The newest issue of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship (Volume 2, 1) is now available. Anne-Marie Jackson provides a discursive analysis of rangatiratanga in the context of Māori fisheries. The article entitled “Whānau-centred health and social service delivery in New Zealand” by Amohia Boulton, Jennifer Tamehana and Tula Brannelly explores the “whānau ora philosophy that became the cornerstone of Māori health policy”.
This second issue of MAI Journal includes such diverse topics as the Ngāi Tahu traditional management of natural resources, Mātauranga Māori and information hierarchies, kiatiaki and loss of abundance and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems in Aotearoa New Zealand, Indigenous food sovereignty, and Deterritorialising geopolitical spaces and challenging neoliberal conditions through language revernacularisation in kōhanga reo.
The inaugural issue of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship was launched at the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga International Indigenous Development Research Conference June, 2012. MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles around indigenous knowledge and development in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. We aim to publish scholarly articles that substantively engage with intellectual indigenous scholarship.