Praise for "The Trickster Riots"
"... [T]his book embodies what a treaty honored world might be - collaboration between parents and children, truthfulness, purpose, cultural grounding, humor and playfulness, intelligence, and continual respect for who and where we come from. Walker dedicates this to queer Indigenous youth and, make no mistake, these poems do not underestimate the high level of critical thinking and insight of our youth today." Layli Long Soldier, "Whereas"
Praise for "The Trickster Riots"
"Taté Walker’s 'The Trickster Riots' reminds me that truth will always make us listen, make us stronger, and guide our path. And if truth is told with biting fact and a penchant for dark humour, all the better. This collection made me giggle with joy, lele with triumph, and sigh with tenderness. Walker invites the reader in, intimately, to remember [their] path with [them], to grow collectively, and to face the light together. " - Tenille K Campbell, "Nedi Nezu"
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“Tlazocamatli! What an exquisite honor it has been to be able to read... “The Trickster Riots” by Taté Walker. All of these poems held in the sacred bundle of imagery by Ohíya Walker. There is magic, there is joy, there are moments that leave you remembering those punches to the gut. I know it ain’t about me, but I feel seen and honored through the storytelling Taté weaves throughout these pages." - Lydia Zulema Martinez Vega
'You are worthy.'
"With your representation in the book you are contributing visibility to your community: you are worthy, and your contribution is valued... Upon reading your essay, I hope that non-Natives and specifically white people will sit with the uncomfortable truths of their complicity—be it unwitting or deliberate—and enact change in a manner respectful to Natives." - Karyn K., Nauset Press
'I was blown away...'
"I was blown away by [their] insights & approach. [They] seamlessly [tie] together current events with an accessible overview of the complex systems of colonialism, racism, & heterosexism impacting Native communities from the past to the present.[Their] generosity shows through as [they are] willing to stay beyond the workshop to answer any questions & have personal conversations about work & life." - Allie F., Colgate University
'... couldn’t be more important.'
Write-up in the Colorado Springs Independent, “Taté Walker: Feminism is not a single story,” by Patience Kabwasa, who participated (alongside her 13-year-old daughter) in Taté’s presentation to the Colorado Trust about violence against Indigenous womxn.
'... growth for all learners...'
"Taté had an extraordinary presence while visiting our institution. [Their] passion & advocacy for inclusivity on the subject of 'Moving Past the Thanksgiving Fairytale' was well said & confidently presented. [They] had a great deal of energy to share this knowledge & provide growth for all leveled-learners. It is incredible to know that [Taté's] voice is paving the way for Native American injustices everywhere. I wish [they] could have stayed longer..." - Brenda M., College of Saint Benedict
'... moving and educational...'
"Several professors came to the presentation, all complimenting [Taté] (to me) afterwards. Everyone who I heard from [found] the presentation to be moving and educational. We had more positive feedback at our meeting the next week and on social media. [Taté] was able to cover so much information in an hour and a half, without compromising our ability to understand [their] points. [Taté] was also really nice and easy to work with..." - Bailey R., Cornell College
'... delivered impeccably.'
"Taté spoke at a PFLAG conference I organized on religion and how it related to and/or affected members of the LGBT community... The panel members took questions at random from conference attendees, with no preparation or idea of what the questions might be. Taté’s answers were thoughtful, thorough and delivered impeccably. [Taté's] responses were often given with a degree of wit that kept everyone engaged and smiling!" - Terri C., Director, Northern Plains PFLAG
'Professional' & 'Wonderful'
"Taté does a great job at capturing the classic pictures and the behind-the-scenes fun ones, too. You know you are going to get wonderful pictures that everyone likes and enjoys. She is easy to work with, professional, and has a fun sense of humor to make your photo session a blast. My dog is a challenging photo subject, but [Taté] caught great poses of my dog and myself." - Melissa J.
'... Taté is exceptional...'
"Working with Taté is a pleasure because [they] excel in everything [they do]. As Secretary of the Diversity Council Board, [Taté] is exceptional -- staying organized, communicating effectively and remaining fully engaged at all times. I would recommend Taté for any team that wants to succeed." - Clara J., former Sioux Falls Diversity Council member
'...above and beyond...'
"Phenomenal communicator and leader. Taté is more than a mentor, [they are] an advisor and a partner. [Taté] works above and beyond [their] duties in every facet. Always a pleasure and always exceeds my expectations. Thank you Taté." - Big Sister Dana F.