the ee! : number four  

  Welcome to the ee! : a space for loving response to zines and art/books.  

  For the fourth issue, guest editors Sierra Edd and Chantal Jung created a collective digital zine. They asked Indigenous contributors to respond to five zines or art/books with this theme in mind:  

  Indigenous Collective Futures  

  To read responses from this issue, tap the images below or choose from the “menu” in the upper righthand corner. Find our past issues in the “menu” as well.

The fourth issue includes: 1. Iris Cliff responds to Marina Perez’sA Love to Feel“ (2022) 2. O.C. Gorman responds to Tia Blais-Billie’s “Sunset Till Midnight” (2017) 3. Marina Perez responds to Iris Cliff’s “Some Time Passes” excerpt from Assiniboine Time Zine 4. Sierra Edd and Chantal Jung respond to O.C. Gorman’s Adventures of a Time Travelling Doula (Abbrev.) (2022) 5. Tia Blais-Billie responds to Jonathan Nelson’s “Morning Joe” (2019).

  Note from guest editors  

  As Indigenous creators, so often we are positioned at odds with others, sometimes asked to speak on behalf of our collectives. So instead of asking what’s different about us or what is beyond repair, in this issue, we ask ourselves: what is shared? What are the things held dear in our current or future worlds?  

  This collection reflects the rich genealogies and protocols of care embedded within Indigenous traditions. Some things loved are mud, sturdy hooves, birth, giggles, skirts, and seeds. Whether through touch, sounds, or sense, Indigenous love is expansive. It’s a love that outlives.  

                                                                                                    — Sierra Edd  

  One day the joy will be bursting out of the seems of restriction.  

  We will collectively breathe, dance, sing, and eat.  

  We will thrive through physical and emotional abundance, through a healthy earth with land that sprouts colorful petals.  

  Collective Indigenous Futurism becomes exuberant with storytelling and visualization of decolonization and a future where we can all thrive with our own culture and reclaim our traditions, happiness, and land. The contributors of this zine welcome Collective Indigenous Futurism through storytelling, creativity, and tenderness.   

                                                                                                  — Chantal Jung