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 two issues per year, the first in May and the second in 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
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Editors: Melinda Webber & Ocean Mercier
MAI Journal 2017: Volume 6 Issue 2
MAI Journal 2017: Volume 6 Issue 1
This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 6, Issue, 1 (2017) contains articles looking at a broad range of Māori issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.
MAI Journal 2016: Volume 5 Issue 2
This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 5, Issue, 2 (2016) contains articles looking at Māori issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.
MAI Journal 2016: Volume 5 Issue 1
This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1 (2016) contains six articles on 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.
MAI Journal 2015: Volume 4 Issue 2
This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2 (2015) contains six articles and one book review which engage with various themes including pōwhiri and ethnic performativity, indigeneity and external citizenship rights, diabetes prevention, early childhood education, Māori adolescent identity formation and Māori models of health and well-being.
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.
New research has developed a methodological approach to the recruitment and retention of indigenous participants in longitudinal studies
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.