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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News & Events

Monday, September 4, 2017

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) announces the appointment of two new editors of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship.

NPM Co-Directors are thrilled to have appointed two outstanding researchers Associate Professor Melinda Webber and Dr Ocean Mercier as new Joint Editors of MAI Journal and thank the outgoing editors for their critical leadership in building the journal into the renown and highly esteemed journal that it is today.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I tēnei tau 2017 kua tukua mai e Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, he taumata o MAI Pitopito Kōrero (Journal) kia whakaaratia mai e ngā kaituhi reo a tātau pukenga rangahau tuhituhi ki roto i tō tātau reo rangatira.  He taumata hohonu, ātaahua tēnei te kounga o te reo-rangahau haepapa matatau.  Ko te kōmata taketake mo āu nei kaupapa reo-rangahau kia tuhia mai ki roto i te reo.  Ō whakaaro, tikanga, tūmanako, nawe, hītōria, kōrero tuku iho, kaupapa rangahau mātauranga taketake, mātauranga hou rānei.

Friday, June 2, 2017

MAI Journal is currently calling for papers to contribute to a special issue on Whai Rawa: Research for Māori Economies. Whai Rawa refers to the diverse modes of Māori economies in both contemporary and historical contexts. This special issue will contribute to and enrich the burgeoning body of research and literature regarding Māori economies with the view to enhance the economic performance of Māori communities while maintaining consistency with mātauranga and tikanga Māori.