Open Access Journals

whanau-ora-action-research-1These journals share work on, by and for Indigenous peoples from around the world. They are open access which allows for free and easy access to papers on a range of issues pertaining to the world’s indigenous peoples.

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International Indigenous Policy Journal (IIPJ)

IIPJ focuses specifically on Policy with regard to social issues which are of primary relevance to indigenous peoples around the world.

This Journal looks at the relevance of Indigenous views within different areas and disciplines. These areas include: health, education, community development and social welfare.

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Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Community and Indigenous Health

Is a Journal which focuses on Indigenous Health from a multidisciplinary framework.  The Journal is maintained by people from America, New Zealand, Hawai’i and Canada.

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 Journal of Indigenous Social Development

Based in Hawai’i, the Journal provides a forum for scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines to expand knowledge and develop dialogue relevant to indigenous communities globally.

‘The Journal of Indigenous Social Development (JISD) is committed to advancing education, practice, research and policy-making relevant to indigenous peoples’ social and economic well-being.’

International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies

Based in Australia, the International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies disseminates scholarship across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Law and Education in the field of Indigenous Studies.

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society

This Journal recognises the effect that colonialism has had in all disciplines, and looks to share work that looks at his understanding in different areas and fields of work.

Content includes: “art, anthropology, ecology, education (formal), ethnic studies, history, Indigenous studies, literature, media studies, social work, and sociology.”With an acceptance of art pieces such as poetry, video and fine art. 

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MAI Journal

‘MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.’

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)