Journals Focusing on Indigenous Peoples: Resource Guide

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship External link

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship is a leading periodical dedicated to the global advancement of first nations peoples. Peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary, this journal examines themes of place, history, colonialism, education, policy, development and self-determination.

American Anthropologist External link

American Anthropologist is the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. The journal advances the Association's mission through publishing articles that add to, integrate, synthesize, and interpret anthropological knowledge; commentaries and essays on issues of importance to the discipline; and reviews of books, films, sound recordings and exhibits.

American Antiquity External link

American Antiquity is a quarterly journal devoted to the archaeology of the New World, method and theory pertinent to the study of New World archaeology, and closely related subjects.

American Ethnologist External link

American Ethnologist is a quarterly journal concerned with ethnology in the broadest sense of the term. Articles published in the American Ethnologist elucidate the connections between ethnographic specificity and theoretical originality, and convey the ongoing relevance of the ethnographic imagination to the contemporary world.

Australian Indigenous Law Review External link

The Australian Indigenous Law Review (AILR) is unique in Australian legal publishing. It brings current issues in Australian law and policy together with developments affecting Indigenous peoples around the world. The AILR has been published since 1996, with Volumes 1 through to 10 published as the Australian Indigenous Law Reporter. A full-text archive of these volumes, along with more recent editions, are available at The AILR is published by the Indigenous Law Centre with the financial assistance of the Commonwealth Government Attorney-General's Social Inclusion Department and in-kind support from the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. There are two editions published per year. The AILR is structured around two sections: Commentary: This section contains scholarly, peer-reviewed articles by leading commentators on current issues. Court and Tribunal Decisions: This section contains case notes on judgments or decisions of particular salience, both domestically and internationally. Where appropriate, notes relating to the progress of proceedings still pending are provided at the end of a case note.

American Indian Culture and Research Journal External link

American Indian Culture and Research Journal has been in print since 1971, the American Indian Culture and Research Journal is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary journal designed for scholars and the general public. The premier journal in Native American studies, it publishes book reviews, literature, and original scholarly papers on a wide range of issues in the fields of history, anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, health, literature, law, education, and the arts.

American Indian Quarterly External link

Revitalized and refocused, American Indian Quarterly is building on its long reputation as one of the dominant journals in American Indian studies by presenting the best and most thought-provoking scholarship in the field. AIQ is a forum for diverse voices and perspectives spanning a variety of academic disciplines. The common thread is AIQ’s commitment to publishing work that contributes to the development of American Indian studies as a field and to the sovereignty and continuance of American Indian nations and cultures. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, AIQ features reviews of books, films, and exhibits.

British Columbian Quarterly External link

Established in 1969, BC Studies is dedicated to the exploration of British Columbia's cultural, economic, & political life, past & present. Each issue offers articles on a wide range of topics, in-depth reviews of current books, & a bibliography of recent publications. With a solid national & international reputation for its authoritative & informative content, BC Studies is read by academics & general readers alike. BC Studies serves as an invaluable resource for reference & research, & its articles are widely used in university & college courses.

Canadian Journal of Native Education External link

The Canadian Journal of Native Education is published twice yearly: in spring/summer a theme issue is compiled at the First Nations House of Learning at the University of British Columbia; and in fall/winter a general edition is compiled by the First Nations Graduate Education Program at the University of Alberta. Occasional supplements are also published.

Canadian Journal of Native Studies External link

The Canadian Journal of Native Studies is a highly recognized journal in the field of Native Studies. It comes out on a bi-annual basis, and publishes original research which is refereed by peer review. As a general focus, the journal publishes anthropological, historical, sociological, political, legal, educational and cultural issues affecting First Nations people. Although the majority of articles deal with Indigenous peoples in Canada, it also publishes articles dealing with Indigenous peoples world-wide.

Cultural Survival Quarterly External link

One of our goals at Cultural Surivival Quarterly magazine is to help nonindigenous people understand and support Indigenous Peoples. One of the best ways to do that is to have indigenous writers talk about their communities, their families, and their lives. We invite you to submit that kind of article to the magazine.

