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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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The first issue of MAI Journal for 2015 - Volume 4, Issue 1 - is now available online. This is a general issue which consists of six articles and two book reviews, covering a range of themes including Māori identity formation, Māori fire use and management practices, Māori food security and sovereignty, indigenous peoples’ experiences of entering tertiary education, as well as indigenous research methodologies.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MAI Journal is now calling for papers to be considered for one of our general issues of Volume 4 (2015). We welcome submissions all year round, however, for consideration for the first issue of 2015, articles should reach us no later than the 16th of February 2015. We recommend early submission.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The third issue of MAI Journal for 2014 - Volume 3 Issue 3 - is now available online. This is a general issue consisting of seven articles which cover a diverse variety of themes including: Māori women's experiences of incarceration, the intergenerational transfer of historical trauma, positive youth development for Rangatahi Māori, kaupapa Māori methods of research, indigenous research ethics and models for measuring iwi vitality.