesser of two evils in this crazy election (05/06)
If Bernie does not win the nomination I would be in a battleground state working, except it will be for Hillary.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great PrinceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince (04/25)
Travel well, Prince Rogers Nelson. You’ve changed a lot of lives (and caused a lot of babies to be born.)
Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leadersFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leaders (04/15)
It’s easy to hurt other Natives when we don’t think much of Native people generally.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country continues our struggle with diabetesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country continues our struggle with diabetes (03/29)
I don’t have any quick solutions; I do know that the answers are within our communities and us.
Gyasi Ross: Only one candidate pays attention to Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Only one candidate pays attention to Indian Country (03/21)
See, Hillary Clinton STILL has not shown one bit of investment into Indian Country (other than a conference call that probably cost two dollars)—no outreach people to Indian Country, no ads committed to Native people, no visits to Indian Country.
Gyasi Ross: Nominate Diane Humetewa to serve on Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Nominate Diane Humetewa to serve on Supreme Court (03/09)
It’s time to recognize the ability of Indigenous women to restore the balance to not only our communities, but to all people; in fact, it’s long overdue.
Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversiesFiled Under:
Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversies (03/04)
Michigan State University professor Matthew Fletcher, attorney Gabe Galanda, author Gyasi Ross and Michelle Roberts, who is facing removal from the Nooksack Tribe, discussed an issue affecting tribes nationwide.
Gyasi Ross appears on Democracy Now! to discuss 2016 electionFiled Under: National | Politics
Gyasi Ross appears on Democracy Now! to discuss 2016 election (02/29)
The author and attorney said none of the presidential candidates, Republican or Democrat, should take the Native vote for granted.
Gyasi Ross: Presidential candidates must earn the Native voteFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Presidential candidates must earn the Native vote (02/16)
Make no mistake about it, in presidential elections Native people are an afterthought.
Gyasi Ross: African and Native Americans fought for their survivalFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: African and Native Americans fought for their survival (02/10)
Make no mistake: there are folks and institutions that profit when people of color fight each other.
Gyasi Ross: African and Native Americans share much in commonFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: African and Native Americans share much in common (01/29)
The treatment of Natives foretold how black folks would be treated.
Gyasi Ross: Native people still treated as objects in 'The Revenant'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native people still treated as objects in 'The Revenant' (01/19)
The only time we’re not helpless in these movies is when we’re dead and a white man is learning a lesson from beyond our graves.
Gyasi Ross: Crazy White people have turned into the new IndiansFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Crazy White people have turned into the new Indians (01/08)
When I hear these silly and hairy militia men in Oregon talk about the government taking 'their land,' my first thought is 'take a number.'
Gyasi Ross: Be thankful for Donald Trump for exposing racismFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Be thankful for Donald Trump for exposing racism (12/28)
Donald Trump isn’t all that popular amongst my Native brethren.
Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian Country (12/21)
The truth is that Uncle Billy Frank was arrested over 50 times for you. And for me.
Gyasi Ross: Native nations developed immigration policies tooFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native nations developed immigration policies too (12/01)
As a matter of historical record, different Native groups adapted their positions and policies based upon changing circumstances and relationships with the European immigrants.
Gyasi Ross: America seems comfortable with deaths of NativesFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: America seems comfortable with deaths of Natives (11/18)
In the days since the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris, there has been a mix of reactions.
Gyasi Ross: Do more to address suicide among our Native youthFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Do more to address suicide among our Native youth (10/28)
Our generation faces life and death circumstances and an epidemic, except sometimes it doesn’t seem like we’re doing as much about it as we could.
Gyasi Ross: Republicans play games with Native women's rightsFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Republicans play games with Native women's rights (10/05)
The Republican effort to shut down Planned Parenthood speaks profoundly about its relationship with Native women.
Gyasi Ross: A Native take on the anniversary of September 11Filed Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: A Native take on the anniversary of September 11 (09/11)
It was undoubtedly a tragedy. But September 11th wasn’t a surprise, at least not for Native people and many people of color.
