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Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case
Environment | Law | National

Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case (June 11, 2018)

A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.

Gyasi Ross: Washington attorney general attacks tribal treaty rights
Law | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Washington attorney general attacks tribal treaty rights (June 6, 2018)

The Supreme Court is about to decide a major treaty rights case, potentially overturning a victory secured by 21 tribes. How did Indian Country get here?

Gyasi Ross: Democrats turn on tribes and vote against our sovereignty
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Democrats turn on tribes and vote against our sovereignty (April 17, 2018)

'Democrats show, once again, that they are no allies, accomplices, friends or champions of tribal sovereignty.'

Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people (January 16, 2018)

Donald Trump has repeatedly said untrue disgusting lies about Native for decades hoping to harm Native communities.

Gyasi Ross: Struggles are the same for black people and indigenous people
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Struggles are the same for black people and indigenous people (January 12, 2018)

The first step to getting to a lasting peace is by bringing the focus back to the check.

Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities
Opinion | Technology

Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities (December 18, 2017)

The digital divide, already wide in Indian Country, just got a LOT bigger, Gyasi Ross writes on The Huffington Post.

Gyasi Ross: Native child gunned down by police officer on his own homelands
Law | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Native child gunned down by police officer on his own homelands (November 17, 2017)

Unfortunately, many times when brown-skinned people call 911 for help, they get killed instead.

Gyasi Ross: Does Native American Heritage Month even matter in our nation?
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Does Native American Heritage Month even matter in our nation? (November 3, 2017)

Gyasi Ross asks: 'How much is a genocide worth?'

Gyasi Ross: Commercial industry intentionally poisons our indigenous foods
Environment | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Commercial industry intentionally poisons our indigenous foods (September 7, 2017)

Like most actions that harm Native people, the release of tens of thousands of farmed salmon was no accident, Gyasi Ross writes in his last piece on Indian Country Media Network.

Puyallup elder Nancy Shippentower pens tribute to the late warrior Dick Gregory
Opinion

Puyallup elder Nancy Shippentower pens tribute to the late warrior Dick Gregory (August 22, 2017)

Dick Gregory was a warrior who sacrificed powerfully for Native people, Nancy Shippentower of the Puyallup Tribe writes in a letter shared on Indian Country Media Network.

Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore (August 22, 2017)

Gyasi Ross pens a response on Indian Country Media Network to VICE editor Wilbert Cooper regarding his article, 'Let’s Blow Up Mt. Rushmore,'

Gyasi Ross: All of our indigenous creation stories are true didn't you know
Politics

Gyasi Ross: All of our indigenous creation stories are true didn't you know (July 28, 2017)

All the basic scientific thoughts are metaphorically represented in most Native stories of creation and origin, Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Gyasi Ross: Wealthy white man perpetuates poverty porn in Indian Country
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Wealthy white man perpetuates poverty porn in Indian Country (July 21, 2017)

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, is visiting Native communities. Is that good? Gyasi Ross has more on Indian Country Media Network.

Gyasi Ross: Native Nations assert authority as guardians of the earth
Environment | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Native Nations assert authority as guardians of the earth (July 6, 2017)

We do not have to carry the United States’ burden for being disgusting, Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison
Law | Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison (May 22, 2017)

There is nothing heroic about James Comey, Blackfeet Nation citizen Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Gyasi Ross: Congratulations to Native high school and college graduates
Education | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Congratulations to Native high school and college graduates (May 5, 2017)

Take the time to consciously protect who you have always been.

Gyasi Ross: Native grandmother and 'hellraiser' Faith Spotted Eagle
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Native grandmother and 'hellraiser' Faith Spotted Eagle (April 7, 2017)

A discussion with Faith Spotted Eagle, an amazing and inspiring woman, mentor, teacher and hellraiser.

Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair
Politics

Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair (March 7, 2017)

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 resistance
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Native and African people share long history of resistance (February 16, 2017)

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 Country
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Barack Obama's complicated legacy in Indian Country (February 9, 2017)

The Thing About Skins on the Pros and Cons of the Obama Administration.

