About This Journal

I want to welcome you to the International Indigenous Policy Journal (IIPJ). An editorial and advisory board made up of 31 experts in Indigenous issues leads this peer-reviewed journal. Regionally, they represent North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

IIPJ is a peer-reviewed, policy-relevant research journal addressing issues pertaining to Indigenous peoples throughout the world.

IIPJ has a very specific set of goals:

  1. To promote evidence based policymaking.
  2. To encourage quality research based on partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
  3. To develop networks of policy researchers and policy makers, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and their communities.
  4. To improve scholarship related to Indigenous issues.
  5. To spark debate on important policy issues facing countries and peoples around the world.

At its founding, we felt it was an important time to take up the development of IIPJ because we saw growing similarity in the challenges facing Indigenous peoples worldwide and yet no dedicated peer-reviewed forum for discussion of these challenges. Whether we look at health, educational attainment, development, social welfare, or any of the many key issues facing peoples of this world, we find important and common concerns being expressed by Indigenous peoples and their communities. This Journal aims to expose the policy issues related to these concerns by encouraging and giving expression to the very best research, which can then be used as an evidence base to guide policy making. We are also concerned that research and policy be developed in an ethical manner by taking into direct consideration needs and concerns of the peoples themselves.

We invite you to become a member of IIPJ by subscribing to our email announcement list so you will be notified when new articles or editorials are posted. We respect your privacy. We will never share your information with third parties. You can also like us on Facebook as a way of staying connected with the Journal and other Indigenous researchers and policy makers around the world.

Indexing and Abstracting


The International Indigenous Policy Journal is indexed by these databases:
  • ProQuest
  • EBSCO
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • PAIS - Public Affairs Information Service
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

The International Indigenous Policy Journal is part of the Berkley Electronic Press and DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals.