About MAI Journal

MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address Indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. MAI Journal publishes three issues per year, April, August and December. MAI Journal is only published online. We aim to publish scholarly articles that substantively engage with intellectual Indigenous scholarship.

Publication: open access online only
ISSN: 2230-6862
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Editors: Melinda Webber & Ocean Mercier
Contact: editors@journal.mai.ac.nz


MAI Journal 2020: Volume 9 Issue 2

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The lead article by Sierra Hampton, Rights and resurgence in Aotearoa New Zealand: A case study of the united nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples role in self determination contributes to the discussion about the Declaration’s effectiveness by analysing its role in advancing Indigenous peoples’ self-determination.

MAI Journal Special Issue - He Vaka Moana

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Māori and Pasifika students remain as ‘priority learning groups’ for tertiary institutions, a sector of education that often measures success in quantifiable measurables such as grade point averages and timely course completion. While strategic policy documents express an aspiration to make a difference for these learners what is required to bring these policy directions into action to create transforming change.

MAI Journal 2019: volume 8, issue 3

Monday, October 7, 2019

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!

He karere puhoro noa tēnei hei whakamārama atu i tēnei pukapuka hautaka, a MAI Journal e haere ake nei. Hei mea motuhake i titongia katoa mai e ngā kairanghau Māori i tō tātou nei reo anō hoki me ōna hua tipatere.

E rima ngā atikara kei roto i tēnei hautaka;


MAI Journal 2019: volume 8, issue 2

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

This issue of MAI Journal, Volume 8, Issue 2 (2019) contains eight articles covering a diverse range of research areas. This issue reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of MAI Journal with articles covering indigenous research methodologies, wellbeing, and language revitalisation across education, health, and economics.


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News & Events

Thursday, June 16, 2016

MAI Journal has extended its call for papers for the second issue of Volume 5 until Monday 18th July 2016. This is a general issue that will be published in November 2016. Please visit the author information page for our author guidelines and our online submission portal. We recommend early submission.

Monday, June 13, 2016

The first issue of MAI Journal for 2016 - Volume 5, Issue 1 - is now available online. This is a general issue which contains six articles that cover themes including ethnic-specific equity programmes in New Zealand universities, Māori values in the workplace, mental health support for Māori following the Christchurch earthquakes, digital media with Māori-language interfaces, representations of Māori and smoking in media, and discourses around mahinga kai, Māori food-gathering sites and practices.

Monday, February 22, 2016

MAI Journal is now calling for papers to be considered for the second issue of Volume 5 (November 2016). We welcome submissions all year round, however, for consideration for this issue, articles should reach us no later than Monday 25th April 2016. Please visit the author information page for our author guidelines and our online submission portal. We recommend early submission.