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Terese Mailhot: Go home with your racism and your rinky dink blankets
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Go home with your racism and your rinky dink blankets (July 20, 2017)
The racist op-eds by Joffre McCleary about Natives in Canada contain an alarming ignorance of a history he professes to embrace, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Decolonization is about removing control over our peoples
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Decolonization is about removing control over our peoples (July 14, 2017)
Decolonization isn’t necessarily about the reclamation of one’s singular culture, but dismantling the establishment’s control of indigenous people, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered (July 12, 2017)
The use of the red dress to raise awareness for the plight of murdered and missing indigenous women is fraught with symbolic overtones, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls (July 3, 2017)
For indigenous women the danger of exploitation is a constant threat, whether they are on the rez and off, Terese Mailhot writes in Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: We don't tell Native women how brilliant they really are
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: We don't tell Native women how brilliant they really are (June 16, 2017)
We need to tell Native women they are brilliant far more often than we do, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Netowrk.

Terese Mailhot: Another look at the state of criticism of Native 'art'
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Another look at the state of criticism of Native 'art' (June 13, 2017)
Terese Marie Mailhot made waves when she questioned whether Native people were unwilling to call out bad 'art' in the community and in media.

Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days (June 9, 2017)
Are Native artists and media failing to produce substantive works? Terese Marie Mailhot asks some tough questions on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Maybe some people should be able to play Indian
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Maybe some people should be able to play Indian (April 24, 2017)
Debating Native identity is a no-win for indigenous peoples as it rarely leads to harmony.

Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people (April 12, 2017)
Lynn Beyak wants us to change our perception and assimilate by adopting white ideologies and perspectives on history.

Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters
Canada | Law | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters (April 10, 2017)
News of a man who allegedly dismembered a Native woman out in bail has horrified Indigenous women who live in fear of hearing another murdered and missing woman story.

Terese Mailhot: When 'self-help' isn't enough to help Native women
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: When 'self-help' isn't enough to help Native women (April 3, 2017)
Trauma and mourning is a shared experience for Native women that render concepts of self-help useless.

Terese Mailhot: Being a poor Indian is worse than being invisible
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Being a poor Indian is worse than being invisible (March 20, 2017)
From one poor Indian to all others: Rising out of the gutter is possible.

Terese Mailhot: Don't be afraid to expose more indigenous frauds
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Don't be afraid to expose more indigenous frauds (January 27, 2017)
Speaking out about dubious claims of Native heritage is a necessary part of healing.

Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (January 19, 2017)
'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 Guy
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Paying tribute to my brother and my protector Guy (January 13, 2017)
'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 questions
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions (January 10, 2017)
'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 nation
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Americans wake up to their racist nation (November 28, 2016)
'White people are asking other white people how they can fix this problem.'

Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day (November 18, 2016)
'Like, a movement isn’t a movement until white people co-opt it.'

Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election
Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election (November 10, 2016)
'I want to say Hillary Clinton ruined herself.'

Terese Marie Mailhot: Being honest about sexual assault in society
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being honest about sexual assault in society (November 7, 2016)
'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' label
Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can't afford the 'nasty' label (October 31, 2016)
'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 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.'

Terese Marie Mailhot: Sorry but Jill Stein isn't Indian Country's ally
Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: Sorry but Jill Stein isn't Indian Country's ally (October 13, 2016)
A writer asks the question: What has Jill Stein actually accomplished for Native people?

Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people (July 18, 2016)
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 shooting
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shooting (June 24, 2016)
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 frauds
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds (June 20, 2016)
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 election
Opinion | Politics
Terese Mailhot: Indigenous voices can impact America's election (June 10, 2016)
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 Trump
Opinion | Politics
Terese Mailhot: Elizabeth Warren is just as bad as Donald Trump (June 1, 2016)
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'
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Harry Potter author careless with Native 'magic' (March 16, 2016)
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 body
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: On a journey to decolonize my Native body (February 29, 2016)
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' Indians
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: I guess I'm just one of those 'crazy' Indians (February 5, 2016)
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 natures
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native people revel in our contrary natures (February 1, 2016)
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?
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Where's a White savior when you need one? (January 25, 2016)
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 trauma
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can heal from our trauma (January 11, 2016)
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 man
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: How I ended up marrying a non-Indian man (January 6, 2016)
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 rez
Canada | Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Feeling nostalgic about returning to rez (December 21, 2015)
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 culture
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Racism prevails in American popular culture (November 27, 2015)
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 dirty
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: How I overcame feeling broken and dirty (November 19, 2015)
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 Motel
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: My father died at the Thunderbird Motel (October 23, 2015)
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 feminist
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being a good Indian and a good feminist (October 19, 2015)
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 hate
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Shutting down a new generation of hate (September 1, 2015)
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 rez
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Beware of vicious and deadly gossip on rez (August 26, 2015)
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 women
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: I was raised to be angry at White women (July 28, 2015)
Yes, white women have it easier, but they’re not the problem.

Terese Marie Mailhot: Everyone should be upset about Native frauds
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Everyone should be upset about Native frauds (July 13, 2015)
Andrea Smith doesn’t know the struggle. She invented her own.

Terese Marie Mailhot: Get your Disney princesses out of Indian Country
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Get your Disney princesses out of Indian Country (July 6, 2015)
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 voices
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Let Native people speak our own voices (June 29, 2015)
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 out
Opinion | Sports
Terese Marie Mailhot: I am your mascot and look how it turned out (June 15, 2015)
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 Canada
Canada | Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: A young Native life 'discarded' in Canada (June 10, 2015)
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 saviors
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Indian Country needs allies -- not saviors (June 1, 2015)
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 Americans
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: A message to all young Native Americans (May 22, 2015)
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'
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: My dedication to all those 'rez chicks' (May 11, 2015)
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 White
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: But some of my best friends are White (May 7, 2015)
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' woman
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Still proud to serve as that 'angry Indian' woman (May 1, 2015)
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 reservation
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: The epidemic of early death on the reservation (April 27, 2015)
Don't misunderstand me, I'm proud of my heritage, but not of our mortality rate.

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