This Indigenous-led issue is itself unprecedented, and has also come together under unprecedented circumstances. Our undergraduate authors completed their submissions during an ongoing global pandemic and urgent Black Lives Matter movement, white supremacy, and colonization. We stand with the Indigenous Nations and communities of colour that are being impacted by COVID-19 and with our Black relatives, including the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others who have lost their lives to police violence. As we collectively work toward justice, the writers’ theme of wellness is all the more
timely. The student authors remind us that our healing and wellness journeys are both individual and collective and entail work to reclaim our ancestral identities, tell our stories, speak our languages, and strengthen our relationships to land and one another.
Chew, K. A. B. (2020). Letter from the Indigenous guest editor. The Arbutus Review, 11(1), 5–6. https://doi.org/10.18357/tar111202019685