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Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives

Finding Indigenous Authors

The University of British Columbia Library Catalog can be searched using the following keyword search: "First nations author" environment (or another keyword that describes your topic).

Note: Remember that Queen's University Library may not have the materials that you find. You will need to search the Omni in order to know whether the books and other materials are available at Queen's.


The following is a selected list of scholarly journals where many of the articles are written by indigenous authors. Look for the author affiliation or other information about the authors in the specific article that you are interested in.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
An internationally peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published continuously online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative publishes scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world

Canadian Journal of Native Studies
A highly recognized journal in the field publishing peer reviewed original research.

IK: Other Ways of Knowing
"IK: Other Ways of Knowing is an electronic, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of Indigenous knowledge from a global perspective. The journal is published twice yearly by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, and is co-sponsored by the Penn State Libraries and the Penn State Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).”

International Indigenous Policy Journal
IIPJ is a peer-reviewed, policy-relevant research journal addressing issues pertaining to Indigenous Peoples throughout the world with the goals to promote evidence based policy making, to encourage quality research based on partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, to develop networks of policy researchers and policy makers, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to improve scholarship related to Indigenous issues, and, to spark debate on important policy issues facing Indigenous Peoples around the world. Published at Western University.

The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies
Disseminates scholarship across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Law and Education in the field of Indigenous Studies. Indigenous scholars from around the world share common experiences of colonization.

International Journal of Indigenous Health
Published by the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS) at the University of Victoria, this peer-reviewed open-access journal was established to advance knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. The journal seeks to bring knowledge from diverse intellectual traditions together with a focus on culturally diverse Indigenous voices, methodologies and epistemology.

Inuit Art Quarterly
Published by the Inuit Art Foundation since 1986, the Inuit Art Quarterly has been devoted to advancing and appreciating Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous arts. The back issues testify to the IAF's focus on connecting readers around the world with the Arctic through the robust and thoughtful writing of Inuit and Indigenous writers.

Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
Participates in the process of framing, deploying, and otherwise critically challenging the local and global contours of Indigenous studies

Native Studies Review
Original scholarly research on issues from Aboriginal perspectives in contemporary & historical contexts.  Published by the University of Saskatchewan.

Pimatisiwin: Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health
Originally published by Native Counselling Services of Alberta, in November, 2015 the journal was gifted to Te Rau Matatini in New Zealand for continuation at the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide, Seventh Gathering. See the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing – Te Mauri Pimatisiwin for latest issues.

Wicazo Sa Review
Provides inquiries into the Indigenous past and its relationship to the present. Its aim is to become an interdisciplinary instrument to assist Indigenous peoples of the Americas in taking possession of their own intellectual and creative pursuits.


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Indigenous Organizations

Some Indigenous associations publish information about Indigenous issues. A handful are listed below – there are other organizations including those representing the provinces and territories.