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The diversity, vitality, and adaptability of our evaluation community shine through in this issue of the CJPE. I am pleased to introduce a new section, titled “Roots and Relations: Celebrating Good Medicine in Indigenous Evaluation.” Larry Bremner and Nicole Bowman, who have graciously accepted to lead us as section editors, outline their vision for the section, which opens up new opportunities to Indigenous students, scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and evaluators to share their work in different ways. This is an important step in decolonizing our evaluation and academic practices, and the entire team is grateful to those who will contribute to this space for years to come.

Next, a thematic segment edited by Marlène Laeubli Loud draws lessons learned from evaluating during a pandemic, and how our approaches and processes must adapt to “Business Unusual” in this era of societal and environmental changes. Contributions to this segment include a paper from Zenda Ofir on the role of South-South collaboration in shifting traditional narratives in evaluation, a paper from Louise Gallagher and Zenda Ofir on the rights of nature as a framing construct for evaluation practice, and a paper from Adam Hejnowicz and Scott Chaplowe on data science and its potential to further evaluative inquiry. These topics are certain to resonate with evaluators around the world.

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