We wish to acknowledge that Lieu Journal is coordinated and produced on the unceded, stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations, and pay our respects to traditional custodians, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and celebrate the rich practices of art-making and storytelling which have been happening and continue, on this land for over 60,000 years.
We wish to acknowledge that Lieu Journal is coordinated and produced on the stolen lands of Ngāti Whatua ki Tāmaki. We acknowledge that Māori sovereignty was not ceded in Aotearoa/New Zealand and tangata whenua as the rightful kaitiaki and rangatira of these lands. We honour mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge, practices, perspectives, understandings, skills) and
stand in solidarity with Māori mana motuhake and tino rangatiratanga.
Lieu Journal is a project that began with intentions to disrupt many forms of peace, an idea - the concept of 'peace' - that we started discussing this year before the global onset of COVID-19, and before the resurgence of the BLM movement. Bringing these pieces of writing together amidst these events has made clear to us that the misuse of peace is timeless and prevalent, and that the use of peace is rarely quieting.
We are so thankful to all the contributors and their commitment to producing work with Lieu Journal, particularly at this time. We hope you will join us in congratulating them.
We wish to give thanks to all the people involved in the community and support networks that see Lieu Journal come together.
Amy Stuart & Holly Willson
- Lieu Journal organisers
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