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 2018: Volume 7 Issue 2
This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2 (2018) contains seven articles and one book review covering a diverse range of research areas. This issue reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of MAI Journal with articles from the fields of psychology, education, sociology, population health and language revitalisation.
MAI Journal 2018: Volume 7 Issue 1
This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2018) contains a number articles covering a diverse range of research areas including kaupapa Māori film theory and Māori resistance in film history, young parenthood from a Māori perspective. This general issue also includes a Themed Supplement with a particular focus on Whai Rawa: Research for Māori economies as well as two book reviews.
MAI Journal 2017: Volume 6 Issue 3
Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra!
He karere puhoro noa tenei hei whakamarama atu i te pukapuka rataka 'MAI Journal' e haere ake nei, hei mea motuhake i titongia katoa mai e nga kairanghau Māori i to taua nei reo ano hoki me ona hua tipatere.
This issue is composed of nine articles, written by 14 outstanding Māori researchers, from across the country.
- Vini Ieni Olsen-Reeder: He manga wai e kore e whitikia? Ngā au ripo o te reo rua, o te iwi kōrero Māori
- Sheryl Lee Ferguson: Whakaari
MAI Journal 2017: Volume 6 Issue 2
This general issue of MAI Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2 (2012) contains a number articles covering a diverse range of research areas including kaupapa Māori film theory and research methods, and Māori political representation. This general issue also includes a Themed Supplement with a particular focus on Pōwhiri.
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.
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.
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.