Award-Winning Author Terese Marie Mailhot
The Turning Points team recently had the opportunity to speak with First Nations award-winning author Terese Marie Mailhot. From the Seabird Island Band, Mailhot is author of the New York Times bestseller “Heart Berries: A Memoir” whose work has also appeared in Guernica, Pacific Standard, Granta, Mother Jones, Medium, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. On a recent visit to Arizona State University, Mailhot sat down for lunch with the Center for Indian Education staff to discuss Indigenous representation, persistence in academia, unapologetic storytelling, and ways in which colleges can better listen to Native students. Read Mailhot’s essays and more of her work on her website https://teresemailhot.com/ and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TereseMarieM Featured in this episode are the thinkers at ASU's Center for Indian Education: Jeremiah Chin - Postdoctoral research fellow Cecilia Marek (Diné, Nimiipuu, Hopi) - M.S. candidate in American Indian Studies, administrative assistant Nicholet Deschine-Parkhurst (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Diné) - 2nd year PhD student, Justice & Social Inquiry at ASU's School of Social Transformation Danielle Lucero (Pueblo Isleta) - Graduate research assistant and doctoral student in Justice & Social Inquiry at ASU's School of Social Transformation Taylor Notah (Diné) - senior editor of Turning Points Magazine Subscribe to the Turning Points Magazine Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/asuturningpoint/. If you are an Indigenous student attending Arizona State University and want to contribute, contact us at TurningPoints@asu.edu! The music for today's episode was provided by Christopher Luna and the Sun Devil DRUMTIE Circle.