Gyasi Ross: Obama's checkered record on Native environmental issuesFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Obama's checkered record on Native environmental issues (09/03)
Two weeks after his administration granted Royal Dutch Shell permission to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012, President Obama threw a bit of a bone to Native people.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country entering a new era with drug gameFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country entering a new era with drug game (08/19)
Since reservations won’t be drug-free, the tribe may as well make the money for the sale? Something like that.
Gyasi Ross: Native youth carry on the strength of our peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native youth carry on the strength of our people (07/22)
Honestly, growing up Native is sometimes really hard, because sometimes it seems like not many people understand our ways or sometimes because it seems like there’s only a few of us.
Gyasi Ross: Pope Francis issues apology to indigenous peoplesFiled Under: Opinion | World
Gyasi Ross: Pope Francis issues apology to indigenous peoples (07/13)
It’s hard enough to admit that I was wrong when I leave the gas tank on empty; imagine asking for forgiveness for genocide, racism, slavery and religious bigotry.
Gyasi Ross gets nod for 'Marlon Brando' single off new releaseFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Gyasi Ross gets nod for 'Marlon Brando' single off new release (06/30)
The attorney and author is garnering critical praise for ISSKOOTSIK, his first release.
Gyasi Ross: The Native roots of the bizarre Rachel Dolezal dramaFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: The Native roots of the bizarre Rachel Dolezal drama (06/15)
Ok, so, this white woman named Rachel Dolezal did a reverse Michael Jackson and became a black woman named Rachel Dolezal.
Gyasi Ross: Let's take a lesson from Miccosukee Tribe on schoolsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Let's take a lesson from Miccosukee Tribe on schools (06/11)
The Miccosukee Tribe recently showed that they will not forsake tribal history, language or storytelling anymore in the name of national standards.
Gyasi Ross: Martin Sensmeier lands role in major Hollywood filmFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Martin Sensmeier lands role in major Hollywood film (05/25)
Martin Sensmeier (Athabascan and Tlingit) recently joined the all-star ensemble cast of the remake of The Magnificent Seven.
Gyasi Ross: A message of encouragement to Native graduatesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: A message of encouragement to Native graduates (05/18)
Native people are the only people on this continent who have a home to go home to on this continent.
Gyasi Ross: Native moms will run the whole world somedayFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native moms will run the whole world someday (05/11)
Native mothers simply don’t give up. They can’t give up; not in their DNA.
Interview with Gyasi Ross about spoken word release 'Isskootsik'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Interview with Gyasi Ross about spoken word release 'Isskootsik' (04/23)
An interview with attorney and author Gyasi Ross about his upcoming spoken world release.
Gyasi Ross releases spoken word album 'Isskootsik' on May 12Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Gyasi Ross releases spoken word album 'Isskootsik' on May 12 (04/20)
The attorney and author is adding another title to his resume: recording artist.
Gyasi Ross: Interview with fashion designer Bethany YellowtailFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Interview with fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail (04/10)
Beth is a badass Northern Cheyenne and Crow woman, creator and clothing designer.
Gyasi Ross: Does organ and blood donation fit into our beliefs?Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Does organ and blood donation fit into our beliefs? (04/03)
I’ve heard Native people who believe that you must enter the afterlife whole and intact—the parts of you that are not your own will not be allowed to enter.
Gyasi Ross: Funerals become family reunions in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Funerals become family reunions in Indian Country (03/27)
At this very moment, all of us are missing out the life of someone we say we care about and love.
Gyasi Ross: Yawna Allen shares her Native and African ancestryFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Yawna Allen shares her Native and African ancestry (02/27)
Most of the pressure is to identify myself as being simply black and surprisingly, it has most often come from the black community in my personal experience.
Gyasi Ross: Native Americans and African Americans share tiesFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native Americans and African Americans share ties (02/19)
I literally didn’t realize I was a quarter black (actually a bit less than a quarter, but I’ll claim a quarter for easy math) until I was almost 13.
Gyasi Ross: Faith Spotted Eagle discusses Keystone XL battleFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: Faith Spotted Eagle discusses Keystone XL battle (02/13)
As a grandmother and Chair of the Ihanktonwan Treaty Council I am deeply opposed to the intrusion into our land of the Ft. Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868.

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