Daltri Journals External link

The Daltri Journals engage with Adivasi / Tribe and Dalit ontology, with a definitive focus on Adivasi / Tribe and Dalit episteme. It is a joint endeavor by academicians and educators towards a critical theoretical engagement on the contemporary realities of Adivasi / Tribes and Dalits. Its primary goal is to bring to the public academic domain, research papers and articles by scholars, activists and practitioners working on Adivasi / Tribes and Caste in South Asia, with a special focus on India. The Daltri Journals encourage scholarly writing that engages with fundamental issues – sourced directly from empirical data. The Journals provide opportunity for constructive theoretical engagement and critical dialogue in the interest of achieving social justice. Our goal is to assist us collectively in recognizing the current potential for social justice towards a tribe-sensitive and caste-free reality. We believe that through dialogue there exists the possibility of evolving ideas about freedom, justice and equality in the context of caste and tribe in India.

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society External link

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, online Open Access journal committed to decolonization work within education and in society as a whole. Decolonization is committed to active engagement in the daily interactions and relationships of people as they resist and struggle to transform old power relations and, in the process, create new, more equitable relationships. This is a space for community, challenging colonial power, transformation, and the centering of myriad forms of Indigeneity in the embrace of multi centered ways of knowing.

Ethnic and Racial Studies External link

Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. Ethnic and Racial Studies, published bi-monthly, is the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. The journal provides an interdisciplinary academic forum for the presentation of research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.

First Peoples Child & Family Review External link

The First Peoples Child & Family Review is a new, online journal, published jointly by the First Nations Research Site, Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. This e-journal focuses primarily on First Nations and Aboriginal child welfare practices, policies, and research. It is a journal that privileges the "voice and perspectives" of First Nations and Aboriginal child welfare scholars, researchers, practitioners, trainers, students, volunteers and community developers. The journal was developed by the First Nations Research Site, Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare and First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Inc. and will be published twice a year. The inaugural issue was published in the summer of 2004.

Human Organization External link

Human Organization is the journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Its primary objective is the scientific investigation of the principles controlling the relations of human beings to one another and the wide application of these principles to practical problems. The journal regularly includes sections on Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples. Articles report the application of concepts of social/behavioral science to issues and problems in the contemporary world.

The International Journal of Circumpolar Health specializes in Arctic and Antarctic health issues. It provides a forum for many disciplines, including the biomedical sciences, social sciences, and humanities as they relate to human health in high latitude environments. The journal has a particular interest in the health of indigenous peoples. The journal is a vehicle for dissemination and exchange of knowledge among researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and those they serve.

Journal of Aboriginal Health External link

Published by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), the Journal of Aboriginal Health was established with the intention of fostering a dynamic community of people concerned with issues of Aboriginal health. Launched in 2004, the peer-reviewed journal includes articles from leading health scholars, academics and Aboriginal community members. In addition to offering in-depth analysis on emerging issues in the field, each issue of the journal includes original research, editorials and suggestions for further reading.

Journal of Ethnopharmacology External link

The Journal of Ethnopharmacology is dedicated to the exchange of information and understandings about people's use of plants, fungi, animals, microorganisms and minerals and their biological and pharmacological effects based on the principles established through international conventions. Early people confronted with illness and disease, discovered a wealth of useful therapeutic agents in the plant and animal kingdoms. The empirical knowledge of these medicinal substances and their toxic potential was passed on by oral tradition and sometimes recorded in herbals and other texts on materia medica. Many valuable drugs of today (e.g., atropine, ephedrine, tubocurarine, digoxin, reserpine) came into use through the study of indigenous remedies. Chemists continue to use plant-derived drugs (e.g., morphine, taxol, physostigmine, quinidine, emetine) as prototypes in their attempts to develop more effective and less toxic medicinals.

Indigenous Policy Journal External link

Indigenous Policy publishes articles, commentary, reviews, news, and announcements concerning Native American and international indigenous affairs, issues, events, nations. groups, and media. We invite commentary and dialogue in, and between, issues.

Indigenous Law Journal External link

The Indigenous Law Journal is a student-run legal journal with a mixture of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff. We are the first and only Canadian legal journal to exclusively publish articles regarding Indigenous legal issues.

Indilinga: The African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge External link

African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IAJIKS). Indilinga is an independent and fully accredited publication. The name Indilinga: stands for the "circular orientation" of indigenous African communities which is exhibited in their material culture and behaviour. The journal has been motivated by the need for a dependable expression for critical and analytical writing on issues related to production, dissemination and recognition of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. IAJIKS represents a variety of cross disciplinary interests in ethno-methodology and in qualitative methods. Debates on methodology, epistemology, ethics, gender, education, science and technology, arts, food systems and social-cultural issues are invited.

