A note from Jennie
There's a lot to celebrate this spring, the spotlight on Black voices during Black History Month, Hanamatsuri (Girl's Day in Japan, a personal favourite of mine) and International Women's Day on March 8th, not to mention the gradual re-opening of local businesses. Culture is blooming everywhere as we slowly return to normal and this issue I'm excited to publish an inspiring collection of stories by our fearless editorial team of contributors. As the sun pushes the dark clouds of last year away, let's nurture and appreciate the creative garden the pandemic has helped sow, during which artist's self-reflected, invested in their craft and pivoted their practices in groundbreaking ways throughout the lockdown. Keep creative Calgary, and here's to blue skies ahead.
Big Kitty Magazine acknowledges the land which we gather, create and publish on are the traditional homelands of the Blackfoot Confederacy (the Siksika, Pikani, and Kainai First Nations), who were joined by their Treaty 7 cosignatories the Tsuut'ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Chikini, Bearspaw and Wesley Bands) and later, the Métis Nation of Alberta (Region 3) and all who today call Moh'kins'tsis (the Blackfoot word for Calgary) home.
We pay tribute and recognition to the Indigenous People of southern Alberta as the stewards of this land we now call Calgary.
Big Kitty Magazine commits to elevate the voices of the Indigenous People of Treaty 7 alongside a wide diversity of cultural voices within the city of Calgary and Alberta.
Big Kitty Magazine strives to be a safe. inclusive, and accessible publication for all marginalized voices including LGBTQ2S+, BIMPOC communities.
With gratitude + respect to the elders of our community especially Adrian Wolfleg on his guidance and mentorship.
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