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.
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.
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.
The second issue of MAI Journal for 2014 - Volume 3 Issue 2 - is now available online. This is a special themed issue which focuses on the concept of resilience written from Māori perspectives. It is composed of six articles on topics such as indigenous resistance to the state, whānau and resilience, palliative care, community-based responses to HIV and other chronic conditions, and Māori responses to the earthquakes which struck Christchurch between 2010 and 2011.
Lessons from the E Moe, Māmā: Maternal Sleep and Health in Aotearoa/New Zealand study were published in the latest issue of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Authors Dr Sarah-Jane Paine, Monique Priston, Dr T. Leigh Signal, Bronwyn Sweeney and Diane Muller describe how they developed strategies to recruit and retain pregnant Māori women into a longitudinal study of maternal sleep, health and wellbeing.
In new research published this week, the significance of New Zealand’s Whānau Ora policy is examined. The analysis appears in the latest issue of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Dr Amohia Boulton, Jennifer Tamehana and Dr Tula Brannelly in their paper titled “Whānau-centred health and social service delivery in New Zealand” offer their observations on how important this new policy approach has been, and will be in the coming years.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) announces the appointment of two new editors of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship.
Dr Maria Bargh and Associate Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes take over editorship of the Journal, published by NPM, from Professor Mike Walker and Dr Tracey McIntosh. MAI Journal publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles around indigenous knowledge and development in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Journal is published online and all content is free to access.