International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies External link

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. Indigenous scholars from around the world share common experiences of colonisation. Our collective politics have been shaped by our intellectual traditions which inform our work within the academy. As Critical Indigenous Studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field the journal’s epistemological framework encompasses but is not restricted to Sociology, Law, Literature, Psychology, Education, Anthropology, History, Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Visual and Performing Arts, Cultural studies, Queer studies, Feminism, Human Geography, Environmentalism, Postcolonial studies and Race studies.

Journal of Indigenous Research External link

This Journal was created in response to community requests for information about research that has been conducted among their people.

MAI Review External link

This refereed academic journal is part of the Capability Building Programme of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga. It provides several ways to share ideas and information on capability and capacity building for Maori and Indigenous people throughout New Zealand and throughout the world.

Native South External link

Native South challenges scholars of southern history to expand their conception of the field to include more than the black and white post-colonial south that colors much of the historical literature of the region. The journal focuses on the investigation of Southeastern Indian history with the goals of encouraging further study and exposing the influences of Indian people on the wider South. It does not limit itself to the study of the geographic area that was once encompassed by the Confederacy, but expands its view to the areas occupied by the pre-contact- and the post-contact descendants of the original inhabitants of the South, wherever they may be.

Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health External link

Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health is a peer reviewed, web-based journal published twice each year by Native Counselling Services of Alberta and the Alberta ACADRE Network. The articles are multidisciplinary, and of interest to a wide range of readers, including both community and academic researchers. Our peer review process includes an academic and a community-based reviewer for each article.

Plains Anthropologist External link

Plains Anthropologist, a quarterly journal, publishes original papers on the anthropology of the Great Plains and adjacent areas of North America. Manuscripts of a more general nature, or those concerned with other areas, will be considered if they are of theoretical importance or if they bear upon problems of humans in Plains environments. Memoir issues of the Plains Anthropologist are published depending on availability of manuscripts and funding.

Settler Colonial Studies External link

Settler colonial studies is a peer reviewed academic journal, which is published twice a year. We have established it to respond to what we believe is a growing demand for reflection and critical scholarship on settler colonialism as a distinct social and historical formation.

We aim to establish settler colonial studies as a distinct field of scholarly research. Scholars and students will find and contribute to historically-oriented research and analyses covering contemporary issues. However, we also aim to present multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, involving areas like history, law, genocide studies, indigenous, colonial and postcolonial studies, historical geography, economics, politics, sociology, international relations, political science, literary criticism, cultural and gender studies and philosophy.

Tribal Law Journal External link

The Tribal Law Journal was established in fall 1998 for the purpose of promoting indigenous self-determination by facilitating discussion of the internal law of the world’s indigenous nations. The internal law of indigenous nations encompasses traditional law, western law adopted by indigenous nations, and a blend of western and indigenous law. Underscoring this purpose is the recognition that traditional law is a source of law.

Since the Tribal Law Journal’s inception, the Tribal Law Journal has become the premier indigenous law journal in the United States and is one of the few international legal journal sources dedicated to indigenous and tribal law.

This Journal provides native peoples, practitioners, and law students an opportunity to contribute their work to the discussion relating to internal indigenous law. Contributions include, but are not limited to, tribal court case comments, reflections on tribal systems, the development of tribal law, the value of tribal law, interviews, and teachings.

Te Kaharoa External link

Te Kaharoa is a free-access, multi-disciplinary, refereed, e-journal focusing on indigenous Pacific issues.

TE KARAKA External link

TE KARAKA is a current affairs and lifestyle magazine at the forefront of indigenous issues. It is an insight into the contemporary world of Ng?i Tahu, issues that affect the iwi, and in turn affect New Zealand. It serves to inform, record, debate and inspire.

Studies in American Indian Literatures External link

Studies in American Indian literatures: newsletter of the Association for Study of American Indian Literatures ASAIL, the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures, was founded in 1971; between 1973 and 1975 at least five issues of an ASAIL Newsletter, ranging between 1 and 8 pages long, were published.

UCLA's Indigenous Peoples Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance External link

The Indigenous Peoples' Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance has its origins in a conversation among students, like-minded in our aspiration to create a more humane space within the legal world we are all immersed in as law students.

Wicazo Sa Review External link

The essential source for new thought in Native American studies. During the past two decades, Native American Studies has emerged as a central arena in which Native American populations in the United States define the cultural, religious, legal, and historical parameters of scholarship and creativity essential for survival in the modern world. Founded in 1985 Wicazo Sa Review is a journal in support of this particular type of scholarship, providing inquiries into the Indian past and its relationship to the vital present. Its aim is to become an interdisciplinary instrument to assist indigenous peoples of the Americas in taking possession of their own intellectual and creative pursuits.

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