Terese Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band. She graduated with an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Heart Berries: A Memoir. She serves as faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts and she's a Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University.
Terese Marie Mailhot interviews Alicia Elliott and Arielle Twist about some recent triumphs in Indigenous literature—and about other triumphs still to come.
A two-year study by a Canadian commission has declared that a genocide is taking place—but the only people who seem to care are indigenous.
The Kwe Pack has a simple but radical mission: to improve indigenous health in mind and body by encouraging women to sign on for long-distance runs.
You say you stand with victims. So why are you selling Redskins merchandise?
In some traditions, respecting your elders is the greatest teaching we receive.
It is a travesty that we're not fully investigating the disappearance of indigenous women—whether or not they lived model lives.
After decades of diversity initiatives and tokenization, Native students deserve advisers who look like them—and a curriculum that treats them as equals.
Seeing these crimes go unpunished can make indigenous communities feel hopeless. But in dark times, I take inspiration from our grandmothers.
The rhetoric of civility and civilization continue to serve as cover for barbaric policy.