Gyasi Ross: Let's divest from DAPL and support Native-owned banks
Business | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Let's divest from DAPL and support Native-owned banks (January 17, 2017)

'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 Pipeline
Business | Opinion

Gyasi Ross and Matt Remle: Divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline (December 26, 2016)

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 resources
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources (December 16, 2016)

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 Country
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: What Donald Trump's win means for Indian Country (November 17, 2016)

'Put bluntly, we will not make any positive strides during the Trump Administration.'

Gyasi Ross: The best option is to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: The best option is to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 4, 2016)

'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 respected
Opinion

Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women deserve to be respected (October 24, 2016)

'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 Ybarra
National

Gyasi Ross: A 'humbling' #NoDAPL experience for Tito Ybarra (October 14, 2016)

'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 School
Education | National

Gyasi Ross: Interview with founder of Defenders of Water School (October 7, 2016)

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 movement
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Hillary Clinton can't stay quiet on #NoDAPL movement (October 6, 2016)

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 Pipeline
Environment | Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: President Obama's legacy on the line with Dakota Access Pipeline (September 26, 2016)

'President Obama cannot sacrifice eight years of hard work.'

Gyasi Ross: Doing your part to ensure #NoDAPL keeps on winning
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Doing your part to ensure #NoDAPL keeps on winning (September 8, 2016)

Every day this thing is not being built is winning.

Gyasi Ross: It's gonna be awhile before the first Native president
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: It's gonna be awhile before the first Native president (July 28, 2016)

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 president
National | Politics

Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president (July 28, 2016)

Native citizens warned of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

Gyasi Ross: Moving toward an indigenous model for peacemaking
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Moving toward an indigenous model for peacemaking (July 15, 2016)

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 campus
Education | Opinion | Sports

Editorial: Washington school bans NFL team's apparel on campus (June 22, 2016)

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 violence
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence (June 17, 2016)

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 rules
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Indian Country needs leaders who can break the rules (June 9, 2016)

We need Native politicians. We need Native lawyers. But we also desperately need hell raisers.

Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communities
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communities (May 26, 2016)

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 election
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Voting for the lesser of two evils in this crazy election (May 6, 2016)

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 Prince
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince (April 25, 2016)

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 leaders
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Let's try not to tear down potential new Native leaders (April 15, 2016)

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 diabetes
Health | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Indian Country continues our struggle with diabetes (March 29, 2016)

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 Country
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Only one candidate pays attention to Indian Country (March 21, 2016)

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 Court
Law | Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Nominate Diane Humetewa to serve on Supreme Court (March 9, 2016)

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 controversies

Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversies (March 4, 2016)

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 election
National | Politics

Gyasi Ross appears on Democracy Now! to discuss 2016 election (February 29, 2016)

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 vote
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Presidential candidates must earn the Native vote (February 16, 2016)

Make no mistake about it, in presidential elections Native people are an afterthought.

Gyasi Ross: African and Native Americans fought for their survival
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: African and Native Americans fought for their survival (February 10, 2016)

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 common
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: African and Native Americans share much in common (January 29, 2016)

The treatment of Natives foretold how black folks would be treated.

Gyasi Ross: Native people still treated as objects in 'The Revenant'
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Native people still treated as objects in 'The Revenant' (January 19, 2016)

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 Indians
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Crazy White people have turned into the new Indians (January 8, 2016)

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 racism
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Be thankful for Donald Trump for exposing racism (December 28, 2015)

Donald Trump isn’t all that popular amongst my Native brethren.

Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian Country
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian Country (December 21, 2015)

The truth is that Uncle Billy Frank was arrested over 50 times for you. And for me.

Gyasi Ross: Native nations developed immigration policies too
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Native nations developed immigration policies too (December 1, 2015)

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 Natives
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: America seems comfortable with deaths of Natives (November 18, 2015)

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 youth
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Do more to address suicide among our Native youth (October 28, 2015)

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 rights
Health | Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Republicans play games with Native women's rights (October 5, 2015)

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 11
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: A Native take on the anniversary of September 11 (September 11, 2015)

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 issues
Environment | Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Obama's checkered record on Native environmental issues (September 3, 2015)

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 game
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Indian Country entering a new era with drug game (August 19, 2015)

Since reservations won’t be drug-free, the tribe may as well make the money for the sale? Something like that.