“This issue is for all my NDN baby girls, women or otherwise. I see you, trying to love that corpse body back to life. This is my offering to you. You are loved. Your voice is so needed. And I assure you, we can topple this boys’ club together, and return our women, gender-variant and sexually diverse kin to their rightful place—to the centre of our nations. From the deepest recesses of my heart: kinanâskomitin.”
This is an excerpt of the editor’s note for the summer 2017 issued of Canadian Art entitled “This Work Is Not for You,” and written by Lindsay Nixon who edited the issue.