Wuliit Wchapikal (wool-leet which-ah-pee-kul): Good Medicine! That is what the new “Roots and Relations” (R&R) permanent section in CJPE intends to be. The purpose of the R&R journey is to honour our lineage, grow our kinship, and sustain our intergenerational legacies of Indigenous wisdom and practices in evaluation. R&R will sacredly hold and protect traditional knowledge, respect and assert sovereignty, provide a nurturing space for Indigenous voices, and celebrate Indigenous innovations in evaluation.

The R&R logo was conceptualized by Larry Bremner CE, FCES (he/him, Métis) and Dr. Nicole Bowman (Lunaape/Mohican) with traditional Knowledge Keepers and a graphic artist who is a traditional Longhouse participant and a citizen of the Oneida Nation. The Oneida digital artist says, “The Roots and Relations image is symbolic of our creation coming together. I added celestial trees, earthly flowers, and medicine plants. I’ve added the sun, moon, water, and stars. The face at the bottom is representative of our ancestors. The angular designs are representative of everything that grows here on earth.”