After all, what’s really real without witnesses?
– Quelemia Sparrow
Issue 3.40 (Winter 2020) features an excerpt of Quelemia Sparrow’s Skyborn: A Land Reclamation Odyssey; new poetry by sophie anne edwards, Su-Yee Lin, Matsuki Masutani, and George Stanley; an excerpt from our 2019 Writer-in-Residence Michelle Sylliboy’s book Kiskajeyi—I Am Ready: a hermeneutic exploration of Mi’kmaq hieroglyphic poetry; Afuwa’s interview with artist Morgan Asoyuf on her series Royal Portrait; and artwork by Morgan Asoyuf, Krystle Coughlin Silverfox, and the collaborative initiative, Home is Where the Art Is. In partnership with Fazakas Gallery, this issue also brings together a special portfolio of celebrated Kwakwaka’wakw artist and activist Chief Beau Dick’s (1955-2017) Early Works, accompanied by a conversation with Colin Browne, curator LaTiesha Fazakas, artists Alan Hunt and Cole Speck, and an intimate portrait by Beau’s daughter, Linnea Dick. Plus, a review of the exhibition Spill by Jessica Evans, Dallas Hunt on Christine Stewart’s Treaty 6 Deixis, and Micaela Hart D’Emilio on the catalogue Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism.