Gyasi Ross - Native American Mentor

Gyasi Ross - Mentor

… is a member of the Blackfoot Nation and his family also comes from the Suquamish Tribe. He is a father, a writer, filmmaker, attorney and mentor.

Gyasi Ross Native American Activist and Speaker

Yesterday was a landmark day for the Quileute Tribe, Hoh River and Forks communities as Gyasi Ross brought his suicide prevention discussions to the area. Gyasi touched an audience with a wide array of ages and backgrounds, delving deep into the minds and hearts of everyone in attendance, weaving together stories of personal experience, historical trauma perspective, the meaning of function and roles within a tribe and community, hope, resilience and purpose. Thank you, Gyasi, you inspired everyone who had the honor of hearing you speak & engaging with you!

- Quileute Youth Council

I come from the Blackfeet reservation from what would be considered a “traditional family.” My family was involved in ceremonies and pow-wows and language stuff and my grandpa, Percy Bullchild was super traditional – very well-respected at home, and wrote a book with a major publisher on our creation stories and morality tales.

Gyasi Ross Videos

Gyasi Ross on Change The Mascost Name Redskins Controversy

Gyasi Ross on ESPN Outside The Lines (Edited), Change The Mascot, Change The Name Redskins Debate. Attorney Gyasi Ross joins a panel including Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation; Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises; and Evan Redmon, discussing the Redskins name controversy. Televised April 24, 2014.


The Street lawyer explores the Native American scene with Mr. Gyasi Ross, Attorney, Activist, Poet, Writer, Community Organizer and George Michael fan. Gyasi has grown to be one of the most influential Native voices of his time. He is a deep rooted native, with urban cosmopolitanism, and an ivy league education. This is an eye-opening incredibly informative discussion. Gyasi’s eloquent, razor sharp, and humorous style is stuff of legends.. Bonus: the best analysis of the Redskins Controversy that has been expressed to date.