"Niska [in Night Raiders] is so many people that I know. Indigenous people have experienced a lot regarding settler colonialism and genocide, and Niska's experienced a great deal of trauma. That trauma informs her response to the world around her, and I feel like she's so many people I know who have experienced trauma and who are existing on the margins but are incredibly strong. There's a lot of Indigenous single mothers out there who are in Niska's shoes, and I felt like I could identify with that. To me, she's this unconventional, reluctant hero, and I so appreciated going on the journey with her. Her story is ultimately informed by love, and I think that's just so beautiful."
-- Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
1, Tatiana. "Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Interview: Night Raiders; Night Raiders star Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers chats about the dystopian world of her new sci-fi thriller, and how real its story actually is." Interview with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. Screen Rant, November 17, 2021.