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Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sistersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (01/19)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'
Terese Mailhot: Paying tribute to my brother and my protector GuyFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Paying tribute to my brother and my protector Guy (01/13)
'When Guy ran away my Dad had already left, and so did all the dads.'
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questionsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions (01/10)
'When Indians mess up bad in the white world, our awards are taken away, and we’re not given a platform to apologize or elicit pity.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Americans wake up to their racist nationFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Americans wake up to their racist nation (11/28)
'White people are asking other white people how they can fix this problem.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election dayFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day (11/18)
'Like, a movement isn’t a movement until white people co-opt it.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential electionFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election (11/10)
'I want to say Hillary Clinton ruined herself.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being honest about sexual assault in societyFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being honest about sexual assault in society (11/07)
'I believe in every person’s responsibility to honor women’s voices and challenge how conversations about sexual assault are being mishandled.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can't afford the 'nasty' labelFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can't afford the 'nasty' label (10/31)
'Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton can be ‘nasty,’ but I can’t afford the label right now.'
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.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Sorry but Jill Stein isn't Indian Country's allyFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: Sorry but Jill Stein isn't Indian Country's ally (10/13)
A writer asks the question: What has Jill Stein actually accomplished for Native people?
Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people (07/18)
I had only seen white people on TV and in movies, so I was familiar with their ways.
Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shootingFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shooting (06/24)
So many LGBTQ Indigenous people are born with gifts that communities fail to see and nurture.
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic fraudsFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds (06/20)
I resent people with dubious stories, who benefit from white privilege and refuse to be accountable to hardworking Natives who have to struggle against oppression and stigma every day.
Terese Mailhot: Indigenous voices can impact America's electionFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Mailhot: Indigenous voices can impact America's election (06/10)
Lifting each other’s voices up, fighting against oppression, and bearing witness and reporting unlawful racist acts can impact our world as we know it.
Terese Mailhot: Elizabeth Warren is just as bad as Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Mailhot: Elizabeth Warren is just as bad as Donald Trump (06/01)
So many Indigenous women I admire have come to the defense of Warren, and it feels ugly to say anything against them.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Harry Potter author careless with Native 'magic'Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Harry Potter author careless with Native 'magic' (03/16)
Kids who should be reading rinky-dink novels about orphaned white kids, fantasizing about magic worlds, are being forced to face some of the dank realities of being Indian.
Terese Marie Mailhot: On a journey to decolonize my Native bodyFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: On a journey to decolonize my Native body (02/29)
My memories feel stolen like the land, stripped like the languages, and entrapped like the bones of our ancestors in government storage.
Terese Marie Mailhot: I guess I'm just one of those 'crazy' IndiansFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: I guess I'm just one of those 'crazy' Indians (02/05)
If crazy is being out of one’s mind, I guess, by all accounts, Natives could be crazy.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native people revel in our contrary naturesFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native people revel in our contrary natures (02/01)
I simply want to revel in the beauty of our crazy culture and its future.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Where's a White savior when you need one?Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Where's a White savior when you need one? (01/25)
The problem with white saviors isn’t necessarily that they’re paternalistic, or dumb, it’s mostly that they aren’t dependable.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can heal from our traumaFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can heal from our trauma (01/11)
I encourage any Native woman who witnessed abuse to not feel cliché, or undone by the trauma.
Terese Marie Mailhot: How I ended up marrying a non-Indian manFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: How I ended up marrying a non-Indian man (01/06)
I looked for a Native man, and it was tough. Every Native man within 50 miles of me was related to me.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Feeling nostalgic about returning to rezFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Feeling nostalgic about returning to rez (12/21)
The rez can be tough, growing up without, receiving a lackluster education, and dealing with the disparity Natives are subjected to.
Terese Mailhot: Racism prevails in American popular cultureFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Racism prevails in American popular culture (11/27)
We’ve heard your rhetoric, white person, and we’re still not buying the idiots who prevail in popular culture today.
Terese Marie Mailhot: How I overcame feeling broken and dirtyFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: How I overcame feeling broken and dirty (11/19)
It felt like no matter what good I did to keep my family, there would always be a system to take us down.
Terese Marie Mailhot: My father died at the Thunderbird MotelFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: My father died at the Thunderbird Motel (10/23)
According to documents, he was beaten over a cigarette or a prostitute. I prefer the cigarette.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being a good Indian and a good feministFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being a good Indian and a good feminist (10/19)
Feminism is a perplexing term for me since it was first used, in an exclusive way, for white women.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Shutting down a new generation of hateFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Shutting down a new generation of hate (09/01)
It’s hard to combat racism. I understand it’s a daily struggle, but what did our ancestors fight for, if not better communities?
Terese Marie Mailhot: Beware of vicious and deadly gossip on rezFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Beware of vicious and deadly gossip on rez (08/26)
Imagine how beautiful our community would be if we were stalwart supporters of each other.
Terese Marie Mailhot: I was raised to be angry at White womenFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: I was raised to be angry at White women (07/28)
Yes, white women have it easier, but they’re not the problem.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Everyone should be upset about Native fraudsFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Everyone should be upset about Native frauds (07/13)
Andrea Smith doesn’t know the struggle. She invented her own.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Get your Disney princesses out of Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Get your Disney princesses out of Indian Country (07/06)
I want everything that intrudes on Indian’s right to live without racism or romanticism to die along with the old racists who invented them.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Let Native people speak our own voicesFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Let Native people speak our own voices (06/29)
There’s a long history of people who come into our communities to save us.
Terese Marie Mailhot: I am your mascot and look how it turned outFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Terese Marie Mailhot: I am your mascot and look how it turned out (06/15)
I'm a walking symbol of injustice and colonization, no matter what I try to project as an autonomous, intelligent Native woman.
Terese Marie Mailhot: A young Native life 'discarded' in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: A young Native life 'discarded' in Canada (06/10)
Our women are walking on too quickly, before they actualize their potentials, before we can revel in their light, before we can tell them we're here.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Indian Country needs  allies -- not saviorsFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Indian Country needs allies -- not saviors (06/01)
It's heartening to see people outside of our communities care about an issue that has plagued us, but I wonder why The New York Times gives more credence to a Non-Native than it would give to a voice who is either Native or has been a Native ally.
Terese Marie Mailhot: A message to all young Native AmericansFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: A message to all young Native Americans (05/22)
Young Native people, it's unfortunate how much you deal with on a day-to-day basis: navigating the world, developing your own beliefs, having to listen to your parents.
Terese Marie Mailhot: My dedication to all those 'rez chicks'Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: My dedication to all those 'rez chicks' (05/11)
I used to be the rez chick, pushing a bundled baby down a gravel road with a stick to ward off dogs.
Terese Marie Mailhot: But some of my best friends are WhiteFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: But some of my best friends are White (05/07)
I know some great white people, but it is you bad apples who ruin it for your ethnicity.
Terese Mailhot: Still proud to serve as that 'angry Indian' womanFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Still proud to serve as that 'angry Indian' woman (05/01)
My mother was a founding member of the Red Power movement and grew up during the cultural resurgence of sobriety and ceremony.
Terese Mailhot: The epidemic of early death on the reservationFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: The epidemic of early death on the reservation (04/27)
Don't misunderstand me, I'm proud of my heritage, but not of our mortality rate.

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