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.

Articles: As IPJ is now a refereed journal, articles may be posted on a different schedule from the rest of the journal. We will send out an e-mail announcement when the next set of articles are posted, and can be downloaded as a pdf file. Current articles are available with list in the journal archive.

Statement of Purpose

Indigenous Policy Journal Standards and Philosophy of Publication of Scholarly Articles

In its publication of double-blind, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, the Indigenous Policy Journal aspires the highest standards of scholarly edification and discourse on policy issues facing Indigenous peoples. In doing so, the IPJ is informed by the important national and international policy goals of self-determination and continuance of cultural values of indigenous people. We advise those submitting their articles to be aware of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which provides useful guidelines for scholarly inquiry and study of practically any policy issue that contributes to the continuance of indigenous peoples.


Table of Contents

Download the Full Issue

 
Download the Full Issue (Winter 2019)
 
 

Upcoming Events

 
Upcoming Events (Winter 2019)
 
 
 

Ongoing Activities

 Ongoing Activities (Winter 2019)
 

 Indigenous Developments

 
Indigenous Developments (Winter 2019)
 

Dialoguing

 Participatory Development: A Humanitarian Alternative to Migration
     Dr. Yossef Ben Meir & Manon Burbidge 
 
 
A Future Beyond Fear
     John Horning
 
 
Respecting Our Science and Ways of Knowing: Indigenous Peoples Food Sovereignty, Traditional Lifeways and Climate Change
     Bia’ni Madsa’ Juárez López, Danielle DeLuca, Alma Patricia Soto Sánchez
 
 
Redefining Development: A Perspective from Indigenous Peoples in Asia
     Patricia Wattimena
 
 
Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples, From Legal Texts to Policing Practice
     Miranda Wattimena
 
 
An Appeal from Brazil: Union of Peoples of the Vale Do Javari Representative Speaks Out
     Beto Marubo
 
 
Cultural Survival Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples of Brazil
     Cultural Survival
 

Research Notes

 Tribal People Face Disproportionate Impact from Climate Change
     Mark Trahant
 
 
Are we Living Longer? Answer is Complicated for Indian Country
     Mark Trahant
 
 
Indian Health Was on the Ballot: A Few Wins and Alaska is at Risk for a Big Loss
     Mark Trahant
 
 
Congress Still Working on Indian Country Funding Bill
     Mark Trahant
 
 
 
Native Advocates Say No to Brett Kavanaugh
     Mark Trahant
 
 
 
Indian Country Impacted by a Government Shutdown
     Mark Trahant
 
 
 
What Do The Numbers Say? Indian Country Plays a Unique Role at the Polls
     Mark Trahant
 
 
 
More Native Women Than Men Are Running for Governors, State Legislators
     Mark Trahant
 
 
 
Attacks Against and Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples Defending their Rights
     Report to Human Rights Council - 2018
 
 
 
Effective Practices to Sustain Development in Morocco
     Kerstin Opfer
 
 

Articles

 A Critical Reading of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
     Stephanie Green
 
 
 
  
 
 

Media Notes

 
Media Notes (Winter 2019)
 
 
 

Useful Websites

 
Useful Websites
 
 
 

Theses and Dissertations

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

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Advisory Council

Our thanks to all the members of the advisory council who review article submissions: David Armstrong, Phil Bellfy, JoLee Blackbear, Bennis Blue, Stephen Brandon, Patricia Campbell, Ward Churchill, Shane Day, Larry French, Susan Gorgan, Burke Hendrix, Thomas Hoffman, Sheree Hukill, Lilias Jarding, Ezra Rosser, Mickey Poslun, and Stefanie Wickstrom.

IPJ IS SEEKING TO BUILD AN EDITORIAL COMMITTEE TO WORK WITH THE NEW EDITOR IN RUNNING THE ARTICLE REFEREEING PROCESS

IPJ INVITES VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON ITS ADVISORY COUNCIL, REFEREEING SUBMITTED ARTICLES. If you are interested in being a reviewer of submitted articles in the IPJ refereeing process, please contact Leo Killsback, American Indian Studies, Arizona State University, Discovery Hall, Room 356, P.O. Box 874603, Tempe, AZ 85287-4603, (480)727-0061, lkillsba@asu.edu.

Book Review Committee:

IPJ has 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, dweiden@msudenver.edu.

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE IS JUNE 8
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INDIGENOUS POLICY PLANS FOR 2018-19 - WE INVITE YOUR HELP AND INPUT

We wish you a fine winter. Indigenous Policy journal is available on the web with email 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 Section. We 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 are developing a regularly updated and searchable data base of Ph.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: ssachs@earthlink.net.

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 journal. Submissions of articles should go to Editor: Leo Killsback, American Indian Studies, Arizona State University, Discovery Hall, Room 356, P.O. Box 874603, Tempe, AZ 85287-4603, (480)727-0061, lkillsba@asu.edu, 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: http://www.indigenouspolicy.org.

GUIDE TO SUBMITTING WRITINGS TO IPJ

We most welcome submissions of articles, commentary, news, media notes and announcements in some way relating to American Indian or international Indigenous policy issues, broadly defined. Please send article submissions through the website, or electronically attached to e-mail to Leo Killsback, American Indian Studies, Arizona State University, Discovery Hall, Room 356, P.O. Box 874603, Tempe, AZ 85287-4603, (480)727-0061, lkillsba@asu.edu, who will send them out for review. All non-article submissions (including Research Notes, which usually are non refereed articles) go via email to Steve Sachs: ssachs@earthlink.net , or on disk, at: 1916 San Pedro, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110. If you send writings in Word format, we know we can work with them. We can translate some, but not all other formats into word. If you have notes in your submission, please put them in manually, as end notes as part of the text. Do not use an automated 5 footnote/end note system that numbers the notes as you go and put them in a footer such automated notes are often lost, and if not, may appear elsewhere in the journal, and not in your article, as several writings are posted together in the same file. If you use any tables in a submission, please send a separate file(s) for them, as it is impossible to work with them to put on the web when they are an integral part of a Word text. Some other format/style things are helpful to us, and appreciated, but not an absolute requirement. As we publish in 12 point Times font, with single spacing, and a space between paragraphs, it saves us work if we receive writings that way. Many thanks. We look forward to seeing what you send us. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+