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.