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.





We wish you a fine springIndigenous Policy journal is available on the web with e-mail notification of new issues at no charge. Indigenous Policy puts out two regular issues a year (Summer and Winter), and since summer 2006, what is now a fall issue serving as the Proceedings of the Western Social Science Association Meeting American Indian Studies SectionWe are seeking additional editors, columnists and commentators for regular issues, and editors or editorial groups for special issues, and short articles for each issue. A new development is that, thanks to long time compilers Jonathon Erlen and Jay Toth, we carry a regularly updated and searchable data base ofPh.D. Dissertations from Universities Around the World on Topics Relating to Indians in the Americas, compiled from Dissertation Abstracts, with recent dissertations also listed separately in each of our regular Summer and Winter issues.

As IPJ is a refereed journal, articles may be posted on a different schedule from the rest of the journal. New articles may go up either at the same time as regular issues, or be added to already posted issues, and may or may not remain up when issues change, until replaced by new articles. Notices go out to our list serve when new issues are posted, and when new articles are posted. To be added to the list to receive e-mail notice of new postings of issues, and new postings of articles, send an e-mail to Steve Sachs:

Jeff Corntassel and colleagues put together a special winter 2002 issue with a focus on “federal recognition and Indian Sovereignty at the turn of the century.” We had a special issue on international Indigenous affairs summer 2004, on Anthropology, Archeology and Litigation – Alaska Style spring 2012, on Exploring the Governance Landscape of Indigenous Peoples and Water in Canada, Spring 2014, and are about to have additional special issues. We invite articles, reports, announcements and reviews of meetings, and media, programs and events, and short reports of news, commentary and exchange of views, as well as willingness to put together special issues.

Send us your thoughts and queries about issues and interests and replies can be printed in the next issue and/or made by e-mail. In addition, we will carry Indigenous Studies Network (ISN) news and business so that these pages can be a source of ISN communication and dialoguing in addition to circular letters and annual meetings at APSA. In addition to being the newsletter/journal of the Indigenous Studies Network, we collaborate with the Native American Studies Section of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) and provide a dialoguing vehicle for all our readers. This is your publication. Please let us know if you would like to see more, additional, different, or less coverage of certain topics, or a different approach or format.

IPJ is a refereed journalSubmissions of articles should go to Tad, who will send them out for review. Our process is for non-article submissions to go to Steve Sachs, who drafts each regular issue. Unsigned items are by Steve. Other editors then make editing suggestions to Steve. Thomas Brasdefer posts this Journal on the IPJ web site

Posted: 2014-05-29
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Vol 24, No 4 (2014): Spring 2014 (Special Issue)

Developments and Challenges of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Five Years On: Insights on Biodiversity and Case Studies in Bangladesh, Brazil, Japan, and Uganda

Edited by Claire Wright, Alexandra Tomaselli, and Silvia Ordóñez Ganoza

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Developments And Challenges To The UN Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples Five Years On: Insights On Biodiversity And Case Studies In Bangladesh, Brazil, Japan And Uganda: An Introduction To The Special Issue PDF
Claire Wright, Alexandra Tomaselli, Silvia Ordóñez Ganoza
Applying A UNDRIP Lens To the CBD: A More Comprehensive Understanding of Benefit-Sharing PDF
Federica Cittadino
The UN Declaration Of The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples And The Ainu Of Japan: Development And Challenges PDF
Yoko Tanabe
Recognising Indigenous People, The Bangladeshi Way: The United Nations Declaration, Transnational Activism And The Constitutional Amendment Affair Of 2011 PDF
Eva Gerharz
The Batwa Indigenous People of Uganda and Their Traditional Forest Land: Eviction, Non-Collaboration and Unfulfilled Needs PDF
Norman Mukasa
The Legality of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Construction From The Perspective of Indigenous Land Rights PDF
Sayuri Fujishima