Indigenous Policy Journal

Indigenous Policy Journal (IPJ) 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: if you are interested in contributing to the journal, please take the time to create a user account on our website and see our Submission Guidelines.


IPJ is seeking volunteers to join the Editorial Committee to collaborate with Leo Killsback, our a new Editor in coordinating the refereeing process for submitted articles, sending submissions round to advisory committee members for review, and making final decisions on articles based on reviewers' advice. If you are interested in on the Editorial Committee, please contact Leo Killsback,

IPJ INVITES VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, REFEREEING  SUBMITTED ARTICLES. If you are interested in being a reviewer of submitted articles in the IPJ refereeing process, please contact Leo Killsback

Book Review Committee:

IPJ has established a book review committee. People wishing to review books, often receiving a copy to review, and those wishing to have a book review should send a copy, to David Weiden, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Native American Studies, Metropolitan State University  of Denver, King Center 494, Campus Box 43, P.O. Box 173362, Denver, CO  80217-3362, 303-556-4914,

Indigenous Policy Plans For 2014-15 - We Invite Your Help And Input

No announcements have been published.
More Announcements...

Vol 25, No 3 (2014): Winter 2015

Table of Contents

Download the Full Issue

IPJ Volume XXV, Issue 3 (Winter 2015) PDF

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events (Winter 2015) HTML

Ongoing Activities

Ongoing Events (Winter 2015) HTML

Indigenous Developments

Indigenous Developments (Winter 2015) HTML


We Need International Pressure On Climate Change HTML
Stephen M. Sachs
Election: Yes It's an Imperfect System But The Native Vote is Worth Counting HTML
Mark Trahant
A Third International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples HTML
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Affairs
No Interoceanic Canal Group Letter Opposing the Interoceanic Canal Across Nicaragua HTML
No Interoceanic Canal Group
Canada Uses World Conference To Continue Indefensible Attack on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples HTML
Ad Hoc Coalition on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Research Notes

The Deep South Up North: The Struggle for American Indian Voting Rights in South Dakota HTML
Drew Gibson
Election: Indian Country's Long Fight Over Who Gets The Right to Vote HTML
Mark Trahant
This Election the People are Singing HTML
Mark Trahant
Election: Making Sure Every Native Voter has the Opportunity to Cast Their Ballot HTML
Mark Trahant
Exploring Tribal Sovereignty Through Native Case Studies HTML
Barbara Leigh Smith, Linda Moon Stumpff
New Governor Works With Citizens, Tribes to "Create a Vision for Alaska" HTML
Mark Trahant
This Election is Historic. Welcome to the 21st Century, Alaska HTML
Mark Trahant
Behind the Screen: Nuts, Bolts and Billions of MedicAID dollars that Could Improve Health Care HTML
Mark Trahant
A Call to Reform the Indian Health Service HTML
Mark Trahant
Joblessness Continues to Plague Indian Country HTML
Norm DeWeaver
21st Century Descendants of Imperialism HTML
Harry Targ
Blowback on the Border: Decades of Short-Sighted, Inhumane U.S. Policy Have Brought a Child Refugee Crisis to America's Door HTML
Laura Carlsen
"World Bank Makes Killing Indigenous Peoples More Profitable: The World Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework draft neglects mention of Indigenous rights HTML
First Peoples Worldwide


Aboriginal Antecedents and Contemporary Practices of Restorative Justice: Canada and United States Comparisons. PDF
Larry French
Indigenous-Settler Incarceration Disparities in Canada: How Tribal Justice Programming Helps Urban Indigenous Youth PDF
John Hansen
‘Kaaj’: Understanding women’s work, development and local knowledge in rural Bangladesh PDF
Ishrat Jahan
Public Policy and Rural Mapuche Livelihoods in Chile: Recognition, integration or subordination? PDF
Elvis Parraguez, Johnathan Barton

Book Reviews

Review of Albert White Hat Sr.'s Life's Journey - Zuya: Oral Teachings From Rosebud HTML
Stephen Sachs

Media Notes

Media Notes (Winter 2015) HTML

Theses and Dissertations

Ph.D. Dissertations from Universities Around the World on Topics Relating to Indians in the Americas, Compiled from Dissertation Abstracts HTML